I love these old videos you posted of Midori Ito! When Midori at her prime was well before my time (I was only 4 when she won Worlds!), so I find these old videos fascinating! And I've always had a soft spot for the Japanese in general, anyway!
And how great does Midori look now?! She looks even younger than she was when she was competing!!!
Thanks, plushyfan - that's priceless!
Newsclip of Yuzuru Hanyu , the first podium at Japanese junior nationals 2007.
Rivalry between little Ryuju Hino and little Yuzu. We can see Yuzuru's mother making his costume at the rinkside.
Yuzuru, 12 years old (English Subtitles)
Photo only (no vid), but cute image of Marley and Brown for #ThrowbackThursday:
Jason Brown @jasonbskates
Although so much has changed, somethings will always remain the same...Love you @mbmarley19! #superstarsonice #tbt pic.twitter.com/YMW4ma1NVM
9:53 AM - 15 Aug 13
And as we look forward to Champs Camps starting in a few days (Aug 19?), an album of class photos from previous years, courtesy of US Figure Skating's Facebook page:
The formal interview with V/M only is sweet in itself, but the best part (corresponding to the gifs) is the spontaneous appearance of other dear and smiling faces, which starts at approx 1:40.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ4lYo53Hg0 (2:28 in total length)
Kiira Korpi, 13/14 years: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slBP9Y_c0ZI
Laura Lepistö, 13/14 years: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM6DtRmdMnw
Document of Kiira (probably made in 2006), there are two clips from 7-yrs and probably 8-10-years old Kiira (start from 3:35 until 6:50) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DLVdYDjWrQ
That document is also quite interesting, Kiira is still quite young girl (17), nowadays she's a lady!
Another video of young Yukina in 2003
And also, she skated on the same music 9 years later. (Sorry, there’s only homevideo)
I know I’m too sentimental but I think I can feel her life in that 9years. She must have had a hard time due to her injury….
Welcome to Golden Skate airin! Yukina is lovely
I know somebody asked this on the video page itself, but since there was no answer, I will ask on here.
Does anybody know who Evgeniy’s partner was in this routine?
Whoever she is, she is very beautiful!
Erm, I know it's not Throwback Thursday any more, so let's make today Flashback Friday!
For all you Plushy fans out there, here are some more videos of a young star in the making.
Very young Plushy (report)
9 year old Plushy (report)
13 year old Plushy (Don Quixote)
Ach, this is taking too much time to type out. Here is a playlist of a whole pile of Plushy videos, starting from the above videos of him when he was very young, up to the 2012 Golden Skate Awards. Admittedly, a lot of videos have been deleted since the playlist was compiled, but there are still a lot of gems!
And, since Disney has just launched a “Lone Ranger” film, I thought it would be fitting to add this playlist. It consists of a whole pile of performances that Plushy did to the “William Tell Overture” in the 1996/97 season: