I love this board, it has so much wisdom to share
i can think of some cases when this is not the case
why you ruin my compliment post, i was really serious for once.
He was found guilty of manslaughter and is therefore a convicted felon. That he is "decent to speak to" and an "amazing" skater does not make up for his crime.
i know the story.
I m not sure I can explain. I have the same "judging" about anyone who gets behind the wheel drunk and him, he is no exception, he was as idiot as anyone else. But him being a known skater doesnt make his crime bigger than the others. Just as guilty as the rest. There is a court to convict him not me. I just met the skater.
I m sorry if I made you think wrong. My comment was made concerning role models.
And he didn't just drive drunk, he KILLED a man. The only reason his jail sentence was dismissed in Bulgaria was BECAUSE he was a star athlete. If he had killed a man while driving drunk in the US, he would almost certainly have gotten jail time.
i didnt say he is a role model, non should be anyway.
Lol ok, I m with you, and if you consder...i dont even like ice dance
Bulgaria is not US, and they have their own laws, and you seem to be missing that point.
Can you tell us what they were saying? What was Bin Yao saying? In anything wrong with Hongbo? (That wince while he was getting massaged.)
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Last edited by jennylovskt; 07-04-2009 at 12:05 AM.
It has been two months since S/Z have announced their comeback, let's take a look at their current conditions...
Accompanied by the romantic Adagio music, they are enacting their own love story. Stroking, throw jumps, lifts, spinning, it is hard for non-professionals to discern that they haven't competed for more than two years. Even the element that had worried coach Yao Bin, namely Zhao's solo jump, has a very high success rate right now...
Shen: Mmm, we feel pretty good right now. We concentrated on jumps for a month, and now last month we have been putting together the music, so far everything is going pretty smoothly. Also, it (the comeback) didn't turn out to be as difficult as we had thought it would be. It's going okay.
Yao Bin: Not bad, not bad. It's going better than expected. Over the last two years, we haven't really had a chance to see their technical abilities. They were performing abroad, but performing and competing are like two parallel tracks, although the same technique... So far, we feel pretty positive. The main thing is that they have confidence, self-confidence. They are doing the very best with their physical conditions.
After years of training and injuries, Shen and Zhao's aching, aging bodies need almost two hours of physical therapy/massages every evening after training. One challenge they face is how to avoid injuries.
Zhao: Later on, we'll probably re-encountered some old little injuries and sicknesses, like ankle this, ankle that...
There are still seven months left, whether S/Z can fulfill their Olympic dream is still an unknown, but we will not forget or ignore their effort and hard work.
Last edited by feraina; 07-04-2009 at 05:03 AM.
Not exactly on topic, but I read that Vanessa James and Yannick Bonheur are also in China right now, working with Bin Yao and hopefully learning from being around the top Chinese pairs.