- Feb 13, 2014
2 beautiful back to back performances. So elegant and effortless. And she changed the dress for LP. I love it. :dance:Congratulations on winning the Grand Prix championship to Evgenia! That's the best overall performance I have seen all season in juniors or seniors. Simply wonderful. Expressive, athletic with marvelous height, rotation and flow on her jumps, elegant steps, great pacing, and beautiful Beillmanns to end in both programs. I like the new LP outfit better. It gives her more freedom of movement.
Here is a high quality copy of her freeskate
Look at how intensely Zhenia is praying for Sergei!! It looks like she is actually in pain. : It really is nice to see skaters assume the pose so many of us fans find ourselves in when watching them skate
I spy Tsurkskaya,Sotskova,Pitkeev, Zhenia, Sima and is that Eteri's daughter bottom right?
Zhenya is very closely on friendly terms with Sima (Sakhanovich) and in general the person amazing, very quick-tempered and capricious but very judicious for her age. And in general I want to notice - Evgenia speaks much more accurately and clearly than Yulia (Lipnitskaya) who usually expresses inarticulately using a set of slang words
http://fsrussia.ru/intervyu/584-evgeniya-medvedeva-v-barselonu-ekhala-tolko-za-pobedoj.html (on Russian)
Questions for Russian speakers, if you could please answer. Since I can speak Russian ok (not great), I thought you had to say Evgenia's name like Yevgeniya? or even Yevgenya? What is the proper way to say her name? Thanks
I was looking for a fan page for Evgenia and couldn't find one. I have already posted a lot of this on another thread, but I thought this was the best place for it. Plus, a lot of it is new. This is my impression of her performances at Courchevel.
Evgenia is a wonderful skater with a natural charm that is heart-warming!! . Two emotionally compelling and technically impressive performances with gracious elegance, rhythmic step sequences and smooth transitions into unusual changes in the music. She also displayed innovative use of robotic movements that she humanized after laying her head on her shoulder and springing up in surprise, as if coming alive in a dream world where she has a new and daring body that can jive outside the limits of time. Her bent arms formed a goal post that pivoted up and down in tune to staccato steps that simulated mechanical motion. I love the way she centers her hand over her head when she jumps delightfully like a ballerina spinning in a wind-up music box. Wind-up box and dancing robot are the symbols that carry us away to a childlike world of escape tinged with a melancholy sense that we must dutifully return to obey.
She skates with natural elegance and genuine expression, with beautifully symmetrical revolutions to her jumps and spins that provide a dynamic because of their rapid acceleration and whip saw motion. In addition to her wonderful lines and extensions, her exquisite positions and elegant motions are natural expressions of her soul that are synchronized beautifully to the music. She also has smooth motion and erect posture heading into and out of her jumps and doesn't hunch, with an ethereal, meditative style that draws the attention in slowly, captures it and doesn't let go, instead of flashy gestures packed in busily for a quick, diversionary show. Finally, she puts the viewer at ease because she wears her heart on her sleeve with her authentic cheerfulness. Her PCS scores are too low.
Yes the same thing happened to Yulia last season, to much bigger degree, though.Zhenya was surrounded by journalists
P.S. I am very afraid, as if she wasn't pecked ahead of time by the press, as Lipnitskaya in due time. She has very important period of formation now, and excess fuss round her will only harm to her