Wicked Yankee Girl
2012 Cup of Russia Ladies SP
Warm-Up Group 1
1 Gracie GOLD USA
2 Caroline ZHANG USA
3 Polina KOROBEYNIKOVA RUS
4 Agnes ZAWADZKI USA
5 Valentina MARCHEI ITA
Warm-Up Group 2
6 Adelina SOTNIKOVA RUS
7 Kanako MURAKAMI JPN
8 Viktoria HELGESSON SWE
9 Kiira KORPI FIN
10 Alena LEONOVA RUS
Lullaby for a Stormy Night
GO CAROLINE!! You are the legend!
GO GRACIE GO! Poor girl, she has to skate first, which could either be advantageous or not, depending on how the judges begin their scoring. They may start out too strict, or too lenient.
Also, will someone be updating after each SP? I can't seem to find live links...
I think it's good for Gracie to skate first...I doubt she'll have any problems with the SP. Looking forward to seeing Polina...
She shouldn't have any trouble, provided she keeps her nerves in check. I hope she doesn't have another Skate Canada...
Originally Posted by gioccia
I think she will be fine going first she is a great skater
great lineup, just wish Mirai had second GP. Zhang has good programs but intl judges prefer Mirai, so...hope Gold can fight back the nerves-should be a great event!
Huge Scott Moir Fan
I hope Polina can actually skate a clean SP for once
If pigs will fly at CoR
Originally Posted by Macassar88
Boo hoo, I have to go the school during most of the SP's.
No problem to buy balloon in pig's form and let it fly at CoR.
Originally Posted by sky_fly20
But will it help?
I think instead of 3+3, maybe she must go with easier content in short program. She may still score 53-54 when she skates clean. But she is still so young, 16 years old. She has enough time to fix the problems and get experienced. I really want her to be a future World Champion, even an Olympic Champion! But as I said, even she isn't, I still love her skating so much. She has something special. I remember Viktoria Butsaeva had said that she is a contained girl. And her smile takes my breathe away! Go Polina go!!!
Wow, 7 (out of 10) girls will attempt 3T+3T, so it has really become the IT combo these days.
Originally Posted by loreley
Only Murakami plans jumps in second half (all except 2A).
Only Gold plans jumps with maximum possible base value.