Triple Flip cost her 2 Olympic titles, though.
It's funny...after that mistake at the 2002 Olympics all of her Triple Flips for the next 3 years were perfect. She barely ever made a mistake on that jump in general throughout her career. She messed up on it at 1997 Nationals (her worst performance ever, where everything was going wrong) and she made a small mistake on it at 2000 Worlds in the SP. Otherwise...always fine from what I can remember.
But your conclusion may unfortunately be correct. Aruntunian seems to be a major jinx as first he ended Michelle's career and now possibly Sasha's
Not to mention what has become of Mao
My point is that to give a returning Olympic medalist a bye to Natls does not really hurt anyone. If the skater performs poorly then I still fail to see how this is hurting anybody.
Somewhere out there is a young skater who might lose a place at Natls. That doesn't make me happy - but I hardly give it a second thought because this skater probably wasn't good enough to do anything at Natls anyway.
I see nothing wrong with honoring our Olympic champions and hope they never change that rule. Besides it offers great stuff to write about and discuss in the off season
So Sasha is WD , just didn't announce yet.
I'm so disappointed.
So if there is no announcement tomorrow (Friday), then Sasha is not out? hmm
I shouldn't have expect since when we do not expect, we would not disappoinnt.
oh please no! I have been looking forward to this for so long. What if she just cancels the whole season?