Kiri reminded me a LOT of Sasha at a young age. Well done
Wow, I love Kiri Baga, she's so wonderful! I think she just cemented herself as my favorite U.S. junior ladies skater. She has such wonderful presentation, lines, stretch, big solid smooth jumps, musicality, spins, spirals, and that precious "it" factor! She's going to help the U.S. be well-positioned for Sochi, along with the skaters 2 or 3 years older than her (Mirai & Caroline will be 19, Rachael 20, Ashley 21).
I think she must have gotten high positive GOE's for all of her elements, and high levels for all the spins and spirals. I loved the footwork out of the 3S-2T (which was so big and smooth!), it was musical and expressive and it looked like she was launching straight into her step sequence, but no, it was just bonus transition footwork into her combo spin. And that 3F was so solid and had such great flow and no hesitation at all -- she definitely doesn't let it show that it's only the second competition that she's using it. She's just so delightful. I can't stop gushing. A very well deserved 58 for her SP!
Is Tugby(?) the reason Turkey is broadcasting all sorts of skating events including this obscure JGP event?
I'm surprised they're still streaming it. Is this the replay? Unfortunately, we can't rewind the tape and have to sit throught lots of painful skating until getting to the skater you'd like to watch.
Wow,just saw an Indian girl. Well, at least she's a HUGE improvement over this Indian pair two years ago.
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Oh, I feel really bad for the Indian girl. She looked petrified when she came on the ice, and worse when she got off... and shell-shocked when she saw her score. 4.07 for TES and 7.07 for PCS. Minus 1 for the fall. Yikes. Can she even do doubles? Why did India send someone so unprepared, even for "experience"? I hope this experience doesn't discourage her too much!
Looks like judges really like the Chinese boy, Han Yan. He scored 61 pts despite popping a 2a and nearly tripping over during step sequence.
I missed boys short programs Are there any youtube clips about boys??