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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadine View Post
    Princess Alexandra of Hanover has been competing for the last 2 yrs. in Europe.
    At what level and under what name?

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    Novice level I think, and under the name Alexandra de Hanovre, Monaco.

    More info. about her, copied & pasted from a previous thread I started in another part of the forum:


    Lol, I'm still trying to find out what figure skating competitions Princess Alexandra of Hanover will be competing in this year, therefore I've turned into a sleuth.

    Thus far, I've only found the following:

    http://66.163.168.225/babelfish/tran...%252findex.htm

    SOURCE: http://www.sportsdeglaceliguepaca.fr/index.html


    As well, she may compete in 1 of 3 competitions to be held in February:

    Journee Happy Glisse, 2/1/12: http://www.sportsdeglaceliguepaca.fr...y%20Glisse.pdf

    Coupe de Toulon-La Garde, 2/4/12-2/5/12: http://www.sportsdeglaceliguepaca.fr...petitions.html

    Note: Princess Alexandra competed here last year (so I'm hoping she does so again this year as well!)
    Some pics: http://www.sportsdeglaceliguepaca.fr...rde/index.html
    http://i55.tinypic.com/2rcwh21.jpg
    http://charlottemaripomeline.weblog.nl/page/3/
    http://www.nicematin.com/article/mon...se.435991.html

    Results: http://www.sportsdeglaceliguepaca.fr...l/CAT073RS.HTM
    http://www.sportsdeglaceliguepaca.fr...l/CAT073RS.HTM

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    Han Yan was selected as the flag bearer for China during the Opening ceremonies: http://twitpic.com/870suf
    And here is a pic of Yuna carrying the torch http://twitpic.com/87043v!

    Interesting news about Prince Albert - I had no idea he was coming and I didn't know that his niece is a skating either!
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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    Thank you!!!! And you were lucky to find Yuna without 1000 fans around her! :D
    It was so random! I only received the ticket for the Opening 30min before it started. It was sold out and I didn't manage to grab one and was already sitting on my couch waiting to watch it on TV when my dad called saying that he had just met a friend who still had a spare ticket and if I wanted it. So I was like, okay, I am off and left the house straight away! And then it was even more random that within 20.000 people in the audience, Yuna climbed up the stairs towards where we were standing. I was like, wait, this is just 10m away, right in the middle of all the spectators, no barriers around. She just stood there watching the ceremony and I just walked up to her.

    I really didn't expect to see the ceremonies live, let alone meet Yuna there. But it just all happened and I was like huh

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    Some photos from practice (Russian team): http://visualrian.ru/ru/site/feature/97061/

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    Starting Order - Results: http://www.isuresults.com/results/yog2012/

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    Adelina and Liza must have skated well!
    I found a video where they talk in the begin before leaving for the competition and they are very cute

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    1 TUKTAMISHEVA Elizaveta RUS 61.83
    2 SOTNIKOVA Adelina RUS 59.44

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    Liza is first !

    1 TUKTAMISHEVA Elizaveta RUS 61.83
    2 SOTNIKOVA Adelina RUS 59.44
    3 LI Zijun CHN 50.92
    4 VENTARD Anais FRA 49.85
    5 PARK So Youn KOR 48.37
    6 SHOJI Risa JPN 47.29
    7 BAUTH Jordan USA 42.33
    8 STUERZINGER Tina SUI 40.63
    9 CRISTINI Micol ITA 39.87
    10 KHUSSEIN Darin UKR 39.77
    11 KERRY Chantelle AUS 37.51
    12 WOLFSLAST Nina Larissa AUT 34.45
    13 KRIISA Sindra EST 34.43
    14 SALDEEN OLOFSSON Myrtel SWE 33.57
    15 SWERTS Lieselotte BEL 30.73
    16 VILJANEN Eveliina FIN 29.73

    http://www.isuresults.com/results/yog2012/SEG003.HTM
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    anyone knows if there's any chance for vids of this comp?

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    There is always the chance of fan videos, especially when well known skaters like Liza & Adelina compete! Let us hope there are some

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    I think some of the videos maybe uploaded on innsbruck 2012 youtube,
    but we may need to wait for a few more days

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    results and analysis of the podium positions on my blog http://www.thewrongedgefigureskatingblog.blogspot.com/

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    Just got back from the rink!

