03-03-2012, 03:49 PM
As impressive as Julia is she's still a little girl compared to many of these other ladies. She's still tiny so you have wonder how will she fare with the puberty monster. Gracie is mostly done growing and Adelina has had problems this year adjusting to her new body. We've seen many dynamite 13-14 year old skaters who didn't survive and Julia has a lot to overcome in the next few years so i wouldn't proclaim her the next Olympic champion.
03-03-2012, 03:50 PM
Repetition of the same jump combination should not be encouraged--an issue needs to be addressed in the rule, I think.
Originally Posted by jaylee
03-03-2012, 03:54 PM
Congratulations to Julia! 2012 World Junior Champion! I guess they are crowning her as Sochi champion as early as now.
She outscores Adelina, Elizaveta and the 2 Polina's!
She really is special. The flutz edge call should be given though.
Hopefully Gracie can take the Yu-Na route and for the next year, she would dominate and the momentum would be for her next year.
The GP season and worlds for next year is going to be amazing.
I am so proud of GRACIE GOLD's SILVER MEDAL- in her first major ISU competition. Brilliant! This girl flies on the ice and she has improved leaps and bounds in her skating! Congrats to her for scoring a new personal best in Junior Worlds! This is a good thing since there is less pressure on her shoulders. She needs to up the ante in her artistry and work on that loop-add a combo of 2 double jumps in case it does not work. She is really the most gorgeous girl on the ice!
I am really proud of Adelina as well. It's really hard to defend your world title but she has done really well to handle the pressure. The Olympic line up for the Russian ladies is looking more and more interesting.
I love Satoko! She is a dynamite and so is Ziujun!
03-03-2012, 03:56 PM
It's too early to crown her as Olympic champion but she is the frontrunner as early as now, considering that she is still junior.
03-03-2012, 04:19 PM
Rachael Flatt won Junior Worlds, too. We'll see how Julia and the others do when they get to the "big show."
Originally Posted by Spun Silver
03-03-2012, 04:24 PM
This is Adelina's Lutz record: Five out of the seven Lutzes she attempted this season received an edge call. One of the Lutzes that did not have an edge call was a 1Lz, and the other was in her Junior World SP, where many thought the judges should have given her an edge call. As apparent as her problem with Lutz was, she could rack up huge points (e.g., 11.30 points in the LP even with an edge call > base value 11.10 points). Strange system, isn't it?
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03-03-2012, 04:25 PM
Congrats to Julia! What an amazing season she's had. No major errors in ANY competition? That's crazy good. No matter how she might develop further her season and her win here are amazing accomplisment.
Kudos to Gracie on her silver medal. Impressive to do so with such little intentional experience!
As for Adelina, I don't think that she'll learn to compete any better by not competing. She had her best LP of the season here. She's had setbacks before and I fully believe she'll come back stronger than before. Despite her growth and injuries this year, her big tricks are still there, AND she added a 3T+3t.
03-03-2012, 04:26 PM
I know it wasn't her best skate but landing both the 3Lz-3R, the 2A-3T and getting straight +2s across the board for the 3F is far from a nerve destroying performance. She'll always be special to me no matter what anyway as she is exactly the same age as me (born the same day, same year)
Originally Posted by sky_fly20
03-03-2012, 04:31 PM
That's really interesting, Irishflip.
Seriously, I know of only one person that was born on the same day & same year as me (i.e. my late father's best friend's daughter). I recall how in awe her mother was when she found out because we were the best of friends, both social workers, and she said "ahh, that's why, that's why".
03-03-2012, 04:35 PM
thats so nice of you
Originally Posted by Irishflip
and welcome to goldenskate
03-03-2012, 05:00 PM
Maybe we should watch before making judgements Per the protocols, it seems like Gracie doubled one jump and struggled on the landing of another, and Julia did not. Besides, it's not all about the jumps. Julia is a much better spinner.
Originally Posted by cjsk8fan
03-03-2012, 05:10 PM
I'm sure they were or she would not get such high goe. As you can see, Gold did make mistakes in the long. And in the short, Julia's jumps were better than Gold's who landed poorly. It is quite possible.
Originally Posted by cjsk8fan
03-03-2012, 05:18 PM
The Belorussian channel is showing girls now. Links are in the thread "Junior Worlds online/video" (post #5) in this subforum.
03-03-2012, 05:18 PM
Thrilled for Gracie! Not surprised Julia ran away with the title, she is a phenom. Happy Adelina was able to medal even if she wasn't her best. Kudos to Shelepen for pulling up so much but once again she does not medal. Worlds status is probably borderline at this point.
Wish Gao and Lam had better showings though, they are both capable of much better. Particularly bummed about Lam not making top 10 and Christina not breaking 100 for the FS.
What in the World happened to Risa Shoji??? I know she was struggling a little this season, but she scored 102+ for her FS at the JGP in Estonia and 104+ for her FS at Japanese Nationals, and now she scores a 69? Either the puberty monster has arrived and giving her a very hard time, or she's injured/had a completely random meltdown out of the blue. Completely shocked to see her finish so low.
Funny how the OES's seem to fair better at senior versus junior internationals. Monika S and Juulia T both scored significantly better at Euros, and Juulia even won the senior ladies field at Nordics and scored quite well Worlds last season (again after struggling at JW). Interesting.
Overall it appears to have been a well skated event. Happy for the medalists.
03-03-2012, 05:24 PM
Yes Sasha may very well had better presentation and a better layback. But there is PLENTY of things that Julia does better than Sasha did at 13. 1. She has better skating skills. 2. Way better jumps 3. Competitive. Plus Julia has this way about her that commands attention. Star Quality.
Originally Posted by DobrinFan