I hope so too.
I sort of wish it weren't to Hernando's Hideaway, though :slinkaway:
Gracie Gold is doing a Rippon Lutz now? That is b-a-n-a-n-a-s! I can't even think of any female skater who does the tano lutz (upon further research, I found that Ksenia Doronina does a tano lutz)!
Is anybody interested in new junior Russian girls? (whose age makes them juniors from season 2012/13)
For example, best of them, Elena RADIONOVA.
Born 06 Jan 1999. Coach Inna Goncharenko, Moscow.
Season 2011/2012 - 5th place Russian national(Senior), 3rd place Russian national(Junior), best score 184.61 (Final of Cup of Russia, Senior).
Lands 7 triples (3Lz & 3Lo twice) in FS. Performs 3Lz+3T, 3Lo+3T, 3Lz+2T+2Lo. Spins 4 level, StSq 3 level.
Next event ISU JGP Courchevel 2012.
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We are almost all interested in the new junior Russian girls!
Do you have some video links ?
Yes, they are so beautiful as young Americans.
Elena Radionova, FS Russian Jun Nat 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVX9A7IwUJw
Elena Radionova, Final of Cup of Russia 2012
Elena Radionova Crystal Skate 2009
There are a lot of videos, so I will add links time for time.
Do you have any recent videos of Elena and the others? We've been very excited for her (and Medvedeva) to join the JGP since their great success at Nationals!
Porting this over from the 2012-2013 programs thread, first posted by burntBREAD, this is 12 year old Karen Chen's FS at the Silicon Valley Open just a few days ago on 7/28. A few months back at the US novice championships, she blew the scoring record in novice out the water by a slew of triples, including a perfect lutz, and a 2axel/3toe combo. I thought that was impressive. But now she's demolished that earlier version of herself. She landed a 3lutz/3loop here, along with her old 2axel/3toe, and a 3lutz nestled in a footwork sequence as her final triple of the program. 7 triples in all + 2 double axels. Her skating seems so nice and smooth until she explodes into her jumps. She has such marvelously fast spins, too. One nitpick: she does not appear to have fixed the lip on her 3flip. Oh well, better to still have something to work on when you're 12.
Karen is fabulous, an extreme talent, and so long limbed! She skates big for such a little person. Let's all hope her skills grow with her through puberty.
Radionova was fierce competitor since first time I saw her two three seasons ago, I m just thinking how tall she will grow,she looks tall already.
See photo http://www.fskate.ru/photos/image9969.jpg - Radionova, Lipnitskaia, Shelepen (3rd, 1st, 2nd places Russian Junior National, 07 Feb 2012).
http://www.fskate.ru/photos/image3496.jpg - Mar 2011, Korobeynikova, Radionova, Shershak. Here you can see peally tall girls.
http://www.fskate.ru/photos/image3728.jpg - Mar 2011, Medvedeva, Radionova, Shershak. Medvedeva is very miniature girl.
Last edited by AlexRus; 07-31-2012 at 05:35 AM.