I agree to keeping personal life off limits, but a public twitter feed is another story- that puts you in the public eye. I hope it's not her. But I do want to know about whether or not either girl is skating. Liza really looks fantastic! and she is adorable. I am also so happy about Ilia and Katia's new rink in California. Those two can inspire and teach numerous skaters, not just their own daughters!
Originally Posted by drivingmissdaisy
Identifying talent is a curious thing. Maria Butryskaya was told she had no talent and that she should quit. Frank Carroll said that Chris Bowman was the most physically talented skater he's ever worked with; he started coaching Bowman when he was 4.5 years old and was the cutest little doll - he didn't know his right foot from left, yet he was naturally skating like it was the easiest thing in the world.
Originally Posted by Olympia
What Gordeeva saw in Liza was probably her natural ability to glide across the ice. She understood how to control edges. There was a special where Liza displayed this natural ability and she was just a few years old then.
There aren't that many skaters who make it to the top without some level of talent and natural ability. Lysacek wasn't really stellar in anything in particular but worked like a maniac to get there; his talent was really hard work and good mental game.
And a bit of luck or a lot of luck. Let's not forget that.
Originally Posted by BlackPack
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