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    Great name -- the Nestle's Hot Chocolate Cup.

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    If Gosviani doesn't get minimum score what is going to happen? Will she have to go through a qualifying round or she can't go at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by volk View Post
    If Gosviani doesn't get minimum score what is going to happen? Will she have to go through a qualifying round or she can't go at all?
    I think Leonova will be sent...

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    There is no qualifying round any more. Either a skater meets the minimum score requirements for an ISU Championship event, or they don't get to compete.

    If Gosviani doesn't make the minimum TES for both SP and FS at Torun, someone else who does have the minimum (probably Leonova) will go to Euros instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FSGMT View Post
    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...
    ITA with you. Im glad they are sending Gosviani to euros, as others said she had an opportunity at the russian championships and she took it , good for her Im glad the russian fed didnt send leonova based on past results, she has been awful all season and makarova has been sliding since 2010

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Great name -- the Nestle's Hot Chocolate Cup.
    Skaters get lots of free Nestle sugary cereal. So appropriate for athletes. ;P

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    The competition in Poland is NOT the only competition available. There is the New Years Cup this weekend and the Volvo Cup on the 10th of January---the same day as the Mentor Nestle Nesquick Cup in Poland. But New Years and Volvo are SENIOR competitions.
    New Years Cup was probably too soon but yeah she could have gone to Volvo Cup instead. I know that for ISU ranking points you need to have at least 4 skaters from 3 different countries (if not more in singles?) but minimum scores should count even if they are less skaters competing? If that rule applies to minimum scores as well that could explain choosing Nesquick over Volvo.

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    Nesquick is a JUNIOR competition for ladies. Skaters don't get any ISU ranking points for Junior events. Gosviani has no ISU rating so (if she earns the minimum scores at Torun) she would be in the earliest group to skate at Euros. That won't help her SP score.
    Last edited by chuckm; 12-30-2012 at 07:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatel80 View Post
    ITA with you. Im glad they are sending Gosviani to euros, as others said she had an opportunity at the russian championships and she took it , good for her Im glad the russian fed didnt send leonova based on past results, she has been awful all season and makarova has been sliding since 2010
    I'm hoping this will wake Leonova up to the fact that she can't be automatically sent no matter how she skates.. she really has been without enthusiasm this whole season.

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    If I had to skate the programs Morozov created for Leonova, I'd be miserable, too. Somber, boring programs don't allow Leonova to display her bubbly personality, which is her greatest asset. She needs to change coaches ASAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    If I had to skate the programs Morozov created for Leonova, I'd be miserable, too. Somber, boring programs don't allow Leonova to display her bubbly personality, which is her greatest asset. She needs to change coaches ASAP.
    Yes! I miss the old 'Chicago' program.

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    Witches of eastwick was her best and that was not like Chicago at all. I don't understand what changing coaches is supposed to achieve when all her problems are technical and she can do all the jumps but is not doing them now. It's all choreography related? I don't think so! Lol!

    Gosviani beat her by a point. She landed all the jumps but watching that performance I thought she would get a lot of underrotations or negative goe at euros or worlds if she could even qualify. She has done so poorly for so long she was nowhere for two years and isn't likely at all to go to Sochi or even euros or even gp events.

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    Nikol's jumps are small, but it looks to me she rotates them ok, not much GOE, but at least she doesn't fall apart like Leonova has been this season. Her SP really is wonderful and gosh she is such a beautiful girl. I have never seen her before and was pleasantly surprised. She presented herself well, like a mature skater.

    And if Julia L. does well next year, neither Nikol nor Leonova are going to Sochi anyway...Better put some faith in the youngster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    If I had to skate the programs Morozov created for Leonova, I'd be miserable, too. Somber, boring programs don't allow Leonova to display her bubbly personality, which is her greatest asset. She needs to change coaches ASAP.
    Yes! When I heard the new music at Nationals, I thought: "Maybe they have improved her FS, tried something new", but I watched it again and the choreography is almost the same she had for the Flamenco, even the StSq! I really hope she changes coach and goes back to something like the Witches of Eastwick, that was the real Alena...

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    The Russian federation will probably only send Liza and adelina, best for Leonova to evaluate and get herself ready for worlds, the fed will send her there. There best bet would be to send makarova if nikol fails to get minimum TES.

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    Makarova's jumps were deemed UR even by the Russian tech panel. In the FS, she landed only 4 triples, and she singled the final axel. She messed up the SP as well: 3t+3t<↓, 2lo, 2a. I don't see her as an improvement over Leonova.

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