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andycat
February 11th, 2000, 06:46 AM
According to the official Europeans website, Slutskaya is in the lead, with Volchkova in second. Butyrskaya is in third...however she was FOURTH in the short program. I guess because she placed first in the qualifying round it rounds out to her being in third overall. She's really in trouble!

lavender
February 11th, 2000, 06:54 AM
Elena Liashenko: Messed the combo, and had hand-down on 3f. 4.8-5.3, 5.2-5.7. Somehow she's ahead of Drei. No way!! Maria Butyrskaya: She didn't have combo, and was shaky on the 2x. 4.8-5.4, 5.6-5.8. 2nd in short. Julia Sebestyen: Nightmare. Missed all the jumps. 3.8-4.3, 4.8-5.3. 9th overall. Victoria Volchkova: Great! Jumps as good as could be. 5.6-5.7, 5.6-5.8. 8 judges 1st, and she takes the lead. Irina Slutskaya: Super! Clean jumps, great spins, inc. 2 beautiful Bielmans. 5.6-5.8, 5.7-5.9(5x5.9). 8 judges 1st.

lavender
February 11th, 2000, 07:11 AM
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Armchairskater
February 11th, 2000, 08:29 AM
Did you notice that Butyrskaya's closest competition in that joke of a qualifying group came in 13th in the short!!! And still according to that article, she's out of contention for the gold barring a third place long program for Slutskaya. What are they going to do for Worlds, have someone skating around with Maria out there propping her up literally? However, if she is humiliated by being beaten by Slutskaya, Volchkova, and maybe even Gusmeroli, I'm hoping that they will abandon Maria as a lost cause. However, if I were Gusmeroli, I'd be having a serious rant right now and having a talk with my skating federation, because if the qualifying groups had been assigned fairly, she would be sitting in third right now.

sw10025
February 11th, 2000, 08:40 AM
Irina Slutskaya(RUS) 5.6 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.9 5.8 5.9 5.8 5.9 5.92.Viktoria Viktoria Volchkova (RUS) 5.6 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.7 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.7 5.5 5.6 5.8 5.8 Maria Butyrskaya (RUS) 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.4 5.2 4.8 5.2 5.2 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.7 Yup, those are definitely not world champion marks. Those aren't even world podium marks. Those aren't even necessarily we're holding you up on the presentation mark kind of marks. Now that they've got Irina, they're dumping Maria just as fast as they can. (Not that she's not helping herself out the door.) Unless Viktoria has a big time disastrous LP, Soldatova can pretty much kiss her chance of going to worlds this year goodbye. VV may have had a disastrous GPF result, but she certainly seems to be redeeming herself here. Volchkova has taken ordinals away from MB in the past, not to mention outscoring her, and she seems to be doing it again here. VV can beat MB; JS probably cannot at this point.

andycat
February 11th, 2000, 08:48 AM
Scores: 1. Slutskaya RUS: 5.6 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.9 5.8 5.9 5.8 5.9 5.9 2. Volchkova RUS: 5.6 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.7 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.7 5.5 5.6 5.8 5.8 3. Gusmeroli FRA: 5.4 5.3 5.5 5.6 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.6 4. Butyrskaya RUS: 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.4 5.2 4.8 5.2 5.2 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.7 1. Irina Slutskaya RUS 1.0 2. Viktoria Volchkova RUS 2.0 3. Maria Butyrskya RUS 2.8 4. Vanessa Gusmeroli FRA 3.4 5. Elena Liashenko UKR 4.8 6. Silvia Fontana ITA 5.4 7. Alisa Drei FIN 5.4 8. Mikkeline Kierkgaard DEN 7.4 9. Mojca Kopac SLO 8.4 10. Julia Lautowa AUT 8.4 11. Julia Sebestyen HUN 8.6 12. Tamara Dorokejev HUN 10.2 13. Sanna-Maija Wiksten FIN 10.4 14. Sarah Meier SUI 11.2 15. Diana Poth HUN 11.2 16. Galina Maniachenko POL 11.8 17. Anna Rechnio POL 12.2 18. Zoya Douchine GER 15.2 19. Anna Lundstrom SWE 15.4 20. Yulia Lebedeva ARM 15.6 21. Karen Venhuizen NED 17.8 22. Tamsin Sear GBR 18.0 23. Olga Vassiljeva EST 18.2 24. Kaja Hanevold NOR 19.6 25. Sara Faolotico BEL 20.0 26. Sabina Wojtala POL 20.6 27. Idora Hegel CRO 21.8 28. VAleria Trifancova LAT 22.0 29. Eva Chuda CZE 22.2 30. Roxana Luca ROM 24.0

andycat
February 11th, 2000, 09:00 AM
In another article I read from Reuters titled, "Butyrskya Fades But Russians Still Dominate" (don't know how to link it since it's specific to AOL) it states: "Butyrskaya was mystified by her continued inability to produce under pressure as she did last season...'I don't know what is wrong with me. I am well prepared. I can do the elements in practice,' she said." It's interesting to see that last year's dominant skaters are faltering: Butyrskaya, Yagudin, and (somewhat) Weiss. But none so dramatically as But. (At least Weiss can blame an injury.)

rcl
February 11th, 2000, 09:31 AM
What in the world happened to Anna Rechnio? I was never that impressed with her skating.

lavender
February 11th, 2000, 09:44 AM
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sw10025
February 11th, 2000, 11:59 AM
I don't know why Maria is so "mystified" that she can't produced under pressure this season -- she only managed to do it once or twice last season in international competition, and even more rarely before that. She lost every pro-am to Michelle in the 99 season. While she won her regular GP comps, it was with subpar performances, with several falls each at Skate America and Trophee Lalique. She also performed poorly at the GPF. She was OK at Europeans and good in the SP and LP at Worlds, but she greatly benefitted from a relative lack of competition in the former and another's illness in the latter. She has an absolutely stellar track record for hot and cold, hit and miss performances. Jkovner has told us that as she says she is very consistent in practice, and that may be very true, but its irrelevant. What matters is how she holds up in competition, and she's never been very good at that, even during her best season last year. Its easy to come out and be relatively relaxed and skate a good LP when you know your competition is ailing and its almost impossible for them to beat you. Its another to come out and do well when quite frankly the competition has a lot more ammo than you do, and they're not afraid to use it.