Apparently Ravi (not me) is a technical specialist (actually, the only one in Canada I hear). I'm sure he will have Kaetlyn ready as per their master plan schedule.
Sotnikova got L3 footwork but got one +3, four +2 and all the rest +1.
Osmond had only one L4 spin and two L3 spins for a total of 10.11. Sotnikova had two L4s and one L3 for a total of 11.10.
Anyway, that was September and this is January. Sotnikova scored 168.73 at Nebelhorn and 193.99 at Euros.
Sounds good, especially about the 3Lo. And she still has a lot of time to get them from practice to "competition-ready".Originally Posted by shine
Chuckm's negativity is more toward the over-the-top hype than it is to the skater. I've been saying Osmond would defeat Lacoste at Nationals since last January. She is a good skater with a bright future. Leave it at that.
Why the critics of Canadian skaters can never be accepted with grace?
There is a difference between calm discussion and recognizable repetative bashing (thinly disguised as discussion), or in some cases sarcastic bashing. But alas, that seems to be lost on some people.
Last edited by KatEll; 01-28-2013 at 11:45 AM.
Although, even 4CC can't determine how well skaters would compete against each other internationally. Euros indicated that Kostner is not a shoe-in for the World podium. And suggested that Adelina is a possible contender for the World podium. But that's just one competition. At competitions like NHK and Euros, Asada/Kostner committed several errors which would not give them a win at Worlds (frankly, it's appalling that such poor performances were given boosted PCS, guaranteeing a win).
If this season has suggested anything it's that whoever gets it together at Worlds will win or be on the podium, because everyone's been having inconsistencies, and winners have relied on other skaters making errors and putative PCS boosts rather than winning hands-down.
I wonder how people will react if Osmond or Gold wins or defeats Asada or Suzuki at 4CC. It will primarily depend on technical superiority, though. But it's not like this is a sport or anything.
didn't watch the u.s nationals, if gracie skated as good as everyone states (fighted for it-but without pressure) kaetlyn will be among the top along with adelina, elizaveta, gracie, as the next young stars. along with other russian youngster.
it is possible that both gracie and kaetlyn can defeat mao, but both have to be consistant in skating. in other words (both have to skate like they did at nationals)
especially gracie. adelina, elizaveta kinda proved worth at euros both by coming in 1st in long & short/ skating well in competition outside of their own nationals.
i am waiting for videos to come out to reserve final call on it.-not taking everyones word for it since fans and media are biased at who they want and push.
read between lines in articles the u.s. picks who they want to win -=-not necessarilty who skates for it under the new scoring system.
1 67.95 Mao ASADA JPN ISU GP NHK Trophy 2012 23.11.2012
2 67.61 Adelina SOTNIKOVA RUS European Championships 2013 25.01.2013
3 66.44 Ashley WAGNER USA ISU Grand Prix Final 2012/13 07.12.2012
4 65.00 Akiko SUZUKI JPN ISU Grand Prix Final 2012/13 07.12.2012
5 64.19 Carolina KOSTNER ITA European Championships 2013 25.01.2013
6 63.55 Julia LIPNITSKAIA RUS ISU GP Trophee Bompard 2012 16.11.2012
7 63.42 Kiira KORPI FIN ISU Grand Prix Final 2012/13 07.12.2012
8 62.71 Elena RADIONOVA RUS ISU JGP Austria 2012 14.09.2012
9 62.16 Gracie GOLD USA ISU GP Rostelecom Cup 2012 09.11.2012
10 61.18 Mirai NAGASU USA ISU GP NHK Trophy 2012 23.11.2012
11 60.80 Elene GEDEVANISHVILI GEO ISU GP Skate Canada International 2012 26.10.2012
12 60.56 Kaetlyn OSMOND CAN ISU GP Skate Canada International 2012 26.10.2012
1 131.67 Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA RUS European Championships 2013 26.01.2013
2 130.52 Carolina KOSTNER ITA European Championships 2013 26.01.2013
3 129.84 Mao ASADA JPN ISU Grand Prix Final 2012/13 08.12.2012
4 127.76 Ashley WAGNER USA ISU GP Hilton HHonors Skate America 2012 21.10.2012
5 126.62 Akiko SUZUKI JPN ISU GP NHK Trophy 2012 24.11.2012
6 126.38 Adelina SOTNIKOVA RUS European Championships 2013 26.01.2013
7 120.15 Elena RADIONOVA RUS ISU JGP Austria 2012 15.09.2012
8 117.62 Christina GAO USA ISU GP Hilton HHonors Skate America 2012 21.10.2012
9 115.89 Kaetlyn OSMOND CAN ISU GP Skate Canada International 2012 27.10.2012
10 115.76 Julia LIPNITSKAIA RUS ISU GP Trophee Bompard 2012 17.11.2012
11 115.64 Kiira KORPI FIN ISU GP Rostelecom Cup 2012 10.11.2012
12 115.50 Mirai NAGASU USA ISU GP NHK Trophy 2012 24.11.2012
13 114.49 Zijun LI CHN ISU GP NHK Trophy 2012 24.11.2012
14 112.87 Gracie GOLD USA ISU GP Rostelecom Cup 2012 10.11.2012
Results this season) Hm..Interesting))Looking forward to 4 Continents Will there be any changes?...