12-08-2012, 12:02 PM
Soooo glad Mao won but I wish Akiko got siliver. Glad she at least got on the podium.
12-08-2012, 12:04 PM
I will never understand why some people are so mean when a skater skates badly. (Mostly referring to Ashley here, but it truly is a generally applicable point).
12-08-2012, 12:05 PM
I know - and I don't envy her either! But, I'd love to see her knock it out of the park
Originally Posted by R.D.
I haven't watched the LPs yet - can't quite bring myself to do it - I hate knowing that Akiko had a good short but problems in the Long especially after he last GP with that lovely LP; and then Ashley not skating clean (or landing the jumps) after two great GP events - and then to read that it was a hard fall....
Congrats, though, to the medalists and I'm very happy to read that Mao skated well!
12-08-2012, 12:08 PM
I only agreed with the bolded, not the "courageous" part. I should have been more clear
Originally Posted by Skater Boy
I disagree with it "setting her up nicely" for nats/worlds though. Bad performances NEVER set one up well. However, maybe we'll see what she is made of, and if she is a fighter, perhaps we have not seen her best yet.
12-08-2012, 12:15 PM
Ashley's going to win Nationals. I mean really, who else is going to win Nationals. She's the only one that's getting the scores internationally.
12-08-2012, 12:20 PM
Last edited by aftertherain; 12-08-2012 at 12:23 PM.
12-08-2012, 12:23 PM
I agree. I suspect Ashley's going to defend her title in January. I don't know how Mirai & Gracie will do tho.
12-08-2012, 12:24 PM
any news as to if Ashley was seriously injured in her fall. She kept grabbing her hip, even in the k&C.
12-08-2012, 12:25 PM
The two falls were unfortunate, but the rest of the program was good. One problem I have with Ashley though, is she tends to thrust her arms up in a number of places. It is inelegant (for want of a better word) and it distracts from her skating.
Originally Posted by tulosai
Mao is not the Mao of old, but she is still beautiful, light and graceful. I do not think it is possible to teach a skater to float across the ice in a 'Mao'like way. With her long program though, I kept thinking back to Oksana's program (which I preferred to Mao's) to the same music. And then of course, I got to thinking, what the heck ever happened to Oksana?
12-08-2012, 12:29 PM
That was a crazy fall Ashley took. That's one of those fluke things that I don't see happening to her again.
12-08-2012, 12:32 PM
*groan* Oh boy, let's not start this....
Originally Posted by lavender
The skate gods hopefully are sleeping and hear none of this
12-08-2012, 12:33 PM
My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father - prepare to die.
Originally Posted by yuki
(Princess Bride fans unite. )
12-08-2012, 12:35 PM
I just want you to feel you’re doing well. I hate for people to die embarrassed.
Originally Posted by LRK
12-08-2012, 12:47 PM
So proud of Mao with situation having thought of withdraw due to her pack pain. Besides,I adore how Sato have her optimism.
It's not best performance from Gao,but I feel happy for her,too.
12-08-2012, 12:47 PM
Yu Na has almost always built up a big lead in the SP that has allowed her to make mistakes in the LP. Even a 6-7 point lead is difficult for someone else to overcome when Yu Na has her 3-3 and high PCS. I personally think that others are more expressive skaters, but her impressive jumping ability cannot be denied.
Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue