- Jul 5, 2018
Mai & Rika are already in Grenoble and apparently they already had practice today https://twitter.com/echotpe/status/1064938240438788097
Rika's nails are the same color as her jacket how adorable
Great! I hope IdF gets their s----- together because they're famous for their bad ice and cheap medals and bad organization and whatnot. :disapp: Rika needs to land them axels!!!
Also, imagine going from the perfection that is NHK and then going to IdF...
She's gonna be taken aback by the shaky podium and cardboard/plastic medals! also the size of the venue compared to NHK the french disgrace, i apologize on behalf of the french nation! it's Didier's fault
So, i'm here to report after practice! First of all WOW she looks so damn focused in practice, she didn't stop a moment to rest, she kept going, jumping, spinning, practicing her step sequences :agree:
She jumped 3A several times, she seems to be going with 3A-2T and 3lz-3t this time cause she practiced those 2 combos a lot!
I have to say WOW i was mindblown by how fast she rotates her 3A, sometimes i was like "was that a 3A or a 2A i can't quite get it" Mae Berenice clapped for her after she landed 3A-3T :
She practiced her SP twice (without music) after her run through (probably cause she really wants it clean this time)
FS Run through part 1 https://twitter.com/aintsheabitch/status/1065645658282037249
FS Run through part 2 https://twitter.com/aintsheabitch/status/1065646359536173056
SP rt https://twitter.com/aintsheabitch/status/1065647450814406656
I'm always under the impression Rika is so strong and her stamina is just neverending! I don't know why, she's like a 5year old in that sense, full of energy, running around all the time, she's a happy child!
I'm glad she's going for the 3A+2T combo because I think she can get better GOE on that since it is much more secure, the 3T is really risky, she landed that at NHK but it wasn't perfect, still, she can say she was the first to do so at a Senior event and at Senior GP event, so no need to go for that here. Now, I really hope her 3Lz3T is safe and sound.
Btw, I saw a video of her doing a 2A and MY GOD, it is so freaking huge now!
also, how cute of Mae to clap for Rika! Sportmanship at its best! I'd clap too if I was her!
I think Kihira will have a good SP, she really wants to land that 3A in the short! I just hope she doesn't forget the rest. She looked very, very solid in practice but let's see what happens in competition.
Her skating order is good I think, first group is better for her than waiting everyone skate...
She does look like she never gets tired! it's crazy! I take back everything i said about her SP dress, it is freaking cute in real life, or maybe it's just my sparkles supremacist speaking the blue + sparkles is just gorgeous. She practiced her SP until the second group started entering the rink, they literally had to kick her out of the ice
I think Rika is working especially hard because of her win in NHK. It must have motivated her so much to improve even more!!! I cannot wait for the Ladies SP tonight. So many skaters I love are competing. Rika, Zhenya, Marin....!!!
She will be okay as long as she's clean, or close to clean on her FS. I mean if she's getting 67 without an element, just imagine what'll she get once she gets in clean. Also, It's better for to peak later in the season, at Nats and Worlds.