Do we really know that she's stuffing herself with ice cream? Or did she just mention in an interview that she likes ice cream? I honestly don't know, because I haven't been "following" that closely - but what gives people the idea that she isn't on a strict diet - just like most figure skaters? (I remember in an interview with Yana Rudovskaya that she said that it was impossible to get fat living with Plushy as he was on such a strict diet... ) I'm really curious as to where all this is coming from? Is it fact? or rumour?
Whatever the reason, Liza is not in optimum shape right now. A starvation diet is certainly not the answer. Perhaps she will outgrow this stage of puberty, like Irina Slutskaya did, and have great success in a couple of years.
maybe her genes are just build stockier compared to say Julia and Adelinas. imo, julia has the most well proportioned body
It is mentioned in Russian forums she likes ice cream very much.
even her instagram is filled with eating ice cream
Elizaveta is just growing, shes 16! and its not having any negative affects on her skating, her jumps are as good as ever. To those saying that her skating lacks speed and lacks ice coverage, well that has always been the case even when she was younger and id say its something she can improve quite easily she is very talented and seems very determined. I dont think she looks heavy at all
And comparing her to Julia doesn't say that much, Julia is not that short anyways, even last season, on the podium at junior worlds she was nearly as tall as Adelina. And now this season she has grown more, in pictures from JW you can see she is much taller than Radionova and nearly as tall as Pogo, who I actually think is a decent height, at JW warming up for the FS she looked like an amazon next to Miyahara and some of the other tiny ones. Julia is skinny and does not have particularly long limbs but she's probably 5'2" or more now, so when she finishes growing, likely will be average height.
I don't find anything wrong with a 16-year-old girl liking ice cream. Certainly, as an elite figure skater, Liza is held to a strict diet and can only enjoy sweets/junk food in the off-season. Your repetitiveness of this unsurprising fact is getting old, IMO.
Julia doesn't have particularly long legs for her height, not compared to Radio and Pogo. And it is possible she could maintain that slim build after puberty, some women are just built like that. I mean, Mao and Yuna have not changed that much physically since they were 14 or 15. They are a few inches taller and have a more mature figure now, but, they are still very thin, leggy. Christina Gao is the same way, and again so many pairs girls are so tiny. Julia could change a lot but she also might not. Kororbeynikova and Shelepen are quite tall but remained very slender after their growthspurts. Idk. At this point thought it's unlikely Tuk will get much taller, though, so that along with other genetic factors could make staying at a target weight more of a challenge than for some others.
Also, regarding the ice cream. At the end of the day, weight is just calories in versus calories out. Athletes exercise a lot and have lots of muscle so they need to eat a lot. Eating ice cream does not mean someone is overeating, what is in your diet can effect things like muscle mass, body fat %, etc, but in terms of weight alone, it is completely possible to eat ice cream every day and not gain weight and maintain a low weight.
Liza is too narrow and thin, from what I saw at Euros, but as she goes through puberty her waist is getting more compact and her legs are filled out. Adelina is half year older than Liza and had her share of filling out last season if you remember too, but she has different body type with longer legs etc etc, and this year Adelina's jumps are better and her physique great and healthy. I think its not right to speculate that Liza eats unhealthy in the competition season or suggesting her an unhealthy diet, she has a whole team behind her.
Dragonlady, there's no way Plushenko would have gotten silver, considering his form at Euros. But he's a good competitor so who knows.
Leonova surprisingly did better than I thought, and she still fought in her programs, in spite of the many errors.