Russian Team for 2013 Euros and Worlds
(Starting a new thread so that the discussion doesn't get buried in the 2013 Russian Nationals Ladies thread)
Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev
Elena Ilynikh/Nikita Katsalapov
Ekaterina Riazanova/Ilia Tkachenko
Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov
Yuko Kavaguti/Alexander Smirnov
Vera Bazarova/Yuri Larionov
Highest placed finishers from Euros should get sent?
The above is the recommendation of the coaches council. All hell has broken loose since then though. And now Vitaly Mutko, the Minister of Sport, has requested the Russian Figure Skating Federation to revise its Europeans team.
Nikol Gosvianni does not have a minimum score and needs to attain it at an ISU-recognised international event. In the Ladies thread, let's talk has posted saying Gorshkov is planning to send her to Mentor Nestle Nesquick Toruń Cup 2013 and she does feature on the most recently updated entry list.
Last edited by Ziggy; 12-30-2012 at 04:11 AM.
Stolbova and Klimov are not in the Team. BazLar got the direct spot for EC before RN.
Kovtun over Gachinski and Menshov (both who beat him at Nationals)? Gosvianni over Leonova?
S/K over B/L suggests that B/L might need more time to heal/get back in the game (though I thought he just switched boots, and wasn't actually injured). Really interesting.
S/K are not going, I'm not sure where that came from.
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She deserves it! Leonova is in a disastrous shape right now, I don't know why: she isn't injuried, right? I think she may be in the world team if she skates well at the test (like Makarova last year)... However, I do hope they will send Xenia instead of her: she doesn't have a good FS content, but at least she's been consistent in the SP and she has decent artistic abilities (but the last one is just my opinion! ), the SP at Nationals has just been an off-day performance I think...
Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue
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Thanks for starting this thread, Ziggy.
Stolbova/Klimv are not on the Team
Bazarova/Larionov got a bye as Larionov had new boots and he wasnt ready and didnt want risking injury
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