Thank you mathman, drivingmissdaidy and sliverlake for attempting to bring some sanity back. These accusations of age falsifications are sounding WAY too much like the 2008 Olympics. Accusing the home team that's loaded with talent of cheating. Julia packages herself appropriately which is refreshing to see. No need to overdo it at that age.
Back on topic here!! Liza isn't over yet, as said skaters HAVE peaked in their 20s. One example of a skater who struggled after growing then came back stronger, Irina Slutskaya. Liza may do that.
Looks like some people have figured out how to overdose on cheesy Angelina Jolie thrillers.
Originally Posted by drivingmissdaisy
"The defector begins by saying that his name is Orlov and proceeds by telling her a story about a Russian espionage program set up during the Cold War in which children of American families were kidnapped then replaced with Russian children that had been trained to be sleeper cell spies by a Russian official in hopes of restoring Russia's dominance one day." http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0944835/...f_=ttpl_pl_syn
Not to mention, Russia has public webside with competitive results and dates of birth of all their elite skaters. Anyone can check that out, and for the last few years I have been doing it (and I think thousands of other people too). So if anyone wanted to falsificate Russian skaters ages, they would have to start when the skaters is perhaps 7-8 years old, because as soon as they start showing any promise (even if they are still in novice category) their date of birth is already in public domain. Therefore, the Russians would have to falsificate the dates of birth of everyone, because they wouldn't know who will make it and who won't. For example, there are included skaters who are 9-10 years old.
If you click on any letter from the alphabet, you will get a list of skaters starting with that letter. Then you click on that name and get their date of birth, name of coach, competitive results etc.
China is the place falsifying ages now, didn't you know?
(As an aside, I'm fairly sure there was actually a Chinese pair recently who were found to be not the ages they said they were - I think it ended up that he was 24 and she was 11 or something like that.)
Really? I think that there are no falsifications here O_o And how could Rus Fed know that it would be Julia in the role of contender? Where is the logic?
And going back to thread - I think that Tuk is really young and has loads of time to mature and to return her jumps. I hope she'll make it to Sochi.
Some people just can't bear with others achievements when those "others" are not from their friendly countries.
No one questioned about Cohen's or Tara's age. They didn't look more mature than Julia by looking at their body. People questioned about gymnastics age in 2008 at least there were some sources that showed different b-days. Here has anyone found out in any source that Julia had different birthday listed?
I remember a while ago when Polina K. was breaking through, someone suspected her b-day was manipulated back to make her stay junior.
Tuk's career is an example of how estrogen and body fat development affect a young skater who had all the rotational ability and flexibility in the world, only to lose it when she started to grow up.
Simple. By her appearance, ET looks like a girl who will have to struggle her whole life not to be overweight.
to be fair, Tuk never was flexible, she always struggled with her back especially beillman spins were her problems even at 12
Originally Posted by Sk8Boi
but looks as though her body when fully mature could be like that of Elene Gedevanishvili
Joke or not, I don't think this is funny at all, and quite inappropriate. I get that this poster is anti-Japan/Japanese about everything, but, really?
Originally Posted by wallylutz
wallylutz is known for as nationalist Canadian like skaterboy
Originally Posted by chloepoco
for Anti Japanese , Russophobic and dislike for American Ice Dancers
Also, it's been my impression that we've been hearing about Julia for some years now, so we can trace her history pretty far back. She didn't just show up last year. (I know for sure that I've been trying to master the spelling of her last name for quite a few years.) So any implication about her age is really misplaced.
Originally Posted by hanca
I would love for Mao or YuNa to win, but I can see and appreciate Julia's quality. Her program and her costume (thank goodness) are age-appropriate, and she has some wonderful qualities, though I will like her better when her style matures. But as far as her looks, she is like a lot of those wispy ballerina types who populate dance academies, and though many of them maintain this look by not eating much, they are indeed the age they claim they are.
It wasn't Polina K, it was Anna Shershak, the season when she placed 2nd at her JGP event. Why would she want to stay and compete among youngsters who were at that time quite strong, having the difficult triple-triple combinations (Russian junior ladies made podium sweep at JGPF that year) when Russian ladies did not have enough senior eligible ladies is beyond me. In juniors she was competing against Shelepen who could jump at that time and against Lipnitskaya. In seniors there was no one that strong.
Originally Posted by bsfan
The birth certificate and record keeping in Russia and previously in the Soviet Union are very well organized and established as totally legitimate in every way!
Originally Posted by wallylutz
Here's Julia at age 11:
or 6 or 7 or so, apparently...
leave no stone unturned
Nonono and a big NO. All the girls who look really thin too you in these figure skating costumes, are even slimer in reality with everyday clothes, Liza is a really thin girl with muscled body and if she wasnt a skater you would never mention her name with any overweight issues, please these ladies who are of different built than what FS 'accepts' like Elena G., Meite or Liza are too young and really petite to even imply something like having overweight issues.
Originally Posted by Sk8Boi