Russia it is
It will be interesting to see how many people turn out in Moscow for the Worlds....
I've been re-watching some Vids from 2005 Worlds in Moscow.
I did like the atmosphere or the 'look' of the skaters on the ice in the arena.
Talk about pressure now on the Russian Pairs team!
From Canada:Figure skating worlds moved to Moscow
This is a good time period, but tough for for Yuna Kim's ATS skaters - Kim, Joubert, and Czisny, especially the two Ladies, assuming Yuna will compete at Worlds. But maybe they'll be relieved and happy to skate May 6-8 in Korea.
Bring it, all skaters!
I'm glad the matter is resolved, and it is a month later. Some posters wanted it sooner. Hope they understand it now.
I expect the weather will be better than it was in 2005.
Finally, some good news.
Yes great news... when i read about the possibility of canceling of the 2011 championship in ISU's first anouncement i became worried and sad... but know I´m happy and relieved.
I really didn´t had a preferred place for the championship to be held so I´m ok with the choice. (Hope someday it will happen in my country, Brasil... in my dreams hehehe...).
I just hope all the skaters will be able to attend.
It would be so amazing if one of the japanese skaters win!!!
Crushing on Hanyu, Abbott, Kozuka, & Farris <3
At this point, just having worlds is a major victory. I do have my favorites, but I would say, "Go WORLD!" May everyone skate well...let the judges fight it out.
Was there not pressure on them when it was in Tokyo?
Originally Posted by reynycpr
^^ Of course it was...but I just think the pressure intensifies when skating on home soil (especially when you are more than capable, and expected to win a medal).
Thanks for those links, reynycpr. It was a pleasure to re-watch Sasha, for example. And I think we'll hear some similar commentary as in that ESPN clip for ballet-like programs, i.e. "the audience here really appreciates her pure lines", etc.
I expect that Moscow Worlds will be perfectly fine, gov't will make sure expenses are covered and everything looks good, and the audience should be enthusiastic. Those who know Russian will also be treated to some heavily
nationalistic commentary, I predict.
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I really love Kostner's programs this year, so I hope she'll be in good form.
I like so many of the top ladies competitors ( Mao, Yuna, Alissa..), I don't have a particular hope for one over another..I just want them all to be able to skate well , and let the chips fall where they may.