Not to mention the skater herself is pretty small and had good runout out of her jumps. I didn't nnotice about the transitions into them, so someone else can comment on that. I see no reason why her jumps should get negative GOE. I don't even think they're that small, actually.
Medvedeva: I really liked the program artistically, and I actually think that her jumps are better (in height and technique) than Lipnitskaya's for example...
Sotskova: shame for the fall (and for the costume! it's just ), but she's good, could easily qualify for the final...
Chen just crumbled under pressure I think (her jumps were not UR and two-footed like that in her summer competitions), the same for Efimenko. Chartrand skated quite well, she could be Osmond's heir if she keeps improving!
IIRC karen had some bad URs last year at Us Nats so it's not terribly surprising if she fell on old ( bad) habits sido due to competition nerves. I think her jumps have really improved since switching to Tammy Gambill
4 girls out of the top 5 just became age-eligible only this season!! (Evegenia, Maria, Karen and Na Hyun) Amazing juniors!!
Loving Sotskova. Thre is just something about her style of skating that I really enjoy. And am I really the only one who is in love with her costume for FS? Loved it already last season, glad she kept it.
As for Medvedeva. What a lovely little girl. Such joy to watch!
These are just my prediction, but I think the top 3 from this competition will go to the final. Also Seraphima Sakhanovich and Polina Edmunds will most likely to go. Ogoreltseva, Proklova, Miller or Hae-jin Kim will probably take the remaining spot. Too many good skaters for limited spot!! Is Wang or Hicks competing in the junior circuit as well...??
Does anyone know who Medvedeva is coached by?
just noticed in the protocols that Chartrand was the only lady in the FS that got level 4 for her step sequence
Karen had a very nice performance, too bad about the UR, as I was saying I don't trust her body type and it's not good that she already has this kind of problems. I am afraid she will not resist until seniors. But that speed across the ice is amazing.
Maria S disappointed me. I almost didn't recognize her after seeing her skate yesterday. The most boring program I 've ever seen. What was that music? I almost couldn't hear it. And the costume really didn't do her justice. She looked amazing yesterday.
As for Liubov... she probably felt the pressure of being close to the podium. Otherwise nice costume and interesting music.
Julia has better flow on her jumps and her landings are secure except for the 2A
she gets fast rotation and Julia's jumps are bigger than Medvedeva
what happened to Karen ? shame about Sotskova's fall but
I guess Medvedeva was going to win as she usually is a good freeskater than Sotskova doing a clean FS