Friday, October 1, 2010
This and That
It would take an atomic bomb to keep Team Japan from winning the Japan Open tomorrow. Even then, they might be bionic given their lack of competition. We all eagerly await to start of Mao's new season, but we are all secretly more excited about Michelle Kwan performing again (and seeing Jeff Buttle.)
TV schedule (taped broadcast)
Japan Open: 19:00 - 20:54 (Oct 2nd, 2010 JST)
Carnival on Ice: 16:00 - 17:15 (Oct 3rd, 2010 JST)
Japan Open: 21:00 - 23:00 (Oct 9th, 2010 JST)
For anyone who won't get up at 6 am ET, I'll post videos when available.
Adelina Sotnikova won the latest JGP but she also earned two edge calls and an underrotation. This is rather glaring from a girl who many have already declared the next Olympic Champion. Yasmin Siraj finished second without any underrotations or edge calls. Kristiene Gong was third in the free but finished fourth overall behind Yuki Nishino.
In a giant case of "I told you so," many argued with me when I declared that the reigning world champ (who is not known for having the greatest work ethic) would likely not make the world team. Martha Karolyi told IG that she is in an almost impossible situation. It sounds like a big giant "no" that she will defend her World Title (not that she could pull off another win if her body was 200% healthy.) As it looks, she will not make the Olympic Team. She is someone who needs to think about going out on top and enjoying her last year of high school.
Short Programs vids from JGP UK are being posted:
Joshua Farris leads the men at the JGP.
Brian Joubert gave an interview about the new skating season and mistakes in his past.
Lifeskate posted an interview with Hooker Nails (from March) and the video includes her last known exhibition. Given that she didn't watch the Olympic skating competition, it is hardly a shock that she is no longer competing.