2019-20 European Ladies’ Figure Skating

Bluediamonds09

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Who will rise to the top amongst the non-Russian ladies in Europe?

The Players:

Loena Hendrickx
Emmi Peltonen
Viveca Lindfors
Alexia Paganini
Victoria Safonova
Mae Berenice Meite
Laurine Lecavelier
Anna Kuzmenko
Marina Piredda
Ivett Toth
Ekaterina Kurakova
Nicole Schott
Anastasia Shabotova
Alessia Tornaghi
Ekaterina Ryabova

Whew! So many great ladies! Who is your favorite? Did I leave anyone out? Let’s get discussing for the 2019/20 season!!��
 
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Crossing fingers for Loena Hendrickx to fully recover for her 2 GP and doing well the whole season :love:
 

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Whew! So many great ladies! Who is your favorite? Did I leave anyone out? Let’s get discussing for the 2019/20 season!!��

I would add Alina Urushadze, Eliška Březinová and Alexandra Feigin to the list! :)

(this list is going to be long!)
 

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Eva Lotta Kiibus is also one to watch :biggrin:

Who will rise to the top amongst the non-Russian ladies in Europe?

The Players:



Whew! So many great ladies! Who is your favorite? Did I leave anyone out? Let’s get discussing for the 2019/20 season!!��

to answer to your question: nobody can challenge the russians in the next future, someone can sneak on the podium when some of them falter, like Viveca Lindofrs did at last Euros. that said, i love many of them but this season my favourite i think is going to be Vika Safonova. Vika deserves more love, the gods know she didn't get any from Rusfed (before someone gets upset i'm joking about Rusfed:biggrin:)
 

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Safonova can't participate at the Euros of this season. Still, i think she's a one to follow and with great chances to be near the podium in the future. She's so tall that her growth may be already stabilized by now.

About this season i'm expecting the better results from Viveca.
I hope Loena can recover and be there with her, if not above. Without Caro, right now she's my favorite non-russian european.
Kurakova may be at Paganini's actual level. She can rival japanese and korean's girls on JGP, maybe even catch a bronze, if something happen.
Between the italian girls i rather say Beccari. The last season she missed her first chance to catch the national senior title but she's still the most talented one. Sadly, this season Italy have only one spot at the Euros, Piredda and Tornaghi will certainly fight for it.
 

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Safonova can't participate at the Euros of this season. Still, i think she's a one to follow and with great chances to be near the podium in the future. She's so tall that her growth may be already stabilized by now.

About this season i'm expecting the better results from Viveca.
I hope Loena can recover and be there with her, if not above. Without Caro, right now she's my favorite non-russian european.
Kurakova may be at Paganini's actual level. She can rival japanese and korean's girls on JGP, maybe even catch a bronze, if something happen.
Between the italian girls i rather say Beccari. The last season she missed her first chance to catch the national senior title but she's still the most talented one. Sadly, this season Italy have only one spot at the Euros, Piredda and Tornaghi will certainly fight for it.

Why can’t Safonova do Euros this year? I thought her last international was in November, so shouldn’t she be able to skate for Belarus in any events 1 calendar year after her last competition for Russia?

If my calculations are correct, she should be able to do Golden Spin and earn the minimums for Euros.
 

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I'd add Anastasia Arkhipova from Ukraine! She's senior age eligible this year, so hopefully she'll snag that Euros spot.
 

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Why can’t Safonova do Euros this year? I thought her last international was in November, so shouldn’t she be able to skate for Belarus in any events 1 calendar year after her last competition for Russia?

If my calculations are correct, she should be able to do Golden Spin and earn the minimums for Euros.
The news about her change has come from a minor participation to a competition at Minsk.
I still don't have see nothing about her be officially released by the RusFed, so i was assuming that this season may go undone internationally, like what happen to Kurakova on the past season. Even if the rule is about one year, these kind of switch can actually take more time. If you think about it, as she has already represented Russia on an international competition, the change has come up like it wasn't programmed before.
 

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It's the ISU that has a rule about not being able to compete for 1 season.

