And if I remember well lepisto got 115+ for a program with three triple so I don't see nothing strange in carolina score and first place!
If her knee has not allowed her to train properly, I don't have a problem with her not trying flip or lutz here. Carolina worked with what she had to work with. It's not her problem that the other ladies--some with flips and lutzes--shot themselves in their collective feet in one way or another!
I had to go to work, so I missed the end of the freeskate. Nice silver for Rachael.
Not sure what happened to Caroline. She looked heavy. I think if she lost some weight, she could skate faster and with more grace and flow.
Congrats to Carolina K.!!! I'm so happy to see her smiling again and the "wow!" when she saw the marks was great!
yeah, she didn't do lutz and flip, but that's because she can't do them now because of injury.
anyway the overall field was so weak!!!
The ice rink is built in an arena that has two swimming pools, a 50 m and a diving pool. The rink is actually constructed over the 50m pool and the diving pool is still full of water. Very warm and humid, creating "sticky" ice conditions for the skaters.
What I would do for a little Yu-na and Joannie. What's with the technical content of this field?
Congratulations to the medalists, though. I'm glad Caro K medaled after such difficult two seasons; Rachael, because she actually delivered some goodies and Kanako, bronze in her first senior GP's a great feat.
I just loved Rachael's new look. She seems to be such a positive skater and I really enjoyed her skating. I know it was not perfect but I felt she really loves competing and skating. I just hope Caroline will keep on working towards improvement. I hope she would not get discouraged by her score.
as fars as it goes, it was rigged the minute mao totally screwed up her program.
they wanted to put mao in medal contention, or at least close enough-but the skaters basically stood on their feet so they nailed their programs with downgrades and edge calls.
rachel won because of 1-skated okay-not great-but okay , 2-sponorship deal, 3-usa national champ
ashley got points because of sponorship-felts she got cheated out of olympics,
zhang got nailed why-1) always nailed her, didn't want her up their in first place kept her down on purpose.
she needs to decide whether or not to put money in a sport that wont give her chance.
a sport that is unfair, driven by the federations hinting to which skaters they want up there and it is obvious they don't want zhang up there or to even give her a fighting chance or notice improvements when they are there.the usfsa should be honest with them since they don't have from what i understand the money to continue in the sportor it is hard for them regarding money.
and they want to know way the american public don't watch them or back them like they used too. we won't with this kind of maniuplation. as long as they have sponsor money for the elitist class in U.s. so they can watch and buy products . they will do what they have always done get away with it, without regards to normal american public consideration, no wonder it tanked.