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Thread: Team Russia - Promising Young Skaters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-Skwantch View Post
    Is that Adelina in the blue? I remember hearing something about how another coach took some of Eteri's skaters.

    And listen to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Dakd7EIgBE It's incredible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isabel_O'Reilly View Post
    Is that Adelina in the blue? I remember hearing something about how another coach took some of Eteri's skaters.

    And listen to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Dakd7EIgBE It's incredible.
    she is Evgenia I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by chapis View Post
    she is Evgenia I think
    Yes. It's Evgenia Medvedeva. Adian Pitkeev is far right

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    Apparently Evgenia Medvedeva is a Doctor Who fan. Ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chemistry66 View Post
    Apparently Evgenia Medvedeva is a Doctor Who fan. Ha.
    One of my friends is a big Whovian. I've watched a few episodes...those weeping angels freak me the hell out!

    I love that Evgenia is a bit of a nerd. I'm a huge nerd!! Mention Harry Potter/Walking Dead/Game of Thrones/anything by Joss Whedon/Korra and about a dozen other shows/movies and we can be BFFs!

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    With you there Kwanatic. Not a Walking Dead fan, but the rest you named I adore XD

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    Whos your favorite pairs girl under 17. Theres like 5 that seem like good prospects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YLFan View Post
    Whos your favorite pairs girl under 17. Theres like 5 that seem like good prospects.
    I like Maria Vigalova's skating. When she skates with her partner something about them makes me think of Katya & Sergei.

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    New Liza video. Don't think this one was posted https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERZGDHfGwz0 practicing jumps with her arm raised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YLFan View Post
    New Liza video. Don't think this one was posted https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERZGDHfGwz0 practicing jumps with her arm raised.
    Actually saw this earlier on a Korean figure skating blog. Very impressive. Do you know how old she is?

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    I think she turns 12 later this month.

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    Who's this little cute thing?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhOWAMngTZQ

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    Why is Alsu Kaiumova given a JGP assignment after a bad season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alba View Post
    Who's this little cute thing?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhOWAMngTZQ
    My goodness! As if it wasn't confusing enough with all the Polinas we already have. Now it looks like we are going to get a second Polina S!

    Here is Polina Stepanova's profile on the Russian Federation's website:

    http://www.fskate.ru/skaters/3730.html

    It doesn't tell you a lot about her apart from that she was born in 2004 (makes you feel old, doesn't it?!) and belongs to the club in Voronezh (a town I had never heard tell of, but which I have just looked up and discovered is near the Ukrainian border...) But it does have some results.

    Hope this helps

    CaroLiza_fan

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    I've been silently stalking this thread for some time now and wondered :

    What on earth is it that Russia does better than other countries??
    It's obvious that their youngsters are miles better than any other country's ones... does anybody know what it is that they are doing to make their skaters so good at such a young age??
    Better training facilities(although I can't imagine them being better than Japan's or those of the US) ? Better coaches? More training?

    What is it :D ??

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