Yu-Na Kim and Brian Orser have reportedly parted ways. David Wilson is serving as Yu-Na's coach for the time being. He is also supposedly choreographing her new free skate. The Korean press has not revealed many details, but we will likely hear some sort of comments in the next few days. Many doubt that Yu-Na will actually return to competition this spring. She has a busy slate of shows and campaigning for an Olympic bid ahead of her. This change is also curious, as Wilson and Orser work out of the same rink. The split is also a possible signal that Gao is now Orser's main priority as far as a senior female student. His primary loyalties are now to Gao and Rippon. Tickets for Yu-Na's 'All Skate LA' went on sale today.
Caydee Denney and Jeremy Barrett have curiously switched coaches to John Zimmerman and Silvia Fontana, who also work in Florida. They is a brand new arrangement and very curious, as John and Silvia have almost no track record as coaches. The press release cited part of their decision being what 'good competitors' John and Silvia were. Um, unless Silvia's family is as connected as rumored or has some pull with Ottavio, this is beyond curious. John was the scattered weak-link in both of his successful partnerships. Surely he won't be teaching any side-by-side jump technique.
The ISU has ruled that since Plusheno did not file an appeal for his eligibility within the 21 day period allotted, their ruling is final and the king is dead! He will not be competing in Sochi.
Gymnastike spoke to Kelli Hill about the 2000 Olympics and the differences between then and now.
Tiger Woods' divorce was finalized today.
The Junior Grand Prix kicks off in Courchevel, france this week. The field for the junior ladies is especially exciting with Yasmin Siraj, Polina Shelepen and Nina Jiang.
The women's 3 meter preliminaries took place at the Youth Olympics. Liu Jiao continues to be the HBIC.
Kristiene Gong's winning program from the Glacier Falls Summer Classic.
Rachael Flatt's program.