Liza got the exotic looks which go quite well with the Indian theme though. Glad she drop the idea of keep the flamingo style.
Her problem was 100% mental!
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.
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.
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.