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2023 Russian Junior Nationals - Day 3

anonymoose_au

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You know what's kind of funny (or probably not so much for the athletes and coaches)?

In all three disciplines AoP had skaters/teams entered, the 4th place finishers were their athletes (Nikita, Tito and Nastya and Vlad).
I noticed that too!

Potato medallists! 🥰
 

Jumping_Bean

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That would be such a shame!!! When they brought them together they probably did not contemplate the change in age eligibility - or did that happen at the same time the Fed discussed that?
I could imagine that they perform in smaller comps orshows to bridge that year. Then again, athletes want to compete for real....
I think there were initially no talks of raising the national eligibility rules, as most Russians involved in skating were adamantly against the international rule changes.

Personally, I was kind of expecting it, as the age-eligibility rules in Russia have shifted towards being one year younger than the international ones within the last decade or so. It makes a lot of sense for choosing an internationally eligible National team, and even though Russia currently can't compete internationally, they're clearly hopeful that will change soon.
 

AlexBreeze

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Looks like you're not the only one who caught up with their skate, but the author of the music too.

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Anna in the interview today: That was very, very unexpected. Egor and I were a bit shocked. Egor even corresponded with him a little. We thanked Jean-Michel for being able to skate to the beautiful composition. We wrote in English and he replied in Russian. The correspondence lasted several days!
 

Flying Feijoa

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Anna in the interview today: That was very, very unexpected. Egor and I were a bit shocked. Egor even corresponded with him a little. We thanked Jean-Michel for being able to skate to the beautiful composition. We wrote in English and he replied in Russian. The correspondence lasted several days!
That's a lovely story. Winning the competition is a great way to thank him too :love2:
It was quite funny hearing Grishin gasp dramatically the moment Leonteva/Gorelkin's scores came up... Would this be the first time a Rubleva-Shefer team won or even medalled at nationals?

I am also very glad Kolomenskaya/Frolov had a redemptive free even though it meant bumping Anna/Gleb down a place. Both teams are well-matched with great chemistry, future's looking bright!
 
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