Thursday, December 23, 2010
This and That
All eyes are on Mao Asada at this week's National Championships. TV Network Executives are praying that Mao will earn a spot at the upcoming World Championships in Tokyo, as ratings for figure skating have gone through the roof since Mao became the face of the sport in Japan. Mao has been training well, but it will all come down to whether or not she has enough confidence in her new technique to be able to execute it under pressure.
Article About Japanese Nationals
US Nationals Practice Schedule. Ryan Bradley is listed among the competitors. Stephen Carriere is not.
Word has it that Kytra Hunter will not be joining the Florida Gators this season due to low standardized test scores. There had not been a definitive word to whether she would be joining, as she retook the exam this fall.
Johnny Weir's upcoming TV Appearances and Book Tour Info. His new single can be listened to on his website.
Word is that Voir will not be ready to compete at Canadian Nationals. They vowed to compete at Four Continents if they weren't ready for Canadian Nationals.
Naomi Nari Nam was married recently and is now Naomi Poor. The reception was held at Benihana. She and her husband are expecting a baby in the upcoming weeks. Naomi is said to be one of Kim Yu-Na's best friends in LA. John Nicks once described Naomi as being more 'unruly' than Sasha Cohen. She was definitely an attractive fashionable girl who was boy crazy early on. The baby ballerina is all grown up!
Volosozhar and Trankov's recent photo shoot: