Here is Oksana skating to " Meditation" back in '95:
Can't wait to see this program. I bet it'll become one of my favorites.
Those banners are so cool!
Can someone tell me how can I do a banner like the one on photo 15? Like what programs should I use, etc. Thanks!
Personally, rolling across the ice like that is a little too much IMO. Her jumping looks very awkward and she doesn't really have good technique there. But other than that, she seems very artistic and seems to take the "ballerina" interpretation to ice skating pretty literally.
Her carriage and positions are lovely. Not many skaters today can match them.
This clip was from a Pro cheesefest and not like falling at Worlds.
I am sure Yuna will come up with a beautiful program to "Meditation." I think it will be a welcome change after that "PDSTM" program which is cheesy even by cheesefest standards.
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Lol, Scott Hamilton is a H U G E Oksana Baiul Fan, always has been.
What I'm saying is definitely not hyperbole. I'm a long time Oksana Baiul Fan since the first time I saw her skate at 1993 Worlds.
And as a long-time fan, I know of what I speak, and have evidence to prove it. Lol, yes, I actually have a notebook of all my favorite quotes about Oksana over the years, a majority that are from Mr. Hamilton, as follows:
And I think if you look at the history of ladies figure skating...I think you'd have to put Oksana Baiul in the top one...as far as artistic ability and how to deliver and put together a beautifully choreographed program.
Her beauty and artistry combine every generation of figure skating...I...this is so special...to have an Oksana Baiul to witness & appreciate...she is truly amazing.
Nobody in the history of the sport has skated with more beauty and artistry than Oksana Baiul.
If I were judging this event...6.0...
Flexibility, artistry, quality...it's just a joy to watch her skate.
Again she's a 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, in my book!
It's so rare but every now & then a skater comes along...who NEVER has to leave the ice...the athleticism is one thing, but...Oksana Baiul is so unique & special...I haven't seen a skater like this...since the late 60's...Janet Lynn.
She has the strength of her skating in artistry...her approach to her skating is unique to everybody else...in the skating community...and young skaters out there...if you want to be special...follow your own path...she has.
By the way, as I mentioned over in the COC forum last month, my favorite "Meditation from Thais" program is Oksana Baiul's from the Fall of 1995 (it's not on youtube btw). She had just flown back from Sergei Grinkov's funeral in Russia, and was a mess, but I think because of this she managed to deliver thee most heartbreaking/touching/poignant performance ever, which she dedicated to Sergei (the judges in the background were equally spellbound). As always, she created a mood, and didn't deviate. Her artistry truly comes from the heart; she knows what it's like to lose loved ones (e.g. grandfather, grandmother, mother, coach, friends, father) and it shows in her skating.
ps: G&G's interpretation is also a fav of mine, which I also mentioned last month in the COC forum. Young love, ah...
Now back to the exquisite Yuna Kim, I am looking forward to viewing this exhibition skate, Meditation from Thais is a favorite of mine.
I don't think she ever trained as much after she retired and her jumps did suffer for it. BTW, how many Lady skaters try a 3Lutz at this type of event? Did the Lady skaters at FOI do 3Lutzes last summer?
Oksana is still a skater who will always be remembered for her innovative and balletic style. She had a real and lasting impact of Ladies skating.
The announcer's comments you refer to were from a cheesefest. That announcer was not a skater and was more than likely reading from a script.
How do you do?
I am happy to join in Golden skate.
The interview was in Korean.
"I’m aware that the Olympics are full of surprises and that one could happen to me." ===> This means she will prepare herself for unhappy result, because there is no knowing what the future may bring forth.