she will be competing here with Gao ?
i'm just happy she's coming back, i miss her so much. she's one of my favorite skaters and i miss her joy on the ice.
The ROCK is back. If only Alyssa or Gold had her ability to attack. How awesome would that be?
Except when injuries interfered (with training, strength, confidence) what an incredibly consistent athlete and yeah, ROCK of a competitor. Lot to admire with that girl. Wishing her well.
Really wishing Rachael well, I have always been a supporter of hers. If she wants to come back more power to her Good for her that she got an international assignment
Her season is unfolding like someone who has ambitions and high standards. This is something we have always known and admired about Rachael. Perhaps the relative lack of pressure on her this season will actually provide her with the freedom to truly enjoy every moment of this season. She has been through it all, at every level of this sport. The way her seasons ended 2 and 3 years ago, with injuries and disappointment, were certainly not the way any athlete who had been at the top (Olympian) would want to "finish their journey" so to speak. This season, to me, sounds like a "peace" tour. Peace and satisfaction for herself, her family who have obviously supported so completely for years, and those who have always believed in her. It must actually be both bittersweet and a very special kind of job. I hope each time she steps out onto the ice, she feels the embrace of the moment, regardless of how many triples she gets 'credit' for, scores she gets or placements that result.
I think Rachael is becoming her own skater this time round. She is doing her own choreography. She is not having to listen to the so-called experts who wanted to change her personality and even her hair color and cut. I was really surprised that her team and family even listened to that nonsense. I can only imagine what dealing with that does to a skater. This time I believe she will be marching to her own drum. I am looking forward to seeing her as much as anybody who is scheduled to compete this year.