Yeah, you're right. All of a sudden, Kimmie wins WC after a sixth(?) place finish in the Olympics, even though Sasha is competing.
I really believe in Caroline's guts. Her skating maybe not entirely mature yet, but her attitude and mindset certainly is. She knows her flaws and she's trying to address them properly. What an athelete.
So, we have our next three World Champions determined yet: 2010 Caroline, 2011 Rachael and 2012 Alena....
All I can say is that I wouldn't mind
With her credentials, I'm sure hiring Sarah must have cost quite a lot. Seems like such a waste for Caroline not to use the program. I would've loved to have seen it - what Caroline does without Lori ('Spanish Gypsy') has much more flair than what she does with her. Also, unlike most, I loved what Sarah did with Michelle's 'Scheherazade' LP.
As an aside, Sarah is described as Michelle's coach in the trivia section of 'Blades of Glory' on IMDB:
In order for Zhang to have a shot at winning worlds, Yuna AND Mao have to retire after OLYs (or skip the comp). It's possible that if she's on and some of the others have an off-day, that the aforementioned scenario could very well play out.
Hmm, what happened to this thread's title? It went from "Caroline's Season" to "Zhang's 2009-2010 Season."
In addition to getting new programs, the rumor mill is a buzz that Caroline is also getting a new coach and has split with Li Mingzhu.
Yep, a very reliable source on another board reports this has happened and that Caroline and Mom are actively looking for a new coach.
We are heading into a season of change for sure. Who will be next?