Thanks everyone for the practice report and the pictures!
Lol, every couple of hours I check in for updates.
I really hope they all do well, how exciting would that be for everybody to skate clean!
silvia tweeted the practice, and I'm going to just post them here
R Flatt had a great afternoon FS run thru, landing 7 triples: 2A-3T, 3Lz-2T, 3F, 3Lz, 3F-2T-2Lo, 3Lo, 3S (high free leg swing out).
C Zhang also looked good in her FS run thru: 3F-2T, 3Lz(e), 3S, 3Lo-2A, 3F, 3Lo-2T-'tano 2T, didn't see her last jump (step out?).
Yasmin Siraj, age 14, had a good FS run thru this afternoon: 3F, 3Lz2T, 2A3T bit shaky but landed, 3S, 3Lz, 3T, 2A2?2Lo, fast spins
Agnes Zawadzki's afternoon FS run thru: 2Aturns3T, 3F, 3Lz-lean F-2T, 3Lz high, 2Lo, 3S fall, 3T2T2Lo. Landed 3S fine afterwards.
Christina Gao's afternoon FS run thru: 3F3T nice, 3S, 3Lz2T2Lo, 3Lo fall, waltz jump instead of 2A, 1F, 3T2T, spins looked improved.
Ashley Wagner's FS run thru: 3F2T, 2A2(or3?)T, 1Lz, 3Lo2T2T, 3S, 3Lo fall, 3F step out. Landed 3F, 3Lo, 3Lz & 3F3T fine afterwards
Mirai Nagasu's FS run thru: 3Lz fall, 2A3T fall, 3F, 3Lz2T, 3T fall, 3Lo, Ina-2A. Landed 2A3T & many 3Lz b4 & after her run thru.
So is it safe to assume Rachael is ready to put up a fight?
Nobody puts Rachael in a corner. Please make it to Tokyo because your fan is waiting.
better to get the falls out in practice... I still have faith in her!
Thank you so much for all those info and links, everybody.
I enjoyed them a lot.
Just going back to a wonderful Michell's performance, I wondered who among current us ladies has that magic that Michell presented so well.
I mean the power that brings the house down and brings all audience to their feet spontaneously. I specially liked her Tosca and Aranjuez. The last straight step sequences in the both programs were so emotionally charged and exciting!! No wonder Dick was screaming like hell.
Mirai probably has the most potential technically with her speed, flexibility and jumping ability to become the one of the top skaters in the world.(Well, she already is to some extent, being 4th in Olympic.) But I do not feel that magic inn her skating yet. Allissa is a beautiful skater with wonderful basic skating, but she is a little too reserved for me. Rachel, although consistent, is not my favorite.(Sorry fans, just IMO)
I want everybody to skate well, but I want somebody with MAGIC to win this year.
Michelle Kwan is one of the all-time greats.
Mirai and Alissa are not but for me they skate with their own magic. Alissa is one of the most exquisite in the world today with her lines and her amazing spins and her lyricism. And Mirai - when she's at her best - is all exurberance. Those two have won me over.
Yes!! Thanks, made me feel better.better to get the falls out in practice... I still have faith in her!
I'm not counting anyone out. Mirai and Rachael have been rivals for a long time. The US ladies haven't had a real rivalry since Weir and Lysacek.
at the 2007 JGPF Mirai Gold, Rachael Silver
2008 National Mirai Gold, Rachael Silver
2008 JW Rachael Gold, Mirai Bronze
2009 National Rachael Gold, Mirai 5th
2010 National Rachael Gold, Mirai Silver
Of course, at the Olympics, those two should be so close together.
And then both bombed at World for no particular reason.
^Well, that was disappointing of course but I still put in the perspective that everyone sort of bombed at that worlds except for Mao. And Laura I guess. Post Olympics worlds are always weird.
My first choice for the two Worlds slots would be Alissa and Rachael. Ashley, Christina, and Mirai might all be risky to get a third spot for the '12 Worlds. Up to now, a lot of people have called Alissa "risky", but this season I think she is a solid favorite. I could be wrong, though.
Here's the link to the article: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
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