Kamila Valieva

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If that's true then she is brave girl (maybe even too much brave) and seasoned performer that she was able to finish the program without making the lace issue visible.
Truly. I'm just glad if it's not an injury, but I don't want this kind of bravery again because it could lead to actual injuries. 🙏
 

Edwin

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She was sent to ice dancing, yet she has learned a quadruple Toeloop. Who is this Kamila Valiyeva?


Unique stretches, perfect spins and Olympic hopes

In the center of attention of the Moscow stage of the Russian Cup, along with Aleksandra Trusova, was another figure skater - 14-year-old Kamila Valiyeva, who is entering her first adult season.

She cannot compete in international competitions - for example, at the Grand Prix or at the World Championships - for another year. But she is considered not only as a serious competitor to the recognized stars Kostornaya, Shcherbakova and Trusova right now, but also as a likely contender for the Olympic gold in Beijing-2022. Is it a premature advance or a cold forecast based on hard data? Let's figure it out.




In the 2014/2015 season, a video was scattered across the forums of figure skating fans, where a young figure skater in a white ballet tutu skates to the "Swan" by Camille Saint-Saens, and how she skates is incredibly cultural and meaningful for her, at that time nine years old. Back then, everyone said in one voice that the girl was amazingly good, but she should be into ice dance - you can already see her long arms and legs, she will probably grow tall, and will have low jumps - it's a pity to lose such beauty in single skating, so at least keep her for ice dance.
http://instagr.am/p/B-dV_s1prAe/
Five years later, and some of these predictions have really come true. Kamila grew up as into a tall girl, but she did not lose jumps, although she does not have the absolute stability of their performance. Moreover, her stature of a ballerina does not prevent her from jumping a quadruple Toeloop and a cascade of a triple Lutz-triple Rittberger, as well as working on a triple Axel.

They began to lay the technical base for Valiyeva in her native Kazan, and work continued at the Moskvich sports school in Moscow, where Kamila arrived with her mother at the age of six. Before going to Khrustalniy in the summer of 2018, the skater managed to work with Kseniya Ivanova (back in Kazan), Marina Kudryavtseva, Igor Lyutikov, Stanislav Kovalyov and Nataliya Dubinskaya. An impressive list of coaches, but in fact it was they who gave Kamila what attracted Eteri Tutberidze to her.
http://instagr.am/p/BbYrfKOlY9T/
Kamila Valieva entered the international arena at the time of absolute hegemony of Russian women's single skating. To make it clearer that hegemony is not an exaggeration, here are some illustrative facts:

In 2020, Aleksandra Trusova performs 5 quadruple jumps in a free program
In 2019, Anna Shcherbakova performs the most difficult quadruple jumps - Lutz and Flip
In 2019, Alyona Kostornaya and Yelizaveta Tuktamysheva jump three triple Axels in two programs

As of the end of 2020, the current world champion is the Russian Zagitova, the current European champion is Alyona Kostornaya, who is also the last winner of the Grand Prix final
Against this crushing background, Kamila Valiyeva's jumping arsenal may not look so impressive, but this is only a distortion in the prism of our spoiledness. In reality, two quadruple Toeloops are not a shameful set even for a single male skater from the first seven at the World Championships. And of course, with clean skates, Kamila has a chance to fight for victory at all starts, because with the second mark she is also all right - on a par with Shcherbakova and Kostornaya.

Valiyeva right now has some of the best spins in the world in terms of cleanliness of positions, coupled with speed and centering. She also has a proprietary position, which no one in the world does in absolute terms like Kamila - in the “flag” position.

The program "Girl on a Ball", staged in Kamila's debut season under the direction of Tutberidze, had an effect on the sports and cultural community alike an asteroid that dropped in front of your house. It was from that production, based on the painting of the same name by Pablo Picasso, that Valiyeva became known to a wide audience. The production was so good that the coaches kept it for Kamila to perform in her first international junior season.

An important fact of recognition - the artist's relatives contacted Kamila to express their admiration and gratitude for her talent. This suggests a parallel with Steven Spielberg's letter to Yuliya Lipnitskaya for her interpretation of Schindler's List, which in itself is a very flattering comparison.

Last season we could be convinced that Valiyeva has no problems with her character. In the autumn, Kamila broke her leg - participation in the Grand Prix Finals was in doubt and depended on the timing of the skater's recovery. Kamila not only recovered, but also won that final, although she had to abstain from her quadruple jumps. She also has experience in getting ready for a clean skating run after a painful fall from her first jump. All other situations are probably modeled by Tutberidze in training, but it's better to consolidate on what has been happened in competitions - it's a pity that this season is tense with them because of the pandemic.

