JGP is shaping up to be absolutely amazing!!!!!!To the last few posters: did you enjoy the competition? Who were your favorites?
No, I don't want toHad you realized that my joke was about Plushenko's mindset and not Eteri's m̀aybe your little trolling attempt would have been more effective. And if you see the need to elaborate further you can pm me about it. We do not want to spoil everybody's fun here in the forum, do we?
It could end up being rather important if Adelia won her next competition and Isabeau got 3rd.Yes, edged out Adelia, barely. If they go by single scores (and they might) Levito stands a chance of getting in. To be honest though, I think Adelia is better than Isabeau-the jumps are far better, spins are a little better. So this is where scores across the the JGP's are not completely fair.
Yes - Valieva. That was the whole point of my post, wasn't it? That it's not "these three", but only Valieva.First of all, my comment was not about this. Did I say that every girl from this trio would certainly win all of them? I was talking about Valievа /Usacheva/Khromykh team - I think it is very unlikely that one of them would not be standing at the top of the pedestal today.
Well, if by "trio" you mean Valieva, then sure, Valieva would mop the floor with everyone.Secondly, not right - "Valieva and all the others".Even a year and a half ago, Dasha had 208 points. The current Dasha is much more confident and mature. And, seriously, do you really think that in the presence of this trio, the judges would have created all this game with components, when Zhilina receives all this PСS? And Maya, I remind you, landed two quads at her last competition and defeated the current silver medalist of the planet.
I strongly hold the opposite opinion. The day before yesterday, Zhilina received 31 PCS in SP - a point more than Adelia's. It was nonsense and shameful (She received more PСS at her first junior competition than Shcherbakova at her first senior competition. This is despite the fact that presentation of Zhilina as a 10-year-old child and Anya is the goddess of presentation.). This can be done in the presence of noname (for now) Petrosyan. But, I'm pretty sure that judges would not have the nerves to do such a thing against the background of, for example, the silver medalist of the JWC Usacheva.If you are also referring to Usacheva and Khromykh, then no, I don't think they'd mop the floor with everyone. Actually, I think it'd be their scores suffering from the comparison, not the other way around.
If with "these people" you meant Sofia Muravieva as well - I respectfully disagree. She is better than Valieve and Usacheva in skating skills. The girl is damn skating skills genius! In fact, if we would be doing "queen of blade mastery" contest of all modern woman figure skaters (not counting ice dancers, of course) - I would give the title to her without thinking twiceValieva and Usacheva already showed last season they can perform like seniors - something these juniors need work on. Their skating skills are better than these people, too.
I hope you'll be alone, then.If with "these people" you meant Sofia Muravieva as well - I respectfully disagree. She is better than Valieve and Usacheva in skating skills. The girl is damn skating skills genius! In fact, if we would be doing "queen of blade mastery" contest of all modern woman figure skaters (not counting ice dancers, of course) - I would give the title to her without thinking twice
Yay, someone else who loves Sofia's programme!SO SO happy that Veronika & Sofia really stood out today
They both have been through a lot and I'm so glad that all their talent got rewarded today. As a New Yorker, I loved Sofia's program (corny voiceovers and all) because it was BEAUTIFULLY executed. It resonates more with the movie than with the book obviously. And she is the queen of expressions. I haven't seen other junior lady emote like this in a while. She is so very precious. I fell in love with Baby Zhilina's talent in Ice Age and I'm so so glad she is shinning now. She is the most exciting girl to watch jump and has a refined and polished way in her choreo movements. She has actual skating skills and is not (unlike others I've seen) hiding her edges with random choreo. With those clean edges and jump technique, and some extra dedication to her charisma, she will be exhilarating to watch!!!
Muravieva was a little bit rushed, I recommend checking out test skates (I wouldn't say she is frantic though, especially compared to Usacheva).Muravieva has good basics all around but, oh my, someone needs to tell her to calm down and breathe. It’s mostly the fault of the choreography, it’s just way too frantic and the arms get too floppy and nonsensical. She reminds me of an unpolished Usacheva.
Unexpectedly, Zhilina was my favorite here. The lack of performance quality is obvious, but when every. other. single. thing. is on point, she’s still very pleasant to watch.
OMG I still have flashbacks... honestly that was an utterly excuriating program. I'd rather listen to 1000 Phantom of the Operas with glass smashing sound effects than two seconds of that FD I sure hope P/C have something fabulous to bring to the table this season!Papadakis/Cizeron tried to do something like that in 2019-20 but it didn't work for me because of the insipid source material/obnoxious-sounding voice.