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Thread: Have we seen the last of Sarah, the skater?

  1. #16
    Excidra2001
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    Re: Have we seen the last of Sarah, the skater?


    A lot of people were certain that Slutskaya(1998-99) and Elena Sokolova(1998-2003) were done and their skating career would never be the same again. Those two ladies proved many people wrong and I expect Sarah to do the same as well.



  2. #17
    ladybug
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    Re: Have we seen the last of Sarah, the skater?



    Yale is not going to be a piece of cake. I doubt she will have the time for the commitment necessary to be a true contender and go to school too. I don't expect us to see much of Sarah except in a fews televised shows. Someone mentioned she lost her motivation and I believe that to be very true. Irina got her motivation back but she lives for skating. Sarah now has her "education" to motivate her.

    Sorry to say, I think we have seen the last of Sarah the competative skater. :(

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    Jaana
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    Re: Have we seen the last of Sarah, the skater?


    >I don't expect us to see much of Sarah except in a fews televised shows. Someone mentioned she lost her motivation and I believe that to be very true. Irina got her motivation back but she lives for skating. Sarah now has her "education" to motivate her.>

    I really think it is rather different to get one´s motivation back if one wishes to win a gold medal at Worlds or at Olympics than for such a person to find motivation who already has won the Olympic gold medal. Especially difficult it would be for skaters who already have won a gold medal or other medals in competitions like their own Nationals, Europeans, etc. before the Olympic win.

    Marjaana


  4. #19
    Joesitz
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    Re: Have we seen the last of Sarah, the skater?


    I'd like her to hang around. I've watched her since Juniors and found her the typical kid doing all the jumps. I've always thought of her as a work in progress. I still do. Despite the win at Olys (and most deservedly), I still do not see her as a finished skater. As many posters have pointed out, her biggest fault was her posture. At this point in time, I should think that fault would be corrected.

    However, as many have said, Yale is not going to be easy. I think a year at Yale will allow her to decide between academia and sport. It's her decision. Maybe she can find a way to keep her foot in the door. I'd like that.

    Jje

  5. #20
    LAVENDER
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    Re: Have we seen the last of Sarah, the skater?


    <blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Well, in the past, the only time Sarah has ever won was when the competition folded. I don't think we've seen the last of her, but as in terms of a serious contender, no. JMO[/quote]

    ITA. I think she may come back or try. She may do well or she may win but it will have to be the same way she did at the Olympics. I think that’s one of the hardest things for her. She did say that she was bothered by the fact that she can’t always skate like she did at the Olympics or that the situation won’t always be the same as it was at the Olympics where everyone faltered.

    <blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>I've always thought of her as a work in progress. I still do. Despite the win at Olys (and most deservedly), I still do not see her as a finished skater.[/quote]

    Totally agree. I thought she skated well at Worlds minus the qual round. She didn't look as awkward. She didn't have the jumps either but I actually enjoyed some of her skating.

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    RealtorGal
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    Re: Have we seen the last of Sarah, the skater?


    <span style="color:blue;font-family:georgia;font-size:small;">Was her sole motivation for skating to win an Olympic gold medal? Or did she skate for the love of skating? Did she enjoy the act of competition or not? Did she enjoy training or not? We don't know--those are questions she must have asked herself.</span>

  7. #22
    Yazmeen42skater
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    Re: Have we seen the last of Sarah, the skater?


    I also think it depends on how college goes for her. If she's really happy there, I think we'll see her only in some exhibitions. If college doesn't go as planned, she may try a comeback, but I think it will be difficult for her to do that.

    Overall, I think her eligible career is over--her Worlds performances and the shape she was in there spoke volumes about her lack of committment to the sport at this time. I'm not trying to sound overly critical, but motivation comes from within, and she simply didn't have it this season. Anything can happen, though.

  8. #23
    Joesitz
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    Re: Have we seen the last of Sarah, the skater?


    RG - Those are the questions all competitors should ask themselves, and wouldn't it be a nice summer discussion if we answsered the questions for the skaters.

    Joe

  9. #24
    tharrtell
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    Re: Have we seen the last of Sarah, the skater?


    Let me live in my own delusional world! I like pretending I can read minds Anway, isn't speculation a passtime enjoyed the world over?

  10. #25
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    Re: Have we seen the last of Sarah, the skater?


