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Wasn't sure where else to link this, but I thought if I put it here people who follow Team Cyprus will be sure to see it: a few days ago polymnia_skate on Instagram, who's a skating photographer, published this lovely picture of Giorgia Isabella Sechi in her elegant green frock at JGP Courchevel last year. Nice to see her getting some attention!
 

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Wasn't sure where else to link this, but I thought if I put it here people who follow Team Cyprus will be sure to see it: a few days ago polymnia_skate on Instagram, who's a skating photographer, published this lovely picture of Giorgia Isabella Sechi in her elegant green frock at JGP Courchevel last year. Nice to see her getting some attention!

:love: :love: :love:

Thank you so much for sharing this!!! :thank:

I miss her. :cry:



But, some good news. We have Cypriot representation at the upcoming Challenger Event, the Budapest Trophy! Two girls who have come up through the American system, Marilena KITROMILIS and Emilea ZINGAS.

I will add posts about them to the start of this thread once I have worked out the best way to do the tables in XenForo. But, in the meantime, here are the basics to get us started:



Marilena Kitromilis

Marilena KITROMILIS (Greek: Μαριλένα ΚΙΤΡΟΜΗΛΗΣ) is a Ladies Singles skater who represents Cyprus. She was born on XX[SUP]th[/SUP] XXXX 20XX in XXXX.


Biographical Info

Rink Results Bio:
http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=23860

Stats On Ice Bio:
https://www.statsonice.com/skater/marilenakitromilis/


Videos

2018–19 Season

12[SUP]th[/SUP] October 2018: North-East Regional Championships SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOD9TpdOZN8


2017–18 Season

12[SUP]th[/SUP] August 2017: Cranberry Open (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik32JUG7ecA


2017–18 Season

18[SUP]th[/SUP] February 2017: Submission Qualifying 4C (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCU2rq0mMOQ


2015–16 Season

?? April 2016: ???? (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK5Zl6_vB68



Emilea Zingas

Emilea ZINGAS (Greek: Εμελια ΖΙΓΚΑΣ) is a Ladies Singles skater who represents Cyprus. She was born on 22[SUP]nd[/SUP] April 2002 in XXXX.


Biographical Info

ISU Bio:
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00110372.htm

Rink Results Bio:
http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=10957

Stats On Ice Bio:
https://www.statsonice.com/skater/emileazingas/


Videos

2019–20 Season

27[SUP]th[/SUP] July 2019: Skate Detroit FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqNSsy7pTe4
26[SUP]th[/SUP] July 2019: Skate Detroit SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4C7kzGr1pc


Other Videos

3[SUP]rd[/SUP] April 2018: Athlete Alumni Ambassador Emilea Zingas (Emilea Zingas) [An interesting feature that Emilea recorded about herself]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76QWN-IphLA

1[SUP]st[/SUP] July 2014: Double axel by emilea zingas (Emmyleah123) [Emilea doing a double axel]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jv6mqGqQhM

1[SUP]st[/SUP] July 2014: Double axel by emilea zingas (Emmyleah123) [Emilea doing a double axel]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bio5lEWgTq4


Articles And Video Interviews

18[SUP]th[/SUP] June 2020: Rising Champions Episode #5: Inspirational Interview With Elana and Emilea Zingas (Champion Mindset Group) [Emilea and older sister Elana are interviewed by Dr. Jason Novetsky and Kyle Bogey]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7ch_Z1EA_A
 

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Today was a momentous day for Marilena Kitromilis. Not only did she compete in her first Senior competition, her first international competition, and her first competition representing her ancestral homeland; but it was also her 16th birthday!!!

:cheer: ΧΡΟΝΙΑ ΠΟΛΛΑ ΜΑΡΙΛΕΝΑ!!! :cheer:

:cheer: :clap: :rock: :party2: :points: :hb:

As for the skating, she finished 14th out of 14 in the SP, with a score of 33.10.

Budapest Trophy Senior Ladies SP: Results; Protocols

Marilena Kitromilis: Video

Watching her for the first time, her inexperience showed. But, you could also see that she has promise. So, with a bit more experience at these higher levels, she should improve.

She may be sitting in last position, but I thought she did a great job! Especially when you consider that she was competing at NOVICE level last season! :bow:

Meanwhile, Emilea Zingas finished 7th out of 14 in the SP, with a score of 46.86.

Emilea Zingas: Video

Like with Marilena, this was my first time watching Emilea. And I was so impressed with her! I think what I wrote in the thread at the time pretty much says all that needs to be said:

Wow!!!

