On the Ice
- Nov 29, 2019
Petushkova/Malikov, Kostiukovich/Briukhanov, and Chikmareva/Yanchenkov are the entries for hte last JGP. I don't quite understand the inclusion of PM here. I was not impressed by them at test skates.
P/M won the junior Russian Cup final in March, plus they skate at the Moskvina school, so I would expect them to get two competitions.Petushkova/Malikov, Kostiukovich/Briukhanov, and Chikmareva/Yanchenkov are the entries for hte last JGP. I don't quite understand the inclusion of PM here. I was not impressed by them at test skates.
They were not ready at the test skates, but their results from last year definitely earned them the JGP event. They won Russian cup final (juniors) and were fifth at Russian junior nationals. With Artemeva/Nazarychev moving to seniors, Petushkova/Malikov are currently Russian junior pair number four. They are at the main national junior team. One not great tests skates won’t change that. The only way to change that are doing badly at international competitions or bomb at the junior nationals.Petushkova/Malikov, Kostiukovich/Briukhanov, and Chikmareva/Yanchenkov are the entries for hte last JGP. I don't quite understand the inclusion of PM here. I was not impressed by them at test skates.
I believe that's the W.E. movie.It is reported that T/M changed their short to the soundtrack of the movie "We. Believe in Love". (Never heard of it, maybe it's a Russian movie?)
Sliusarenko said that they may compete in the post season in April, but probably better if they do not rush it. To be realistic, they did not have much chances for the Olympics anyways.P/R will skip this season due to Dima‘s back injury.
That is not my intention at all. I wish all the success to AN, however they are new to seniors, and their technique has yet to overcome Yulia's growth. If they can sustain their level in seniors, then they can be a successful Perm team in seniors too. Unfortunate that so many before them fizzled out.How subtly you wished Artemieva Nazarychev to have a had debut on senior international scene.
Nikita Volodin posted with a new partner a while ago, I believe she is new from singles and her name is Alexandra Malakhova (?) and she is about 16 years oldDoes anyone know what Nikita Volodin and Alexei Khvalko are doing now? Volodin’s former partner (Vassileva) has a new partner, which is disappointing as I thought they had plenty of potential as a Pair. I enjoyed Kuzmina/Khvalko last season, they are not on the JGP or RC stage 1, have they split? Maybe he was a bit on the small side for a Pairs guy.
I do not recall Mikhail Domnin’s skating, but he doesn’t sound such a good option. His last singles competitions was in 2013. His first pair competition was in 2018 ( not sure what he has been doing those five years in between, but if it took five years to lear the pairs discipline, he is quite a slow learner, considering that at his first pair competition they scored 92 points!) He competed four seasons and his best result was 152 points. He never qualified for the nationals in pairs. I don’t want to sound unkind, but I don’t think he has long term perspective in skating. 152 is not a great score even for juniors, and he is 22 now so he is too old for juniors. I guess he could change countries…Khvalko, I do not know except that Kuzmina/Khvalko have split up, for the best as she is really too tall for him. I would be surprised to see him continue skating, however Tanya has been in Sochi for a while and posts Tiktok with Akhanteva and Maria Pavlova regularly, she could be paired with Mikhail Domnin