Your last minute predictions sound very plausible, but I wouldn't be surprised if Ashley wins LP, Sasha is second (1st overall) and many scream wuz robbed for whoever is in 3rd in the LP...
My last minute prediction is Sasha will skate clean enough, just enough, to make the team and many will think she was gifted...she'll get no "e" calls, no downgraded jumps...while Mirai is hammered ala SC. Rachael has almost a repeat of SA LP, and Ashley skates very well. Sasha and Rachael make the team.
I REALLY hope Alissa and Caroline have their best skates, hoping for "once in a lifetime skates," tonight after such a disappointing SP.
I agree about her body and being able to take on the stress of skating. She does look wonderful though.
I remember when, I think it was Mao, who won over Irina & Michelle. When they interviewed Irina, she said....she's a little girl....let her do this at my age and then I'll talk about how great she is.
Hmm...That's an interesting perspective. I never thought Sasha's comeback would redefine everything she's already achieved. Personally, I view what she's achieved as just that, what she's achieved, and nothing is going to take away from that.Originally Posted by Spun Silver
I think she's doing this for herself, which I think is the most important thing. I'd rather try to achieve my Olympic dream one more time and fail at it, than not try and live with regret the rest of my life because I was too worried about what other people thought. JMHO.
ETA: Oh, by the way, nice to cyber-meet everyone! I've been lurking for a while but Sasha's comeback finally drove me to join. I'm glad to be here and looking forward to lots of fun skating conversations this Olympic season
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I did not say Nagasu is a 16 y/o out of nowhere in my original post. I said a little 16 y/o girl. I totally disagree with you that Nagasu's talent is second to Sasha, she is IMO way ahead of Sasha.Anyway, Nagasu is hardly some "little 16 year old" from nowhere. She's a past US champ who's, IMO, the biggest talent in US skating apart from Sasha. It's very possible she'll win the whole thing and if she skated up to her potential (and others messed up) she could even medal in Vancouver.
I don't blame you for being cautious about predicting Sasha, afterall even after Torino heading into worlds she was supposed to win gold, then oh well,,,,I've been very cautious not to predict anything where Sasha is concerned. My only beef has been with all those who were so eager to predict that she would fail utterly or not even show up. Some of them are apparently too busy to "show up" here and eat their crow.
What is the risk? ?? Amazing definitely disagree. Sasha has never impressed me as a skater who loves to compete, IMO she loves the glamor of skating, and oh yeah the gold medal. If she truly loves to compete she would have done so in the past couple of yrs. So what is so amazing about showing up at nats only because she wants to go to olys??What she's done is so risky and amazing.
Now that is risky, moonlight sonata was 2 times olys gold medalist G and G's program.Somehow I'm thinking she'll do just fine with Moonlight Sonata.
OMG Mirai looked like a giant next to Sasha when you compared the 2 skaters when they were hugging after the competition. Sasha must be like 5' or something.