What happened and Miki came first??
And what went wrong with russian ladies, I was hoping Makarova to improve from last year, Leonova is a matter of time anyway to dropped off, once the wonderbabies become eligible in seniors.
I obviously lost the competition.
I stop listening to Johnny when he mentioned his favorite skater. I just knew it was based on other things beside skating. I never got the hype on Ksenia. She's a nice enough skater.I guess I should have known when Johnny called Ksenia the "next big thing" it was just another one of his flaky comments.
Can't wait til the Russian babies become eligible to see how well they perform. A couple of them have to hit it big.
Last edited by lavender; 11-20-2010 at 02:38 PM.
If Mao shows a decent performance between TEB and Nationals, I'm assuming it'll be Miki, Mao, and whomever performs better at Nationals between Akiko and Kanako. If Mao doesn't get her jumps back before then, it'll be Miki, Akiko, and Kanako (still a formidable team, IMO).
Sidenote: they always have funky rules for Olympic years. Last season, they had the "top finisher in GPF" rule, and for Torino, they had a points-based system based on cumulative performance in the past Olympic cycle (which is how Miki got in despite not doing too well at Nationals).
I bet Miki changes her SP between now and the GPF. The judges just seem to hate it and are unwilling to give her a good score for it regardless of the jumps she lands. The LP is a snooze but the judges are at least giving her big scores for it.
But you are right - and actually it will be fun to see how Russian Natls turn out. Their Men are a trainwreck but maybe the Russian-Jersey girl Ksenia can defend her title.
I doubt it though - some of those babies really are good.
I mean, seriously, there is an adjustment period they will all have to go through. The physics change as you grow and fill out. It's something you deal with- and some handle it better than others- but it's hardly a "home wrecker" or "worst nightmare"...IT'S PART OF THE PROCESS
It's those who don't prepare for it, or don't think it will happen, that get hit the hardest.
This is why I was hoping at least 2 of the many russian babies will break through because I know some will fall to puberty.
Congrats to Miki for persevering despite injury & pain (ala Rachael Flatt at SA), and to the other medalists as well.
But truth be told I'm glad I didn't watch this one either, not a keeper, hopefully a better skated field at TEB.