Damn. More surprises in the freeskate...this time, not so pleasant ones, for me at least...
This feels so anticlimactic, having it after Olys. I don't think I've ever felt this bleh before. Gone are the days I'd get up early in the morning and tune into Eurosport's live Worlds audio stream, and/or follow PBP on FSU...getting nervous, etc...those were the days...now, checking the results wasn't the first or even the second thing on my mind this morning
But I digress. congrats to Asada for winning another World championship and beating the OGM in order to do it. She should feel proud of that. And also Kim for fighting back to get on the podium. But what's Lepisto doing up there?
Looks like our ladies had some struggles. Things were looking up after the SP but seems they came undone. Oh well, what can you do. But I hope it's too early to wonder what the heck happened to US ladies skating. I hope it was just an off-night.
Anyway, an end to a rather strange season IMHO. Of course the highlight event for me was the US Nationals...nice to finally bring back that anticipation and nervousness that I used to feel watching big skating events in the earlier part of the decade. Hope there are more to come. And Nagasu really made the most progress IMHO- I really hope this was just an off-night for her because I think if she keeps improving, she can be one of the world's best. Lepisto also seems to be breaking in - or the judges seem to be breaking her in - to the truly elite level of world skating. With this world medal she can continue to contend for medals in the future, assuming she doesn't pull a Sokolova or something.