Can Sasha ever just skate and not try to run down MK?
See, from ESPN2, part of an article on same:
"Warmups are a little like the public session at the neighborhood rink, with near-misses all the time. But any time Kwan has one, Cohen seems to be nearby. At the 2002 nationals, she brushed Kwan in warmups before the free skate, unnerving Kwan and forcing her to take some extra time before she started her program.
The next month, at the Salt Lake City Olympics, the two ended up in the same corner within inches of each other at a practice.
This time, Kwan was in midair, about to land a double axel. Courtesy would give Kwan the right of way -- you can't change course when you're in the air -- but Cohen began a jump and the two nearly collided. The crowd gasped and Cohen darted out of the way, avoiding disaster."
It seems MK is SC's intended victim (in truth, MK isn't anyone's victim); it seems that Sasha Cohen is out to get a victory for herself by intimidating MK - or, as men playing hockey and football do, knock her out of the competition. How crude and rude.
That's the wrong way to win, Sasha; try winning on your own without the "nasty stuff" against your competitors. That's not winning; it's called intimidation. Intimidation should be illegal in warm ups on the ice or off; it is illegal in the work place; one could get fired and lose their reputation for intimidation.
Perhaps it would be wise for the figure skating associations to deduct points from scores when skaters engage in this type of effort. Don't just speculate about what's going on - tape all warm ups and show the intimidation; show it for all the world to see. That would shut down any skater.