Monday, October 10, 2011
This and That
There is nothing these skaters seem to enjoy doing less than giving a press conference at the end of a long draining competition day. Note how bored and almost annoyed the skaters all get by the journalists who are obviously huge fans. Even Alex Shibutani has a bit of Scott Moir in him at the end of a long day. It must be difficult to put on a happy face for questions you've gotten a thousand times when you're hungry, tired and just want to go out to eat. Note: Queen Tessa Middleton looks magnificent.
A recap of yesterday's practice session for Team USA. As always, Martha was the true star. Anna Li hit her bar routines yesterday and today, but they are not putting her in the lineup. If team USA loses, this will come back to be a questionable decision. It doesn't sound like Vega has been hitting, but all is well when your coach is Teodora. Then again, when Martha and Co. are able to wheel and deal a 14.000 on bars for Raisman, the names of the gymnasts competing and the skills they do may not have very much to do with the outcome.
Women's Team Final Lineups (Discuss)
The Chinese men finished in third behind Team USA (ouch.)
Doing it like Volchkova...
Dominique Moceanu interviews Yuka Sato at Worlds.
Golden Skate Awards...
Bottom Buttle likes it harder, faster, stronger...
Lambiel continues to improve.
I've missed Aliona.
Skate Canada should be like South Korea and not force Joannie Rochette to compete at Canadian Nationals. She can be the de facto champion and compete internationally whenever she wants.
Cappellini and Lanotte