    Watched the last group of ladies' practice in the afternoon, including Risa and So Youn. Risa was pretty much only practicing her 3lutz and it didn't look good at all. Her legwrap on this particular jump is pretty bad and all of her attempts looked UR to me. So Youn was practicing a lot of 3t2t. I missed the first two groups of practice cause of work :(

    Ladiezzzzzzzzzz Short Program:
    Overall, it was a pretty good competition. Lots of clean skates and only 3 falls in total! There were quite a lot of people and the audience was really appreciative. Austrians don't know anything about skating but that didn't stop them from cheering for all skaters, especially the ones who did not do so well. Poor Eveliina Viljanen from Finland fell twice in her program - very unfortunate falls (one on the take-off of her Salchow, she didn't even jump, kind of à la Mao when she fell on her 3a attempt during 2008 Worlds). She then only did a single axel and fell as well But the audience started cheering for her and tried to support her throughout the program, which was nice!

    The skaters that really stood out for me were Adelina and Anais Ventard. But here are my notes for the top 6:

    Elizaveta: Wore her new black/white dress with gloves. She really struggled in the warm-up and missed lots of jumps. Did 2a, 3l but then missed at least 3 lutz attempts, two falls and one pop. She then tried 3sal3toe twice and landed one cleanly. During the warm-up, I started to wonder whether she was going to change her jump layout, and she did. I was quite nervous for her after her so-so warm-up but she ended up doing a really nice 3Sal3toe, a shaky 3lutz and a nice 2a (tano) in competition. Overall, I must say I was kind of underwhelmed by her performance. Her ice coverage was not the best, she was quite slow especially compared to Adelina and her jumps IMO were really really tiny (even though she has perfect technique on them). What bothered me most about her performance though is that she seems to constantly look down on the ice. Her eyes just never seem to look up. This is something that I have already noticed when watching her on TV but to me it was even more obvious watching her live. I was quite surprised by her score and would have had her a little lower, in second overall, behind Adelina.

    Adelina: Really won me over! I was never totally convinced seeing her on TV ... but wow does she have presence on the ice! Her movements are big and more finished than her competitors' and her jumps are just HUGE! Seeing her live, she also seemed to have more flow out of them than I initially thought. She started with a 2a and a 3lutz in the warm-up and then went for 3t3t. I was quite surprised that she didn't include the 3lz3l because she did it so well in both programs at Russian Nationals. She was flawless in her short program though, did a monster 3t3t combination, 3 flutz (her flutzing was quite obvious from where I was sitting) and a 2axel. She had lots of power in her footwork as well. Seemed very happy with what she did. After seeing her score, I thought hmm they must have downgraded something and checked the protocols as soon as I got home. Someting must have been wrong with one of her spins, but I didn't notice it while watching her. Also didn't agree that Elizaveta's PCS were almost 2 points higher than Adelina's.

    Zijun Li: Zijun was really nice to watch. She did 3f2t, 3lz (df and <) and 2axel. Her program is quite lovely but she doesn't have the power or presence that Adelina has. She is soooo tiny too and looks as if she doesn't touch the ice when she skates!

    Anais Ventard: She was my surprise favorite of the night! I had never heard of her before but she really stuck out because of her very weird and unique unitard! I found a photo HERE. I was like OMG what is she wearing?? But wow, it really worked out for her program. She was skating to some kind of Spanish Torrero music and she made it work Amazing spins, great footwork, lots of little nuances in the program and her moves are nice and finished. She didn't have the most difficult technical content (2a, 3t2t, 2lz) that's why it's even more amazing that she is in 4th with almost 50 points! The audience looooved her and she really rocked the house. Her layback is insane!!!

    So Youn Park: Skated after Anais and I think that really hurt her here. Her jumps were quite good: 3t3t (second 3t df and <), looovely 3lutz, 2a. But after the energetic and lively performance by Anais, so Youn just seemed a little too quiet and reserved.

    Risa: I am really worried about this girl - she has such talent but I fear she is going to go down UR/DG-road before even entering seniors. Her jumps are very low, flat and long and she doesn't have any spring in them at all. All of them looked UR to my eyes (in fact I just checked the protocols and even her 2a was <). Her program was quite nice though and she is a lovely skater. Such a shame about those jumps :(

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    I think it was Adelina's flying sit spin that got downgraded
    did you record any videos ?
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