05-30-2014, 06:32 AM
I wouldn't dare to bet on any single skater to withstand puberty, but considering the numbers of very talented young Russian ladies that are coming through, I think it is very likely that at least three will definitely withstand puberty and be ready. (unfortunately it is hard to know which three). And because at worlds and Olympics 3 per country is the max, the chances are pretty good for Russia (but not that good for each of them because the competitions among them for the three spots will be harsh.)
Originally Posted by sky_fly20
05-30-2014, 06:35 AM
quantity and quality is the best weapon
Originally Posted by hanca
05-30-2014, 06:39 AM
Don't worry too much. I think there is a natural selection system. Look at who survived in the past.
Leonova, Makarova, Biryukova -> Leonova (resists the years passing)
Adelina and Liza -> Adelina (not very consistent but won OGM)
3 Polinas -> None managed to be a world star, though Korobeynikova conquered hearts of many fans
Julia, Anna, Elena -> all looking good for now, but who knows what will happen
Maria, Serafima, Alexandra and Evgenia -> ?
Tsurskaya, Bezrukova, Gubanova, Nugumanova -> ?
05-30-2014, 07:11 AM
05-30-2014, 08:10 AM