I wasn't sure but I thought it meant banned from the board. As in final flight.What do you think it means?
I think it refers to the last group of skaters in a competition (IE - the "top 6")
Generally, I'd say junior is 13+, sports 1 is 11-12, sports 2 is 9-10, then the "little girl 1-3" or whatever is 8, 7, 6.Thanks. But what is the age in the categories sport1 and sports2?
I know elder age nats competes with Junior content and programs but often skaters perform in both. Especially those who dont have the age for int juniors or performed poorly at junior Nats.
"Sports 1" is 11.x-13.x.Generally, I'd say junior is 13+, sports 1 is 11-12, sports 2 is 9-10, then the "little girl 1-3" or whatever is 8, 7, 6.
But it depends on passing tests, and so several competitors are younger than that.
Good to see Arthur. He seems he matured. He resembles Daniel Radcliffe hereAnna's dance challenge still keeps going: https://www.instagram.com/p/CKUiTDdJFTC/?igshid=1qxwx6gsde7xs
Okay? Those just are in the ballpark of where you'd expect the skater to be. Similarly, I don't say that juniors would be 13-19, I'd say they're 13-14 since from 15 you'd be in seniors."Sports 1" is 11.x-13.x.
"Sports 2" is 9.x-11.x.
(x=number of a month competition takes place, so for Moscow Novice Championships in January, "Sports 1" category includes skaters 11y1m-13y1m old, for Russian Novice Championships in March: 11.3m-13y3m old).
Silver medalist of 2016 Russian Novice Championships, Anna Tarusina was 13y1m old.
Gold medalist, Anna Shcherbakova was 11y11m old.
So "Sports 2" does not have lower age limit, only passed tests requirement. I corrected my post.Those ranges also aren't quite correct, Elena Kostyleva for example was participating in sports 2 at the age of 8 last season in the qualifiers, and in fact started in the category at the age of 7.
With the further setback of being sick in Covid I would be surprised if we see the 3A back this season. I think getting her pree 3A content back and stable will be enough to get her on the Worlds team this year (with Anna and Sasha, sorry Liza) provided she performes her programs better than she did at her two competitions so far this season.
Well I agree with you that Liza has shown more quality than Aliona this season. My point was that I dont think Aliona nedds the 3A to beat Liza. Liza allways loses points on spinns and StSq which Aliona pree Quarantine never did. Aliona also gets higher GOE on basically all elements compared to Liza and higher PCS. A non 3A Aliona on form should score similairly to Dasha at RusNats and that is probably enough to edge out Liza for the worlds team.Sorry Liza? No way Aliona deserves a spot ahead of Liza on the Worlds team based on what we've seen so far this season, that is assuming Worlds even happens.
If at these upcoming domestic events, Aliona surprises everyone with a restored 3A, and with her combos and components restored to last season's quality, then perhaps the picture changes, but I'm not holding my breath.
RusFed is gearing up for the Olympics, and I'm sure they're intent on sweeping the podium. That's going to mean prioritizing their girls with ultra-c elements, and at this point in time, that means Anya, Kami, Sasha, and/or Liza.
Even if a couple of those four fumble, opening up the door for another skater to slip in, I'd personally go with Dasha over Aliona at this point in time, based on how the former has continued to develop and how the latter has taken a step back.
Again, we all know what Aliona was capable of as of just a year ago, and if she can recapture that, then this picture might change. But so far it hasn't happened. And while the pandemic, illness, and coaching changes are legitimate excuses, let's not forget that all these girls were dealing with the pandemic; Anya and Liza also dealt with illness; and Sasha also dealt with a coaching change. So I don't think these excuses should buy her any special treatment.