Tuesday, August 31, 2010

An Adopted Daughter's JGP Debut

Ah, the budding potential. We've already seen Nina get rid of the lean in her jumps. Once she gets the lutz in her program and all of her jumps consistent, she will be something to watch in the senior ranks. Love the skating skills, the speed and the expression. Her coach is pacing her well. She appears to in the midst of adjusting to her latest growth sport and is performing admirably.

10 comments:

  1. I wish Yu-Na would have used Scheherezade for her Oly program to wipe away the memory (or at least temper the memory) of 2002, though that MAY have been tempting the Skating Gods TOO much to release the Yunabomb.

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  2. Charming! I love her hands, and the hop into the catch foot spiral with the arab hand was pure win.

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  3. why do i feel like all the emerging asian lady skaters are merging into a cross between yk and mk, more the former then latter. the problem is i can't really tell them apart much. this one from far away is like a yk knock off.

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  4. Well, she does list YK as her favorite skater, plus the fact that she's skating to a program performed by both YK and MK before, the comparison is inevitable.

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  5. She's making good progress! The YK comparison is inevitable because of the physical resemblance. I love the music--what is it?

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  6. Her presentation is more graceful and refined than Kim's, to be honest.

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  7. Nina skates to Scheherezade for the short and the Ladies In Lavender soundtrack for the long (Mao used it for her 2007-2008 short, Ksenia Makarova used it for the 2009-2010 season for long. Nina also used the program last season.)

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  8. Ladies in Lavender, thanks, AJ. I even own that CD; it's time to dust it off! Lovely, lovely music. I'm having so much fun reading your posts and watching the videos, thanks for all the time you spend.

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