Gracie needs to skate a clean SP. That's something that has eluded her this season.
I don't think Gracie should try to go for harder layout for the Olympic season anyway-consistency first, difficulty next. She's not Yuna or Mao.
Is her fraternal twin sister Carly still competing? I predict Gracie will be a dark horse bronze medalist at Sochi .
Yes, Carley was 5th at Midwestern Sectionals in Senior Ladies last season.
I guess nobody has written it yet, I think it's worth mentioning.
Alissa Czisny wrote a short message on facebook.
"Been practicing and preparing nonstop for the past few years in preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Can't wait to prove the doubters wrong and represent my country. See you guys in Sochi!!"
Seems she's self-confident and quite sure that she can make the Olympic team. What do you think about it?
Gracie has had at most one UR, in the SP where she had a wild landing on the 3/3 or a jump in the FS she fell. In her last two competitions---Worlds and WTT, her FS had no URs or falls, and she scored 125 or higher in both.
Gracie has shown improvement in each competition this season. Her struggles have had a lot more to do with the move up from juniors and gaining confidence in herself than with technical issues.
A couple double three turn outs
1 pop (SLC last August)
A couple falls
She landed them cleanly in the LP at SLC, Nationals LP, Worlds LP, RC SP and LP, WTT LP
How is that "pretty bad" consistency? It's 50% which is better than most are doing. Also, she's making some changes to go with her strong suit for both SP and LP for her 3+3. This should improve her SP.
To be clear too I am 100% a Czisny fan and supporter. I wish her 100% the best and really do wish her dream could have come true. While I will never say never (figure skating is full of fun surprises) it would be the biggest surprise to me in my 20+ years of following skating if she makes this happen.
ETA: That is not Czisny's real FB page where that comment is posted. R.D. is right.
Alissa herself posted on the page:
ETA: Now this is more llike what she posts.To whomever is making this page, I appreciate your support, but please don't pretend to be me or post comments that pretend to be from me! Thank you
ETA 2: This is her official FB page: https://www.facebook.com/alissa.czisny