Got her 3Z-3L and 2A-3T that time. She's clearly still capable of doing them. Silly errors on the first flip and 3S though.
I'm also not quite convinced her ChSq still covers the whole ice. She should really do an ina bauer/spread eagle after the second spiral to ensure that she gets credit.
She's certainly a good performer and this is a good vehicle for her, but she'll have to skate with more speed and clean up her jumps.
Considering that this is beginning of the season, it is not bad at all.
I think that first flip was the worst she has ever done! Flutz ur loop probable 3t< still problems. Needs total overhaul. For team Julia and anna
I'm hoping it's Adelina and Eliza but it will probably be Julia and a toss up between Adelina/Eliza.
Radionova is not eligible for the Sochi Olympics due to her age. So she cant be there. Had that not been the case I would be 95% this years team would be Lipnitskaia and Radionova but luckily for the others this is not the case.
Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy
I think Lipnitskaia is a virtual lock unless she has an injury. She has gone through her growth spurt which she suffered with last year and has regained her famed consistency.
Sotnikova or Tuktamysheva will probably get the other spot. At this point I would favor Sotnikova. Tuktamysheva has to start skating clean short programs. She simply isnt good enough to keep making mistakes like that. If Sotnikova has her usual type of problems but Tuktamysheva keeps blowing the short but coming back in the long, Sotnikova will be the one to make it.
I would rather see Anna P. or Leonova than either but it is looking increasingly less likely Leonova will make a strong comeback soon or ever, and the Russian fed. probably will view Anna as too young and keep her off the team by virtue of that, and plus her international PCS arent particularly high yet.
I dont think anyone chooses to jump small. You work with what you have. Others like Radianova and Lipnitskaia do not.
Originally Posted by drivingmissdaisy
I was listening to Dave and Jenny, and they made a point which is a strong one. They said that height in jump is something that can be worked on Radionova for example is quite little. How high exactly is her jumps suppose to get. When she gets older, she will get more power and the height on her jumps may improve. The point-lets wait and see.
Originally Posted by pangtongfan
Elizaveta had good technique but her jumps weren't huge. And they were criticizing her ice coverage and power. And while she has her issues, people are saying these things have improved...
I do think good air position, good basic technique though is needed.
ISU, stop promoting 2-foot skating!
So far Lipnitskaya seems to be a lock for the team. As pangtongfan said, she's bounced back after having struggled with puberty and seems very consistent. Her new programs seem to play to her strengths and work well for her.
As for the second spot, Sotnikova seems to have an edge over inconsistent Tuktamysheva at this point but I would like the spot to go to Pogorilaya. She might not be the most elegant skater but she's a solid jumper. Sot and Tuk had their chances and have been hit and miss. As for Sot: between that Halloween dress, tinkly piano Carmen arrangement and the bland choreography, just no.
I believe Julia will go but I still hope that it will be Adelina and Liza, who both dazzled us over 4 yrs ago, who survived all the Polina's and puberty, and who I think still have the best chance to medal in Sochi.
Artistical? What is that?
Originally Posted by Totentanz
leave no stone unturned
Watching Liza's Fs from SA, I think her jumps do cover a lot of distance comparing to her height, I like her landings a lot and how much time she keeps them. I dont like the program much but neither do I like Adelina's who I believe is more RF favorite and when she skates great she is marked better than Liza. But I want both of them to go, they are out at seniors for third season, have been to Worlds already, for a lot of reasons I want them to go.
But I m sure Julia will go. Julia has an Lp that is cleverly designed, tailor made for making sensation and all the media attention as the youngest at these Olympic Games etc
Both are only a year older than Julia though, and they are both part of the reason the Russians don't have 3 spots although it was a deep field. In Julia's defense she did better on the Senior Grand Prix than either of the other two. Its not her fault she wasn't at worlds last year.
Originally Posted by seniorita
Julia's Jr Worlds performances wouldn't have placed her high enough at Worlds to get Russia three spots either. After next weekend I think we'll have a good idea of where she stands in the race for a Sochi spot, as SC is a high profile event. If she is able to win it will be very impressive.
Originally Posted by bekalc
I think if Liza doesn't improve her SP issues they are stupid to send her. Someone else pointed out in the ladies thread that it's actually possible she might not qualify for the LP based on her SP score if she continues on this way. I like Liza a lot but think she should very seriously consider seeing a sports psychologist. At least Adelina (while she has her own major issues) usually puts out a SP that leaves her in contention for the podium. Liza is so frustrating to me at this point because with the LP's she does she should have many may medals she doesn't have- including one this past weekend.
Yes I think you are referring to me. One day the bottom will fall out and Liza will do so bad in an sp she won't qualify for a fs! Will it be euros 2014? Olympics 2014? she needs to fix this problem. It is one of the worst problems facing any skater today and she needs to fix it! She needs if she is nervous and frantic before sp to go to a sports psychologist and find the reason! If it's mishin leave mishin. If it's something in her past confront it. This is a huge problem that needs massive help and just like orser and others go to a psychologist. Because I do think she's on her way to not qualifying for free skates.