I love Anna's originality. Why she was alone in Kiss'n'Cry?
the Golden Era
Ladies Score SP:
1. Adelina Sotnikova 68.65
2. Ksenia Makarova 64.30
3. Julia Lipnitskaya 63.11
4. Sofia Biryukova 60.95
5. Alena Leonova 59.95
6. Elena Radionova 59.10
7. Elizaveta Tuktamysheva 58.32
8. Polina Korobeynikova 57.64
9. Anna Shershak 55.29
10. Maria Artemyeva 55.25
11. Evgenia Medvedeva 53.21
12. Alexandra Deeva 53.21
13. Evgenia Gerasimova 52.58
14. Anna Ovcharova 52.51
15. Polina Agafonova 50.30
16. Sofia Mishina 46.55
17. Polina Shelepen 45.44
18. Maria Stavitskaya 43.10
again when I saw Shelepen's face, poor girl, that was so terrible
not that keen on her but I feel for her, hope she bounces back at LP
1 Adelina Sotnikova 68.65 #12
2 Ksenia Makarova 64.30 #14
3 Julia Lipnitskaya 63.11 #7
4 Sofia Biryukova 60.95 #5
5 Alena Leonova 59.95 #2
6 Elena Radionova 59.10 #4
7 Elizaveta Tuktamysheva 58.32 #8
8 Polina Korobeynikova 57.64 #10
9 Anna Shershak 55.29 #18
10 Maria Artemyeva 55.25 #9
11 Evgenia Medvedeva 53.21 #11
12 Alexandra Deeva 53.21 #16
13 Evgenia Gerasimova 52.58 #17
14 Anna Ovcharova 52.51 #15
15 Polina Agafonova 50.30 #1
16 Sofya Mishina 46.55 #13
17 Polina Shelepen 45.44 #6
18 Maria Stavitskaya 43.10 #3
I guess her coach was with Alexandra Deeva at the moment, she skated right after Anna.
Originally Posted by aniela
I was able to watch Adelina, Julia and Elena Radionova. What can I say? All three were amazing and I enjoyed watching their SPs so much! Especially Adelina! She skated like a real senior, lots of transitions, great skating skills, the hardest jumps content... and a nice dress! I'm soooo happy for her! Elena is just cute, love her huge jumps, beautiful spins and musicality. Julia is a star! She is gorgeous, fingers crossed, I want her to win her first medal at Nationals!
I will post more later, but for now, I'm happy for Ksenia. I don't share the feeling that she is too close to Adelina. Her TES score is appropriately lower and she looked VERY smooth and elegant during her skate.
I'm honestly surprised (in a good way) by how well Adelina did. Super happy for her that she finally delivered the program she could. I don't like her costume but I haven't liked any of her Bolero costumes. I do like red so I guess for me it's an improvement over the other two :P
I thought Julia did excellently. Probably the best I've seen her preform the program. Her skating is starting to look more and more grown up, I did wonder why she didn't look happier at the end.
Sad for Eliza but she will come back strong in the long. Also sad for Alena- it will be interesting to see what happens with her now.
Watching Shelepen in the K&C was so sad. Obviously not her night and breaking the top 5 or 6 is now out of the question, but I hope she can put this behind her and come back strong tomorrow.
Congrats to top 3. All skated beautiful, elegant and polished programs. Ksenias program might be the most well choreographed this year. Nice to see it skated to its potential
the Golden Era
Last edited by sky_fly20; 12-26-2011 at 09:52 AM.
Wicked Yankee Girl
I love Ksenia Marakrova's program !
Especially the phrasing on the first combination spin (if only it didn't end with an I spin) :(
Thanks for the better quality vids, the first vids were just terrible. I was very impressed by Julia, her spins are probably the best I've seen recently especially considering the way she is able to dramatically increase their RPM to blur-level seemingly at will.
What a great competition... better than Euros, no?
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place skated amazingly. Leonova will skate well tomorrow, I'm sure.
Huge Scott Moir Fan
I was thinking the same thing. I'd take quadruple world champion and olympic champion as well as a bazillion other gold medals and adoration of the whole world over a single Russian title.
Originally Posted by Mirunna
That said, if she can't get over skating in Russia, she'll be screwed for Sochi. Maybe they'll give her CoR assignments in the future? What other competitions are in Russia?