Moscow Open Championship
Sotnikova, Lipnitskaya and Pogorilaya did their Program run throughs with costumes
Lipnitskaya SP - same SP dress lovely
Sotnikova SP - horrid costume, nothing about Carmen whatsoever in that
Pogorilaya LP - Bram Stoker's dracula, needs more speed
Adelina's program has potential I think. That was a VERY nice spiral into the 2A, definitely a highlight for me. Agree the costume is a bit much. Overall I think she is a weaker skater than Julia now. The triple triple looked UR to me in real time.
Anna's gorgeous this year.
Lovely program by Julia, but why on earth is she back to gloves? There are moments when her arms lack elegance and the gloves only draw more attention to that.
Adelina's costume has got to go, but I liked her program. It's not very "Carmen", but she does have a level of attack/sassiness to it which is Carmen-esque. Compared to Julia, she seems less like she's just going through the elements one after another (although Julia certainly executes hers better).
Kudos for trying her 3Z-3L, but it is massively underrotated, almost downgraded. I think the odd entry into the lutz is totally killing her speed, and she's better off going down the ice to get more flow out of her lutz.
That double axel spiral was a lovely highlight though, and I *love* the original positions in her final flying camel - just when I thought I'd seen every flying camel position.
And you're right, she's always had them. I thought she had dropped the gloves at one point when it came to her sleeveless dresses.
I actually enjoy the first half and the especially the intricacy of some of the footwork. He loses the character of the program though towards the end, and he could tone down some of the arm movements.
I like Adelina's program and costume. I would be happy if Julia and Adelina were chosen for Olympics.
It is Novice Championship (sometimes with Juniors in some disciplines).
Not very high level competition.
But winners of it were:
Anna POGORILAYA was silver medalist.
May be, winners of this season will be widely known in future.
Two (Lipnitskaia and Pogorilaya) of four are practicing at the ice rink of competition.
he is pretty much in if Plushenko canno compete in Sochi, No one else
lets not forget the Tarasova overhype of 2 qauds in SP with this 4T ans 4S in Kovtun
he needs to take out that 4S though, I don't think he can land that in an actual competition
Lipnitskaya was with a program like this she will be unbeatable in Canada!!
But I think that Sotnikova is SO better overall, and finally she's skating clean SPs (even with the UR combo)... I ADORE this program, it's my favourite Senior Ladies SP so far this season!