On the Ice
Best reactions when skaters have just finished their performances or scores are up
Performance itself is the most enjoyable part of FS. But I also love skaters' reactions when they nails everything or almost and have just finished their performances. Or when the scores and placements are up :-) Fistpumping, crying of joy, screaming... Whatever.
It makes me so happy and excited!
My pick among recent ones is Jason Brown's reaction at US Nats this year, when the score was up! He was so cute.
And the reaction of Sarah Meier at 2011 Euro (which was held in SWITZERLAND and her last competition) was just priceless.
What are your favourites?
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In 1998 I was rooting for Michelle Kwan, but I couldn't deny Tara Lipinski her moment.
#1 Akiko Suzuki hopping on the ice after her FS at Japanese Nationals, 2013.
Think of everything she went through in her life and career to achieve that moment and finally win the national championship. I've seen twitter posts and statements from the likes of Miki Ando and Fumie Suguri ... Miki announced her final skate and said she wanted to just fly out there, it was touching ... Fumie Suguri says she cannot retire until she has the skate of her life and can fly out there on the ice ...
Akiko achieved all of that, and then some. And then she was hopping on the ice, and it gets me emotional every time.
#2 for me would be Yuna after winning OGM in Vancouver. So much relief for her to finally accomplish her dreams. Unbelievable amount of pressure she was under.
I only give Akiko the nod because it was so unexpected, and her last chance.