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    Jeez... poor guy. It really sounds like he could do with some resting up.

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    I just watched Patrick's LP from Universal Sport and figured out what caused his one blemished jump. He was jinxed by the American commentator! They were marveling at his jumps after he did them one by one, and then the man said "now watch this" before his 3Lz so Patrick had to put his free foot down on landing it. Geez. Don't ever do that to a Canadian again please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    Nan Song was hospitalized after the LP yesterday. Hope he's all right.
    not good, poor kid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    I just watched Patrick's LP from Universal Sport and figured out what caused his one blemished jump. He was jinxed by the American commentator! They were marveling at his jumps after he did them one by one, and then the man said "now watch this" before his 3Lz so Patrick had to put his free foot down on landing it. Geez. Don't ever do that to a Canadian again please.
    Why not? Our commentators have been doing it to American skaters for years! And yours do it too. It does sometimes seem that way because the by the time the skater has established an aura of invincibility, it's near the end of the program, and the skater is tired just about the time the commentator says "He is perfect so far" or "Watch this".

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    So who is this jinxer? Hamilton?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Why not? Our commentators have been doing it to American skaters for years! And yours do it too. It does sometimes seem that way because the by the time the skater has established an aura of invincibility, it's near the end of the program, and the skater is tired just about the time the commentator says "He is perfect so far" or "Watch this".
    Heh, I spent that entire program just wanting him to make that one mistake so I could relax.

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    I'm so sorry to hear about Nan Song. I guess the altitude plus whatever illness he was still recovering from must have gotten to him. Keep us posted on his progress. The sweating is very worrisome. It's possible they needed to give him intravenous rehydration, which can have an immediate good effect, and I'm sure just resting will help as well. If anyone has any news, please let us know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by periperi View Post
    I had a feeling we were going to hear news like this. I believe it was bluebonnet who mentioned Nan being taken away on a stetcher or something along those lines? I hope he's fine.
    Nadine saw on the screen that Nan was carried away. I was just responding to her comment. I wish I knew more about it. Song's expression right after his LP was scary. His face and lips were white. I thought he might faint on the ice but he didn't. Hope he's feeling better by now and is recovering!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    So who is this jinxer? Hamilton?
    Scott doesn't commentate for Universal Sports. It was Peter Carruthers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    Scott doesn't commentate for Universal Sports. It was Peter Carruthers.
    Wow, he sure changed his tone from the SP. BTW, who did the Worlds Mens on Universal Sport? Carruthers?

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    Wow, I am not surprised he seemed really overwhelmed at the K&C. He got hit the worst and his final placement reflects this.

    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    Nan Song was hospitalized after the LP yesterday. Hope he's all right.

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    I forgot I had read earlier that Nan sent a message of thanks for the concerns and that he was alright, on Weibo (Chinese Twitter) around 3 - 4 AM yesterday Colorado time.

    Here's a video of him being helped off the arena:

    http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/l..._06_02_99?fr=1

    It was also said that those with more severe altitude reactions, Kanako and Qiuying Zhu, also had some recent health issues like Nan Song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    I forgot I had read earlier that Nan sent a message of thanks for the concerns and that he was alright, on Weibo (Chinese Twitter) around 3 - 4 AM yesterday Colorado time.

    Here's a video of him being helped off the arena:

    http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/l..._06_02_99?fr=1

    It was also said that those with more severe altitude reactions, Kanako and Qiuying Zhu, also had some recent health issues like Nan Song.

    Thanks so much for the update, SF. How sweet of him to thank his fans. I'm sure he'll have many more of them in the future, if what I hear about his skating is anything to go by.

    I wonder whether if someone had had a recent cold or similar ailment, the extra fluid, congestion, or residual inflammation in the inner ear could affect his/her equilibrium just enough to be intensified by the effects of the altitude. This is just a speculation on my part. But what a scary moment for Nan Song and the others who suffered altitude problems.

    Maybe in the future all skating competitions held in the U.S. should be held in Kansas....or at least somewhere lower than the altitude of Pike's Peak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    Maybe in the future all skating competitions held in the U.S. should be held in Kansas....or at least somewhere lower than the altitude of Pike's Peak.
    I dunno, the number of skaters having to have major medical attention is pretty small... even at a small event... and they've been dealing with this sort of thing for decades. They don't do it all that often anyway, so I think once in a while won't kill (litterally or figuratively) anyone.

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    People are discussing in the Chinese forum about the effects of high altitude on individuals. It varies greatly and unpredictably, having no clear relations to age,size or usual health and fitness, with stories of the weak and aged encountering no problems and the young strong ones being carried down on stretchers. I do know great muscle mass requires more oxygen and physical exertion taxes heavily.

    Someone joked about moving the Chinese training centre to Qinghai (over 3000m above sea level) and hold the 4CC and Worlds there in 10 years.

    eta. Zhu said she had problems 10 minutes into her practice and almost couldn't finish her LP and almost needed hospitalization after.
    Last edited by SkateFiguring; 02-12-2012 at 01:46 PM.

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