I don't think she would need to move to skate for a different country. She can train where she is, if it helps her skate better. (the skating conditions there would be definitely much better and I wouldn't want to uproot a young girl if she is happy where she is now.) I am talking about skating for a different country, not everyone lives in the country they represent.
Originally Posted by Thawingiceberg
She would gain getting to the major international competition, such as Europeans and worlds.
And I am sure our federation would be interested in her. In fact, which European federation from those who don't have any proper lady wouldn't be interested in her?
Radionova's jumps are tiny and wobbly
Originally Posted by Reginald
Julia has more secure landings and core in her rotations
she doesn't have the wow like when I first saw Adelina, Liza and Julia
from the younger girls Sotskova is really good, also Sakhanovich minus her bent knees
We would be willing to take her too!
Originally Posted by vera01
I know what you are saying about some of them not surviving through puberty, injuries etc, but there seem to be too many of them coming through. Sotnikova and Tuktamysheva were the first from the new generation, but every coming year there will be another 1-2 who are similarly talented, and they can't all be sent to Europeans/worlds. When they are all eligible, someone will always have to end up lower than 3rd and therefore miss out on being sent to Europeans/worlds. It is sad.
here is what will most likely happen in the next four years the first Top 4 will be on the same
ranking/rotations ( Adelina, Liza, Julia, ? ) so most of the younger girls will have to wait after 2018 barring major injuries
I'm not convinced Radionova is the best, her jumps are too wobbly
so will any of Sotskova, Serafima etc. wait that long though of course injuries could happen and they might get their chance....
Leonova, Makarova, Agafanova, Shelepen will be done before or after 2014 unless they will be contented with competing in B Competitions
Korobeynikova still has a chance
What do people think about Pogorilaya? I had never even heard of her until this season, but she has impressed me quite a bit. She has been a strong competitor and really attacks everything, trying 3lz-3t later in her programs if she makes a mistake on an earlier jumping pass. There is the lip issue and her skating is still a bit scratchy, but she has all the tools, can jump all the triples, usually rotates her jumps, pretty solid 3lz-3t and 2a-3t-2t combos, spins fast, lines long and elegant. The other thing that I found impressive is that she's been competing so well this season despite appearing to be in the middle of her big growing period. Of course, she is not through the woods and if her body build fills out or changes significantly, the jumps could suffer, but on the podium at JGPF she towered above Radinova and Miller, so even though she's thin, at least she's of a normal height and not some 4 ft wonderbaby, so there's a chance her body type might not change that much more. I like her fierce energy. I wonder if the fed would ever try to get her out on the GP next season where she is eligible for Sochi...if Leonova, Makarova, Korobeynikova, Shelepen, and Biryukova continue to struggle like they have this season, Anna could be a good option for the 3rd Olympic spot (if say perhaps Julia is still struggling with injuries) or at least a solid alternate in the case of unexpected events. Idk. We'll see how she does at JW, but idk, where Radinova is not eligible for Sochi and Anna is, it might make more sense to keep Elena on the JGP another season and let Anna move up to GP instead.
nobody noticed Pogorilaya because she came out of nowhere
Originally Posted by silverlake22
she was not a big name competing in the JGP but she got mostly consistent throughout
definitely she should go Senior Next Season, she could be an alternate for Sochi
if one of Adelina/Liz/Julia struugle or gets injured