03-26-2004, 11:56 PM
DG, I totally understand what you are saying, and I AGREE. However, when rules aren't enforced, why take 'em seriously?
Phil Hersh article (so take that for what it's worth!) -
"Event referee Jan Hoffmann of Germany told the Tribune he pointed out the elapsed time to the panel. Exceeding 2:40 calls for a .1 deduction in both technical merit and presentation scores, but the rule rarely is invoked at elite level."
03-27-2004, 02:10 AM
What if the Hokey Pokey IS what it's all about?
I watched the Ladies SP on CBC and I would have placed Michelle's beautiful and very well skated program in 2nd. Sasha a well deserved 1st, Arakawa 3rd, then Ando (Sebesteyn also had a great skate and more choreography than Ando). Michelle wasn't on fire like Sasha was, but she was poised, passionate, seamless, etc. She was all things Kwan.
Michelle and her fans should be proud of her skate regardless of how the judges scored it. (I am so proud of myself for taking this calmly!!)
03-27-2004, 02:24 AM
One's person's overview of the Ladies SP
Sasha commanded the ice that afternoon. Her skate was as perfect as it could get.. Shiyuka<, while good, was not up to the brilliance that she showed in the Qaulife. Miki Ando, shows so much promise it is scarz. I thought she would just be another Onda but no!. She is most graceful and there is a budding style.
La Kwan skater very well, although not with her usual fire. She also ended way after the music stopped . Was she tryng to say
something? Hope she finallz gets the Technical message.
Irina needs some serious thinking if she wants to make a comeback. The skate is without anz of her passion and it borders on being lacksadaisical She#ll need a lot of work before Moscow.
Elena S. did not skate the SP with the enthusiasm she had in the Qualie. She put herself out of it.
Sebaszen was aain marvelous and imo, ahead of La Kwan.
The previous group showed the Canadian gals holding their. Both Rochette and Robinson did fine work. Biggest surprise for me, was Pozkio. I had never seen her before but her Qualif and SP showed star quality. Should have been ahead of Irina Carolina Kostner finally, for me anyway, got me believing her. She was quite exceptional and should have been in the top group.
Fumie, Vikka and Jenny were not at their best. Meier, Hegel and Cálvey all did a fine job. Many other skaters previously did fine work.
It was not boring sitting through all this.
Who will take the Gold? My bet is Sasha unless she melts.
Last edited by Joesitz; 03-27-2004 at 02:26 AM.
03-27-2004, 02:50 AM