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    The Third Russian Lady

    Who do you think (if they have not been named already) will be the third Russian lady for Worlds? Will it be Aleona Leonova, or did Nicole Gosviani's comeback help her case?

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    this will be interesting, it will be like Worlds 2012 with Leonova in Makarova's situation
    Cup of Russia Final will be on Feb 6, so not yet determined

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    It's just going to be Gosviani because Leonova in the final can't make any mistakes. What if she pops a jump? Then it's well Leonova hasn't improved. So she can't fall at all or single one jump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmyers View Post
    It's just going to be Gosviani because Leonova in the final can't make any mistakes. What if she pops a jump? Then it's well Leonova hasn't improved. So she can't fall at all or single one jump.
    This will be probably be Leonova's most important event as if she missed this out
    we may not see her again same with Makarova, next season she may be of no use anymore
    as more younger girls will be eligible for full seniors next season, Julia L. Anna P. just to name a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    This will be probably be Leonova's most important event as if she missed this out
    we may not see her again same with Makarova, next season she may be of no use anymore
    as more younger girls will be eligible for full seniors next season, Julia L. Anna P. just to name a few.
    I agree: this skate will be a key one, I think that (unless Lipnitskaya or one between Liza/Adelina has another injury next season) this is her last opportunity to make the World team, especially thinking that in 2014 Radionova will be eligible, too... But I expect it to be Gosviani, though: she skated well at Euros and, even if her performance was not like Korobeneykova's 2012 one, she looked a lot less nervous than Polina, so I think that she is a tougher skater, mentally: she could be able to skate like this again at Worlds, I think, she doesn't think she is a diva (she didn't place in the top 3 in any of the two programs), so I think that she wouldn't have a lot of expectations if she was sent to Worlds, she would just focus on skating her best...

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    My heart says they should give it to Ksenia Makarova, the only really elegant senior lady in Russia right now. Probably not going to happen, unfortunately.

    I was a bit underwhelmed with Gosviani at Euros, ok LP but not artistic or memorable. Leonova's programs this season are not her worst (not saying much), and as the reigning silver medalist I think she should be given another shot.

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