Sounds reasonable to me.
Sounds reasonable to me.
Shershak is replaced with Zaseeva who is not a very good skater. That makes me sad, I would prefer watching Shershak live. Anyway I agree, probably Miyahara will win, Titushkina can challenge her. Leah Keiser of USA and the two Korean girls are the others going for medal.
I can give you some information about Turkish skaters.
First of all, my country's history is not so long about figure skating. We are trying to improve. Actually the success of Tugba Karademir was a very attention-taking factor. Lots of little children look up to her and start to skate. She was practicing in Canada, though. In Turkey, the conditions are lower, we have few ice rinks and rare good coaches. Skaters and their families really fight to survive. They usually go abroad to camps in summer time. Only the successful ones (actually the top ones in each discipline) get support from the federation. And the education system force them to make a choice between school and skating. I don't know how much these things can explain about the difficulties the skaters and their families have.
After Tugba, the best result came from Sıla Saygı, who is also competing in this competition. She skated very well in her JGP debuts at 2009-2010 season and was 14th at JW. But then the puberty monster put barriers in front of her. Still she is the number one ladies skater in Turkey. Last year she didn't qualify for short program both at Worlds and Junior Worlds. She has only 3T and 3S, inconsistantly. The rest of her skating and presentation is nice, at least for Turkish standards. Her coach, Kutay Eryoldaş, was also skating until last season. Here is her free program from last year's Istanbul Cup, an international competition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAjONtvfc8E
In the men's event, leading Turkish skater is Osman Akgün, who had a very unlucky program at JW last year and couldn't qualify. He has all the triples and 3L+3T, 3F+1Lo+3Lo combinations. He also told me that he landed 3Lo+3Lo this summer in the camp. He was 2nd in the Crystal Skate of Romania and Challenge Cup in the Netherlands last year. He skated with seniors like Denis Ten, Misha Ge at Istanbul Cup and came 8th with a very good skate. I expect a good job from him at Bosphorus Cup. His choreographer and 2nd coach is a former Russian skater, Alexandra Ievleva. This is his free skate at Challenge Cup last year: http://youtu.be/-PqoS_yywew
And the ice dance couple Demirsal/Akalın, they were good last season. 18th at JW. Both were former single skaters, but two years ago they decided to switch to ice dance together. Training in USA in the group of Natalia Dubova. They are very excited for the upcoming season, so I hope to see improvement. Their free dance from last year's JWC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnqbQmo2v0U
another easy win for Miyahara with Keiser, Tutushkina, Hongo and the Korean Girls as podium contenders
Last edited by sky_fly20; 09-17-2012 at 08:31 AM.
And at 13 Sep her SP was announced, and she took place in warm-up but did not skate. Why? I don't know.
And aftes that Shershak's start at JGP was moved a week later.
I think you will be Very pleased by our training partners, Kaitlyn and Jean-Luc
Last edited by Turbo-Mom; 09-18-2012 at 04:32 AM.
I certainly was very fond of Jean-Luc & his former partner and expect to be similarly happy with his skating with Kaitlyn.
Starting order in SP of Junior Leadies is up now. http://www.isuresults.com/results/jgptur2012/SEG003.HTM
Miyahara - 3.
Oba - 4.
Keiser - 6.
Titushkina - 14.
So Yun Park - 18.
Zaseeva - 24.
Jiang - 28.
I believe, only these girls may pretend to medals.
Starting order for Men SP http://www.isuresults.com/results/jgptur2012/SEG001.HTM
Starting order for Dance SP http://www.isuresults.com/results/jgptur2012/SEG005.HTM
Last edited by AlexRus; 09-19-2012 at 07:50 AM.