I knew she would be good from looking at her past results in America, but I didn't expect her to be quite THAT good.

This girl is going to make Cyprus a contender. So glad she decided to switch to her ancestral homeland.

Just a pity about the touch-down on the jump towards the end.

CaroLiza_fan

One of our Croatian members noticed something significant about Emilea's scores:

Zingas got very close to the TES score (for the Europeans)!

Let's hope she makes it in time.

I hope so too! It would be great to see Cyprus represented at a Senior Major for the first time.

The Budapest Trophy is one of those logical competitions that has the FS starting order as a straight countdown of the SP results. Consequently, Marilena will be kicking off the Senior Ladies FS, while Emilea will be starting 7 from the end. I can't tell you any more, because the Entries / Results page is up the creek at the moment. It has a Warm-Up in between EVERY skater! :eek: :drama:

EDIT: The page has now been fixed, and Emilea will be the 8th skater to start. So, 5th skater in Group 2 (and penultimate skater before the resurfacing).​

But what I can say is that the Senior Ladies FS is due to start on Saturday 17th October at 16:31 CEST (15:31 BST / 17:31 EEST).

:cheer: ALL THE BEST GIRLS!!! :cheer:

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Finally got the Budapest Trophy Ladies FS watched this morning, so can now tell you how the girls got on.

Budapest Trophy Senior Ladies FS: Results; Protocols
Budapest Trophy Senior Ladies: Results

Marilena finished 11th out of 13 in the FS, with a score of 83.20 (there was a withdrawal after the SP). This meant that she moved ahead of Sinem Pekder to finish 12th overall, with a score of 116.30.

Marilena Kitromilis: Video

What can I say? There was a 30 or 40 second period in the middle where everything went wrong. Of the 3 elements she did in this period, she fell on the first two, and had a pretty big stumble on the third. But either side of this period, she was brilliant!

After watching her SP, I commented that she had a lot of promise, but her inexperience showed. Well, I have now revised that assessment. I don't think it was her inexperience that was showing. I think her nerves got the better of her in the SP. And who would blame her? It was not only her first Senior competitive skate, but her first international competitive skate. But, come the FS, she was better composed, and consequently performed better. And even when she had that blip in the middle, she got back to form very quickly.

Emilea finished 8th out of 13 in the FS, with a score of 97.75 (there was a withdrawal after the SP). This meant that she remained 7th overall, with a score of 144.61.

Emilea Zingas: Video

I have to be honest - I didn't really enjoy Emilea's FS. It was nothing to do with her skating. That was good. It was what she was skating to. I just do not like Billie Eilish's music.

But, putting the audio to one side, Emilea put in another solid performance in the FS. In fact, it wasn't just solid - it was her best ever FS score! (Her previous best was 0.05 lower, at Regionals last season). She also easily surpassed the minimum TES required for Europeans.

:cheer: WELL DONE GIRLS!!! :cheer:



Emilea will be back in action in this week's Ice Star in Minsk. Although Marilena won't be joining her, she will have team-mates in the form of Angelina Kudriavtseva and Ilia Karankevich, who are competing in Junior Ice Dance.

The full details for the Short Dance are in my new post in Angelina and Ilia's thread. But, suffice to say, it starts 35 minutes from now. They are first to go in Group 2, with the Warm-Up starting in 1 hour from now, and their routine starting in 1h 5m from now.

Emilea will have to wait until the weekend to get into competitive action. The Senior Ladies SP is due to start on Saturday at 17:30:00 MSK (14:30:00 GMT / 16:30:00 EET / 19:30:00 YEKT).

As it is still a couple of days away, the draw hasn't taken place yet.

:cheer: ALL THE BEST!!! :cheer:

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Firstly, Angelina and Ilia won the Junior Ice Dance competition at the Ice Star!!!

:cheer: :clap: :rock: :party2: :points: :hb:

More about that in the following post in their own thread:

https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/posts/2658999/

Secondly, we now have all the information about the Senior Ladies SP.

The Senior Ladies SP is due to start at 17:30:00 MSK (14:30:00 GMT / 16:30:00 EET). So 4 hours from now.

Emilea will be the fourth skater to start. So, penultimate skater to go in Group 1.

She is due to start at 17:55:00 MSK (14:55:00 GMT / 16:55:00 EET). So 4h 25m from now.

But, those times may change if somebody that is due on before her withdraws.

