Evgenia Tarasova? Seriously? I can’t see anything at all on Mukhortova’s skating that would be similar to Tarasova. If I would compare her to someone, it would be either Stolbova or Sui Wenjing. With these two she has similar style of skating - Mukhortova has very decent basic skating, which is not that common among juniors. The way her blade glides, very soft on the ice.I like that pair and some people really call Mukhortova "little Tarasova", the similarity between the two is strong.
I think Muhortova has huge star quality. I admit, I was watching her, not the partner. (I don't know how old she is, but I don't think they are long for 'juniors')So, what are your feelings about the pairs? Surprisingly who catched my attention the most were Chikmaryova/Yanchenkov, I bet from Slyusarenko's team, and Khabibulina/Knyazhuk.
They did quad twist under the -3/+3 system, but stopped that under the new rules when the BV was lowered. But Eteri's attitude "The hardest possible is always the best" probably appearsTarasova/ Morozov upgrading to throw triple flip and possibly quad twist. Tarasova trying solo triple flip.
Risky to move away from "We Are the Champions". It worked as a fine prophesyWhen Russian pair skaters Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov travelled to their very first ISU World Figure Skating Championships last March to Stockholm, Sweden, they had a simple goal: to […]www.goldenskate.com
New FS music revealed
I am pessimistic about Akhanteva not because of her height, but because they seem to be too long on the same level and not taking the last step to claw their way on top in juniors. Many other pairs have been skating together much shorter time and are on the same level or overtook them and moved to seniors. It does not bode well for a pair if they can’t stand out even in juniors, while competing together for this length of time. They are nice to watch, they became lovely polished, but she is not expressive and there is nothing to stand out. Consistency has been an issue in the past too, we will see this season what happens. Actually, Akhanteva/Kolesov remind me Zabijako/Enbert. Lovely to watch, very polished, elegant…just a bit boring. (And Zabijako/Enbert also used to have a problem with consistency. )I'm a bit pessimistic about Akhanteva/Kolesov. Surely she couldn't have grown even taller at age 18? They look more awkward than last season and the programmes don't help. The SP was alright until the weird music cut... The LP is a bit flat throughout like the previous Pink Floyd one.
What do you propose for them, then? To make a wow of purity and enter the monastery?Also, very interested in seeing what Tarasova and Morozov are doing this weekend. To be quite honest, I'm not sure a clean skate from them will get them over S/H in the Olympics (it could be enough to beat the Russians, though) so I guess they are going for broke.
It was announced some time ago they will keep the SP, but it should be highly modified.I'm a bit surprised Mishina/Galliamov are keeping their SP - I thought they had just about outgrown both programs at Worlds last year. But I think they're focusing on improvements and getting comfortable with a new FS in a new style, so keeping a SP that you know works in an Olympic year makes sense.
I'm very excited to see what Moskvina is cooking up with those music choices--but it seems like the team wants to tackle their biggest problem, which is speed across the ice. M/G have elements to win the Olympics, but they need to catch up a bit on speed so their scores can get that nice bump to push them (time) forward.
Also, very interested in seeing what Tarasova and Morozov are doing this weekend. To be quite honest, I'm not sure a clean skate from them will get them over S/H in the Olympics (it could be enough to beat the Russians, though) so I guess they are going for broke.
Not sure I got this part? hahaWhat do you propose for them, then? To make a wow of purity and enter the monastery?
Who would have thought Mishina/Galliamov will defeat favoured Sui/Han at worlds? This happened once, this can happen again. And if not, the principle of the sport is to try, not to cry about being broke on social media.