Lori Nichol (on the CBC) explained the differences between Irina's program and Sasha's program. Irina's program was all punch and not much choreography where Sasha's program was filled with little moments of drama. Sasha should actually consider acting. It was really neat the way Lori explained it.
To me Sasha's skate was worthy of a gold medal, despite the falls. It was filled with drama and passion and beautiful moves.
The way Paul Martini called it, sounded like Sasha was skating with an injury that no one was fully aware of. My heart goes out to Sasha. She put on a brave face and gave it her best.
Congratulations on her sivler medal.