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Veronika Zhilina

anonymoose_au

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So Nika had the dubious honour of competing in the Channel One Cup.

I say dubious because the jumping contest consisted of about 8 jumps. Like 5 minutes of skating.

The Channel One Cup is taking place in Sarnask, a little over 650km from Moscow.

Nika went more than 1300km for 8 jumps.

She wasn't even invited to stay with Team Blue!

I'm so angry for her. What the Hell was the point of that?! She's had an absolute terrible season with a serious injury and unfortunate performances at Junior Nats. And the RusFed in all their wisdom thought it was appropriate, thought they were doing her a FAVOUR by letting her compete in the jumping competition?!

She didn't even get any money for her troubles! She could have re-injured herself!

And unless she managed to fly there she spent 18 hours in a train or on the road to do all that. She's 13 years old!

I. Am. Pissed.
 

Remilia

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Feb 14, 2018
So Nika had the dubious honour of competing in the Channel One Cup.

I say dubious because the jumping contest consisted of about 8 jumps. Like 5 minutes of skating.

The Channel One Cup is taking place in Sarnask, a little over 650km from Moscow.

Nika went more than 1300km for 8 jumps.

She wasn't even invited to stay with Team Blue!

I'm so angry for her. What the Hell was the point of that?! She's had an absolute terrible season with a serious injury and unfortunate performances at Junior Nats. And the RusFed in all their wisdom thought it was appropriate, thought they were doing her a FAVOUR by letting her compete in the jumping competition?!

She didn't even get any money for her troubles! She could have re-injured herself!

And unless she managed to fly there she spent 18 hours in a train or on the road to do all that. She's 13 years old!

I. Am. Pissed.
I mean, to be fair, no one forced her to compete. If her coaches didn't think it was a good idea, they wouldn't have let her do it. It sucks that she wasn't allowed to compete in the actual program portion of the event, but it was the same for Akatieva. I assume it has something to do with them being considered juniors still, but in that case, I don't know why they were invited at all. At the very least, Nika being invited to compete in the channel 1 cup probably means she is still in the Rusfed's good favor despite her rocky past few competitions.

Still, I would have loved to see her perform her actual programs there, and it is unfair that she did not get any prize money out of it. I certainly hope her traveling to and from Sarnask didn't contribute to her falling ill and being unable to compete at novice nats...:slink:
 

Trusova4Ever

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Veronika jumped 4S<+1Eu+3S+1Eu+3Lo+1Eu+3Sq+2A<+1Eu+3S+1Eu+3S<+2A<+1Eu+3S<+1Eu+3S<+1Eu+3S< in training. Not strict BV (not counting +SEQ deductions or more than 3 jump invalidation): 48.60 points.
If jumped in competition however she would only be credited for the 4S<+1Eu+3S which would be 12.56 points.
If scored without counting +REP and allowing for multiple jumps in a combo and +SEQ (which only allow the jumps in front of it to be counted at 80% BV and if you compound that up): 4S<+1Eu+3S+1Eu+3Lo+SEQ+1Eu+3Sq+2A<+SEQ+1Eu+3S+1Eu+3S<+2A<+SEQ+1Eu+3S<+1Eu+3S<+1Eu+3S< would only get 17.01 points.

 

Remilia

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I'm sorry, but it's hard for me to be impressed by that :palmf: it just seems so reckless and utterly pointless. Like, how is this going to help her where needed? Which is consistency. Just risking her getting injured again... :bang:There's no way that's healthy for her body
 

anonymoose_au

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Late to the party but Happy Birthday Nika :hb:

She's on holidays at the moment with a number of other Academy students (maybe they got a package deal or something :biggrin:)



Her birthday cake!



Birthday wishes from the Academy, she looks really pretty šŸ„°
 
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