How preposterous are some of the posts in this thread??? How would you like it if you handed in a report to your boss for example that for once wasn't guite up to par and then the whole office started saying "You're finished, over, best retire now"
This week Kwan has once again shown why she is the strongest competitior in the field. NO other skater could have gone through what she has in 4 days and still won the bronze medal. She was one ordinal off winning the LP and were it not for the stupid SP fiasco - which I'm sure will rumble on for months - and the fact that some flaws in certain 3/3 combo's were not deducted for at all, then I'm sure we would be celebrating her 6th World Title.
MK's not stupid and Raphael is totally aware of what she has to do. While I preferred her Nationals LP to Worlds I thought her jumps looked amazing in both SP and LP and the new set ups she's added show that 3/3's are likely on the cards for next season. This isn't stagnation. She's in a transition period between '02 Olys and the buildup to '06. Which I'm sure will start right now!!!!!