Julia had a huge meltdown at Russia Jr.Nationals this year and was 20 points behind Elena Radionova. Of course, it was her first competition after her injury but I think it could be viewed as a preview of next season for her-she's not finished with puberty.
Originally Posted by gmyers
Adelina and Liza had better jumps than Julia as a junior, yet they couldn't land their 3Lz+3T or 3Lz+3Lo consistently and had to change it to 3T+3T when they faced the puberty. The situation might be even worse with Julia.
However, Julia can end up as being next Mirai Nagasu(and might end up with a lot of URs/downgrades appearing on protocols later..) in Sochi 2014. I think Julia would receive score around 190(considering it's being held in her home country) if she skates two programs. But there are other skaters who are capable of scoring 190+ with programs that aren't exactly clean(but almost clean) like Ashley, Gracie, Adelina, Kanako, and Akiko-I don't know if it'll be enough for her to place inside top 5.
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Well, she didn't have a "huge meltdown": she skated a clean SP that included a 3Lz+3T and made only one big mistake in the FS (the fall)+one UR and almost two-footed 3F. She finished off the podium and 20 points behind Radionova because all the other girls skated almost perfect programs and didn't make mistakes: Julia's performance was not disastrous at all, the result actually was (for her standards)... But I agree with the rest of your post.
Originally Posted by vera01