Thanks Shanti for the translation....so basically, he's not in top form (even for this time of the year) or is but just doesn't feel 100% yet, either really not sure what he is skating to are just giving that impression to not give his competitors a clue as to what is going on with him (and psyche them out), and may or may not have knee problems still (and the quiet her probably for the same reasons as the programs)??? I really love how this guy performs on the ice...and the mystery makes me even more anxious to see him skate.
I believe so too. Yet she insists on doing a full schedule, which is perfectly fine by me; it's the total opposite of "taking it one day at a time" and only doing the important comps. However, she does have an illness, and it MAY not be the best thing for her to do at this point. But, it may not matter too much what she does early on. The major competitions will still be very stressful and this is where things get problematic.
Originally Posted by chuckm
However- she did manage to recover enough to win Worlds. So IMO it's a matter of peaking at the right time. But next year, can she do that a month earlier?
Crossing my fingers!
Kwan - To see her that smile again (you know the one--the one she had right before she took the starting position in 1998 Nationals, 2001 Worlds, 2003 Nationals, etc.) When she looks that happy and comfortable, you know it's going to be great.
Ditto! Plus that grit she showed in 4CC last season.
Originally Posted by brad640
Nikodinov - I'll just be looking for some news of a successful surgery. Keeping her my thoughts.
Liang- To show the USFSA that she doesn't fit into a cookie cutter! Plus some consistency on that 3loop.
Ota - More of that captivating musicality and some clean jumps.
Jahnke - Land those 3axels! And more of that thoughtful Tom Dickson choreography.
Klimkin - An injury-free season.
Shen & Zhao - Just hoping to see them skate again.