Rooting for the divas with Kwanford
Complaints about lack of recognition ("I'm extremely well recognized in Korea just because of what I do on the ice and there is a lack of that in Canada"); putdown of other skaters ("There was a lot more uniqueness between each skater [in the 1980s] whereas nowadays it's almost become a production line"); excessive self-regard ("I hope I can be somewhat of a throwback skater in the fact that I can bring excitement back. I can be like the black sheep of the herd, be different and be unique and be someone people will remember out of the 50 skaters at the world championships").
Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue
Sorry, I just don't find this kind of thing becoming. I prefer it when athletes let their actions speak for themselves and speak of their peers with respect. Hopefully Patrick's skating this weekend will be classier than his interview.
Wallylutz, I don't begrudge you your traditionalist gender theories as I have a fair amount of sympathy for them myself, but I do mind your referring to my comment as "hate." That's unnecessarily inflammatory. Criticism does not equal hate.
Sorry Off-Topic, but I just wanted to say to Spun Silver, you are a beautiful speaker.
The way you express yourself and your manner of speech is impeccable. So eloquent. Lol I first noted this just this past week. I was bored and decided to read the Ladies LP thread over in the COR folder b/c it seemed to be getting the most traffic. So going against my better judgement, as I usually abandon a thread (not to mention an event) once it is done. Finito! But anyhow, I'm glad I did go back to read what was up because that's when I saw your posts. It was like an epiphany.
Okay, back to your regularly scheduled figure skating discussions, my apologies for going off track.
ps: glad to hear that Mao landed her 3A, but would like to see it in slo-mo to make sure it's fully rotated. I still think she needs to gain a bit of weight, at least be back to her normal weight, in order to have the muscle to get her 3A back to 90% short of rotation. Perfectly acceptable, and beautiful to boot!
Mao will surely attempt a 3A during the final comp.
any news if Elizaveta will make changes to her choreo and add a 3A ?
her last TEB interview article she mentioned about just improve her technical aspect and spins