Author: Illyria Burkle

twoflipstwotwists: Oksana Chusovitina of Uzbe…

twoflipstwotwists:

Oksana Chusovitina of Uzbekistan qualifies second into the vault final at the 2019 Zhaoqing World Challenge Cup with an average of 14.200 points

Requirements for Level 4 Step Sequence:Complex…

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Requirements for
Level 4 Step Sequence:

  • Complexity:
    Must include at least 11 difficult turns and steps. None of the
    types of turns and steps can be counted more than twice. 5 types of
    turns and steps must be executed in both directions.
  • Rotations in
    either direction (left and right) with full body rotation covering
    at least 1/3 of the pattern in total for each rotational direction
  • Use of body
    movements for at least 1/3 of the pattern
  • Two different
    combinations of 3 difficult turns on different feet executed with a
    clear rhythm within the sequence. Only the first combination
    attempted on each foot can be counted.

Nathan Chen’s 2019
Worlds SP Step Sequence:

  • 15 difficult
    steps/turns attempted. 12 difficult steps/turns when only two of
    each step/turn are counted attempted. 5 types of steps/turns in both
    directions attempted.
  • Rotations in
    either direction (left and right) with full body rotation covering
    at least 1/3 of the pattern in total for each rotational direction
  • Use of body
    movements for at least 1/3 of the pattern
  • Two different
    combinations of 3 difficult turns on different feet executed with a
    clear rhythm within the sequence. Only the first combination
    attempted on each foot can be counted.
  • Right foot
    cluster: RFI-Bracket (RFI to RBO) CW/RBO-Counter
    (RBO to RFO) CW/
    RFO-Rocker (RFO to RBO) CW
  • Left foot
    cluster: LFO-Rocker (LFO to LBO) CCW/LBO-Counter
    (LBO to LFO) CCW/
    LFO-Loop CCW

I personally
wouldn’t count the LFI-Rocker, RBI-Rocker, or the LFI-Bracket. The
LFI-Rocker’s exit curve is very short and the left back inside edge
is initially flat before he pushes off on inside edge to go into the
RFO-Twizzle. The RBI-Rocker and LFI-Bracket both have flat entry
edges. The LFI-Rocker and RFI-Rocker don’t affect the level though
because neither are done in a cluster and he has a clean clockwise
rocker with the RFO-Rocker. The LFI-Bracket not being counted would
drop the step sequence to a level 3 since he would no longer have a
counter-clockwise bracket counted, meaning he would only have 4 types
of steps/turns in both directions instead of 5. The Worlds tech panel
did count the bracket and give him a level 4 though. But if the panel
was harsher, I would recommend doing one of the choctaws clockwise/on
the left foot (he does 2 counter-clockwise/on the right foot), so
that he attempts 6 types of steps/turns in both directions and would
still have 5, if the bracket wasn’t counted.

Gifs of each step/turn are under the cut:

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LFI-Rocker (LFI to LBI) CW: The exit curve is very short & the left back inside edge is initially flat before he pushes off an inside edge to go into the RFO-Twizzle. I wouldn’t count this, but it doesn’t affect the level since he has another clean clockwise rocker (RFO-Rocker).

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RFO-Twizzle CW: Clean

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Clean right foot
cluster: RFI-Bracket (RFI to RBO) CW/RBO-Counter
(RBO to RFO) CW/
RFO-Rocker (RFO to RBO) CW 

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RFI-Open Choctaw (RFI to LBO) CCW: clean

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LFO-Twizzle CCW: clean

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Clean left foot cluster:
LFO-Rocker (LFO to LBO) CCW/LBO-Counter
(LBO to LFO) CCW/
LFO-Loop CCW

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RBI-Loop CW: 

I’m not completely sure if the blade stays entirely on the ice, but it’s singles skating, so I’ll give the benefit of doubt.

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LFI-Bracket (LFI to LBO) CCW: The left forward inside entry edge of is clearly flat, so I wouldn’t count this. This would drop the step sequence to a level 3 since he would no longer have a counter-clockwise bracket counted, meaning he would only have 4 types of steps/turns in both directions instead of 5.

