What if Sasha does extremely well in Torino?
What if Sasha does extremely well in Torino?
:chorus:Originally Posted by 76olympics
I want Sasha to be fourth after the short. I want her to be angry, b*tchy, even. I bet she'll be spitting fire then, and will not let anything get in her way.
Sasha needs to land her jumps, and not on two feet, in order to beat Irina.
Sasha HAS bombed before, one standing out is a competition where she kept trying for a quad and landing on her rump!!!!!!
I hope Emily and Kimmie both show her what they can do. They both are have more technically difficult things to offer skating than Sasha. Go girls!
I hope that Sasha shows you what she can do. Don't you think that there is a posiability that neither one of the American girls will medal? If anyone is going to medal, it is Sasha.Originally Posted by Fossi
If Sasha lands her stuff and the other USA ladies land theirs-Sasha will have a equal or higher tech score.Originally Posted by Fossi
I have posted in this thread before saying that Sasha will not bomb and although she was not my first choice for gold I did expect her to medal. After the bad news about MK today I will be rooting for Sasha. You have to respect what the girl does on the ice. She does seem physically stronger, maybe that will eliminate the problems with her jumps. I hope all the US ladies do well.
I think anything is possible at this point. Maybe her confidence level was helped by the fact that all of the media hoopla was directed at Michelle. Now that Michelle has withdrawn, all the focus will be on her. She could ignore it all and not let it affect her and skate great..........or she could let her head get the best of her.
I agree that she's more experienced now.......is in great shape........has been skating well.......but all that can change in a New York Minute under the Olympic pressure, kwim??
I hope all 3 American ladies skate well!
That's a good point. The flaws in Sasha's skating (other than the occasional jump error) are not likely to be noticed by the casual skating viewer but the qualities that make her great are very visible to everyone. With an Olympic medal of any color plus her U.S. Nats title she would be a big draw on the pro circuit.Originally Posted by Rgirl
Last edited by Ogre Mage; 02-13-2006 at 01:05 AM.
Give me a break.Originally Posted by Fossi
Kimmie except her 3/3s, and maybe lutz, nothing she done could be called technically difficult things than Sasha. Considering how many elements you have to do in SP and LP I wouldn't call she has more technically difficult than Sasha.
Emily, with 125 126 points finish in her both GPs? Except that lutz she has no technically difficult than Sasha. Oh yeah forgot she fall HARDER than Sasha. It was proved in GPs and Nationals.
Oh yeah agree to what rgirl and ogre said, sasha is made for a wonderful show skater.
She is not even my favorate.
Last edited by mzheng; 02-13-2006 at 01:11 AM.
Of course skaters of past and skaters of present cannot be compared against each other. They can though be compared for their competitive achievements. Henie in her time was competing against her peers as well as skaters of today are competing against their peers.Originally Posted by cianni
Last edited by Jaana; 02-13-2006 at 05:53 AM.
Now Sasha has to deal with the pressure of skating out of Michelle Kwan's shadow. If she skates poorly at Torino, she can't point a finger at Michelle and say, "If it wasn't for her, I'd win this competition."
Originally Posted by SkateFan4Life
Give it a rest, Sasha will not have to deal with the pressure of skating out of Michelle Kwan's shadow. Michelle is not there anymore, so therefore there is no shadow. You are going to have to get over it and move on to wrestling or boxing and let the other skaters, skate in peace. With regards to pointing fingers, who can Michelle point fingers at because she was injured and I don't think for won second that when Sasha wins the OGM that she will be pointing fingers at anyone. Trolls are not welcomed here
Last edited by millie; 02-13-2006 at 08:52 AM.
That's a lot of confidence you have.
Wellllll kind of. In theory, yes. But let's not forget that the playing field wasn't exactly level. In Henie's day, she was afforded a huge advantage of skating in short dresses (because she was a "girl") while her older competitors had to skate in floor length dresses. And at least one, if not more of her world titles, came when the judging panel consisted of 5 - all from Norway. I'm not dismissing Henie's brilliance for her time. But I would be curious to see how she'd have fared with a level playing field.Originally Posted by Jaana