But you need good pcs. Liza is not getting anywhere with 53 pcs and the top contenders will all get 65 to 70 making her jumps meaningless. Leonova almost reached 60 in pcs in 2012 worlds. Mao can do two triples in a free skate and win an event! Pcs is the most important thing in ladies skating. Then steps than spins than jumps. Russia is going to send all these people who can jump sometimes and none of them will be top 5- hopefully top 10. Probably top 10 but the pcs is so bad.
Laura RASZYKOVA (CZE) don't obtain the TES in free skating at New Years Cup in Bratislava and she's not going in Poland or Latvia before European so the Czech place is for ...... Eliska BREZINOVA (Brezina's sister) because she's the 1st Czech in Bratislava http://www.slovakskating.org/nyc/2013/CAT002RS.HTM
She only once landed 7 triples in FS this season (at Nationals), other competitions - 5 triples or less (and other mistakes, like A with no score instead of 2A).
But Leonova looks even more risky with her fall from 3T+3T and 1A (SP), 4 serious mistakes (including 2 falls) at jumping elements (FS) at Nationals.
Makarova's PCS becomes lower now, because of no clean skating for a long time.
Korobeynikova (she is also substitute) newer had good PCS and now her jumps are also unstable.
So Gosviani is risky, but others are even more risky.
There was a really promising Belgian lady a couple of years back. She was injured last year and isn't on the team again this year.
I can't even recall her name, but she had excellent technique landed 7 triples in her FS and was top 10 c. 2010....anyone got a name/news?
FS Component 17.11.2012 57.48 ISU GP Trophee Bompard 2012 Ladies Singles Seniors
And Russia now has not Senior Ladies, who can earn higher total score than Liza and Adelina.
At Euro the only higher level skater is Kosther (btw, won by Liza at GP Event past season). Korpi is comparable level, others lower level.
At Worlds situation is much more complicated.
But "jumps are at the last place" only for Wagner.
Korpi practices programs with (potentially) 10 triples in SP+FS.
Kostner tries 3Lz.
Yuna Kim performs 3Lz+3T.
Asada at GP Final jumped very much even in Gala, demonstrating that she can jump.
Last edited by AlexRus; 01-05-2013 at 12:39 PM.
This author (Tatjana Flade) always gives "good" info (i.e. true).K. Korpi (FIN) withdrawn from Europeans due to tendonitis (achilles tendon), A. Mikonsaari substitute.
german pair skaters maylin hausch/daniel wende withdrew due to daniel s back injury... wish him a good recovery