I had a tad of free time so I decided to take a look at the winners for the ladies discipline in the JGPF because I’ve heard a lot about these two up and coming stars: Adelina Sotnikova and Elizaveta Tuktamisheva.
Adelina is what I’d expect to see if you combine Yuna and Mao together. She has great posture and decent lines. Her jumps flow and they’re huge! I’d like to see her make eye contact with the audience, she doesn’t quite have that connection yet but that just takes time.
Elizaveta is drama on ice. She’s a fierce bitch and she knows it.This girl has some of the best jump technique I’ve ever seen, even from the men! She barely needs to raise her leg to pick into the ice for her toe jumps and she rotates so fast in the air! She just needs to work on her flow out of the jumps and they’ll be absolute perfection.
If these two survive their growth spurts, I expect them to reach for the top of the podium at the Olympics in 4 years.
~The Rinkside Cafe