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Kihira's layouts for next season appear to be:

SP: 3A, 3F3T, 3Lz
FS: 4S, 3A2T, 3Lz, 3A, 3Lz3T, 3F1Eu3S, 3Lo

*last 3 jumps in FS may not be in the correct order, pretty sure the first 4 are what she's planning though with a 3A just before or in the 2nd half
 

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Daniil announced Alina's FS music

Finally it’s done ✅. New free program. Cleopatra.
Music is : Peter Gabriel - the feelings begin. Maurice Jarre - Lawrence d’Arabie ouverture. Khatir Hicham - Ramses.
 

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Japan Open (October 5) will feature Kihira, Miyahara, Uno, Zagitova, Trusova, Chen, Zhou, Tennell so far.
 

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Ekaterina Kurakova has been granted the ISU certificate today so she can finally represent Poland on international stage :)
 

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Her official PB would have been good enough for Top 10 last year's EC. Poland hasn't had a EC Top 10 in ladies' skating since Zuzanna Szwed finished 7th in 1996 IIRC.

Finished 8th at the Russian Juniors in 2017 and then came to Torun and was competing for Poland on the domestic events. She won the National title (at the Four Nations Championships) by 40 pts this year. She's a part of Bryan Orser's group in Toronto (no surprise since the Torun Arena doesn't have heating :tape: ).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Four_National_Figure_Skating_Championships

She could be the best thing that happened to Polish figure skating since Zagorska & Siudek retired :p
 

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@Monzanator, do you remember Polish great Anna Rechnio? I believe she finished 2nd in the short program at 98 Worlds! :inlove: She was a powerhouse. Huge jumps, great presentation. But unfortunately, she was too inconsistent. :sad: She was a stunning beauty as well! :hearts:
 

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@Monzanator, do you remember Polish great Anna Rechnio? I believe she finished 2nd in the short program at 98 Worlds! :inlove: She was a powerhouse. Huge jumps, great presentation. But unfortunately, she was too inconsistent. :sad: She was a stunning beauty as well! :hearts:
Yeah, I remember her. She managed to finish 5th & 6th at the World Champs while her best result at the Europeans was 7th :D She was the youngest member of the Polish 1994 Olympics squad and finished a staggering 10th. Sadly she was a mental headcase. She completely bombed at the Nagano Games and then retired from the sport after a lowly 16th at the 2000 Worlds. She currently lives in Denmark with her Russian ex-skater husband.

Just back on Kurakova, obviously she has a private sponsor to meet the Orser training demands. Our Federation doesn't have any money to provide such opportunity :lol:
 

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Yeah, I remember her. She managed to finish 5th & 6th at the World Champs while her best result at the Europeans was 7th :D She was the youngest member of the Polish 1994 Olympics squad and finished a staggering 10th. Sadly she was a mental headcase. She completely bombed at the Nagano Games and then retired from the sport after a lowly 16th at the 2000 Worlds. She currently lives in Denmark with her Russian ex-skater husband.

Just back on Kurakova, obviously she has a private sponsor to meet the Orser training demands. Our Federation doesn't have any money to provide such opportunity :lol:
It's probably Trump.

He likes to start grooming his future wives from Eastern Europe at an early age.

If Orser finds out that he's her sugar daddy, he will be pissed.

:eek:h:
 

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Not sure if this has been posted but Rika Kihira's SP will be to "Breakfast in Baghdad" (there's also a clip of her skating to it at an exhibition on YT too!)
 
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