Ksenia Makarova is dealing with one of the most disappointing season of her career. She is struggling competition after competition, pressed by the upcoming young phenomenal Russian girls. Her participation to World Championships is not assured yet and she has been asked to prove her technical abilities during the Mishin's Cup 2012.
Here is her free skate http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLoR7HU49PE&feature=related
She tried to land the triple lutz, istead of triple flip, for the first time this season. She landed it, althought that was underrotated, and nailed the triple toe-triple toe combo. She attempted three other triple jumps: two loops, that were not perfectly landed, and a salchow turned to double. Ksenia seems a little bit slow on the ice surface and her skating is kind of tentative. The Russian federation has decided to send Ksenia at World Championships.