I am not sure about her future. Her jumps are nice but not high. Especially I do not like her final spin. Compare it with Lipnitskaia or Radionova.
Sakhanovich was really lovely. Solid jumps (both 3lutz/3toe and 3flip done after halfway mark, I think), well choreographed program with quite a lot of connecting movements and she's quite elegant too. She had the whole package, really. Could push a little more on the expression but given her ages, everything was quite extraordinary.
I think Lipnitskaia was gifted a little on the marks because of her reputation.
I always enjoy watching Radionova skating. Unlike some other Russian girls, she is such a charming and adorable skater that I cannot take my eyes off her during her winsome performances. Valentina Chernyshova's SP also impressed me a lot, very beautiful and elegant. Evgenia Medvedeva is a skater to be reckoned with in the near future. Is she age-eligible for the Junior GP events next season? As for Serafima, her skating is so mature and smooth, but her jump technique is not good enough. We will have to wait and see.
I posted this at FSU, but I'll post it here too...
Currently age eligible for seniors and juniors in 2012/2013
Valentina Chernyshova - 3/5/1996
Kristina Zaseeva - 10/1/1996
Age eligible for juniors in 2011/2012; Senior-Age eligible in 2013/2014
Maria Stavitskaya - 9/1/1997
Evgenia Gerasimova - 1/2/1998
Anna Pogorilaya - 4/10/1998
Arina Petrova - 5/7/1998
Julia Lipntiskaia - 6/5/1998
Age eligible for juniors in 2012/2013; Senior-Age eligible in 2014/2015
Elena Radionova - 1/6/1999
Age eligible for juniors in 2013/2014; Senior Age eligible in 2015/2016
Alsou Kayumova - 7/12/1999
Evgenia Medvedeva - 11/19/1999
Elizaveta Yushchenko - 1/6/2000
Seraphima Sahanovich - 2/9/2000
Elizaveta Tursynbaeva - 2/14/2000
Maria Sotskova - 4/2/2000
Age eligible for juniors in 2014/2015; Senior age eligible in 2016/2017
Anastasia Kolomiets - 8/6/2000
Not age eligible any time soon:
Valeria Yevseyeva - 3/13/2002
From those competing here, I'd imagine Medvedeva, Sahanovich and Sotskova are sure bets to debut in the JGP next year. All of them are very, very good. Re: Medvedeva - I like her a lot, but I think her LP suits her a lot more than her SP.
Oleada, thanks a lot for your detailed information on all these promising rising stars in Russia.
Last edited by Thawingiceberg; 02-02-2013 at 10:21 PM.
If Chernyshova doesn't manage to finish in top 3 of age-eligible skaters, they should send her to a senior international competition at least.
Same with Gosviani, who didn't compete her (if she won't be chosen for Senior Worlds).
Did Chernyshova skate at Senior Nationals as well?
Yes, her layback spins are ugly. Maybe her physical flexibility is poor. I really love Valentina Chernyshova's graceful skating. Hope she can pull through in the LP competitions as well.
Last edited by Thawingiceberg; 02-03-2013 at 12:35 AM.
Chernishova competed at the Volvo Open in Latvia and scored 118.14 (7th overall). She does have the TES minimums for JW. She didn't qualify for senior nationals.
SP: 3T+COMBO, 3Lo (-GOE), 2A<. Spins level 4, steps level 3 (-GOE)
LP: 3T+2T, 2F, 3Lo+2T, 2A<, 1Lo, 2A<<+COMBO, 3S. 2 Spins level 4, 1 level 2. Steps level 2.
There's the LP to go, but if I were the Russian fed, I would not send her to Junior Worlds.
Last edited by oleada; 02-03-2013 at 01:37 AM.
So... group 1 should be out on the ice by now? Or is girls' FS going to be held tomorrow?