Here is the link for the livestream:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_L1wqEu3lU

Here is the Time Schedule:

http://www.figure.skating.by/competition/Ice_Star_2020/IS2020_Ladies-Senior_SP_TimeSchedule.pdf

And here is the live scoring:

http://www.figure.skating.by/competition/Ice_Star_2020/SEG001.HTM

Hope this helps

:cheer: ALL THE BEST!!! :cheer:

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Ice Star Senior Ladies SP: Results; Protocols

Emilea Zingas Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x51ghtuaGc4

Emilea finished 10th out of 10 in the SP, with a score of 42.64.

Unfortunately, Emilea's SP at the Ice Star didn't go as well as it did at the Budapest Trophy. She popped the first jump in her opening combo, and then had a fall towards the end of the routine.

That said, this competition is far from over. She is only 1.13 points behind the Belorussian directly ahead of her, and 5th position is only 5.54 points ahead. So, a very good FS could potentially climb her up the leaderboard considerably. (The Top 4 are realistically out of reach).

The Senior Ladies FS is due to start at 15:00:00 MSK (12:00:00 GMT / 14:00:00 EET). So 15 hours from now.

Emilea will be the first skater to start.

She is due to start at 15:06:30 MSK (12:06:30 GMT / 14:06:30 EET). So 15h 6m 30s from now.

Here is the link for the livestream:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1iWrRR1l2Q

Here is the Time Schedule:

http://www.figure.skating.by/competition/Ice_Star_2020/IS2020_Ladies-Senior_FS_TimeSchedule.pdf

And here is the live scoring:

http://www.figure.skating.by/competition/Ice_Star_2020/SEG002.HTM

Hope this helps

:cheer: ALL THE BEST!!! :cheer:

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this competition is far from over. She is only 1.13 points behind the Belorussian directly ahead of her, and 5th position is only 5.54 points ahead. So, a very good FS could potentially climb her up the leaderboard considerably. (The Top 4 are realistically out of reach).

:cheer: SHE DONE IT!!! :cheer:

Against all the odds, Emilea came back from last position in the SP to finish 5th overall!!!

:cheer: :clap: :rock: :party2: :points: :hb:

Ice Star Senior Ladies FS: Results; Protocols
Ice Star Senior Ladies: Results

Emilea Zingas Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9W6mDkmYoM

Emilea finished 5th out of 10 in the FS, with a score of 97.31. This meant that she remained 5th overall, with a score of 139.95.

I said "against all the odds" for a reason. With being in last place after the SP, Emilea was supposed to be the first to skate. However, as soon as the Warm-Up started, something weird happened to the start order table on the live scoring page. Emilea and a set of sisters who are representing Israel were removed from their starting positions, and repositioned into a new Group 3 at the end of the list.

When it came to the time that each of them were originally supposed to skate, there was a pause in proceedings for a minute or so, and then the next skater was called. This is what normally happens when somebody is a late withdrawal so, naturally, I thought that they were late withdrawals, and that the live scoring page couldn't cope with this.

At the end of Group 1, I paused the stream to go and have my dinner. When I came back, I was surprised to find other members telling me that a third group consisting of Emilea and the Iushchenkova sisters had just come out!

I don't know the reasons why they were moved to their own group at the end of proceedings, but this changing of skate order must have been so disruptive for them. Yet Emilia not only put it all behind her, but she came out and did a Free Skate that scored within half a point of the absolute PB that she had achieved in Budapest a couple of weeks earlier! 😲

It may be only 5 weeks since I found out she existed, but in that short time, this girl has impressed me so much.

Emilea is due to be back in action at the Cup Of Tyrol in three weeks time, where she will be joined again by Marilena.

Can't wait!

:cheer: WELL DONE EMILEA!!! :cheer:

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After the cancellation of the Cup Of Tyrol, Emilea and Marilena have instead returned to Budapest to compete in the Santa Claus Cup this week.

Due to the younger age group competitions being held on Saturday and Sunday, the older age group competitions are being held today and tomorrow.

The Senior Ladies SP is due to start at 17:18 CET (16:18 GMT / 18:18 EET). So 5h 30m from now.

Marilena will be the fourth skater to start. So, last skater to go in Group 1.

Emilea will be the seventh skater to start. So, third skater to go in Group 2.

Here is the link for the livestream:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amhujA3WUys

And here is the live scoring:

http://hunskate.hu/external/mukorcsolya/2020_2021/Santa/ISU/SEG066.HTM

Hope this helps

:cheer: ALL THE BEST!!! :cheer:

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Santa Claus Cup Senior Ladies SP: Results; Protocols

Emilea Zingas Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNJ7MROAXTM

Emilea finished 4th out of 9 in the SP, with a score of 51.07.

