I got Eislauffan from FSU's permission to publish her(his??) practice reports here, hope all of you enjoy!!
Day 1, Feb 25, 2007
A duel between Caroline and Mirai? Watch this very neat preview clip:I just watched the two US Ladies Caroline Zhang and Mirai Nagasu. Ashley Wagner didn't practice. Caroline and Mirai both did a complete run-through of their programs. Unforuntately, I was late, but others told me that Caroline made no mistake. Mirai had a strong practice as well, she just fell on the last 3Lz right at the end of her program and stumbled on a 3R-2R combo. She even tried a 3A later in the practice but it didn't look like it's going to happen now. Anyway, both girls left a strong impression. Caroline was running around the rink with her skates on after the practice.
Day 2, again thanks to Eislauffan
Yup, Caroline Zhang!! Hopefully the pressure is now off of her since Mirai is now considered the favourite.Just a few impressions!
- Caroline Zhang had another great practice, clean run-through of her FP
- Patrick Chan looked good, too
- Sergei Voronov had some trouble with his 3A but later did a beautiful 3A-3T
- McLaughlin/Brubaker looked strong except for her 2A
- The "cutest boy" award goes either to Denis Ten (KZK) or Min-Seok Kim (KOR). They are tiny and look almost like twins! Denis even has a 3-3
- Adrian Schultheiss landed 4T. But he told me that he is still bothered by a back injury
- Philipp Tischendorf got here just 10 min before the practice as his train was delayed. But he did quite well.
Other news of the day:
Apparently Irina Shtork's (ice dance/EST) luggage is lost and has not yet arrived. :