Happy to see they are in a cheerful mood, happy and smiling I hope they will all skate clean, and be happy at the end of this JGP
Yes, me too.
And I am looking very forward to hear Ted's comments on both Dar'ya and Daniil, who are new to the scene.
I really wish for Dar'ya to pull off both her exquisite programs which I've come to like very much for the depth of Dar'ya's interpretation, but suspect she will be as nervous as Maya was in her first start. Best of luck and solid skating to Danill too
Daria performed with confidence and serenity. Her skate is (deservedly) high for the debut and the beginning of the season.
An outstanding performance from Dasha today! All her elements looked efortless (yes 2A, I am looking at you and I totally see a potential 3A replacing you ) and the clean performance helped to highlight even more the beauty of Dasha's skating: the elegance, refinement and serenity, how flanker masterfully pointed out, her ability to feel the music and convey so many emotions.
Dasha is an extremely artistically gifted skater for me, and I really hope to see tomorrow a clean FS
R You hardly ever see cheap fake smiles on any Russian skater, their emotional involvement usually goes way deeper. .
Remembering her interview with Olga Yermolina, do you think Dar'ya succeeded in improving her jumps, having these good entries so she can flow out of them at speed? She does indeed to seem to live -in- her music, and I don't know if you need to pull faces to show that emotion. You hardly ever see cheap fake smiles on any Russian skater, their emotional involvement usually goes way deeper. All these young skaters explained after Test Skates what their programs are about, what the image means to them and how they think to portray or convey this best. Small intricate touches of articulation, minute embellishments spot on, tension, posture, to me say so much more about the spirit of the program, the inner soul of the skater than smiles and grimaces. They are juniors, but this is not child-like skating at all. All Khrustalniy skaters share this maturity, it is one of their most distinguished hallmarks.