Still...the music is so unrelenting -- no thematic development, no change of rhythm or tempo, little opportunity for choreographic originality. Oh well, to each his own. A beautiful skate.
If Caro skates like this again in Canada, both Mao and Yuna will need to have the skate of their life to beat her. She's the world champion with world champion bonus and she needs to get bigger bonus for her mastering of all type of triples.
I see some of Yuna fans aren't so happy. .
Watching Bolero again, she reminds me of Katarina Witt. All those posings, all those limbs. This is probably the strongest long program since Yuna's LP in Vancouver.
She didn't make Bolero her own, but she definitely provided a good alternative to T&D's.
I think had she done Bolero before T&D, this would be revered just as highly.
The only time Carolina has managed to hold it together at big international competitions was with watered-down content and with practically no competition to put pressure on her. She didn't have Mao (in decent shape at least), Miki or Yuna to contend with last year when Worlds was in Europe. If she performs like this at Worlds in Canada it will be rather unprecedented.
mao hasn't done anything in many years that can top this program.
yuna has done it once at the vancouver olympics.
if both skate like they did past vancouver, can't see a single time they could beat kostner. they will need a skate of their life if kostner is clean.
Okay what am I wearing?
What kind of face am I making at you now?
Carolina did well today, congratulations! *respect* If she had skated like that all last year, nobody would have said anything!
I do like this Yuna effect though... Push others to go for challenging content again and to do that at home probably means more to her than any other competitions.
Bring them on I say, bring the all.... The ladies competition just got more interesting
Personally, I'm quite happy Carolina will bring her A-game to Worlds, along with Mao and the rest. If Yuna wins against such a competitive field, then all the better. It will be as satisfying as her Vancouver Olympic victory, unlike Carolina's default World title.
I agree with you FlattFan!
And I hope Carolina does well at Euros and Worlds despite the negativity. It wont be easy but I have faith in her.
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