Upon replaying my vcr of the competition, I can say, even more emphatically that I am again mesmerized by Sasha's
approach to the ice - her stroking, her levity, floating edges,
swift and effortless spins etc...
Again, i see the only area where Arakawa could beat her
would be in the jumping area...and not by much since
Arakawa doubled some jumps and didn't deliver the goods,
although she did not fall. Her approach to the ice is steady,
and somewhat heavy. Look at the first three strokes of her
program and how her free leg dangles, isn't stretched...