    Sarah impressed me to no ends when she competed this year, after a knee injury and a growth spurt......what moxy. That's what competition is all about........I hope she'll be back, but I'm gonna say......Nah........42

  11. #26
    mpal2
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    Re: Have we seen the last of Sarah, the skater?


    I would have to predict that Sarah is done as a competitive skater. I agree that her motivation seems to be gone. That's the reason why I wasn't impressed with Sarah's return to competitive skating after the Olympic win. I couldn't get past the "why did she bother?" question. I wish she would have just taken the year off. As things stand now, she ended her run with a sour note. If she had taken a break, she might have come back with more motivation. JMHO

    I do agree that she was a work in progress still and I had hoped to see even further improvements. There are more problems with her skating than just her posture. No triple lutz comes to mind, it's just another flip.

    I had the hardest time warming up to Sarah's skating and was just starting to like parts of it. So it's sad to see her go.

    Slightly OT, but why do so many people (Dick Button included) use the term balletic with Sarah? I just don't see it. What ballet school in the world would be screaming for her presence if med school wasn't her thing anymore? I tend to describe Sarah's skating as more of a power/athletic style. That's not a bad thing, it's just a different style. Balletic to me is Angela Nikodinov's skating. Any thoughts or comments on this would be appreciated. It's been confusing me for a while.

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    mpal........you said, "I couldn't get past the "why did she bother?" question. I wish she would have just taken the year off. As things stand now, she ended her run with a sour note. If she had taken a break, she might have come back with more motivation. JMHO" I agree. I am thinking she didn't want to be another skater who took the "Gold" and ran. Even though she wasn't up to par, she gave it a shot and even though she didn't do as well as she had hoped, I think skating one more year shows character on her part.......42

  13. #28
    BronzeisGolden02
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    Sarah


    I would never have imagined Sarah being the Olympic Champion in the fall of 2001. A future World Champion? An Olympic contender in 2006? Perhaps. She made the improbable probable in Salt Lake City and seized the moment that wasn't slated to be hers. How do you rekindle that kind of magic? It would be difficult, and probably never the same. Yet, it seems Sarah does love skating and the thrill of competition. It may never be like SLC again and perhaps she just needs a little while to realize that and rededicate herself. Besides, she isn't a fool, if she plans on keeping skating as a major portion of her life she has to see that opportunities in the professional world are dwindling. Amateur skating is the place to be...the spotlight is there and so is the money. Give her time, let her go to college...Michelle certainly tried but found she couldn't do it because the ice was still calling. It could very well be the same for Sarah.

  14. #29
    Jayjen35
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    I was just passing through when I saw this thread. It's an interesting question. I'd have to say that if we go by what we've seen of Sarah so far, the answer is no, she won't be back in amature competition again. She, her family and her coach have all said that she was looking forward to life outside of skating and excited about exploring all of the possibilities that there are for her there. That dosen't sound like talk from someone who's only thinking about an off-season break!

    OTOH they may simply have been covering themselves just in case. It may be that she decides to give it another try, just to go out on a more positive note than she did this season. Or she may decide that she wants another chance to compete and win against Sasha and Michelle, and that she feels confident about her ability to do it this time. What we saw at the end of last season may just have been a tired and discouraged young girl who couldn't see gathering her strength for yet another season, especially since she's already won the ultimate prize. But, after a few months of rest and recouperation she may feel her energy, strength and competitive fire come back. We'll just have to <em>wait</em> and see :(

    mpal2, I see your point about the "balletic" comment. It seems to be given out all too often by Mr. Button. While I see Sarah as a more of an "elegant" type of skater (although I don't think that she's reached that yet), I don't see <em>ballet</em> when I watch her skate. Off hand I can't think of any skater I'd connect with ballet. IMHO that's a hard standard to live up to!



  15. #30
    Joesitz
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    Re: Have we seen the last of Sarah, the skater?


    mPal - Like most figure skaters, Sarah has balletic movements - not the best - but more than enough to keep a nice line on the free leg. Her layback is just about the best in the business - very balletic to hold that 'attitude' position and still able to bend way back at the waist. In ballet, that move is done with an assist from a partner.

    Her big problem, imo, is her posture - the rounded shoulders creating a small hunch back have to go.

    As for elegance in style, the winners are Viktoria Volchkova, Jennifer Robinson and Nancy Kerrigan.

    Joe

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