Russia Names 2014 Team for Europeans
Russian Team for Euros announced:
Men: M. Kovtun, S. Voronov, K. Menshov
Alternates: A. Pitkeev, A. Gachinski
Ladies: A. Sotnikova, J. Lipnitskaia, A. Leonova
Alternates: A. Pogorilaya, N. Gosviani
Pairs: Volosozhar/Trankov, Stolbova/Klimov, Bazarova/Larionov
Alternates: Antipova/Maisurdaze, Davankova/Deputat
Dance: Ilinykh/Katsalapov, Sinitsina/Zhiganshin, Riazanova/Tkachenko
Alternates: Monko/Khaliavin, Stepanova/Bukin
Zhulin wants them to prepare for the Olympics, he declined the spot, so no B/S.
I can't believe Alena is going after 2 crappy season with very poor skates only because she had a good SP at nationals.
Pogo must be devastated. It would make more sense to send even Liza (I mean she was forth at her GP events, even had a very good LP at her first one and was at least able to score over 110 in the LPs, something Alena didn't do for ages). And her LP at nationals would't score over 110 in an international competition.
Bad choice, but good news for Adelina and Julia, since even if Alena beats them both at Euros, I am sure they would still make the Sochi team.
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