Her 2A technique is not good at all-she manages to jump 2A because she is light and spins fast. Also, she doesn't use her edges correctly when it comes to lutz/flip. She got a "e" mark on her flip at SP from Cup of China, then got "e" for her lutz at TEB(both SP and FS).
Elena is phenomenal, no boubt. For me she is better like Julia, she is special, prodigy. Liza and Adelina are olders,thus hard to compare to Elena. Elena has innate artistry.
Congratulations to Elena! She won Russian Jr.Nationals with a total score of 200.19. Surprised to see Julia out of the podium..
She has jumps and skating skills,she is beautiful and elegant on the ice.
This was the first program of hers that I had watched 2 years ago. She was 11 years old then, but look she had a very nice presence on the ice!!
And then I saw her at the exhibition of 2011 Worlds which was held in Moscow. Looks like Russia loves her a lot!
I agree! Elena is incredible, she can jumps, spin and has great artistry, but most importantly she enjoys herself. There is a spark in her eyes when she skates.
She will be in Olympics 2008
Elena will indeed skate at the Olympics Gala
maybe she will go to Jr. Worlds then
She did!!!! Elena is the first woman to defend her Junior Worlds title!!! Congratulations!
Another thing took my attention that she scored her best there. She completed the season with a very good achievement
Congratulations to Elena for winning the gold at JW and defending her title !
Elena has 2 record actually, the first to win 2 junior titles in junior ladies and breaking the WR set by Julia in FS and Total score