Wednesday, February 9, 2011
This and That
Nastia Liukin will be making a cameo as herself of Hell Cats. Her episode will air this spring.
An in-depth interview with Voir:
Ilia Kulik is planning to open up a skating school in the OC.
Niki Tom Article
Absolute Skating interviewed Brian Joubert.
Rumor has it the McKenzie Wofford has left WOGA and moved back to Level 10. This is probably a wise decision, as McKenzie was unlikely to be ready to make a run at the Olympic Team.
Gym Dog practice report. Shayla vaulted for the first time in a while Kat Ding is back training vault and Calamity Gina is doing floor again. The team has reportedly had good energy. They will likely put on a good showing this weekend and receive an added boost in their score by having to Georgia level 10 judges on the panel.
Tom and Lorenzo reviewed the fashion from the US Figure Skating Championships. They covered the ladies and the gays.
Shawn Johnson recently had knee surgery to scope out her knee. The surgery was before her recent trip to camp. Chow is saying she may only be doing a few events this summer, but this is Shawn: one of those events is going to be beam. She isn't a bar specialist. If she is going to do a few events, it could quickly lead to more. They don't know how hard to push her knee. Some of the dance elements and twisting passes are more stressful to her knee than doing double pikes and double layouts. They aren't sure what the time frame will be for her preparation, but slow and steady could very well win the race. If they push too hard too soon, Shawn risks a Zmeskal situation where she'll have chronic knee injuries throughout her comeback.
Mykayla Skinner at the 2011 Fiesta Bowl:
The Gym Dogs on their trip to Denver:
Stanford has been working some upgrades: