Gold, Lipnitskaya, Sotnikova and the future
First ladies for next quad scoring above the 200 mark
it seems the 200 mark will become teh norm for the ladies very soon
with higher technical contents being done by the ladies
Sotnikova - 1st
Gracie - 4th
Julia - 5th
though Gracie was a bit undermarked in her PCS compared to the two
I think the future is bright for all 3 ladies, and now they have a lot of international recognition with 2 OGM's for the Russian ladies and a 4th place finish for Gold. I hope to see more growth from all three and that they don't say 'well I've won this way, why do I need to change'.
Excited for World's. When is it?
I would also add:
Originally Posted by Amei
Zijun Li as skaters for the future
Only Gold can get the olympic scores in another place, I think.
Russianflation was Super Huge. That was Home record.
Originally Posted by PftJump
they have legion of skaters too
that have won gold in GP outside of home"flation"
watch out for
wil be back next season
though I think Gracie has the brightest future
*cough* Li Zijun, Kaetlyn Osmond, Polina Edmunds, and Elena Radinova *cough*
Out of the three mentioned in the title, I like Julia Lipnitskaya for some reason. She seems genuine.
I quickly developed a dislike for Gracie Gold a few months ago and I suspect this dislike will never go away.
As for Adelina, I have nothing against her, but her win today... I know it's not her fault the score was that rigged.
Polina Edmund has a very alien feel to me right now.
I love Elena Radinova. She's so cute.
And I like Zijun, too. She's so sweet.
I may or may not come to like Kaetyln. I will maybe come to like her, but if I find Canada fixing her scores, I will not like her any more.
I'm already looking forward to worlds. I hope Gracie can make the podium. Her jumps here were great. She just needs more competition under her belt. I look forward to seeing Gracie, Adelina and Julia battle it out at future competitions. I think they are the front runners heading to the next Olympics.
Actually Yulia performs much better outside of Russia. So your statement is false.
Originally Posted by PftJump
I don't think so because russia/usa has other juniors, they can improve. But I would like to see Sotnikova/Gold rivalry. Great jumps, great spins, great speed and hopefully great programs. This could be much more close than Kim/Asada. If only both of them could be a little more consistent.
Originally Posted by flying camel
I know you love her to bits, but Gracie was NOT undermarked. All of them were overscored on PCS.
Originally Posted by sky_fly20
PCS OFFENDER #1 - Julia: high PCS inflation
- Julia scored a personal best PCS of 70.06 which was higher than her team PCS (69.82)... her team FS was clean, her individual FS had a fall and UR stepout.
- 0.24 points higher with a fall
PCS OFFENDER #2 - Adelina: very high PCS inflation
Sotnikova scored 74.41 which was ridiculous in that it was on par with Kim and above Kostner/Mao (it was also a huge increase from her personal best of 69.60).
- 4.81 points higher (with a minor stepout)
PCS OFFENDER #3 - Gracie: astronomical PCS inflation
- Gracie scored a personal best PCS of 68.33 which was monstrously higher that her team PCS (61.89)... her team FS was clean, her individual FS had a fall.
- 6.44 points higher, with a fall (Frank must have done quite the politicking to keep Gracie in 4th)
Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy
This is probably the best LP by Adelina. So arguing that she got all of 4.81 gifted is not accurate. But Gracie's score score inflation is apparent.
I agree that this is Adelina's best freeskate. However, putting her PCS on par with Kim and higher than Mao/Kostner is unjustifiable. Perhaps you could argue Kim was a bit tentative and lacking her usual spark, but Kostner was brilliant and so was Mao. It was absolutely unnecessary, and she should have got 70 points PCS at best (still enough for the win, but barely). Mao should have had about 71 or 72 points.
Originally Posted by volk
imo, Gracie too should have cleared 70 in PCS
her PCS total can be higher than Julia
Caro had double jumps though
I'd give her 2nd in FS if she went clean
I see both Gracie and Julia doing very well at Worlds.