Remember that she was injured with miniscus tear for a while, so that might explain why her jumps are not in such good shape right now. But I do worry for her with TEB coming up so soon.
Last edited by feraina; 09-07-2009 at 11:34 PM.
Omg,rachel really creamed mirai by almost 18 points,and caroline by 27,i didn't think it would be that much of points between them heh,unbelievable.
Caroline and Mirai were both hampered by injuries. I am hoping they are recovered, but just haven't gotten back up to full power yet.
Hammer shammered-- no benefit of doubt for Caroline -miria benefit of doublt held at franks rink--(miria skates_held up-politics us people still feel sorry about what happened during world war ii, politics, racism--caroline wrong descent-
Dorothy-coaches rachel-wanted . rachel supposedly skates like dorothy-not like rachel-want everyone to know rachel is the RIGHT(white )girl they want held up despite mistakes. why-religion politics, skating politics, race and normal politics.
cheated back in the day -still cheat now, with urs, benefit of doubt, steroids, souped up suits, deeper pools, not counted wrong turns, you name it they use it against the ones they don't want up there and caroline isn't one the usfsa, ioc, isu want up there.
From the reports, it sounds as if Rachael clearly skated cleaner than both Mirai and Caroline this weekend (and they all appeared to have attempted similar technical content.) That's probably all there is to it. Sure, we don't really know what their programs look like yet, but none of them have a history of being particularly outstanding in presentation, speed, etc. So this one probably came down to the jumps, and Rachael was more solid.
Last edited by gold12345; 09-08-2009 at 12:55 PM.
Also, Rachael had the advantage with this being her second summer competition. I think she didn't do so well at Colorado Championships earlier this summer, similar to what Caroline and Mirai did here at their first competition of the season.
From the few reports we've gotten so far, I am a bit worried for Caroline. Rachael seems like she's in a good place and Mirai did pretty well here, but Caroline seems to be struggling. Looks like coaching changes and the injury have set her back, and there really isn't much time until TEB.
I would think struggles right now are understandable since it's still quite early. Obviously, kinks need to be worked out.
Rachel obviously is blessed with being a consistent competitor and she should take advantage of that while she still has her jumps. Hopefully she can incorporate some personality into her skating- because if she gets the presentation, watch out. She's still quite young, though, and I hope she doesn't turn into Meissner 2.0, with early success and then fading into obscurity.
Last edited by R.D.; 09-08-2009 at 04:52 PM.
The quality's not great, but it's better than nothing. Unfortunately, I thought Caroline still looked pretty slow, and her mule-kick is still there!
Well, if I were Zhang, I wouldn't want to mess with the jumps or do serious work on them this close to the Olympic Qualifiers...
Well, I liked both Rachael&Carolines program, they just have 2 very different styles
Rachael is really "selling" her SP, nice to see!
Too bad, I cannot find any videos of Mirai's program, I am really looking forward to see how she put everything together this year..
Last edited by liketotally; 09-09-2009 at 07:46 AM.