Monthly Archives: November 2011

“Brand name” took the bronze, but not the skater who deserved it

Program components evaluationRostelecom Cup, except for a set of very positive emotions, also left many questions. This is especially true of judging in the ladies’ single skating. I do not think it will be a surprise if I say that judges sometimes “play” with components (PCS) as they want, or more likely as someone specific wants.

Alexei Gorshkov: “I can’t understand the scores of Riazanova/Tkachenko”

Ekaterina Riazanova and Ilia Tkachenko

The coach of the Russian ice dance team Ekaterina Riazanova and Ilia Tkachenko Alexei Gorshkov found it difficult to explain low scores obtained by his students in a free dance at the Moscow stage of Grand Prix.

Savchenko, Szolkowy win Rostelecom Cup

Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy

Germany’s Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy laid down a huge marker to retain their Grand Prix Final pair’s title after taking their second gold medal of this Grand Prix series.

Adelina Sotnikova: “Mao Asada is my role model”

Adelina Sotnikova

In the run-up to the Moscow stage of the Grand Prix series the two-time Russian figure skating champion Adelina Sotnikova, who debuted in seniors’ competitions winning the bronze medal at the Cup of China, responded to questions from journalists.

Elizaveta Tuktamisheva takes another gold

Elizaveta Tuktamisheva

Russia’s young talent Elizaveta Tuktamisheva performed off with the gold medal in the ladies event taking her second Grand Prix gold medal. Carolina Kostner of Italy edged out American Alissa Czisny for the silver medal by just several points. All these ladies qualified for the Grand Prix Final.

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