At least Lipnistkaia did the right thing which is more than I can say about other skaters who waited and waited and essentially did not allow someone else the chance. I know people will say that it wasn't done on purpose but..whatever.
This is Julia's third injury in 6 months. I think she should just take a good long break to recover. Nationals will come too soon, and just as Liza T did last season, there is no point in going back into juniors. Hence, best just to start afresh next season.
Last edited by Mao88; 11-30-2012 at 05:36 PM.
Gao is in a perfect position. All she has to do is relax and skate her two programs. If others skate well and Gao finishes last, so what? If she doesn't, good for her.
Realistic predictions would say Gao finishes last. She has the least amount of clout and the personal best she has shown so far in her career has been lower than all of the other ladies going to the GPF. Doesn't really matter, though, it's a good experience for her.
Seriously though, I say we will see. I don't think she'll be close to the podium, but I think she can be in the mix to not finish last.
And heck, did anyone predict that she would be in the GPF in the first place (or anywhere close to it?!).