Julia has two good competitions and all of a sudden she is known as being as consistent as Kim? First, let's see how she does later on in the season. She hasn't even yet competed at a big senior competition. She definitely has a chance but it's too early in the season to make any conclusions.
The fact she has already gone through her growth spurt pretty much and still has all her triples intact is a huge plus for her future in the sport. This is a hurdle Radiaonova has not yet cleared. She can now focus on improving as a skater. The consistency that made her famous as a junior is already back in full.
Last year, despite her injuries, she was also more consistent than the vast majority of the current field.
I really like Julia, but don't defend her on certain points where either YMMV or she still does have weaknesses. However, I will definitely defend her consistency to the death, as well as her spins (except for when they travel badly, which happens very rarely).
How do you like her ex at SC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS3PW9KZjWE
To me, she does not capture the music or the spirit at all, but I did see her new innovative spin. The music simply is not her style.
Radionova's ex was far more entertaining and better performed.
As for her interpretation of Schindler's List., OK, so she's a little girl not a Holocaust Survivor. She saw a movie that inspired her. I thought she did just fine.
Julia at 15 still has some growing to do and her body will continue to change for another couple years at least. If that happens those small jumps might disappear and she will just be another skater who peaked in her mid teens and went downhill.
^ May be, but the Sochi Olympics are in February, not in another couple of years.
Come to think of it Julia is probably an even stronger medal contender for Sochi than I originally thought.
Julia is making noticeable improvements, which is all one can ask of her. She still isn't my favorite Russian, but I have to admire her competitiveness. Her choreography is also starting to improve because she seems to focus more on how her body should move to the music rather than randomly sticking her foot over her head. I'm indifferent as to whether she or Liza go to Sochi, but I'd really like to see Adelina there.
Timing is everything for these itty bitty girls. I doubt this chic is anywhere near podium at her absolute best. This chic has the same solemn face since mao beat her with 3 triples. She already looks like she got a one way train ticket to auschwitz all the time, so when schinder's list is playing, it doesnt take any facial muscle movement to get into character.
I like everything about this girl Julia. I can't say enough how much I loved her costume! Even though she was still rough edged in artistic aspect, she is the one to watch this season. Congratulations, Julia!