After the Test Skates, Valiyeva's new programs were discussed a lot. And if the short's lyrics are pleasant, but quite passable lyrics for the season, then the free's lyrics are one of their choices that speaks of the great ambitions of Ravel's "Bolero". This music has long been tested by top-level skaters, and this is the catch - usually "Bolero" is chosen by mature athletes for significant periods of their careers. Torville and Dean became icons of ice dancing under it, Carolina Kostner overcame the Olympic curse and won the bronze in Sochi-2014, Tarasova - Morozov returned to the ice with the renewed hand of Marina Zuyeva. Yelizaveta Tuktamysheva skated to Bolero when she was eighteen - this very lucrative season when Lisa became the World and European champion. Despite the complexity of interpretation, Ravel's music is, in fact, a win-win, but will young Kamila cope with this theme? If Eteri Tutberidze really has the Beijing Olympics in mind for Valiyeva, then two seasons should be enough for the program to take off.

The choice of costumes and the concept of choreography is a subjective matter. Someone may think that Valiyeva's Bolero should certainly be modern and minimalistic, in the same graphic of black unitard with red gloves from the Test Skates. Tutberidze has her own vision - this is a snake dance with the appropriate plasticity of the hands and thematic details in the costume. The only objective is the fact that the choreography of the program is still somewhat secondary - attentive spectators and specialists recognised the remains of different programs of Zagitova and Medvedeva, right up to repetitions of the position of the body and arms.
http://instagr.am/p/CGM67RdI2ai/
Daniil Gleikhengauz still has time to make a weapon out of a crude production so that Kamila can take Beijing without firing a single shot - and then the skater will have everything to force the judges to surrender.

(c) Анастасия Панина
 
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She was sent to ice dancing, yet she has learned a quadruple Toeloop. Who is this Kamila Valiyeva?


Unique stretches, perfect spins and Olympic hopes

In the center of attention of the Moscow stage of the Russian Cup, along with Aleksandra Trusova, was another figure skater - 14-year-old Kamila Valiyeva, who is entering her first adult season.

She cannot compete in international competitions - for example, at the Grand Prix or at the World Championships - for another year. But she is considered not only as a serious competitor to the recognized stars Kostornaya, Shcherbakova and Trusova right now, but also as a likely contender for the Olympic gold in Beijing-2022. Is it a premature advance or a cold forecast based on hard data? Let's figure it out.




In the 2014/2015 season, a video was scattered across the forums of figure skating fans, where a young figure skater in a white ballet tutu skates to the "Swan" by Camille Saint-Saens, and how she skates is incredibly cultural and meaningful for her, at that time nine years old. Back then, everyone said in one voice that the girl was amazingly good, but she should be into ice dance - you can already see her long arms and legs, she will probably grow tall, and will have low jumps - it's a pity to lose such beauty in single skating, so at least keep her for ice dance.
http://instagr.am/p/B-dV_s1prAe/
Five years later, and some of these predictions have really come true. Kamila grew up as into a tall girl, but she did not lose jumps, although she does not have the absolute stability of their performance. Moreover, her stature of a ballerina does not prevent her from jumping a quadruple Toeloop and a cascade of a triple Lutz-triple Rittberger, as well as working on a triple Axel.

They began to lay the technical base for Valiyeva in her native Kazan, and work continued at the Moskvich sports school in Moscow, where Kamila arrived with her mother at the age of six. Before going to Khrustalniy in the summer of 2018, the skater managed to work with Kseniya Ivanova (back in Kazan), Marina Kudryavtseva, Igor Lyutikov, Stanislav Kovalyov and Nataliya Dubinskaya. An impressive list of coaches, but in fact it was they who gave Kamila what attracted Eteri Tutberidze to her.
http://instagr.am/p/BbYrfKOlY9T/
Kamila Valieva entered the international arena at the time of absolute hegemony of Russian women's single skating. To make it clearer that hegemony is not an exaggeration, here are some illustrative facts:

In 2020, Aleksandra Trusova performs 5 quadruple jumps in a free program
In 2019, Anna Shcherbakova performs the most difficult quadruple jumps - Lutz and Flip
In 2019, Alyona Kostornaya and Yelizaveta Tuktamysheva jump three triple Axels in two programs

As of the end of 2020, the current world champion is the Russian Zagitova, the current European champion is Alyona Kostornaya, who is also the last winner of the Grand Prix final
Against this crushing background, Kamila Valiyeva's jumping arsenal may not look so impressive, but this is only a distortion in the prism of our spoiledness. In reality, two quadruple Toeloops are not a shameful set even for a single male skater from the first seven at the World Championships. And of course, with clean skates, Kamila has a chance to fight for victory at all starts, because with the second mark she is also all right - on a par with Shcherbakova and Kostornaya.

