On the Ice
Hello Shoma!! And hello 4Lo!!
Hi Arriba! Good to hear from you! Thanks for the report. I agree. Shoma came to deliver. Yay! I really love the Bolero music. It's so sweeping. Shoma said in his interview after practice that he was happy to be overseas and show everyone what he's been working on. Yes, yes he is! Sorry to hear about Shun. He's been having a good season so far. Hope all is well with him.Sho came ready to rock and roll. He looked very jetlagged to me but really pushed through that and threw himself into the program with a vengeance. Wow! That is a challenging program. To do all those quads and then have that wild step sequence! Amazing! It's almost as if he becomes the music during the step sequence...A couple times he was looking a little frustrated with himself because the 4Lo wasn't behaving (outside the run through), but he kept fighting. He was so, so serious. It's ok to smile Sho. Very enjoyable practice.
Hope Shun Sato is ok. I was sitting right by where he fell (about 10 rows back), and it seemed like he had a hard time getting up and then was holding his shoulder. Be well Shun!
Very happy to read Jackie's positive comments about Shomajesty. I noticed a few days ago that he predicted him for silver. Of course predictions are just predictions, but that's where I put him too. Come on Sho, you can do it. Stepen was hilarious at the boards. He was skating as much as Shoma, especially during the intense music of the step sequence.
I think we could all feel a different intensity in Sho's skating. It was SO hard for all the skaters to stay motivated with all the competition cancellations during Covid. Surely the Olys is providing motivation too.