Getting back to the skating, I'm sorry to hear that Alissa didn't do well. It's distressing that her less-than-stellar showing might be due to an injury. Hope she can heal and not aggravate it in the time left before Nationals and then Worlds.
I don't remember which poster suggested that Alissa use something with a crisper rhythm than the "pretty girl music" (lovely phrase!) that she's currently using. I'm inclined to agree. I'd love to see her skate to something more forceful. But right now, I'd just love to see her skate!
It's great that Carolina and Akiko did well. I hope this result puts Akiko on the Japanese world team, though I also deeply hope Mao is on that team. And now on to the men!
Alissa did sustain a calf injury while performing a triple flip during practice. Article up on IN. Wishing her a speedy recovery in time for Nationals in my hometown in San Jose!
Oh, golly. I just visited the Men's thread. We think we're yelling here? It's real fractious over there. I have to get a view of the men's long programs to see what all the fuss is about. Maybe I'll just go and cower over in Ice Dance.
Quite sloppily skated event in general. No one impressed me.
Even Tuktamisheva was off her game- seemed stiff, nervous, and lacking spark. Kostner was her usual bleh self. And Bad Alyssa seems to have found her way back to the surface. Complete disaster for Czisny- but if there is a positive out of it, may take off a bit of the pressure she'll be dealing with at Nationals.
Carolina has been wearing short dresses with non existent skirts since I dont remember, ever. Everybody was commenting on that. I ve seen many skaters with deep cuts, I dont find Liza dress so much provoking, it is a latin theme program, she is not wearing that everytime, last year her lp she was wearing a long sleeved black with close back while her oriental sp was more light.. But nevertheless, the new lp dress I dont like it at all for any age, liked the color but not the cuts. Her old red dress was beautiful. And I dont like much the tango one dress too. But I doubt Mishin has a word about her costumes but anyway...if you dont know how her team works (i dont) it is better not to speculate.
I m glad Carolina won, what a year for her! Akiko was the most amazing for me. And bravo to Liza for the comeback from the sp.
I have the feeling that the new scoring system is destroying the sport today
It's boring to see Kostner win easily the Senior ladies with a jump content of a Novice ladies.
I prefer watching skater who try all the jump content like Akiko and Elizaveta (To me, they are more enjoyable to watch and they deserve to be credit for trying the difficulty)
I miss Mao, Yu-Na, Joannie and Sasha
Something is missing in the ladies field today ...
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I agree that the dress was inappropriate. It was too bare-looking. On a more mature skater, I would have called it vulgar. But it is not child exploitation! There was plenty of illusion cloth. It was no worse than Sarah Hughes' wedgie at the 2002 Olympics. And I loved the white boots!