The Grand-prix assignments were announced shockingly early this season) Interesting (but predictable) thing, neither Adelina Sotnikova nor Julia Lipnitskaya there. Well, there’s still a TBA at Rostelecom Cup….But do you believe that we’ll see them competing this season?
Some recent comments from their coaches.
Some time ago, Adelina got a microtrauma at practice, and while it’s early to make plans, we must wait for her full recovery. Partly this situation caused her non-participation in the Grand Prix. Once she’ recovered we will continue to work.
Julia is not listed, she missed almost the whole last season, and it’s not a secret that recent executive committee of the Federation of figure skating in Russia named her for the reserve team. She is recovering, she is alive and well, everything is ok with her. We are waiting for the test skates in September and then we will make decisions and plans.
To me it doesn’t sound optimistic. Well, it’s great to hear that everything is ok with Julia, because there were a lot of different rumours. But deciding in September…..isn’t it too late? Oh, whom am I fooling? It’s too late. Especially in Russian woman’s figure skating.