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RBI-Rocker (RBI to RFI) CW to RFI-Counter (RFI to RBI) CW: The right back inside entry edge of the RBI-Rocker is flat and the blade doesn’t stay entirely on the ice when turning from right back inside to right forward inside edge during the rocker. I wouldn’t count the rocker, but it doesn’t matter for the level, since he already has a clean clockwise rocker (RFO-Rocker). The edges in the RFI-Counter could be clearer, but it’s probably enough to count in singles skating. It doesn’t matter anyways whether it’s counted or not since he already has a clean clockwise counter (RBO-Counter).

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RFO-Swing Choctaw (RFO to LBI) CCW: Clean

illyria-and-her-pet:

illyria-and-her-pet:

In honor of Kohei’s birthday, here’s an adorable gif of Kohei throwing flowers to his mom and his mom throwing him black thunder bars ❤️

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illyria-and-her-pet:

“It seems that you want me to comment on an unstable persons (sic) Facebook comment – I don’t really understand your question. … my suggestion is to call some of his other partners …”

Tara Modlin, Coughlin’s agent who called Bridget Namiotka “unstable,” said you should ask his other partners about their experiences with him, & had extra red hats for anyone who wanted to support him at Nationals, is also a coach at Ice House in NJ. https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/92e035_25825875d54d4860ab035aaf85ac25ef.pdf

As a coach, she is a member of USFSA and PSA. Imo she, Dalilah Sappenfield, Nina Edmunds, and other coaches should be investigated by Safesport for their actions towards Coughlin’s victims.

Tara Modlin also had a 9/11 charity and skating show, yet no money was given to 9/11 victims.

BTW Ice House in NJ is also where Tara’s husband, Craig Maurizi, is the skating director. Other coaches at Ice Works are … Nikolai Morozov and Andrew Lavrik.

Tara Modlin’s husband, Craig Maurizi, is a survivor who came forward about Richard Callaghan in 1999.

Bridget Namiotka is actually represented by the same attorney as Craig Maurizi. Their attorney is John Manly, who also represents many of Nassar’s survivors. Manly has also said that he represents two other women who say they were sexually abused by Coughlin when they were minors.

USFSA dismissed Craig’s sexual abuse claims about Callaghan back in 1999 because it wasn’t filed within the required 60 days of the alleged improper conduct. In January 2018, Craig filed a Safesport report about Callaghan and Callaghan was FINALLY given a provisional suspension in March 2018. Craig was also one of the athletes and survivors that spoke to Senate urging them to investigate USOC’s handling of sexual abuse allegations in April 2018. He also criticized Safe Sport after Coughlin’s death for the handling of both the Callaghan and Coughlin cases.

“Is SafeSport cleaning up the sport? I’d have to say my answer, generally speaking, is yes,” said Craig Maurizi, a longtime coach and the director of figure skating at the Ice House training center in Hackensack, N.J., said on Sunday. “I think the mechanism is making people think twice before they act.”

At the same time, Maurizi criticized SafeSport for the manner in which it was adjudicating a high-profile case involving him that has been going on for two decades.

Meanwhile, it is now nearly a year after Maurizi’s complaint was resubmitted, but the case has yet to be fully resolved.

“Are they dragging their feet?” Maurizi said of SafeSport. “Absolutely.”

Maurizi, whose wife, Tara Modlin, was Coughlin’s agent, also questioned whether due process was being fairly granted to all parties in cases investigated by SafeSport. “It’s such mixed emotions and mixed feelings, given the situation with my friend who felt he didn’t have due process and was not given an opportunity to voice his side,” Maurizi said of Coughlin.

