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    95 - On the strength of Kwan's sole achivement in 94, there are two spots again. The results?

    Bobek - 3rd
    Kwan - 4th

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    With no Kwan, it is possible there would still have been 3 skaters for the next year. But it is unclear how the 3rd place US lady, whom I don't remember at this point would have done.
    Tonia Kwiatkowski was 3rd at 1995 Nationals (after winning the SP). I think she could have finished as high as 8th at that year's Worlds (or 7th with no Kwan), but no guarantees she'd have made top 10.

    She had won silver to Kwan's bronze at 1994 Lalique, or rather Trophee de France as it was called that year.

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    Originally posted by chuckm
    A FS is never going to be uniformly fast the way a SP is. There have to be variations in speed, or the skater wouldn't make it past the 4 minute mark.
    Last year Kwan's Arunjuez gave the impression of a relatively constant speed, or at least speed entirely under Kwan's control. There were times in Tosca where Kwan clearly lost speed and worked to regain it, where it did not look like a response to the music. Although not used for this event, CoP clearly states that variations in speed should be in response to the music and choreography and not to the skater's fitness or inability to retain speed at that point in the program.

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    hockeyfan228: "CoP clearly states that variations in speed should be in response to the music and choreography and not to the skater's fitness or inability to retain speed at that point in the program."

    Then CoP is going to cream Ando. In her FS, just past the halfway point, she started getting slower and slower although the music was never really slow. Her speed picked up only when she went into her spin at the end of the program. This happened at Jr. Worlds, too, where the FS was only 3.5 minutes.

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    Originally posted by chuckm


    Then CoP is going to cream Ando. In her FS, just past the halfway point, she started getting slower and slower although the music was never really slow. Her speed picked up only when she went into her spin at the end of the program. This happened at Jr. Worlds, too, where the FS was only 3.5 minutes.
    If properly applied, yes, at least for her FS. In qualies, she performed the program much better. She was lighter and more at ease, but there wasn't as much at stake. (Still, I wouldn't have had her higher than 5th in her round.) In the FS her skating was heavy and labored, and she really did peter out at the end.

    Strangely, even so, she had more presence than Suguri.

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