Abt was a very talented skater, with 3 strikes of the blade he was across the ice from one side to the other, and yes, it looked effortless.Originally Posted by diver chick
Maturity can be developed ahead of time. There are some examples which are bursting onto the scene, and have the appearance of a champion, well beyond their age. One was "Flutzy - Sarah Hughes" while overrated technically, she was not skating like a teenager, that is for sure. Michelle was another one.
Cynthia Phaneuf and Yukina Ota are again, new examples of very young girls showing mature presentation. But I agree, there are not too many.