My cat jumps better Axels than me.
Everybody stay calm!
Today Channel One Russia released some details about the previously announced team event. From the article:
The competition will be held from February 5th to 7th in Moscow at the Megasport Sports Palace. Two will teams take part in the tournament. The captains of the teams will be Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva. The prize fund of the tournament is 10 million rubles.
The competition will be held in the presence of spectators and will be broadcast. Participants will perform a short and a free program in men's and women's single skating, in pairs and in ice dance. The best team will be determined by the total score. The refereeing will be carried out under the current ISU system.
The teams will also compete for the People's Choice Award. The audience vote will be broadcast live on Channel One Russia. In addition, for the first time in the history of such competitions, there will be a separate jumping tournament.
Teams will be formed as a result of a draw, which will be aired live on Channel One. Under the guidance of the captain, each team will choose its name. Athletes who took places 1-6 at the 2021 Russian Championship, European Champions and World Champions are invited to participate.
ICE DANCE: Tiffany Zahorski / Jonathan Guerreiro, Annabelle Morozov / Andrei Bagin, Anastasia Skoptsova / Kirill Aleshin, Alexandra Stepanova / Ivan Bukin, Elizaveta Khudaiberdieva / Egor Bazin, Sophia Shevchenko / Igor Eremenko
MEN: Dmitri Aliev, Makar Ignatov, Mikhail Kolyada, Mark Kondratyuk, Andrei Mozalev, Alexander Samarin
PAIRS: Aleksandra Boikova / Dmitrii Kozlovskii, Anastasia Mishina / Alexandr Galliamov, Daria Pavliuchenko / Denis Khodykin, Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov
LADIES: Kamila Valieva, Alena Kostornaia, Alexandra Trusova, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, Daria Usacheva, Anna Shcherbakova
What are your thoughts on this format? Which team configurations would you find intriguing? And what about the never-before-seen jumping contest?
PS: I decided to open a separate thread for this topic in order not to clog up the RLT. It's not just the ladies who are competing, anyway.