According to this article, Makarova has been selected for the world championships.
Last edited by Mao88; 03-14-2012 at 04:08 AM.
Ugh, I guess she earned it. I wanted Polina to go. Thanks for the article.
Thanks for the update, after all the hoopla they put her through she goes to Worlds just as I thought.
Hi. Well, it is my first post here in Gold Skate.
I am very happy that Makarova will go to Worlds. Why? I am not a big fan of her(I am a Carolina Kostner's fan). But this girl can be considered a "short program skater". Her SP's are very nice. Last year, her SP was very good at worlds and she deserved to be 2nd in the SP, ahead of Kim(well, she was clean, landed 3-3 and had good energy). And, to be honest, I really would like to see her SP again, because it is so amazing.
You can watch a "clean" version of her SP here:
The choreography that she performs before the combo is so beautiful and very good indeed. This program is soft, light, the dress is very adequate to the feeling of the music. In my humble opinion, if she skates this program clean, she deserves to be in the SP's top 3 and her PC's deserves to be near 30.
As for her FS, I really don't like it. It is so awful. Feels very tacky and poorly constructed.
*SORRY FOR THE TERRIBLE ENGLISH
Last edited by mateusp1; 03-14-2012 at 12:46 PM.
I would suggest Makarova go back to an old FS - pronto! Anything is better than this throw together routine of Marilyyn Monrue
mateusp1, Welcome to Golden Skate! We hope you post long & often!
For those more familiar with the Russian Fed than I am, should Shelepen consider moving to skate for a different federaltion/country? She has too much talent and is too young to be frozen out of worlds forever, but if she didn't make the world's team this year, she may never make it with Adelina and Tuk eligible next year and Julia added to the mix in 2014.
Welcome, mateusp1. We are so pleased to have international posters join us.
I don't normally like Makarova's skating but I love her short program. To me if she skates it clean it could be one of the best but that long program just undo everything.
By the way, if you're Russian-speaking (or if anyone else knows the answer to this), I'm curious about Polina's last name, Shelepen. Is it by any chance related to the name Chaliapin? (Like Feodor Chaliapin, the great opera singer.) I love the origin of names, and it's great to have so many international posters to ask for information.
Since Russian Federation has named Makarova to the Worlds team, good luck to her.
I love her short program this year, but I don't particularly like her free program.
As Skater Boy suggests, I hope she would go back to last year's Evita (wasn't it?), where she simply appeared so gorgeous on the ice.
Considering the Ladies team of Leonova, Makarova, and Korobeynikova, I donot want RF pressure out Alena too much in order to secure 3 spots.
Re the Preliminary round for Korobeynikova. I think it good for her as a warmup, before going to skate short at her very first Worlds.
Oh, and to mateups1,
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Last edited by deedee1; 03-14-2012 at 07:32 PM.
And DianaSelene, thanks for the information about Shelepen's name. I figured this was the one place I could ask without getting laughed at--and could get a good answer besides.
I can't say the same for Makarova, she should treat this last opportunity at Worlds and have her best skate of her career, we might not be seeing Makarova again after this in any international competitions.
btw, someone mentioned Makarova would go also because her parents are popular .
influencial ? who are her parents btw that they are popular ?