Thanks for the WATTS link, Caroliza_fan. I had a good laugh.
Well, with Brian Joubert having retired, Fernandez is now the most charismatic guy in Men's skating.
Originally Posted by juppiter
Since most of the competition threads on each discipline at Worlds are going on and on with various, rational, mysterious and enigmatic discussions, well it seems to me at least (um, apology in advance English is not my first language) , and since this thread has videos of all performances at Worlds (so that makes easier for me to re-check whenever I want to), am I allowed to write my small and immature report here, please, everyone? But please be careful, as usual, it may take forever until I finish it, I warn you!
My husband and I normally attend competitions when they are to be held around Tokyo area only, and of course if our time, money and enough luck for tickets allow us to go (oh, you may not ever imagine how hard to purchase tickets of figure skating competitions in our country these days...we need to reserve tickets online first, but the system is not like 'first come, first serve', we have to get through 'drawing-lots (like lottery, you know)...). 2014 Saitama Worlds was the third competition of the season for us to attend, luckily, after NHK Trophy (Yoyogi) and J-Nats (same venue as this worlds). And it was our very FIRST Worlds, actually (2011 Tokyo Worlds should've been it, if there hadn't been that disastrous mega earthquake;;;...). So, we were sooo excited when we finally could get tickets for all four competition days after having tried a couple of on-line ticketing services.
The above was our original plan (for my husband and me) but changed it later, because this Worlds was we had been looking forward to attending for so long, and didn't want to let ourselves two pieces of shredded cheese before any of competitions even got started. We left home one hour earlier to avoid crazy rush hour in Tokyo area (energy-saving!), and arrived at Saitama Super Arena by 7:30am. But not straight to Arena, we went to 'Royal Host' restaurant, for breakfast and to celebrate the opening of the Worlds in Japan after 3 years. Ordered 2 plates of eggs benedict and freshly-brewed coffee, then with 4 refills of coffee for each plus additional plate of pancakes in order to kill 2 hours!
Originally Posted by deedee1
Before I start, here is my list of 'must cheer for with all my heart':
-Pairs: Aolina/Robin, Stefania/Ondrej, Vanessa/Morgan, Narumi/Ryuichi, Peng/Zhang, Lavrentieva/Rudyk(UKR)
-Men: Tomas, Jeremy, Takahiko, Max (for golden411! ^^/), Elladj, Majorov, Zoltan, Chafik, Godorozha (UKR)
-Ladies: Mao, Akiko, Caro, Valentina, Jenna, Anna Pogo, Mae, Gabrielle, Popova (UKR)
-Dance: Nathalie/Fabian, Reeds, Anna/Luca, Kaitlyn/Andrew, Piper/Paul, Madison/Evan, Penny/Nicholas, Zlobina/Sitnikov, Hurtado/Diaz
And Mr deedee's list of 'must cheer for with all his heart' (my guess, but was obvious from his look during the entire comps, I thought ):
Maylin Wende, Marissa Castelli, Max Aaron (rather for himself, but also for golden411! ^^/) , Han Yan, Peter Liebers, Maciej Chielpucha, Kevin Reynolds, Alexander Majorov, Nathalie Pechalat, Neli Zhiganshina, Carolina Kostner, Valentina Marchei, Julia Lipnitskaia, Kaetlyn Osmond, Zijun Li
Oh deedee you are so funny. Imagine becoming "a piece of shredded cheese"
from riding the subway. I am glad that you left early and avoided the mad
dash and crush of the Tokyo subway.
Reading your reports is like sipping a glass of fine wine!
Looking forward to the details!
Has anyone found the links to the nbc broadcast? i cant get enough of tara and johnny's commentary
Wicked Yankee Girl
I haven't seen them yet.
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