Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 345

Thread: Czisny preparing for one last run at Olympic glory

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Missing Tdizzle and SDiggity golden411's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    5,621

    Czisny preparing for one last run at Olympic glory

    Czisny preparing for one last run at Olympic glory
    Two-time U.S. champion gradually getting back to full strength
    By Vladislav Luchianov, special to icenetwork.com
    (07/01/2013)
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news

    Excerpt:

    Icenetwork.com: As I understand, in preparation for the coming Olympic season, you're skating two sessions per day, gradually increasing the difficulty of your spins and jumps and planning to add a triple-triple jump combination to your program elements. Could you tell us more about that?

    Czisny: The training will gradually increase as my hip heals and becomes better able to handle the increased stress and harder skills, so we have been taking it day by day and week by week. The most important thing is that we don't push the hip beyond what it is able to do each day, because we do not want to risk further injuries to the area. Once I have fully regained the strength and control in the hip, we will be able to add the new elements as well.

  2. #2
    Miserere Nobis
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Texas Darling
    Posts
    1,530
    Best of luck to Alissa, but I think that, after two big hip injuries, a consistent triple-triple in BOTH segments of the competition is a pie-in-the-sky goal.

    Since she doesn't have any GP assignments, she'll have to compete at Regionals and Sectionals to qualify for Nationals, won't she? If so, we won't have to wait until next January to see her progress.

  3. #3
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    3,804
    It's going to be fun this season watching to see who earns that 3rd spot. There are at least four legitimate contenders (Christina, Agnes, Mirai, and Alissa) and even more dark horses.

  4. #4
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    7,672
    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverFish View Post
    Best of luck to Alissa, but I think that, after two big hip injuries, a consistent triple-triple in BOTH segments of the competition is a pie-in-the-sky goal.

    Since she doesn't have any GP assignments, she'll have to compete at Regionals and Sectionals to qualify for Nationals, won't she? If so, we won't have to wait until next January to see her progress.
    Yes, she'd have to do Regionals for sure. But USFS could send her to a November "B" so she wouldn't have to do Sectionals. I think she'd have to do a "B" anyway to establish the base TES in order to qualify for Sochi/Worlds, since she didn't compete last season.

  5. #5
    Rejoicing in the land of Kwan kwanatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    1,580
    She's definitely got a tough road ahead of her and I'm not so sure she's going to make it. I'd like to see her earn that trip just b/c this is her last go at it. Agnes, Christina and Mirai could hang around until 2018 but it's obvious this is Alissa's last hurrah.

    I wish her the best.

  6. #6
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    2,535
    I can't see Mirai going all the way to 2018. The competition nationally is just going to keep getting better and she's already falling behind skaters like Agnes and Christina.

  7. #7
    Miserere Nobis
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Texas Darling
    Posts
    1,530
    Quote Originally Posted by Jammers View Post
    I can't see Mirai going all the way to 2018. The competition nationally is just going to keep getting better and she's already falling behind skaters like Agnes and Christina.
    Realistically, it's not likely, but I think kwanatic's point was that -- physically -- Mirai could stay for another Olympic cycle. She'll only be 23 during the 2018 Games, the same age that Yuna and Mao will be in Sochi. Alissa, meanwhile, will be 30 in 2018, so next year really is her last shot at qualifying.

  8. #8
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    336
    Quote Originally Posted by Jammers View Post
    I can't see Mirai going all the way to 2018. The competition nationally is just going to keep getting better and she's already falling behind skaters like Agnes and Christina.
    Mirai and Agnes met twice last season, Mirai won once, Agnes once. Agnes's SB at Nationals at 179 was higher, but her lifetime PB internationally is 166, not competitive with Mirai or Christina. Mirai and Christina both had a SB last season of 176. Mirai is fully competitive with Agnes and Christina.

  9. #9
    Down With It
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    13,694
    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverFish View Post
    Best of luck to Alissa, but I think that, after two big hip injuries, a consistent triple-triple in BOTH segments of the competition is a pie-in-the-sky goal.
    This...

    Czisny doesn't want to give up and that's cool, I can understand that...

    Nothing wrong with trying but it's all easier said than done. Even at her best she'd be fighting for it, battling her own nerves too but as is, she has a tough road ahead. It's easier with a 3rd spot but there are at least 4 other girls in better shape than she is who want one of those spots. We shall see...

  10. #10
    Custom Title LRK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    2,529
    Quote Originally Posted by R.D. View Post
    This...

    Czisny doesn't want to give up and that's cool, I can understand that...

    Nothing wrong with trying but it's all easier said than done. Even at her best she'd be fighting for it, battling her own nerves too but as is, she has a tough road ahead. It's easier with a 3rd spot but there are at least 4 other girls in better shape than she is who want one of those spots. We shall see...
    I think that it is better to give it a shot, than sit around afterwards wondering what might have been. Anyway, I wish her the best of luck, and whatever does happen, she is a delight to watch.

  11. #11
    Medalist
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    90

    What about her health?

    Quote Originally Posted by R.D. View Post
    This...

    Czisny doesn't want to give up and that's cool, I can understand that...

    Nothing wrong with trying but it's all easier said than done. Even at her best she'd be fighting for it, battling her own nerves too but as is, she has a tough road ahead. It's easier with a 3rd spot but there are at least 4 other girls in better shape than she is who want one of those spots. We shall see...
    No one sems concerned here about Alicia´s health. I don´t think she should continue. The damage that is done precludes her from ever having the strength to do the difficulty needed. She is setting herself up for another catastrophic injury. I´m 62 and have too many friends who are seriously imparied phsically because of severe sports injuries in their youth. She´a beautiful skater, but I hate to see her lose her mobility at 50 becuase of this.

  12. #12
    Spiral Lover tulosai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Paris, France
    Posts
    3,164
    Quote Originally Posted by karlowens2 View Post
    No one sems concerned here about Alicia´s health. I don´t think she should continue. The damage that is done precludes her from ever having the strength to do the difficulty needed. She is setting herself up for another catastrophic injury. I´m 62 and have too many friends who are seriously imparied phsically because of severe sports injuries in their youth. She´a beautiful skater, but I hate to see her lose her mobility at 50 becuase of this.
    I'm concerned about her health but I don't think it's any of my business. Sometimes when athletes are doing something blatantly risky I speak up about it, but she is attempting a slow comeback under what we have to assume is a doctor's supervision. I'm not her, I'm not her doctor, and I am not a friend or family member. If she wants to risk it, she is an adult and it is her body and her life. Only she knows if the risk is worth it to her. It is all well to sit here and say she shouldn't do it because of her health (and really, looked at logically, I agree with you, she shouldn't) but it's another to actually be her and to weigh the costs and benefits on many levels, having literally been training your whole life for an Olympics. She may well think it is worth it to have tried even if something catestrophic happens, and as an adult in America she has the right to think that and to carry on.

  13. #13
    Down With It
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    13,694
    Quote Originally Posted by karlowens2 View Post
    No one sems concerned here about Alicia´s health. I don´t think she should continue. The damage that is done precludes her from ever having the strength to do the difficulty needed. She is setting herself up for another catastrophic injury. I´m 62 and have too many friends who are seriously imparied phsically because of severe sports injuries in their youth. She´a beautiful skater, but I hate to see her lose her mobility at 50 becuase of this.
    You know, I don't disagree with you- but at the same time, it's her body, her choice...she will be the one to live with the consequences of her actions so to speak.

  14. #14
    Custom Title plushyfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    3,026
    Quote Originally Posted by karlowens2 View Post
    No one sems concerned here about Alicia´s health. I don´t think she should continue. The damage that is done precludes her from ever having the strength to do the difficulty needed. She is setting herself up for another catastrophic injury. I´m 62 and have too many friends who are seriously imparied phsically because of severe sports injuries in their youth. She´a beautiful skater, but I hate to see her lose her mobility at 50 becuase of this.
    Athletes are thinking differently. Do you remember Hermann Maier alias Herminator? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ULDafZqpsM
    He won the gold medal in the giant slalom and Super-G at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, only a few days after a dramatic crash in the downhill race.
    His racing career nearly ended following a near-fatal motorcycle accident in August 2001; he collided with a car on his way home from a summer training session in Austria. Doctors nearly amputated his lower right leg, but instead Maier underwent massive reconstructive surgery. Most believed his racing career was over, and he had to sit out the 2002 season, missing the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. He returned to international competition in January 2003 in Adelboden, Switzerland. Just two weeks later, he shocked the skiing world with an amazing Super-G victory in Kitzbühel.

    In 2004, his first full season back, he reclaimed both the Super-G and overall titles, a feat widely seen as one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.

  15. #15
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    9,490
    You're right, plushyfan. Athletes think differently. Much as we'd like to keep our favorite skaters in protective wrapping, they would probably rather throw themselves into competition, even if it does damage at some unspecified future date. Certainly your favorite, Plushy, is an example of this. I think it's an integral part of their character.

    Golly, I'd forgotten about Hermann Meier's comeback. It is a breathtaking story, isn't it.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •