European Championships 2017 review: ladies
Second part of my review on European Championships 2017 is dedicated to beautiful ladies.
My impression from pairs you can read here: European Championships 2017: pairs’ review
So, let’s go!
Angelina Kuchvalska continues to fight with puberty. Alas, so far puberty wins.
From the second ten I liked the Scandinavian girls Matilda Algotsson and Emmi Peltonen. Apparently, I’m completely tired of Joshi Helgesson’s strange and absolutely not suitable for her programs. So, I was happy to see some fresh blood. Emmi Peltonent I noted for myself as an example of classic Finish women’s figure skating: lovely, with beautiful lines, but not complicated. Oh, but she’s very beautiful girl and has nice dresses)
Good girl grew up in Hungary. Ivett Toth definitely stand out with her Michael Jackson short program. And she has a good jumps. Now it’s necessary to gain consistency and experience, including the experience of performing in the last warm-up at the European Championship.
Team Hendrickx surely got the nomination “Breakthrough of the year” at this Championships. Who would have thought that Loena will be able not only to get into the top ten, but will be not the last there. Interesting, whether Belgium has a second set of skaters for the next Europeans?)
Nicole Rajicova is another skater whose skating is pleasant to watch. She has lovely free program and the music is very helpful. By the way, interesting fact or effect. Many people liked the music from Nicole’s FP, but not all were able to remember where they’ve heard it)
Laurine Lecavelier was called a discovery of Grand-prix in France for a reason. Successful performance there was not by chance. At the European Championship Laurine took the highest place that was possible, first after prims. This girl is out of the beaten path, a gust of fresh air in the European women’s skating. I’m intrigued what she’ll show us next season.
Russian Nationals remained in Chelyabinsk, as well as Maria Sotskova‘s fully rotated jumps and high PCS. Poor Tomas Verner dared to call her skating juniorish and angered some Russian fans) Hold on, Tomas, I’ll join you soon) Because I agree. When she skates clean, it is not so evident, but when mistakes came …. In general, actions of Russian Figure skating federation at the Russian Nationals once again proved to be senseless absurd. I wonder whether they are going to send Masha to Worlds or Radionova and Tuktamysheva have a chance to win a ticket to Helsinki at the Universiade?
In the short program Anna Pogorilaya was gorgeous. Beautiful, mature, confident. This tango really suits her. Why it all disappeared in the free program? When Anna starts to fight for the jumps, she starts to rush and stops pay attention to stretching of her arms, legs, finishing movements( Of course jumps are the most important thing, but then don’t say that it’s “true women’s figure skating that’s not valuable any more because of little jumpers”, because it’s not such. On the background of fight with jumps, rush, oh and after Carolina ……Anna’s performance wasn’t impressive. Definitely not her best skate. Why Russian girls were so nervous at the Europeans?
Zhenya Medvedeva is still somewhere there ahead of the rest, on a cosmic level of world records. You don’t even worry for her, you know that she will go and do everything and even if something won’t turn out where it was planned, she will do it elsewhere. Great feature and amazing consistency. I still don’t like her programs, on the step sequence in the FP I want to stop up my ears, but who cares……..So go ahead, Evgenia, for the second world title.
And Her Majesty Carolina. When Carolina was skating I forgot that someone skated before her and someone will skate after. Elegance in every gesture. The eyes do not rise to the table with tech score, actually it does not matter what place she’ll take…..it’s such a trivia … ..you just watch hypnotised and catch every absolutely musical gesture.
Such a stylish short program, even innovative. Brave choice. In the free program Caro was very focused on the elements, but when she’ll be able to let herself go, the crowd of chills will run over the skin. Hats off, I did not believe that Mish will be able to prepare her that well. It was interesting to watch them in the kiss&cry, seemed he to restrain her, not allowing to splash out all the emotions … perhaps to keep this fire till World Championships.
To be continued……
Related topics: Angelina Kuchvalska, Anna Pogorilaya, Carolina Kostner, Emmi Peltonen, European Championships, Evgenia Medvedeva, Ivett Toth, ladies, Laurine Lecavelier, Loena Hendrickx, Maria Sotskova, Matilda Algotsson, Nicole Rajicova