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    I don't care what anyone says or thinks, she really is SUCH a beautiful skater and person.

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    Just want to say that Mirai was screws and Ashley Wagner will be a poor representation. Even a clean skate in the short program will not put her in the top six. Mirai would make the top 8 at least. What a shame. However Mirai is an alternate event that Ashly is injured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riceplate View Post
    Get your box of Puffs ready

    Mirai's exhibition:
    http://youtu.be/-5d8nygK2nk
    Aww :(

    Thanks for posting that!

    I think the outpouring of support Mirai is getting (and will continue to, I suspect) may be a huge, huge thing for her and where she goes moving ahead.

    I hope that sweet girl realizes that while she may have been there alone, no coach or advocate, her skate, how she's handled the decision, and her just being herself has got a lot of people who are standing with her, hoping she'll continue to skate now that she's got - in many ways - a motivation to prove that she deserved to go, and who love seeing her back on the ice and smiling.

    ETA: What was that music she was skating to at the Gala? Anyone know? (I'm sure someone does...LOL)

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    This petition is pointless, the process of selection is clear, they do not rely on only one competition. It would be stupidity if they did this. That's ok the Nationals is a very important competition, but they already selected people who hasnt even competed Nationals, like Michelle Kwan in 2006, based on her previous results. Skaters like Ashley, 2-time Nationals champion (the two past ones), 4th and 5th at last worlds and earned the 3 spots, cannot be forgotten because of a single competition. And she has done well during the 2013-2014 season, it's not that she didnt do anything during these previous months. I think the USFSA already has a number of skaters pre-selected before Nationals, based on the results during that season. Of course they would be in doubt between one or two and then use the Nationals to clarify and see who is ready or not. What seems is that Ashley and Gracie Gold were locks for the team, despite their positions, but of course, a 10th place, wouldnt put them in there. But a 4th, 5th place wouldnt be so far, since it would be some details that would make a difference on that day.

    HOWEVER, I would send Mirai, but instead of Polina, not Wagner. To me, Polina is such a young, inexperienced girl who still needs to be more mature to handle the pressure of the Olympics. I think she will be the 3rd American there. It was nice to see her skate, but not so graceful and delightful as Sasha Cohen was at her age when was sent to the Olympics. Polina, God willing, will have better seasons to come, and I think she will be at her peak in the next years, she is not completely ready now to face the Games. She would be sent to Worlds instead, then get more experience and maturity.

    That is what I think, but maybe we'll have many surprises in February.

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    This whole thing is a train wreck. If Ashley falls on her face in Sochi...wow. I thought the Russian Nationals were crazy but I'd say now at least they propped up their best skaters where as we might be propping up our biggest cash investment. Ain't that America. Mirai, I feel for ya.

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    i'm still stunned that mirai was snubbed for the world team, too. and that exhibition has me bawling. a million depressions right now.

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    Mirai's gala performance was just beautiful! She will rise above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myla View Post
    This petition is pointless, the process of selection is clear, they do not rely on only one competition. It would be stupidity if they did this. That's ok the Nationals is a very important competition, but they already selected people who hasnt even competed Nationals, like Michelle Kwan in 2006, based on her previous results. Skaters like Ashley, 2-time Nationals champion (the two past ones), 4th and 5th at last worlds and earned the 3 spots, cannot be forgotten because of a single competition. And she has done well during the 2013-2014 season, it's not that she didnt do anything during these previous months. I think the USFSA already has a number of skaters pre-selected before Nationals, based on the results during that season. Of course they would be in doubt between one or two and then use the Nationals to clarify and see who is ready or not. What seems is that Ashley and Gracie Gold were locks for the team, despite their positions, but of course, a 10th place, wouldnt put them in there. But a 4th, 5th place wouldnt be so far, since it would be some details that would make a difference on that day.

    HOWEVER, I would send Mirai, but instead of Polina, not Wagner. To me, Polina is such a young, inexperienced girl who still needs to be more mature to handle the pressure of the Olympics. I think she will be the 3rd American there. It was nice to see her skate, but not so graceful and delightful as Sasha Cohen was at her age when was sent to the Olympics. Polina, God willing, will have better seasons to come, and I think she will be at her peak in the next years, she is not completely ready now to face the Games. She would be sent to Worlds instead, then get more experience and maturity.

    That is what I think, but maybe we'll have many surprises in February.
    I agree with you about Polina, I think they are putting to much pressure on her and I think she was overscored at Nationals, I can just tell she's not ready for the games and I don't know but I think the main reason they picked her over Mirai is because of the Russian babies and the U.S wants to rival that but Polina has like zero senior experience and Julia and Adelina have been in the senior circuit for about 2-3 years plus they also medaled in Junior Worlds something that Polina hasn't done yet. Polina is fresh out of the junior circuit without any international experience and I think she needs to go to Junior Worlds before she goes to Senior Worlds but the decision has already been made and I have to respect that. I can't even believe that Mirai can't go to Worlds it's just unbelievable they are putting way too much pressure on Polina like she's only fifteen let her improve on her skills first this is ridiculous that a mature skater like Mirai who can perform under pressure very well is getting nothing It's gonna be so hard for me to get over this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulosai View Post
    I don't care what anyone says or thinks, she really is SUCH a beautiful skater and person.
    Well said. One thing I cant stand in people, famous or not, is arrogance. I have met some skating folks who are very full of themselves. There is a difference between being proud and being arrogant. Mirai is beautiful inside, and out, as well as on the ice. There are some past skaters who were incredible. I would not walk a block to see them perform for free now. But I love standing in the concourse watching Mirai sign autogaghs and talking with her fans .

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    Quote Originally Posted by auga View Post
    How was Mirai robbed? They are very clear on the fact that medal placement does not guarantee you a spot on the team. One swallow does not make a summer. They have to consider who is likely to do better at Sochi, and Ashley has been the leading US lady for about 3 years now and developed her skills, while Mirai has languished and gone backwards in many respects.

    Even when Mirai is clean, she loses to skaters who aren't clean. That's her problem - no one else's.
    Not mention the fact that she doesn't have a coach. She made it quite easy for the USFSA to make this decision.

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