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    Yuko Kavaguti & Alexander Smirnov

    Video from practice 03 August 2014
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpXSt2ktp74
    Short program with all elements - good, clean, beautiful.

    Alexander really restored after injury.

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    Beautiful..I always liked them. They have a strange chemistry, Yuko is so fragile, I sometimes am afraid she'll brake apart. Hopefully they skate well and stay healthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabrina View Post
    Beautiful..I always liked them. They have a strange chemistry, Yuko is so fragile, I sometimes am afraid she'll brake apart. Hopefully they skate well and stay healthy.
    Yuko fragile? She is one of the physically and mentally toughest athletes in this world. Breaking apart? She ain't going to let that stop her - she popped in her popped-out shoulder and kept skating. She may be half the size of her partner, but, according to Kurt, she's the boss on top of the food chain. Her on going skating history demonstrates determination and competitiveness few can compare to.

    Of course all these qualities are hard to detect with her petite size and graceful performance on ice. I wish she and Alex the best of luck, putting behind them all the obstacles and misfortunes they have endured.

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    I still remember how beautiful their exhibition from the 2010 Olympics was.

    Yuko looks a bit young and slightly mismatched compared to her partner, but they look very good together once they start skating. I hope they can stay healthy and compete, no matter the results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    Yuko fragile? She is one of the physically and mentally toughest athletes in this world. Breaking apart? She ain't going to let that stop her - she popped in her popped-out shoulder and kept skating. She may be half the size of her partner, but, according to Kurt, she's the boss on top of the food chain. Her on going skating history demonstrates determination and competitiveness few can compare to.

    Of course all these qualities are hard to detect with her petite size and graceful performance on ice. I wish she and Alex the best of luck, putting behind them all the obstacles and misfortunes they have endured.
    You are right! I admit I used the wrong words, as I know she is a powerful skater, I was thinking only about the way she looks...

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    Welcome back Yuko and Alex! Beautifully skated program. Loved it!!!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Alexander SMIRNOV became father, today at 3 am his wife gave birth to son.
    http://fsrussia.ru/news/366-aleksand...tal-papoj.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexRus View Post
    Alexander SMIRNOV became father, today at 3 am his wife gave birth to son.
    http://fsrussia.ru/news/366-aleksand...tal-papoj.html
    Congratulations!!! What a great news!!

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    Congratulation to Alex!!! Baby news always makes me smile!

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    Tamara Moskvina: "The main goal is to be healthy and be happy"...
    http://blog.europeonice.com/?eid=462

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    What a lovely article - thank you! I just love them so much - I hope they do brilliantly at Skate Amercia!

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    Skate America SP, so beautiful...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRkGujpLvE8

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    Their breathtaking long program at SA: http://youtu.be/M2XaqdVi0SY

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    I love their programs this year, especially the long program. The elements they performed were stunning, and it makes me so glad that they didn't quit but continued to deliver these skates. Also, whether it's the new and pretty-looking hairstyles or not, they both look younger and spunkier to me. And - Yuko should wear her exhibition face more often, she looks great when she smiles.

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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tYyXK-nd3-k

    Their Habanera Ex at Skate America!

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