I missed yesterday's ABC coverage, so was extremely delighted to find out that repeat coverage on ESPN2 was being broadcast today. (:^)
Evan Lysacek - great job on the jumps.....best of the bunch.....just needs to improve his presentation and he'll be right up there with the rest. Would have placed him 4th in the FS.
Ryan Jahnke - better presentation than Evan & pretty good jumps. Nice. Would have placed him 1st in the FS.
Emanuel Sandhu - best presentation in the world (bar none)........except for America's Johnny Weir........too bad about the jumps. Still, I would have had him 2nd in the FS.
Jeffrey Buttle - nice presentation.........not so nice jumps........would have placed him 3rd in the FS.
Cynthia Phaneuf - first time seeing her.......reminded me exactly of Tara Lipinski (an adult one btw).......nice presentation & great jumps. Just wondering if she has Tara's consistency. So far so good. Definitely one to watch in the future ~ impressive 7 triple performance! ***Note: btw love the gold skates - Miki Ando has been wearing them for the past couple of yrs. now due to seeing Irina Slutskaya's.***
Amber Corwin - nice presentation & pretty good jumps......too bad about the two falls, especially the latter one........still, I'm impressed with her fight & determination. GOOOOOOOO Amber! (:^)
Yukina Ota - lyrical presentation......right up there with the best of them (aka Sasha Cohen & Michelle Kwan).......except tends to overuse those gorgeous arms IMHO. Too bad about the rather weak jumps & the fall. Still, like Sandhu, she dominated the field on the second mark. Well deserved win.
Angela Nikodinov - good job........liked the fight she had in coming on rather strong at the end........too bad about the mistakes at the beginning. Still, she's come a long way since her shoulder surgery last year. Has it all, just needs consistency.
All in all, a rather anti-climatic competition. It was more exciting following it on the net & reading others' comments, but reality was another matter. :( Nobody blew me away.......either in the jumps/technical department nor the presentation/artistry department......hoping for better come Euros. (:^)
Peace & Love, Nadine