Now, I understand your taste and I know why you think Yuna's perf was sleep and zzzzz.
It is so great to appreciate the true artistic performances yet seems impossible to inspire or please them all.
It's your loss by the way and you are truly entitled to your own opinion.
Janet Lynn was great but imcomparable to what Yu Na did tonight in my opinion.
Wow, what a final, what a final! It honestly makes me wish that instead of seeing the Mens Final live, I had instead watched it on t.v!
Here are my impressions of the last group:
Rachel Flatt -- good job, good job, she kept it together & didn't fall, kudos to her!
Miki Ando -- ditto, btw love her dress! Have loved ALL her dresses this season.
Yuna Kim -- my heart speeded up a bit because I wanted her to skate clean, as I wanted ALL the women to do, and thus far they had. I was honestly happy that she did a great job!
Mao Asada -- OMG, my heart was honestly pumping overtime because I wanted her to skate clean; skate clean I kept saying over & over & over again in my head. And when she hit the first 3A I was happy, but when it came time to go for the second 3A I thought my heart was going to burst out of my chest, that's how fast it was beating. And when she did it, OMG, words fail me, I honestly wanted to go outside & run 100 laps around the neighborhood; I felt like super woman to see another woman do that!!!!!!!! Then I went back to counting triples & saying "skate clean" over & over & over again in my head. The music was AWESOME, I got caught up in the emotion & the moment, thus it was a bit of a blow to see her mess up on the 3F & then almost fall on the next jump, my heart was in my throat at that point. Good comeback with the 2A, and boy was I relieved when she finished because the last half of her program reminded me of watching a Sasha Cohen program, if ya know what I mean. *wink* After that I was just praying she would get a medal because I honestly thought she might be knocked off the podium all together because of the mistakes during the second half of her program. So I was so happy when her marks came up & she scored a new personal best, but still I said to myself there is Joannie & Mirai whom can knock her off the podium all together....
Joannie Rochette -- my eyes misted up to see her do so great, and I kept saying "skate clean, skate clean", which she did! I wanted her to get a medal, but at the same time I didn't want to see Mao knocked off the podium all together, and I remembered Joannie was only 2 pts. behind Mao after the SP, so I was pretty sure it would be close, with most likely Joannie overtaking Mao due to the fact that Joannie did 7 triples to Mao's 3, so at that point my only worry was that I hoped Mao could hang on for a medal, any medal. *worry*
Mirai Nagasu -- OMG, what to say, she is simply AWESOME! The total complete package, the BEST out of all the American women, it was just a joy to watch her skate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And even better to see that she was rewarded justly ~ finishing 4th at her very first Olympics (just like Sasha Cohen did back in 2002) ~ I just wished they gave out a pewter medal for the 4th place finisher. Total superstar!
Lol, okay those were my immediate impressions, and then came the awards ceremonies. What a mix of emotions ~ teary-eyed for Joannie, sad to see Mao so sad when she shouldn't be, she did great! and the music to accompany her entrance was a highlight ~ and then the deserving winner Yuna all smiles & tears on the podium. It was a nice end to a a very good evening of skating.
***Note: Mao's silver medal immediately reminded me of Evgeni's at the same age, and I truly hope to see her skate at Sochi in 2014, and even moreso I hope she matched Evgeni's longevity in this sport I love so much!***
In my opinion, possible anyone standing in her way to become the Best Ever is Kwan and possible Witt...
I do call her the best because there was never a complete package in Woment's figure skating.. you can argue all you want but I'm sure you can't argue Yuna's clean techniques and true artistry..
I really enjoyed watching the all skaters, which gave me energy.
for someone who forgot this, I want to emphasize this.
MAO DID three 3As in her skating!!!!! THATS FANTASTIC! SHE MADE THE HISTORY OF THE LADIES FIGURESKATING!!
The highlight of the penultimate flight was Leonova's exuberant reaction after her program. The low point was the implosion of Kostner, and to a lesser extent, Gedevanishvili.
I was pretty impressed with all the skaters in the final flight. Rachael really pulled it off to start with, except her spins weren't that impressive. Miki was technically impressive but artistically underwhelming. Yu-Na was perfection, although I think Mao and Joannie skate with more heart. I was happy to see Mao land the two triple axels, but sad to see her mess up later on. I thought it would be a fight for gold with Yu-Na until about the middle of the program when Mao did the single jump and also tripped. I'm glad Joannie got the bronze (more for sentimental reasons, I have to admit). It was a pretty good program, but I've definitely seen her skate better. She seemed tense near the end and I guess as someone mentioned it was because she was behind her music. I didn't know that for sure during the program but my Mom mentioned that it seemed that way and then someone confirmed it on here. I'm a bit surprised that Miki got lower on technical elements than her. I was expecting Joannie to be ahead in the PCS, but techincal elements? I would have thought Miki's were higher.. her jump elements definitely were better.. but maybe she got dinged on spins and footwork or something?? Mirai was amazing, too bad she was back in 6th after the short program or she might have challenged here. I was expecting her to be a little bit closer to Rochette in the FS score too although I guess the 5 or so points she was behind her isn't THAT much. All in all I'm satisfied with the medalists though. Even though it wasn't Joannie's best performance she is a talented skater. I can't wait to see Rachael and Mirai medal in Sochi (hopefully!) I wonder if Mao and Yu-Na will stick around that long.. if so.. and no major changes are made.. maybe Rachael and Mirai won't both medal..
Can't believe I forgot to say yay Akiko for her first major international event done so so well!