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Thread: Polina Edmunds = better than Gracie? And best USA lady by far??

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    Exclamation Polina Edmunds = better than Gracie? And best USA lady by far??

    clearly.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PzAhGwBBz8
    send her to the OLYMPICS, for she is technically superior and stylistically simply MAGICAL!!!!!!!!!!

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    Isn't she too young? If she continues to skate like that, Gracie's reign may be short lived. She works with Frank too, doesn't she?

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    That was lovely.

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    Wow! Her jumps aren't as big as Gracie's but I would say she actually hears the music and is much more "graceful". Very elegant at such a young age.

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    Wow! Her jumps look effortless. Nice technique.

    She is age eligible for Sochi, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thinspread View Post
    Wow! Her jumps look effortless. Nice technique.

    She is age eligible for Sochi, no?
    No. She's only 15 years old. But that means she'll be 19 by PyeongChang.

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    Gracie jumps better, but is miles behind when it comes to performing.
    I wasn't impressed by Polina when I saw them side by side 2 years ago. I thought she was middle of the pack forgettable. I hope I'm wrong.

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    Actually she is eligible. Her birthday is May 18, 1998, which means she beats the cutoff by two months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krislite View Post
    No. She's only 15 years old. But that means she'll be 19 by PyeongChang.
    Lower age limit is that the skater must be 15 by the July 1st prior to the season in which to compete in Worlds/Europeans/Four Continents/Olympics. Polina was 15 on May 18th, 2013. She makes it by a bit more than a month. She's eligible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    Actually she is eligible. Her birthday is May 5, 1998, which means she beats the cutoff by two months.
    Thanks! I don't think she'll make it to Sochi, though, unless she skates like this and the top girls make mistakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlattFan View Post
    Gracie jumps better, but is miles behind when it comes to performing.
    I wasn't impressed by Polina when I saw them side by side 2 years ago. I thought she was middle of the pack forgettable. I hope I'm wrong.
    From what I saw in that video, in some aspects her jumps look better than GG's, technique-wise. Actually, I think she may develop into a very solid and consistent jumper, if she survive changes in her body.

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    Hope she will skate like this at Nationals, and gain the third spot!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thinspread View Post
    From what I saw in that video, in some aspects her jumps look better than GG's, technique-wise. Actually, I think she may develop into a very solid and consistent jumper, if she survive changes in her body.
    Actually Polina sometimes tries to muscle her jumps with her upper body which isn't a good thing. Plus unlike Gracie she's prone to under rotating her jumps which Gracie has never had a problem with.

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    of course Polina is eligible, Julia is eligible and she is also 15 years old born in June 4
    as long as your birthday precedes before July 1st must turn 15 already

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    Well, that was lovely!

    She still has a bit of "coltish" look, but what a wonderful prospect!

    You can't always judge by video, but her jumps looked big. And a sense of musicality!

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