http://mishinlab.ru/mishin_photos.htm (btw there are also pics of a very young Artur Gashinski as a child; posted under TOMORROW).
And I finally had the chance to see Zhenya's FS in beautiful HQ. My first visceral gut reaction was "very very good", enjoyed it way better than his SP, especially the footwork sequence where he's doing these beautiful gorgeous Mazurka/half-Axel type jumps in the air, he loves to Fly! That section I watched at least twice because I loved it so much. I can eventually see this becoming a Masterpiece just like "Tribute to Nijinsky". Right now it's at the mid-way stage, sketch, not finished (the way "Nijinsky" was at the very beginning). Tons of promise in there. I'm hopeful.
ps: and I also like Zhenya's new appearance, the unshaven look, with his hair styled differently.
Addendum: the link I posted up above doesn't go directly to the picture, it's posted under TODAY, just scroll to it and you will find Mr. Mishin sitting down surrounded by all three Olympics Champions, ENJOY!
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I have tremendous respect for Plush and I am happy to see him back in action, he adds drama to the event. However, even if he were to skate this program clean at worlds and assuming that everyone else does the same thing I don't see him winning. Chan, Dai, Jeremy have far better interesting programs.
Lol, Plushenko getting a 90+ in PCS. I'm sure that the Russian Federation is protecting him by not sending the message to the ISU to judge him according to the rules. However, I'm sure some judges, particularly the North Amercians, will not buy it in ISU championships.
One more thing, is it just me or are the Russian Nationals an exhibition of the ugliest and most distracting costumes in skating?
Congratulations to Plushenko, well done!
Congrats to Artur and Voronov!
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