Ok but let’s take a moment to look at the inspiration of Yurio and Otabek together; skaters Yulia Lipnitskaya and Denis Ten so dear staff of yuri on ice let them have a selfie like this and end my life already
We don't have a "queen" in figure skating right now
Some people really have the nerve to call Evgenia Medvedeva a “queen”. It’s inappropriate and a sign that people don’t take figure skating seriously anymore.
Who is the “queen” of sport: Someone who has a long, successful career- means many years of competing and winning medals and especially gold medals. Someone with good attitude, someone who is gracious, who acknowledge his rivals strengths, who understand his sport, who admits his own flaws, who is helping to make the sport better, someone who is humble.
But let us talk about Medvedeva. Last year was her first senior year and the ladies field in general was pretty weak, that’s why the russian federation had to push her- they needed a new “star”. Tuktamysheva, Sotnikova, Lipnitskaya, they are not in form, Pogorilaya was still the “queen of falls”, Radionova is inconsistent and sloppy (the judges are pretty clear about it since her first senior appearance), everyone else was still a junior. But Russia just got a new senior girl, the new junior champion (let’s be real, Wakaba Higuchi was robbed) the 16 years old Evgenia Medvedeva.
And figure skating suddenly changed.
Do you remember the times, when ladies figure skating was still ladies figure skating? Strong, elegant ladies with beautiful spins, strong jumps, choreography, emotions? That’s all gone now.
Podium European championships 2008:
Podium European championships 2011:
Podium World championships 2013:
What we have now are underweight, sloppy, cheating russian children, yes, children, and inflated scores. Medvedeva is one of them. She is not a woman yet, she still has the body of a child, which helps her to jump, jump, jump, but that’s it. There are no emotions, they told her where in the program she should open her mouth or make a grimace, she don’t understand the music she is skating to, there is no elegance. The same music every season, same movements, ridiculous pantomime, "tano jumps" all over the place.
She is a robot.
Something changed: podium European championships 2014
Podium GPF 2015:
European championships 2016:
Medvedeva's “world records” are meaningless, the scoring rules change every few years and the judges do whatever they want.
Let us talk about her attitude. Her 3-3-3 attempt (was under rotated anyway) at nationals and her “intentional zayaking" at European championships 2017 are a sign of arrogance. Her message is ”look what i can, i’m better than you“.
Her reaction after National championships and her 3-3-3 attempt:
The success has gone to her head. Her reaction in the k&c at Trophee de France 2016, when she saw her scores and it wasn’t a new world record, not even a SB or PB, speaks for itself. We saw her attitude at Rostelecom cup 2016, where she was in the audience and laughed at Radionova’s SP performance.
Trophee de France 2016:
Some people claim she has "nerves of steel” and is a “good competitor”. Well, she knows the judges will give her the scores she needs to win, no matter how her performance is going to be, that’s why she is not worried. She is too arrogant to worry.
And you say she is a “queen”? A queen of what?
But you know what they say: Who flies high, falls low
If she is still on the podium in the next 10 years and is not skating like a junior, then we can call her a “queen”.