Maybe she will skate to American native people's music. In Europe those people are "indians". But that theme in the Asian style??? I'm really curious.
Originally Posted by begin
In america now, the accepted term is American Indian for what we used to call 'Native Americans' in an attempt to be politically correct. It has flipped back around from 'Native American' now and the accepted term is American Indian. Some people are behind the times and continue to believe the term Indian is not politically correct, but this is untrue. See, for example, the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Museum of the American Indian, the vast majority of scholarly works referring to this group of people, and so on.
Originally Posted by plushyfan
Alena also tried to do an Bollywood-themed program in the 2012-2013.
I didn't really care for it.
Originally Posted by tulosai
this is what really caused her to lose her jumps coupled with bad genetic body type
Originally Posted by bsfan
she needs to lose 10 pounds or more, her jumps will get stable as she loses weight
Liza got the exotic looks which go quite well with the Indian theme though. Glad she drop the idea of keep the flamingo style.
That's a good point. It will be a nice departure form the many years of latin.
Originally Posted by BusyMom
I agree with everything you said.
Originally Posted by Meoima
And I think that losing weight would not be enough.
I'm happy they give her a chance to prove herself. It would be too sad to waste such a talent.
Originally Posted by Mrs. P
Rejoicing in the land of Kwan
I do think her ship has sailed somewhat but if Liza can get her jumps back, she can stay in the mix. When she hits, her jumps are beautiful. Like Alba said we discussed a little while ago, Liza is still capable of hitting all of her jumps. It's not like she's URing everything or something like that...she's just not landing the jumps. Whatever mental block she has is holding her back.
As great as her jumps are, alone they won't be enough to move up in the Russian ranks. I think if Liza comes on strong this season she will be even with Anna. Then again, if Anna has made some improvements over the summer she may stay ahead of Liza. I think Liza is a very vibrant performer and I hope whatever programs she chooses this year will be very different from the last three years. Hopefully no more black dresses either.
I wish her all of the best, but she does have her work cut out for her.
Say no to horrendous costumes
If Liza were in any field less deep than Russia like Ukraine or Japan, it could have been easier for her to come back. But since she's Russian, It's wayyyy harder. But she does have strong points, so I hope she can make it.
Um, I don't mean to be rude, but could you please just shut up?
Originally Posted by sky_fly20
Liza started to really struggle since she gained weight, when I saw her mother's pics I knew she would become broad and stocky, I guess its not her fault for her body type / genetics. Mihsin has also mentioned about Liza has bad eating habits like eating ice cream
Originally Posted by FSGMT
she needs to lose weight, even If that means taking powder for meals like Julia, I am surprised Mishin is not controlling what she eats
not everyone can have slim, long limbs an long legs like Anna, Mao or Carolina.
her problem is mental ? if she gets her jumps back her confidence will come back
really sad how she has been steadily sinking, this isnt the same Liza we love in 2011
unless you are liza's nutritionist/personal trainer or liza herself, i don't think anyone should speculate on diet or how much weight she (or any other skater) should or should not gain. i realize she is an athlete, but even so, her body is not up for the public's discussion. it is inappropriate and at times, downright cruel. as some others have pointed out, skaters at all levels of competition come in different sizes and shapes. and i'm very sure liza and many other impressionable female skaters who compete at these levels are well-aware of the difficulty of having to make these physical and emotional adjustments while trying to land triple jumps.