But Yuna actually got high marks for her spiral sequences, no? I mean, her positions were acceptable and she covered much ice. Last year I gave her credit for one of most improved spirals ever. Her back position was so much better than back in 06-07 and her free leg was steadier too.
Now, if only she had pointed her toe.
The other thing is that Yuna (well, David Wilson I guess) managed to make the spiral sequence musical in both her SP and her LP last year. I really appreciated that.
OOOOO.. now I'm getting really excited to see Yuna again!!
Thanks a bunch for bringing the news, anyway. Nice fuel for musings during short coffeebreaks .
Can you at least tell us which act of Giselle it's based on? That's not much to ask.
I want Alissa to win gold.
I want my faves, Alissa, Mao and Yu Na to all skate perfectly and get no UR calls. And for Yu Na to do a 3loop in the FS. In such a scenario, Yu Na would win gold, no question. So it's not really compatible with my first wish. Oh well, make it happen, skating genie.
I want the judging and tech calls to be fair.
I want Rachael to win gold. Then she can go to school and get a real job and be happy with her results. Maybe come back for Sochi.
Her 4cc EX.
The boy commentator: "blah blah Stanford blah blah"
The girl commentator: "Wowwww Stanford blah blah"
My wishes are pretty short and simple.
- USA gets 3 spots back.
- Sure would be nice to end that 4-year medal drought...
Laura Lepisto is not on the list because, while she would probably be top 10 material if she has regained her form, I haven't seen her programs to know for sure.
I would think it might be prudent for Yu-Na to have a few closed performances with some guest judges present to get a handle on what is working or not in her programs. I don't know if this is standard practice or not in the skating world. Yu-Na, Brian and David did an outstanding job of composing her programs from 2008 on. I hope that Yu-Na, Peter, and David can do the same going forward. With the right programs, and with Yu-Na skating her best she will remain unbeatable and we as fans will be treated to some exceptional skating that will long be remembered.
I, of course, do want all the women to skate their best. A good competition requires that. I do hope that Rachel goes out in style - she'll love Stanford next year (I'm an alum). I hope Alissa skates her best, she can be wonderful and it would be great for the USA to get three spots back. Miki and Mao impressed me at the 4CC, so I expect them to perform well too. I'm hoping for a good World competition all around.