Future of Russian Ladies
Some Russian skaters had a nice senior debut, but some did not and it's not likely that we'll see them at Olympics&World Championships. Who will have best future, among these ladies who can compete at Sochi 2014 and/or Pyeongchang 2018?
-Adelina Sotnikova:She never qualified for senior Grand Prix Final, however, won silver medal at Euros and proved that she still can be competitive at senior competitions.
-Elizaveta Tuktamysheva:Here jumps are one of the best when it comes to quality, but she is certainly not the best when it comes to artistry, or SS.
-Polina K. Polina S.:They were good skaters when they were juniors, but it seems like they're having a hard time as a senior skater.
-Julia Lipnitskaia:She has to face what Elizaveta and Adelina had to face last 2 seasons. But she is usually consistent and her spins usually receive level four.
-Elena Radionova:She isn't eligible for Sochi 2014, and should be hoping to compete at Pyeongchang 2018. She is one of the all-around skaters with artistry, too.
-Serafima Sakhanovich:She is calm for her age when she's skating, and definitely has artistry. Her jumps and spins might not be best, but she should be competitive as a senior since she'll be able to receive high PCS.
Last edited by vera01; 02-04-2013 at 08:09 AM.
Don't forget Anna Pogorilaya. She was 5th at senior nationals and is really promising for future.
I think Adelina and Liza will be really difficult to beat for other newcomers. They have lots of international experience. Liza still lacks something in her skating and it's like she has had no improvement since we watched her in junior stage first time. She is always the same Liza. Really good jumps, same style of music choice, lots of turns between jumps... This year she fought with puberty as her coach said. Maybe her time to improve artistically has come now.
Adelina is ready for bigger challenge I think. She is at the level of elite skaters (like Kostner, Korpi, Asada) both technically and presentation-wise. Sometimes she is inconsistent or maybe she begins seasons with problems then becomes ready later. Two years in a row her GP performances were not her best but at Nationals last year and Europeans this year she was really on.
My biggest love is for Polina K! She is really my type of girl I hope next year she can be in a better shape to be in the team. This will be very difficult cause Lipnitskaya will be senior eligible next year. But we don't know how she will be doing with puberty and the process of turning into a senior lady.
I really liked Maria Sotskova. This was the first time I've watched her (Jr.Nationals) and I'm really impressed. She has big jumps and artistry together. Her SP reminds me of Kostner. Though we do not know what will puberty change, I would be really happy to see her being a rising star.
Anyway, I don't see Russia having problems in ladies skating like they did after Slutskaya and Sokolova's retired. There is a big pool of talented girls and sure some will survive through puberty and continue improving themselves.
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I really liked Shelepen as a junior, especially her last year's FS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcnQ-...OJTL7LLDvfzySw), but this years she had really a terrible season: I hope she can come back next year and skate better (maybe changing coach, I really liked the way that Tutberidze was working with her, with Sokolovskaya it looks like she's having problems in rotating her jumps)! Who do you think will be next year's JGP stars (except Sakhanovich!): are Medvedeva and Sotskova eligible? If the answer is yes, we could have another all-Russian podium at JGPF 2013! And, behind them? Are there news of any new young girl doing 3-3s and so?
No one want to talk about Valery Yevseyeva? She has great skating skills, all five triples, no edge error, and she is only 10 years old (age eligible for Pyeongchang 2018)!!
I'm so amazed by her performances in the Russian Junior.
I have found my new favourite young Russian in Serafima http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEfYvQODJLg
IMO she has what the likes of Liptnitskaya or Radionova lack: amazing flow, lovely lines and she holds her positions equisitely. She doesn't rush through her choreography or movements.
All of these girls are amazingly talanted but I am pretty sure not all of them will survive the puberty monster. Only time will tell!
sad most of these girl will never make it out of nationals, I almost wish they should get a dual citizenship
and compete for Ukraine, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan etc.
eligible by next JGP:
Originally Posted by FSGMT
Julia Li - she is of Korean heritage
Elizaveta Tursynbaeva - will compete for Kazakhstan next JGP
also I think Radionova will be sticking to juniors
for political reasons maybe Anna P. can go seniors next season
Don't forget Alsu Kayumova!! She's been weak at national level competition,but her performance at russia cup is good,too. I'm guessing she'll be a contender again keeping improving on the area of PCS under Elena's main coach.
Originally Posted by sky_fly20
As for Valery Yevseyeva,I haven't seen her many times,but she's one who has potential to lead the ladies FS world. Her rival is Anastisia Gubanova bore in 2002 got credits of 3T3T this season.
the same Anastasia Gubanova in pairs now ?
Originally Posted by ayayukiituka
No, that's a different Anastasia Gubanova. The one in pairs was born in 2000.
Originally Posted by sky_fly20