I think this is an interview with Velikova about Stolbova & Klimov. Could someone translate please?
1.º - Pushkash & Guerreiro --- 142.81pts
2.º - Sinitsina & Zhiganshin --- 142.67pts
3.º - Starygyna & Volobuiev --- 120.07pts
4.º - Polikarpova & Kirilov --- 109.01pts
5.º - Baturintseva & Nevsky --- 103.49pts
All couples, with the exception of B&N, got at least one deduction on the FD!
That said, no one needs to be told the ladies field is deep in Russia. She's going to need to step up if she wants to be sent to Senior A or even, really, many B competitions.
they are going downhill unless they leave Kustarova/Aleeva, most of their good students have left them already
Pushkash/Guerreiro actually was the clear winner the were underscored on the FD and and S/Z were overscored on SD even with mistakes
Pushkash/Guerreiro outperform them, soon Stepanova/Bukin will put them even lower on the Russian rankings
Bobrova and Soloviev's FD
They messed up their curve lift before the second step sequence and Ekaterina didn't spend three seconds in a difficult position meaning that they only got level 2. I'm not sure why they got level 2 on their twizzles though.
Looking at their twizzles, they do everything on one foot and they had one additional feature (the arms in the second set) so I guess that's why they only got level 2. I'm guessing that their second additional feature from a different group was a coupee because that's the hardest to see so I probably just didn't notice it. They may have gotten it in the SD but not the FD.
She is really unlucky that she is from Russia. In any other country (except of USA, Japan and Russia) she would be the national champion. In Russia it seems that she will always be behind the younger ones and behind Leonova.
Interesting but I think we really want to see how B and S do against I and K and just how close they can get to W and P and P and B as well as where will the judges put Italy C and L.
Julia LIPNITSKAIA: it would be very good to reach the Grand Prix Final
08.10.2012 07:50:01 | Figure skating | News
Today, on October 7, in Espoo (Finland) finished the international event on figure skating – Finlandia Trophy. Russian skater Julia LIPNITSKAIA won competitions of Senior Ladies, with total score 188.23. Popular Finnish skater Kira Korpi lagged behind on 7,07 points. Julia LIPNITSKAIA shortly commented her skating to TEAM RUSSIA-2014 portal.
«I am very happy with the skating in this competition, - Julia LIPNITSKAIA saidd. – These were my first international competitions at Senior level. I'm glad that in Free Skating (on music of the ballet "Nutcracker" of Tchaikovsky – TEAM RUSSIA-2014 Comment) made the difficult combo 3Lz+3T. Committed a mistake on filp – made double instead of the triple. Certainly, it is necessary to work on making programs better, but at all I skated easily and Short Program (Khachaturian's "Sabre dance" performed by violinist Vanessa Mae – TEAM RUSSIA-2014 Comment)».
«Tasks for this season – ito skate good at Events of Senior Grand-Prix, - Julia Lipnitskaya specified. – It would be very good to reach the Grand Prix Final which will be in Sochi. Also I want very much to take place in Junior Worlds».
"The Judges put them". when fans think this way it reminds me the pre-COP era, when a dance team was cast in stone for a full season at least on the same position.
You guys have to get out of this mindset, because ice dance is judged more like a sport these days, based on execution and not protocol. That is why for example, C/L defeated B/S in the FD while in the SP the russians were ahead.