Re: Re: Disastrous Competitive Programs
Mens Nationals this year was so unbelievable! I still can't get over the number of falls!
Originally posted by QuadAxel
How about almost all of the men at US Nationals this year?
How about almost all of the men at last year's Campbell's
Another one - Stephane Lindemann (?) at the Sparkassen Cup, in 2001 (I think). He skated before Plushenko. He had a really, *really* bad fall on a triple axel, and by the way he was reacting, he might have broken his leg. Does anyone remember that, or how bad the injury was? I know his landing foot, ankle and leg all went in different directions
Disastrous Competitive Programs
I just remembered yet another disaster on ice. Priscilla Hill, the reigning US silver medalist from 1981, entered the long program at the 1982 US Nationals with a good chance to again earn a spot on the World Team. She skated her long program to the soundtrack from "Chariots of Fire", a glorious piece of music if there ever was one. Unfortunately, Priscilla completely blew her long program, with one fall and stumble after another, and she finished in fifth place overall. It was painful to watch. The poor girl. I remember that as soon as she received her scores - very low but accurate - she was asked by Dick Button on live television what she thought of her program. Egads - what could she say? Priscilla tried to be a good sport, but clearly she was stunned and devastated at her performance. Dick wished her good luck, and she fled from the arena.
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