The results of Korobeynikova are not not good in this season. Was she ill or injured?
Shershak skated all season 2011/2012 (9 competitions), at 2012/2013 had only one competition (JGP Event 26-29 Sept 2012, Slovenia), after that Russian Cup Event 12-16 Now 2013.
Lipnitskaia (born at 05 June 1998) is one day elder than Shershak (06 June 1998). Pogorilaya is two months elder (10 Apr 1998).
For today Lipnitskaia is 2nd at World Season Best Scores table, Pogorilaya is 8th. Both ahead all the Junior Grand Prix youngsters.
There are Senior Ladies in Russia who are better than Shershak, about 10 or more.
Volkov Memorial 2013 16-21 Now 2013
Sergey Volkov - World Champion 1975.
Competition - boys and girls in two age groups.
Elder - 2001-2002 (progran Junior with minor differences)
Younger - 2003 and younger (program Advanced Novice with minor differences)
Past seasons winners of this competitions were now well-known Radionova, Pogorilaya, Sotskova, Samarin. Lipnitskaia was second (at 2009).
Maybe, some of girls and boys who skated this time will be famous skaters in future.
Main page of competition http://ffkm.ru/index.php/12-competit...55-volkova2013
Schedule & Results http://ffkm.ru/images/files/013-14/2...html/index.htm
All Russian language.
Some Videos http://www.youtube.com/user/mihsersh/videos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnsijoMcEDA - FS Alexandra Proklova (she skated there not in competition)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v30Z-Skr0-o - FS Victoria Bezrukova, winner in Elder Age.
I know you have better seniors than Shershak. Saying that, she would still be either the national champion or at least at the national team of any other country except of Japan, USA, Russia and probably Canada.
Not sure whether I agree about Pogorilaya being ahead of your JGPF youngsters. Russian junior nationals will show us whether Pogorilaya can beat Medvedeva, Proklova, Sotskova and Sakhanovich. Last year she couldn't. The fact that Pogorilaya posted one decent score and got herself high on World Season Best Scores table doesn't mean that she can beat regularly other skaters with a lower score at World Season Best table in competition. Pogorilaya is lucky that she didn't compete against them at GP because with how she skated, I think Proklova and Medvedeva (and possibly Sakhanovich) would beat her. They went clean; she was missing her axel - twice. And she is also lucky that they can't move to seniors next year. But it will come soon enough and we will see...
5th Event of Russian Cup 01-05 Dec 2013, Moscow.
Ice Palace "Moskvich"
(all Russian language)
12:00 - Senior Men SP
13:45 - Junior Pairs SP
16:45 - Senior Pairs SP
17:15 - Junior Dance SD
18:45 - Senior Dance SD
13:00 - Senior Men FS
15:00 - Junior Pairs FS
16:45 - Senior Pairs FS
18:45 - Senior Ladies SP
20:15 - Junior Dance FD
21:15 - Senior Dance FD
12:15 - Junior Men SP
15:15 - Senior Ladies FS
16:45 - Junior Ladies SP
12:15 - Junior Men FS
15:30 - Junior Ladies FS
(Not sure if this is the right thread) Can anyone tell me something about Sofia Mishina, who is scheduled to compete in the Universiade in Trento: the latest video I can find is her 2012 nationals performance (where she actually skated quite well)...
She skated well years ago, but has no progress.
Almost all best Russian Ladies are 1996 and younger, i.e. too young for Universiade (1985-1995).
Best skaters are preparing to Nationals, to qualify to Euro and to National Team.
Because of this at Universiade will be 2nd level skaters (and the same - skaters from other countries).
Bezrukova gets great height on her jumps for somebody that tiny. She's skating through the music though. It's sad how most up-and-coming Russian ladies seem to be all about jumps now. I miss the Butyrskaya and Slutskaya days so much.