Sasha looks so thin in the interview. All muscle, seriously.
I honestly think she should have been in first place. Maybe not with a gigantic lead, but I think she should be ahead of Mirai. I just think her skating is much more mature and elegant and composed than Mirai, even though Mirai's jumps were better.
I'm excited for the long though. Virtual tie in top 3.
She may not be the 2006 Sasha, but she's pretty darn good! Personally, I preferred Mirai's program. I thought Rachael wasn't as close to either of them, but she did have a 3/3.
There is much more to PCS than "elegance." Flatt and Nagasu have well chore'd programs with more/difficult transitions. That does count for something.Originally Posted by tae04
I wonder if Sasha got an edge call or not... they said she almost got +3 GOE for the spiral.
I think the difference in first and second place in the SP was Sasha's flutz.
Sasha will still have the flutz in the long program, but that's just one jump. But Marai may have under-rotations problems, and that's many jumps.
She's waiting for her marks now.
Of course Cohen was going to be nervous- she hasn't felt this atmosphere in nearly 4 years! But she must be happy she got through it. The FS is going to be the real test for her, though. I can easily see Nagasu and Flatt getting the two Olympic spots if they're on and Cohen is not.
Also: Go Bebe!!
Let's see which Bebe shows up tonight (hopefully the good one)!
OK, Bebe Liang is up!