If Christina, Agnes, Angela and Courtney make mistakes I think 4th would be a possibility. Christina and Agnes definitely have a big leg up over her; if Angela's clean, Hannah can't beat her; I abhor Courtney's skating but she skates fast and jumps big which the judges like. I really like Hannah, especially her style and the way she skates outward. However she has no 3-3 (everyone else does) and her jumps aren't nearly as big as other girls, and those kind of things will factor in.
I hope she does well. Who knows? She could end up in 4th after the SP...but given what's at stake (2 places to worlds for spots in Sochi) and the level of the competition, I'm not sure how likely that is.
The ladies sp is starting right now. I don't have an icenetwork.com subscription to watch, but I follow U.S. Figure Skating on Twitter and they are giving a play by play of the whole event.
seems that this started early?
Mirai is a diffferent skater when she's the underdog. The problem is when she is on the radar again she gets scared. It's almost a catch 22 situation with her.
Last edited by Jammers; 01-24-2013 at 08:29 PM.
Go Gracieee !!!!!!
just got online & caught the final spin in Mirai's SP, but they just replayed her 3T/3T - landed nicely. She was happy at the end.
64.39 - into 1st!!!
Mirai's short was excellent.
Last edited by Reginald; 01-28-2013 at 04:47 AM.
Well, but Reginald, even though it's not over yet, Mirai has had a quite good season, and she's definitely matured physically and mentally. She's been working very hard to rebuild her reputation. Give credit where credit is due.
Here's hoping that this year's nationals won't be a splatterfest.
Last edited by Reginald; 01-28-2013 at 04:48 AM.
Mirai had a great skate with a SP score of 64.39.
What a great skate from Mirai! Really hitting the notes, smiling at the audience. You can see she's getting her spark back. And not a shadow of a doubt about the triple/triple. Her second one this season! It looks like she's finding ways to survive and stay strong despite the flu. After all her jumps she would look right at the judges and the crowd. Very sassy. Love it.
I think she got lowballed on the PCS. Just 29 and change. I'm guessing part of that is a function of skating second of 21. But 64.39 is still great! Definitely puts pressure on the other ladies to deliver. Also great job Samantha!