12-23-2012, 04:10 PM
So Lipnitskaya, Shelepen and Titushkina are out of Russian nationals. But good news for Fedoseeva, Li and Gosviani.
If anyone else withdraws, next ones in the line are Agafonova, then Zaseeva and then Sheveleva.
What's going on with Bazarova-Larionov? I can't find them on the list. Are they injured?
Last edited by hanca; 12-23-2012 at 04:19 PM.
12-23-2012, 04:34 PM
No, they are not injured. Larionov changed skates about two weeks ago after the gpf because something happened with his last skates. He did not have enough time to break into his new skates so they are skipping nationals.
Originally Posted by hanca
12-23-2012, 04:48 PM
What happened to Shelepen and Titushkina?
Originally Posted by hanca
12-23-2012, 05:27 PM
Shelepen is still injured. I am really worried about her, it looks like her coaching change is a disaster. I am seriously afraid this is the end of her carrier and her only hope is to run back to Tutberidze. She was improving so nicely last season, it's heartbreaking to see what is happening with her now.
Originally Posted by bluesky85
I didn't see any official info on Titushkina, but I read on a Russian forum it's health related, no details.
12-23-2012, 08:58 PM
leave no stone unturned
Agafanova didn't even qualify for nationals??i ll miss her for sure :(
12-24-2012, 11:59 AM
Yes, it is so. Gorshkov (President of Federation) told so, and there is private info that it is really so.
Originally Posted by DianaSelene
I believe, Federation does not want any risk of injury for one of two best Russian pairs before Worlds, where will be solved how many spots will have Russia for Olympics, and because of this B&L have their place at Euro and Worlds without Nationals.
Btw, Trankov told in interwiev, that Nationals will be for them (V&T) not a competition, but "test skate with judges" to make their programs as good as possible.
So for V&T also it is not a real qualifying competition.
12-24-2012, 12:02 PM
Agafanova is not so good this season. Her results are really worse than before. May be because of changing her body because of puberty.
Originally Posted by seniorita
12-26-2012, 12:33 PM
Wow. Liza, Adelina and Elena were all fantastic today. I saw the scores before watching the programs and was surprised to see Liza's PCS higher than Adelina's, but Liza is really starting to improve her presentation a lot more. After watching the programs, I still prefer Adelina but the difference in placement was due to Liza's more ambitious jumps so I am happy with the SP result.
12-26-2012, 01:53 PM
Huge Scott Moir Fan
I thought there would be more of a tech difference, but I guess it's understandable because Liza doesn't get all level 4 spins. (Although Adelina probably didn't get credit for the Biellmann.) I hope that Liza can get higher SS and spin levels by worlds though. If she can have level 4 on all spins and level 3 for both footwork sequences, she could definitely find herself on the podium with two perfect programs.
Originally Posted by drivingmissdaisy
12-28-2012, 02:40 PM
I hope Adelina will go back to the 3Lz+3Lo instead of the 3Lz+3T: she makes mistakes in both but, at least, the old one has a higher BV and, comparing this season performances:
at Russian test she didn't land one
Nebelhorn mistake in 3Lz
at SA nicely done
CoR fall in 3Lz
at nationals fall
Last year she had a couple of good ones, at least...
12-30-2012, 06:19 PM
The problem is that it is more difficult to rotate the 3R than the 3T, so although it has a higher BV she can actually complete the rotation of the 3T if she lands a nice 3Z. It seems to be a trend that the younger skaters are focusing on 3T combos, and I think it may be due to the fact that the women can still land that combo even after puberty, whereas the loop becomes difficult when their bodies fill out.
Originally Posted by FSGMT
12-31-2012, 02:29 AM
I'm just wondering is she not competing this season??
Originally Posted by AlexRus
12-31-2012, 02:38 AM
She competed several times in domestic events but did so poor best she could do was be an alternate for nationals after being pulled from a jr gp event.
12-31-2012, 02:45 AM
Thank you for the quick answer. She was great when she was younger, even TT was clapping hands after one of her performance at Nationals one year, I remember clearly. I like her very Russian style.
Originally Posted by gmyers
01-04-2013, 08:26 AM
Originally Posted by cinnamon
Coupe de Nice 2012 - 6th place, see http://nice-baie-des-anges.fr/images...html/index.htm
Russian Cup events II and IV - both 5th place.
Panin Memorial - 1st place (no serious competitors), http://fsevents.narod.ru/event/s1213/panin/index.htm (Russian)
She was 12th on result of Russian Cup Events. Because only places 11th and higher were at Nationals, she did not take place in Nationals.
This season, unfortunately, Polina Agafonova skates worse than before.