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    Well, more power to her. They all seem to want to try "one more Olympics" It's an interesting phenonemon. I don't know what it is about the Olympics. Sasha has not competed for a couple of years, so will have to really train. I hope she makes it. I would love to see her there.

    It will be interesting to see which skaters are on the Olympic come back trail at the 2010 Games.

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    I doubt Sasha will come back for the Olympics. I think everyone is reading too much into the article. I said it before and I'll say it again, she says two separate things.

    1. She is dedicating the summer to practicing
    2. She would love to be in another Olympics

    She never says "She is dedicating the summer (or any other time) to practicing FOR the Olympics." There is a big difference.

    She says she would love to be in another Olympics (who wouldn't love to compete in the Olympics three times?), but never says she is going to.

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    I´m glad that Cohen is training hard this summer, as she is a great asset for SOI and one needs to put hard work for one´s career (applies to every cast member and guest skater there) and not to rest on the laurels, so to speak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fossi View Post
    Didn't Michelle beat Sasha at Worlds '04? Or was it that she beat Sasha in the LP?
    She did beat Sasha in the LP. Sahsa won the SP. Shiz won the LP. Michelle came in 4th in the SP and second in the LP.

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    ^ Actually, all things considered, it was amazing that Michelle was able to overcome so much adversity at the event and earn a bronze medal ahead of Miki Ando.

    First, Michelle had a bad outing in the qualifying round, falling and finishing 3rd behind Shizuka Arakawa and Ando. Slutskaya, Kostner, Volchkova and Suguri were also in that qualifying group, and none of them did well. They had the early morning ice time, and there were a lot of remarks made about the condition of the ice.

    Sasha won her qualifying group, beating Sokolova, Sebestyen and Liashenko.

    In the short, Michelle ended up fourth after being hit with a time violation which reduced both her technical and presentation scores by a mandatory full point.

    Then in the long, Michelle had to re-compose herself after the streaker incident. She gave a fine performance to Tosca and finished second in the free to Arakawa's brilliancy.

    Plus, as we now know, Michelle's hip situation was, by that time, far advanced and hampering her training and performance.

    To Michelle's credit, she never complained or made excuses. "I skated. I got the bronze medal."
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    Easy group for Sasha. She should've been in 1st by a landslide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladskater View Post
    They all seem to want to try "one more Olympics" It's an interesting phenonemon. I don't know what it is about the Olympics.
    Personally I think it would be better for her if she wanted to try "one more worlds" she might have a better shot. She should have pick this season for her return... with worlds right in LA. The olympics is still a long time away if she wants to keep healthy and keep her jumps.

    you don't know what it is about the olympics? It is about the highest honor you could ask for as an athlete. and it is only once every four years.

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    As much as I like Sasha and Michelle, I can not see either one topping scores of Mao and YuNa if they could get into the Olys because the American Nats also has some high point getters. Spirals won't do it any more and PCS points are much less that Tech.

    Over and Out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    As much as I like Sasha and Michelle, I can not see either one topping scores of Mao and YuNa if they could get into the Olys because the American Nats also has some high point getters. Spirals won't do it any more and PCS points are much less that Tech.

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    right. I see the top 5 at the olympics at least trying 3/3 combos in at least on program. the medalists will probably have landed them in both programs. Sasha or Michelle would be very lucky to medal, never mind win. Sadly, their era is over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    As much as I like Sasha and Michelle, I can not see either one topping scores of Mao and YuNa if they could get into the Olys because the American Nats also has some high point getters. Spirals won't do it any more and PCS points are much less that Tech.

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    And even speaking of spirals, I think there are some skaters now that have better spirals than Sasha. Mao has Sasha's extention on her spiral, but still keeps her carriage high, while Sasha let her chest dip more towards the ground. And Sasha's other trademark, her beautiful layback, is being bested by Caroline Zhang now in my opinion. If Sasha doesn't have a solid 3-3 for her SP and LP, I can't even see her making the top 6 at the Olympics unless there is another disaster like the last time in which everyone fell, and Shizuka claimed Gold with a fairly easy technical performance but beautiful skate nonetheless.

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    Not to mention that should she try those harder jumps, she could hurt herself once again. Not worth it IMO but of course it's her choice and her body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinymavy15 View Post
    right. I see the top 5 at the olympics at least trying 3/3 combos in at least on program. the medalists will probably have landed them in both programs. Sasha or Michelle would be very lucky to medal, never mind win. Sadly, their era is over.
    Wasn't that what was being said for turino? Look at what happened. The champion had a FIVE triple program, not seven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skates View Post
    Wasn't that what was being said for turino? Look at what happened. The champion had a FIVE triple program, not seven.
    That's right. You never know what will happen at the Olympics usually all
    predictions and suppositions on the part of us fans and the media goes out the window.

    Love Sasha and Michelle but IMO we will not see either of them competing in 2010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinymavy15 View Post
    Personally I think it would be better for her if she wanted to try "one more worlds" she might have a better shot. She should have pick this season for her return... with worlds right in LA. The olympics is still a long time away if she wants to keep healthy and keep her jumps.
    2009 Nationals would be a stiff challenge for Sasha in her current condition. Even though she doesn't have to go through Regionals and Sectionals, coming into Nationals with no preparatory competitions---especially after not competing at all for almost 3 years--is a tall order. CoP has gone through major overhauls over the past 3 years, and some of them (the flutz penalty and the removal of a spin in the FS) would cause Sasha to lose valuable points.

    Sasha has no 3/3s, and she hasn't ever managed to execute a clean FS at US Nationals, and she would need both to beat Flatt, Nagasu and Zhang. And of course there are only two spots for US ladies at 2009 Worlds. There is no guarantee that even with a big PCS boost, Sasha would be able to beat 3 of the 4 current top US ladies. And let's not forget Kimmie, who possibly could make a major comeback.

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    true. And we know that when Kimmie has her "A game" she will beat Sasha- she already has. And Mao has already beaten Sasha too- at a time when you think the judges wouldn't let her because of Sasha's reputation. Sasha better get training.

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