The wildest thing to me is that Craig Maurizi, Bridget Namiotka, and two other Coughlin survivors have the same lawyer, John Manly… Yet Craig Maurizi and Tara Modlin basically support John Coughlin because he was their friend even though Craig Maurizi is a survivor of Richard Callaghan…

Back in 1999 when Craig first came forward about his allegations against Callaghan, he said a coach should never have any sexual relationship with their students no matter the age or gender. Yet he employs Morozov who has multiple high profile relationships with students…

Andrew Lavrik was also a coach at Ice House… He was arrested for having a sexual relationship with a 16 year old female student…

Tony Wheeler, who runs Skate Talk Online, also said on FSU that Tara Modlin and Craig Maurizi tried to contact Coughlin’s accusers right after his suicide…

I also took a look at Craig’s twitter and hmm. He has two retweets supporting Coughlin. But he also replied to Christine Brennan’s tweet criticizing USFSA’s statement for not mentioning Bridget criticizing USFSA for not mentioning him or the many victims of abuse that have come forward either…

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“It seems that you want me to comment on an unstable persons (sic) Facebook comment – I don’t really understand your question. … my suggestion is to call some of his other partners …”

Tara Modlin, Coughlin’s agent who called Bridget Namiotka “unstable,” said you should ask his other partners about their experiences with him, & had extra red hats for anyone who wanted to support him at Nationals, is also a coach at Ice House in NJ. https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/92e035_25825875d54d4860ab035aaf85ac25ef.pdf

As a coach, she is a member of USFSA and PSA. Imo she, Dalilah Sappenfield, Nina Edmunds, and other coaches should be investigated by Safesport for their actions towards Coughlin’s victims.

Tara Modlin also had a 9/11 charity and skating show, yet no money was given to 9/11 victims.

BTW Ice House in NJ is also where Tara’s husband, Craig Maurizi, is the skating director. Other coaches at Ice Works are … Nikolai Morozov and Andrew Lavrik.

Tara Modlin’s husband, Craig Maurizi, is a survivor who came forward about Richard Callaghan in 1999.

Bridget Namiotka is actually represented by the same attorney as Craig Maurizi. Their attorney is John Manly, who also represents many of Nassar’s survivors. Manly has also said that he represents two other women who say they were sexually abused by Coughlin when they were minors.

USFSA dismissed Craig’s sexual abuse claims about Callaghan back in 1999 because it wasn’t filed within the required 60 days of the alleged improper conduct. In January 2018, Craig filed a Safesport report about Callaghan and Callaghan was FINALLY given a provisional suspension in March 2018. Craig was also one of the athletes and survivors that spoke to Senate urging them to investigate USOC’s handling of sexual abuse allegations in April 2018. He also criticized Safe Sport after Coughlin’s death for the handling of both the Callaghan and Coughlin cases.

“Is SafeSport cleaning up the sport? I’d have to say my answer, generally speaking, is yes,” said Craig Maurizi, a longtime coach and the director of figure skating at the Ice House training center in Hackensack, N.J., said on Sunday. “I think the mechanism is making people think twice before they act.”

At the same time, Maurizi criticized SafeSport for the manner in which it was adjudicating a high-profile case involving him that has been going on for two decades.

Meanwhile, it is now nearly a year after Maurizi’s complaint was resubmitted, but the case has yet to be fully resolved.

“Are they dragging their feet?” Maurizi said of SafeSport. “Absolutely.”

Maurizi, whose wife, Tara Modlin, was Coughlin’s agent, also questioned whether due process was being fairly granted to all parties in cases investigated by SafeSport. “It’s such mixed emotions and mixed feelings, given the situation with my friend who felt he didn’t have due process and was not given an opportunity to voice his side,” Maurizi said of Coughlin.

The wildest thing to me is that Craig Maurizi, Bridget Namiotka, and two other Coughlin survivors have the same lawyer, John Manly… Yet Craig Maurizi and Tara Modlin basically support John Coughlin because he was their friend even though Craig Maurizi is a survivor of Richard Callaghan…

Back in 1999 when Craig first came forward about his allegations against Callaghan, he said a coach should never have any sexual relationship with their students no matter the age or gender. Yet he employs Morozov who has multiple high profile relationships with students…

Andrew Lavrik was also a coach at Ice House… He was arrested for having a sexual relationship with a 16 year old female student…

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isu really raised the value of under-rotated jumps. i’m disgusted. we get it. you want vincent to be world champion. tom z won 🤢

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Terin was finally removed from USAG’s athlete council!

Former figure skater says she was abused by pa…

Former figure skater says she was abused by partner who killed himself: undefined

tsarinamustafina: When Sui Lu did bars.

tsarinamustafina:

When Sui Lu did bars.