Thursday, April 19, 2012

World Team Trophy- Ladies Short Videos

Kanako Murakami

Akiko Suzuki

Gracie Gold

Cynthia Phaneuf

Valentina Marchei

Ashley Wagner

Adelina Sotnikova

Alena Leonova

Carolina Kostner


  1. I don't see how people are able to see Gracie Gold's skating through all that horrible choreography - good god!

    Not particularly impressed by her though, maybe after I see her LP I'll know why some are seeing her as the newest great hope for the US ladies.

  2. Anon 1 -
    She has good speed, hits her jumps consistently and correctly, and her spins don't slow down. There are very few senior women right now who maintain spin speed when they go into a Bielmann position. She even gained speed on the first catch-foot spin position in her first spin. Choreography can be improved much more easily than basic skills. I do agree that it has to improve, because there were way too many crossovers in this program - but that's an issue between coach and choreographer as she moves into the senior ranks.