Thursday, September 22, 2011
This and That
Carlotta Ferlito on MTV gimnaste.
A clip of Mao Asada's new Scheherezade short program. The program was choreographed by Tatiana Tarasova and looks like it may bring out more of Mao's inner competitor and strength. Mao is a lovely lyrical skater, but I've come to appreciate her attack and found her programs a bit forgettable last season.
Marlie will be performing to Adele's Someone Like You at this weekend's Fashion on Ice. To die for!
Volosozhar and Trankov narrowly lead Denney and Coughlin at Nebelhorn. Volosozhar and Trankov definitely looked far from even approaching their peak when they skated at the Russian Test Event. It will be interesting to see how Denney and Coughlin fare this season, as they've already had to compete a number of times to earn assignments. There is a danger that they could run out of steam by Worlds.
Results (Videos will be posted when they show up online.)
Stephen Carriere is in second behind Yuzuru Hanyu. Hubbell and Donohue are also in second after the short dance.
Link to the World Team Conference Call. In PR Bullshitting 101, Shawn Johnson said she wasn't upset to not make the team, which is a far cry from what those at camp said. It is beyond annoying that American athletes have to be politically correct at all times.
Polina Shelepen leads after the short program at the JGP Brasov Cup.
The lovely (but potentially too tall) Polina Korobeynikova is in second.