This performance of Las Strada at Nationals in 2017 when Rika was still a Junior was huge for me and many others and was the first time Rika really struck me as an extra special skater as the large number of views and praise beneath the video indicates. Many of her most watched videos were removed after this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFRiKM4dOgU
Awww her skating was expressive even back then. She smoother now but I can still see how the body really feels the music.
Omg the wonky loop! I'd heard about the wonky loop but have never been there for it as all her loops when started watching are fine.
Thanks for posting that!
I miss her so much!!!!! Been rewatching her performances at 4CC this year.