Valiyeva right now has some of the best spins in the world in terms of cleanliness of positions, coupled with speed and centering. She also has a proprietary position, which no one in the world does in absolute terms like Kamila - in the “flag” position.

The program "Girl on a Ball", staged in Kamila's debut season under the direction of Tutberidze, had an effect on the sports and cultural community alike an asteroid that dropped in front of your house. It was from that production, based on the painting of the same name by Pablo Picasso, that Valiyeva became known to a wide audience. The production was so good that the coaches kept it for Kamila to perform in her first international junior season.

An important fact of recognition - the artist's relatives contacted Kamila to express their admiration and gratitude for her talent. This suggests a parallel with Steven Spielberg's letter to Yuliya Lipnitskaya for her interpretation of Schindler's List, which in itself is a very flattering comparison.

Last season we could be convinced that Valiyeva has no problems with her character. In the autumn, Kamila broke her leg - participation in the Grand Prix Finals was in doubt and depended on the timing of the skater's recovery. Kamila not only recovered, but also won that final, although she had to abstain from her quadruple jumps. She also has experience in getting ready for a clean skating run after a painful fall from her first jump. All other situations are probably modeled by Tutberidze in training, but it's better to consolidate on what has been happened in competitions - it's a pity that this season is tense with them because of the pandemic.

After the Test Skates, Valiyeva's new programs were discussed a lot. And if the short's lyrics are pleasant, but quite passable lyrics for the season, then the free's lyrics are one of their choices that speaks of the great ambitions of Ravel's "Bolero". This music has long been tested by top-level skaters, and this is the catch - usually "Bolero" is chosen by mature athletes for significant periods of their careers. Torville and Dean became icons of ice dancing under it, Carolina Kostner overcame the Olympic curse and won the bronze in Sochi-2014, Tarasova - Morozov returned to the ice with the renewed hand of Marina Zuyeva. Yelizaveta Tuktamysheva skated to Bolero when she was eighteen - this very lucrative season when Lisa became the World and European champion. Despite the complexity of interpretation, Ravel's music is, in fact, a win-win, but will young Kamila cope with this theme? If Eteri Tutberidze really has the Beijing Olympics in mind for Valiyeva, then two seasons should be enough for the program to take off.

The choice of costumes and the concept of choreography is a subjective matter. Someone may think that Valiyeva's Bolero should certainly be modern and minimalistic, in the same graphic of black unitard with red gloves from the Test Skates. Tutberidze has her own vision - this is a snake dance with the appropriate plasticity of the hands and thematic details in the costume. The only objective is the fact that the choreography of the program is still somewhat secondary - attentive spectators and specialists recognised the remains of different programs of Zagitova and Medvedeva, right up to repetitions of the position of the body and arms.
http://instagr.am/p/CGM67RdI2ai/
Daniil Gleikhengauz still has time to make a weapon out of a crude production so that Kamila can take Beijing without firing a single shot - and then the skater will have everything to force the judges to surrender.

(c) Анастасия Панина
Why do people keep calling her tall? Or is there translation-related issues? She said at the test skates that she is now 154-155 cm, or to our American friends 5-foot-1. That's not tall. Long limbs though yes. Anyway, nice story and thanks for posting a translated version of it!

On an other matter: I've been waiting for a "za kadrom"-video of the second stage of Russian Cup featuring Kamila, Sasha and probably Dasha. But I suppose were not getting one. Dear Pervyi Kanal, Why not? What did we do wrong?
 

Edwin

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Watching all streams and channels with figure skating on this dreary Sunday afternoon. Nothing escapes me ;-)

But if Kamila can get this stable and competitive in time, it will greatly advance her chances.
 

Edwin

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We all are, since Valiyeva was being trashed by so many loudmouths over almost anything of her new programs.

Given the usual development practice and media management by #TeamTutberidzeForProgress, it has to be 99% competition ready by this stage.
 
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:love:

They are not going to convince me that was her first time jumping it. The rippon even :tantrum:

I've been convinced she would get this for a while now, but it wasn't based on anything in particular (interview, clips etc.), only the total control on the 2A (but this is true for a lot of ladies and they never upgrade to 3A) and my feeling. Well well well, Fool being right for once!
 

Edwin

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Kamila Valiyeva, behind the scenes of the Russian Cup:
Камила Валиева на Кубке России: что осталось за кадром

smiling when drawing her lot ....
a protective plaster on her inner ankle ...
such speed and amplitude ...
so happy with her flowing dress ...
getting into 'snake mode' flexing her shoulders ...
crashing down hard, rising, not giving up ...
analysing herself on live TV, fighting tears of disappointment, but holding on.
Well we finally did get it! Better late than never. Thank you Channel 1 Russia!
 
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