What can you say? Emilea just keeps proving why she is a star.

There were no noticeable mistakes to my untrained eyes. Although, when I looked at the protocols afterwards, the second jump she did had been downgraded to a single Axel, and so was invalidated.

By coincidence, Eliška Březinová (the skater directly ahead of Emilea by only 2.1 points) also had her second jump invalidated. So, it has all balanced out.

The skaters that we would have expected to be in the Top 3 (Júlia Láng, Ivett Tóth and Eliška Březinová) are currently in the Top 3 positions. However, all of them are known for being inconsistent. So, if Emilea puts in a good FS, it is not beyond the realms of possibility that she could get onto the podium. Or better...

Marilena Kitromilis Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtelrHNjfCQ

Marilena finished 9th out of 9 in the SP, with a score of 38.11.

After seeing this performance of Marilena's SP, I am more convinced than ever that it was nerves that got the better of her during the SP at the Budapest Trophy. Because this was much better. And she got a much better score for it.

She's still in last position. But, she is only 3.16 points behind the girl in front of her, whereas at the Budapest Trophy she was 7.45 points behind. Hey, she's not even 10 points behind 5th position!

So, she's got a good chance of improving her position in the FS. Let's not forget that Emilea went from last position after the SP to 5th position overall at the Ice Star.

The Senior Ladies FS is due to start at 17:44 CET (16:44 GMT / 18:44 EET). So 3 hours from now.

Marilena will be the first skater to start.

Emilea will be the sixth skater to start. So, second skater to go in Group 2.

Here is the link for the livestream:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOz-Nh416yA

And here is the live scoring:

http://hunskate.hu/external/mukorcsolya/2020_2021/Santa/ISU/SEG067.HTM

Hope this helps

:cheer: ALL THE BEST!!! :cheer:

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EMILIA WON THE FREE SKATE!!!
...AND THE OVERALL SILVER MEDAL!!!


...AND MARILENA CLIMBED UP FROM LAST PLACE TO 6TH PLACE!!!

:bow: :cheer: :clap: :rock: :party2: :points: :hb:

I'll add a full discussion in the morning. Apart from the fact that I am tired and want to go to bed, not everything that I link to has been uploaded yet.

Santa Claus Cup Senior Ladies FS: Results; Protocols
Santa Claus Cup Senior Ladies: Results

Emilea Zingas Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2sQuHaYVAE

Emilea finished 1st out of 8 in the FS (Dasa Grm withdrew after the SP), with a score of 107.60. This meant that she climbed to 2nd overall, with a score of 158.67.

Given that the girls in front of her after the SP have a reputation for being inconsistent, I knew that there was a possibility that Emilea could climb further than just the third step of the podium. But, never in my wildest dreams did I think that she would not only finish second overall, but would actually win the FS.

With the advantage she had from the SP, I was not surprised that Julia Láng won overall. But, when they both went clean, I fully expected Láng to get the nod for the FS. But, she didn't.

Although it would have been lovely for Emilea to win the Gold medal, to get the Silver was an amazing achievement. It was not just Emilea's first medal at an international competition, but it was the first time that Cyprus has won a medal in an international competition at Senior level.

She has done her homeland proud. And she will take them to places they have never been before. Such as Euros and Worlds.

And I say that for a reason. Because during the Santa Claus Cup, Emilea achieved the SP minimum TES that she needed to book a place at the European Championships (she already had the FS minimum TES for Euros from the Budapest Trophy). But, the TES she got when winning the FS here surpassed the minimum required for Worlds. So, she just needs to improve her TES for the SP by 3.17, and she will be going to Worlds too!!!

:cheer: :clap: :rock: :party2: :points: :hb:

Marilena Kitromilis Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6HcLZPb8eE

Marilena finished 5th out of 8 in the FS, with a score of 94.82. This meant that she climbed to 6th overall, with a score of 132.93.

Well, I did say there was room for her to improve her position. And she did!

It was a good skate from Marilena. No noticeable mistakes.

She was happy with her scores! And so she should be! :biggrin: She smashed her absolute PB for the FS by 11.62 points! :jaw: And her overall absolute PB by 5.8 points! 😲

:cheer: :clap: :rock: :party2: :points: :hb:

:cheer: WELL DONE EMILEA AND MARILENA!!! :cheer:

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