I was happy to see Plush able to do as well as he did. I kept my expectations low, but that old warrior did well. A legend wins team gold on home ice. Also, A high was Ashley back in for in team SP. Also V/T's entire Oly was fabulous. Happy for thrm. Aliona and Robin were all charm in SP and then gutted me in LP. That was very sad for such a warrior team. Jason's SP was great-so happy he was scored well. And I was glad Russians liked Riverdance. A low for me is how quiet the crowd is for non-Russian skaters. I was surprised and a little sad for our skaters. It is bad for the host to behave this way. I was happty Denis Ten won bronze tho I have not see his skate. A low for me was feeling ripped off for Grace's team LP. It was "magnificent" and perfect acc. to Bezic. I feel she is wonderful, and I like her as well as my other lady faves. She's so amazing. She can deliver, and I support her. The overscoring in team event for certain folks made me feel things were fixed.
Grace Gold is in YuNa league with jumps and I love her presentation. Her style is athletic and nuanced and she could be an OGM -but YuNa and Julia will be marked very generously. Gracie is surely good enough for bronze. Mao, Caro can't deliver the jumps and Grace proved she could. I love her. Yes, She is talk, leggy, and perfectly pretty. Fast spins, fast everything. Anyway, I will be crushed if her FS is not close to Julia's. Unfairness bums me so much.
Another "hi" was seeing Jason get his "valentine." and see how happy he was with top ten finish. He is better we know, but he didn't totally cave under pressure. If I had a fave skater, it would be him.
Off ice, Bode Miller's story was inspiring, and I was thrilled to hear USA bested Russia in Hockey-men's. And for pure fun, Ashley Wagner makes so many faces. Her honesty cheered me up. Lows were seeing Evgeni W/d and just walk off. Jeremy Abbott had me going after nationals. I was wishing Max Aaron were here. I wish I could see more skiing. While I have never though ice dance was a true sport,as in other disciplines, but it is delivering on every level. it is true skating and so hard. Ice dance really delivered wonderful performances and I wish I saw the whole event. I like so many teams and a low was missing the shibs and chock and bates. I can't wait for shibs FD, very exciting music. What have you been moved by, or gutted by? The games are going peacefully. I thank God and hope Russia is more open to the world as it welcomes the world.
Is anyone there, btw to give us some local color/insiders scoops?