Federations have their own rules about how long athletes must wait for a release.
 

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The news about her change has come from a minor participation to a competition at Minsk.
I still don't have see nothing about her be officially released by the RusFed, so i was assuming that this season may go undone internationally, like what happen to Kurakova on the past season. Even if the rule is about one year, these kind of switch can actually take more time. If you think about it, as she has already represented Russia on an international competition, the change has come up like it wasn't programmed before.

Her official fskate.ru bio says Belarus, so hopefully she's been released :pray:
 

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Has there been any new news on Loena Hendrickx? I hope she’s recovered from her injury!

Also, good luck to Alexandra Feigin at the jgp this week!!!!
 

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Anyone know if Lea Johanna Dastich of Germany has retired? I thought for certain we'd see her back in competition this season.
 

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Has there been any new news on Loena Hendrickx? I hope she’s recovered from her injury!

Also, good luck to Alexandra Feigin at the jgp this week!!!!

A couple of days ago Loena posted on IG about about wanting to be back on the ice soon. She was at the gym so at least she was able to train off the ice.
 

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A couple of days ago Loena posted on IG about about wanting to be back on the ice soon. She was at the gym so at least she was able to train off the ice.

Great! Loena has the most potential of the non Russian European ladies to get above 70 in the sp and about 200 for a total score. I want her to get better soon and have an impressive season.
 

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Well she was posting some videos of doing spins and spirals during the summer... is there some news she is injured? Or maybe it's just she is not able to be at her rink?
 

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Well she was posting some videos of doing spins and spirals during the summer... is there some news she is injured? Or maybe it's just she is not able to be at her rink?
She had a training injury and hasn't been on the ice in a while.
 

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Has Anna Kuzmenko appeared on any more JGP entry lists, or is it possible that she could get the GP France host spot?
 

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Has Anna Kuzmenko appeared on any more JGP entry lists, or is it possible that she could get the GP France host spot?

She will apparently take part in JGP Poland. Is it possible to compete in one GP and one JGP ?
 

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Good performances by Katia and Nastya, nice job :)

Vera Stolt looks like she may be a contender for Finland's 3rd Euros spot.
 

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Congratulations to Katya Kurakova for placing in the top 5 at her first JGP! :yay:
 

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Poor Arkhipova =/ that delay was so horrible, she froze to death, was so red from cold and then bombed everything =/
How unfortunate.
 

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Poor Kurakova. I believe she and BOrser are trying their best, but the girl’s jumps are soooo tight. Maybe they’ll get better with more time spent at TCC? I just don’t know, those jumps don’t look like they’ll receive high GOE. Makes me think that at this season’s Europeans, she won’t be a strong enough competitor to face the strong non-Russian ladies like Safonova, Paganini, Hendrickx, Lindfors and Shabotova.
 

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My heart goes to Anastasiia Arkhipova.

Due to some technical issues for the score of the previous skater, she had to wait 10-15 minutes (it felt like forever) on the cold ice before skating: she was clearly struggling to warm herself up, hands and nose looked frozen, by the time judges were finally ready she could barely skate, made lots of mistakes and left the ice crying because she wanted to skate clean and she can absolutely but not in this condition.

It's unfortunate and perhaps this could have been avoided.

In my opinion the referee should have suggested her to leave the ice until the problem was fixed since it was taking too long.
 

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Any news about Diana Nikitina? IIRC she was injured on autumn 2018 and then WD for all the season... But I've not seen her name on any Challenger Event entries list for the moment :frown:
 

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Any news about Diana Nikitina? IIRC she was injured on autumn 2018 and then WD for all the season... But I've not seen her name on any Challenger Event entries list for the moment :frown:

Diana had problems with her hip and surgery in Switzerland was considered. She visited Champery for a while in June (and this was connected with the surgery rather than the next season settlement as Stephane was in Japan that particular time afaik). She hasn't got any financial support from Latvian Federation for this season however... nor she's shared any photos from an ice-rink recently. Hope it doesn't mean she is not going to come back.
 
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