I was just watching some Karen Kwan videos. I love the way she moved. She had/has? a very unique type of grace. Unfortunately, she doesn't seem to have had the jumps. From my reading, I gather she didn't have a flip or a lutz. Quite frankly, she didn't seem to have approached her triple loop attempts with any confidence either. I was wondering if her height made jumping more difficult. She's 5' 7''. Also, could that have been the problem for Lucinda Ruh?
I have researched it a bit and get several different answers. This being figure skating, it came as no suprise. I would love to have more opinions. So, are taller figure skaters at a disadvantage when it comes to jumping and why?
I realize that greater height usually means greater weight, which mght be a factor. That can't be the case for Karen Kwan.