11-24-2013, 02:15 AM
Pogo I doubt is making the Olympics but I think she can make it to Euros potentially. Her PCS have already risen to the level of Tuk and Tuk continues to make mistakes, her 3lz-3t seems to be MIA so far this season, she's battling back pain/injury, her spins have improved but Pogo's spins IMO are still better, and then Liza's SP is simply dreadful and the FS is just okay. So for now, Pogo is looking heavy edge to Tuk which means the 3rd spot at Euros is up for grabs. I also wonder if Euros could be used to determine the Olympic team if the form and pecking order of the 4 girls in contention for Euros/Olympics is still murky after Nationals. Whoever wins Nationals (most likely Julia or Adelina, or if Radionova wins then whoever is 2nd) will most likely be given a spot directly but the 2nd spot could be decided with Euros to give the fed another chance to see 2 of Julia, Adelina, Liza, or Anna (or maybe even someone else!) go head-to-head before making the team final.
11-24-2013, 01:11 PM
If Julia and Adelina beat Pogo at GPF and Nationals, I think the team is set and there will be no skate off at Euros. It's clear that these are the two skaters the Russian Fed is lobbying for and if they have any good reason to put them on the team they will. I would actually like to see Adelina and Julia skip Euros if they make the team because both have competed a ton this season already.
Originally Posted by silverlake22
11-24-2013, 01:18 PM
Best comeback EVOR!
It's sad to admit but Tuk is circling the drain in terms of Olympic chances. She'd need to skate like her short program from last seasons Nationals and Euros long program and for others to mess up to make the team. It's frustrating as she clearly still has the ability, just seemingly not the drive right now. Maybe not making the Olympic team and probably not the National podium will get her a** in gear for next season.
11-24-2013, 01:24 PM
I wouldn't underestimate the impact of her injuries and how that can affect not only technique but also overall confidence. It's a pity that she is going through this in an Olympic season but I have no doubt she will be a force over the next few years.
Originally Posted by zamboni step
11-24-2013, 01:31 PM
Best comeback EVOR!
Oh I have no doubt she'll be great the next few years, i'm still hoping (perhaps blindly) she'll be Russian number 2 behind Sotnikova as everyone had originally envisioned in the years to come. Her jumping technique is so good it's exciting to watch, I find her a lot less cold than Lipnitskaya. It's encouraging that she has been able to maintain her super-consistent 2A-3T as hers is the best in the world in terms of consistency and quality. The sentimental part of me demands I cling on to hope she makes the Olympic team however and I am almost certain it will be painful to watch Russian Nationals this year.
Originally Posted by drivingmissdaisy
11-24-2013, 03:23 PM
Its over for Tuk for this season at least, and she is plagued by a back injury ?
It didin't help her programs are terrible, I expect Sotnikova to win Nationals as she does well in Nationals only
and Pogorilaya has even out with her in PCS which I was not expecting
she will be fighting with Pogorilaya for a European Spot
11-24-2013, 03:26 PM