Wicked Yankee Girl
It was LA. I was at a nationals there, and it was the same. Other than Michelle, they weren't really going nuts for anyone, AFAIR. And Michelle was a local sports hero.
Originally Posted by Orion
You can't generalize about Americans too much. We differ a lot by region. The banners being missing (or so high in the rafters they were impossible to see) was a policy of the Staples Center, announced before the event.
However, the crowd did go nuts for D&W's FD.
1795, how did you enjoy Worlds overall? I hope you'll write a report!
Yu-Na Kim being in a class of her own. You've got to be impressed with her skating
Denis Ten for letting us throw a glance at the future of men's skating
More dance teams than expected more or less healthy at worlds
Rachael Flatt showing the world that they'd better keep an eye on her in the future
Candice Didier getting up after that fall. Same goes for Yuko Kawaguchi
Anna Jurkiewicz and Przemyslaw Domanski making it to the final with a really good showing
D/B's coach being so touched by their performance and their reaction as well
Evan Lysacek throwing down two great performances
Meryl Davis calling on the crowd to stop booing. Classy girl!
Candice Didier falling that hard on her hip
Sonia Lafuente not making it to the final
Tomas Verner starting out so good in the LP and then letting it go away from him
K/N being dumped because of being the russian #2
C/J most likely not being able to go to the olympics because the french dance teams missed the requirement by one spot
Ozerova/Enbert not being able to show their potential
Tanith Belbin looking soo disappointed at the FD press conference
Carolina Kostner popping or falling on almost every jump in the LP
On a side note why can't we have like 6 spots on the dance podium???
pour atteindre l'inaccessible étoile!
another best was seeing tanith drunk, walking around the hotel
interesting how evan just left her...
I didn't see the press conference but you've got to admit coming so close to win the first ever gold for your country IN your home country only to miss it by just over a point, has GOT to be disapointing.
Originally Posted by Alicja
I put that under worst because I felt so sorry for them. I had really hoped it would finally happen for them at this years' worlds...
Originally Posted by Michelle'sFan
Me too. And when Evan won, I was SO hoping Tanith and Ben would make it to the top--IN the USA too. But on the other hand just to have them come back so strong after missing the podium last Worlds and them Ben's injury to make it back to the podium was great. But yes, I still would have prefred the gold around their necks.
Originally Posted by Alicja
Last edited by Kinga; 04-05-2009 at 08:55 AM.
The discovery of Denis Ten!
Oda's hitting the boards. He's been skating great and could have possibly made the podium, but it wasn't to be this year. (But that 4-3 in the LP was amazing!)
Addicted to handsome, artistic male skaters ;-)
To me the Worst was the (generous) very overmarked scores in both the ladies short and long.
In the long they overlook two mistakes for the top 12 women skaters.
The best was the mens free skate --hard call between Patrick and Evan.
Evan look cleaner--Patrick looked a bit messy to me.
The Dance competition-was the best to .
I forgot my other best: Caroline Zhang being in the audience, not on the ice. Alissa may be a headcase with poor technique, but I'll take her over the Pwitty Pwincess Caroline any day.
Yu- Na Kim's tears on joy on the podium
Joannie FINALLY pulling it all together
Savchenko & Szolkowy's amazing FS
The battle between Daves/White and Virtue/Moir
Virtue & Moir's first CLEAN FD of the season
Evan Lysacek winning at home
The messed-up ice dance judging
Patrick Chan & Brian Joubert's unneccesary and immature battle in the press
Carolina Costner's FS (poor girl!)
Newcomer, so I figure I'll post in a safer thread first (if there is such a thing...)
Favourite Moments, no real order
1. D/W's freedance. I'll always prefer Virtue and Moir (they really resuscitated my interest in skating) but it was a little sad seeing D/W just miss out on the podium after that free dance.
2. Yu-Na Kim's short. Just blazing.
3. Ivana Reitmayerova barely able to contain her excitement after skating her long program.
4. Seeing talented newcomers in pairs: Denney/Barrett and James/Bonheur in particular (and M/B, though they didn't have a great worlds). I've been very underwhelmed with pairs of late (and it used to be my favourite discipline), but I'm rather excited to see how these duos progress.
5. Any time a newcomer exceeded their own expectations and their reactions
6. The look on Brian Orser's face after Kim's score was announced.
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