Alexander Petrov

LRK

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Happy birthday, Sasha! Continue to improve and grow stronger - and may you regain your consistency. And health & happiness in all things.:)
 

Flyflybutterfly

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Feb 13, 2018
Very rare news about Alexander since last season finished, except some summer pictures of him. He was smiling and looked fine in all of them. Finally something fresh; Tomorrow Alexander is going to compete at St. Petesburg Cup, I wish nothing but the best for him. Good, good luck Sasha.
 

LRK

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Nov 13, 2012
Thanks for the info! I have been wondering about him, and why I seem not to have seen his name anywhere, and worried if he was injured again.

Wishing him the best of luck & success! Go Sasha!
 

Flyflybutterfly

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Feb 13, 2018
Thanks for the info! I have been wondering about him, and why I seem not to have seen his name anywhere, and worried if he was injured again.

Wishing him the best of luck & success! Go Sasha!

You are wellcome! Well I've found this; https://vk.com/wall-64888695_920821

After short he is seventh. One deduction, I have no idea how he skated , no videos yet or I don't know where to find it. I do hope he can do better with FS. Good luck to Sasha, fight boy!.....man.
 

LRK

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I did catch it live - by pure chance I sort of stumbled upon it - maybe I jinxed him? I don't recall exactly now, but there seemed to be issues on every jumping pass, one fall, I think?

The program was... an Elvis program. I'm not a huge fan of Elvis programs - and if I were, I wouldn't want one for Sasha. Still, he did what he could with it - though his elegance of movement is really rather wasted on an Elvis program. Hoping that the free is more congenial to my personal tastes.:)

Also, sad to say, he was alone in the kiss & cry - I don't know why.
 

LRK

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Well, the free skate. He's kept the Caruso program. There were some seriously costly errors, I believe no combos, and he looked totally knackered after he finished - he's clearly not in form. I do wish there'd be some interview so that we'd know what's going on. Has he been ill again? Injured?

Anyway, I hope that they can sort out whatever it is, and that he can come back stronger later in the season.
 

Flyflybutterfly

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Feb 13, 2018
OK here he goes again. This time Sasha will participate at Memorial N.A. Panina-Kolomenkina 2019 , Dates: 10/15/2019 - 10/18/2019. He’s number 12 at men list. If I’m not wrong, men will skate the 17th and the 18th. Here I leave the link if someone is interested to have more information (hope it works):

https://vk.com/wall-64888695_936529

I wish him to be able to skate clean and safe and wish nothing but the best of luck. Come on Alexander!!! I want to see him smiling again. :cheer2:

Thank you very much to LRK for your information and video link.
 

LRK

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Nov 13, 2012
Good luck, Sasha!

Most of all I'd love to see that old spark in him - you can do it, Sasha!
 

Flyflybutterfly

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First day and Alexander is 7th.

https://vk.com/wall-118768737_90686

Here you have a you tube link to Sasha’s SP: https://youtu.be/AMM3fvymyDk

What a pity with his jumps, steps outs and hand then an unfortunate fall. I’m not convinced at all about this choreography. The first half is poor in my opinion he is slow with spin then the second half looks much better and I think he feels more comfortable here but still something fails. I see him listless, discouraged so far from his best (this is just my point of view) Sorry I would like to express better what I want to say but my English is poor and I don’t have time enough to write longer and I’m not an expert in figure skating in spite is one of my favorite sports.
Something wrong happens to him but the lack of news makes difficult to argue what is happening. Come one Sasha!!! Fight and get over those difficulties, good luck tomorrow.

Ohhh! I love this blue new suit, he looks really nice, much better than the red one.
 

LRK

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First day and Alexander is 7th.

https://vk.com/wall-118768737_90686

Here you have a you tube link to Sasha’s SP: https://youtu.be/AMM3fvymyDk

What a pity with his jumps, steps outs and hand then an unfortunate fall. I’m not convinced at all about this choreography. The first half is poor in my opinion he is slow with spin then the second half looks much better and I think he feels more comfortable here but still something fails. I see him listless, discouraged so far from his best (this is just my point of view) Sorry I would like to express better what I want to say but my English is poor and I don’t have time enough to write longer and I’m not an expert in figure skating in spite is one of my favorite sports.
Something wrong happens to him but the lack of news makes difficult to argue what is happening. Come one Sasha!!! Fight and get over those difficulties, good luck tomorrow.

Ohhh! I love this blue new suit, he looks really nice, much better than the red one.

I agree with every word you say - and you express yourself very well! The choreo is beneath him, really. There's something so elegant & stylish about his skating - and nothing about the choreo reflects that. Yeah, in the beginning there isn't much of any choreo at all - just a few handmovements.

I'm no expert either, sadly, so I cannot say at all what is going wrong with his jumps.

And I also agree - the new costume: so much better!:)

Well, better luck in the free!
 

adelia

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Oct 18, 2014
The last Elvis program that was actually good was Javi's 3 years ago and it certainly wasn't to these cuts. Everything about Sasha's programs since 2018 has reeked "old-fashioned". But ultimately his decision to stay with Mishin is his choice. As a sportsman, you don't just have to work hard but work smart.
 

LRK

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I don't mind old-fashioned that much - but this is the wrong kind of old fashion. The commentators called his Oblivion "old-fashioned" as well, but I loved that. This program is just... not good.

@adelia - What is your opinion on his jumps? What's the matter with them?
 

adelia

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I don't mind old-fashioned that much - but this is the wrong kind of old fashion. The commentators called his Oblivion "old-fashioned" as well, but I loved that. This program is just... not good.

@adelia - What is your opinion on his jumps? What's the matter with them?
Quad - same issues as before. Too slow entering the jump and not enough height. Chronically UR.

Lutz - Never been his best jump and when his confidence is low, this is the first jump to fail.

Another issue I have is that his 3-3 combos have gotten worse over the years, since he took out 3A-3T fr his layout in 2016(?).

I'm by no means an expert, just stating what I see.
 

adelia

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I don't know what the specific solution is to his woes. But as with most things in life, if we are stuck in a rut, doing the same things as before is not going to get us out of it.
 

RemyRose

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I know, I know that most people are paying attention to Rostelecom Cup right now but I just wanted to share this with you:

Last Sasha's results at 4th stage of the Cup of Russia - Rostelecom 2019-2020, Kazan

https://vk.com/wall-64888695_974154

https://vk.com/wall-64888695_974944

Sorry, I haven't found videos or pictures.

Better than previous one. I guess next time we could see him would be at Russian Nationals.

Videos from the cup events are always uploaded on the federations YT page https://www.youtube.com/user/TheFSRussia/videos

SP (w/o sound) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrT6CqhuRtI
FP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLVHh5Hnf64
 

RemyRose

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CoR V FP https://youtu.be/mhkjtJzk0Q4

Unfortunately, the feed didn't show his SP (transmission issues) and the Fed is not uploading any videos so far from this event :unsure: So I uploaded my copy of his FP. Let me know if you want me to upload his SP from last week with sound. I have that too.
 

adelia

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Oct 18, 2014
Unfortunately, Sasha has pulled out of Russian Nationals. His name has been removed from the participants list.
 
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