I would score the hip action in Bolero in the negative column....I know I'm not alone on this.
There is a huge difference between Julia & Polina. Julia has competed for several years at Sr. nationals, and has competed for 2 seasons on the International Sr. GP series and both times qualified for the GPF (withdrew last year due to injury), this season she has not placed lower than 2nd. On the other hand Polina has had 1 Senior skate at Nationals, and other than that she has no Sr. experience and very little Jr experience.
You concerned about her meltdown. my concern is about injuries. I'm not even saying that you were wrong.
This is the free world. I have the right to have different perspectives.
After Euro lots of people including me counted her out for the contenders, since we've realized the extend of her injuries. But who knows, she might bounce back and proof me wrong.
I'm not a Kostner's fan at all. So I'm not going to argue more.
^Usually when one quotes another poster, one is addressing what that poster wrote. In your case, I didn't understand why you quoted me since your reply didn't have anything to do with my post.
Ahh. Too long at the rink today. Must thaw brain.
Go back to the Euro Ladies LP thread and read what some of her biggest supporters said about it. I actually really like Caro. That doesn't mean her hip business isn't up for debate. She skated great otherwise minus the fall IMO.
OMG why are you so negative, you should be happy,, olympics is only a few days away!! I think that is a very nice top 10 list, I think Julia may take home advantage and edge Carolina for bronze, about the top 10 I think Zijun and Kate could be there as well, but they'll have to beat Polina and kanako probably!!! I don't think Vika and Mae can be top 10 this time. But who knows it depends wheter everybody will skate well or nerve will make them fall!!!
It's a side topic, but I wonder who does Ashley's and Gracie's make-up. That person seems to firmly believe that more is always better, in particular when it comes to lipstick. I have noticed that overly flashy color in earlier competitions on Gracie before, but in the picture Ashley seems to have picked it up, too. Makes her look like she is somehow involved with Batman's Joker. Not very flattering, if you ask me. At least Polina skates "clean", I hope she stays that way.