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DORISPULASKI
02-05-2012, 07:16 PM
Exactly.

If we had some world medallists in our top 3, it would be a different situation entirely.

We are sending to Worlds a girl who underrotates, flutzes, and double foots jumps as champion, and a girl whose head spins off into nowhere and falls all over the place about half the time as our silver medallist. We only have 2 slots.

A girl who can actually do all the triples short of the 3A is a phenomenon in the US these days.

Even the article linked in the OP is only hoping that Gracie can make the US team for Sochi.

Jammers
02-05-2012, 11:21 PM
I hope she continues to do well. I'm ready for a new senior girl our present group are so mediocre.

Amen to that. The current crop of Seniors have had their day and haven't gotten it done. Alissa will be 25 this year do we really think she is the answer? I do want to see if Agnes improves though at least she does the difficult jumps that the older girls can't or won't even try to do.

seaner00
02-05-2012, 11:24 PM
All of these expectations this early for Gracie can't do anything but hurt her at this age. She is yet to compete at Senior Nationals and people are already saying she will win Olympic Gold. Calm down people.

Nomad
02-06-2012, 12:00 AM
Amen to that. The current crop of Seniors have had their day and haven't gotten it done. Alissa will be 25 this year do we really think she is the answer? I do want to see if Agnes improves though at least she does the difficult jumps that the older girls can't or won't even try to do.

We saw some very promising girls at Senior Nat's this year. Angela Wang, for one. And although they're not age eligible now, Nina Jiang and Leah Kaiser. We have yet to see what a healthy Yasmin Siraj or Kiri Baga could accomplish. Or Christina Gao with more consistency and personality. It doesn't have to be up to Gold alone to save US Ladiezz.

fenway2
02-06-2012, 12:16 AM
She is yet to compete at Senior Nationals and people are already saying she will win Olympic Gold. Calm down people. Can you provide a link to people saying she's going to win Olympic gold? I'd love to see this for myself. :)

FSfan107
02-06-2012, 12:45 AM
I've found the people who endlessly complain that people are hyping Gracie to the high heavens far outweigh, and are far more obnoxious, than the few who actually do.


This.

Seems like there are more of these than actual Gracie ubers.

seaner00
02-06-2012, 04:29 AM
Can you provide a link to people saying she's going to win Olympic gold? I'd love to see this for myself. :)

The title of the article for one.

Carolla5501
02-06-2012, 04:42 AM
I think she is a very nice skater. It was the Send her to worlds chant I found disturbing. Gee, she hasn't trained a Senior Program so let's send her unprepared. And that would do what????

Probably shatter her confidence, but ....... Long term vs short term. Giving her time to grow into a Senior will probably have better long term outcomes, but posters on here would be more then willing to see if we can screw that up

MacMadame
02-06-2012, 05:20 AM
The title of the article for one.
That's not someone posting here or anyone on her team saying it. It's some editor somewhere who knows squat about figure skating trying to come up with a catchy title.

RD
02-06-2012, 05:32 AM
Interesting article...but it's a bit too early to be hyping her for OGM. I do think (provided she stays healthy) she will have an impact on the US senior ladies field and will be a strong contender IF she shows improvement. Based on what I saw particularly in the exhibition, I saw a decent skater who hasn't quite figured out how to connect to the audience, but I didn't see a STAR. Her performance was not memorable to me- again, I feel as if people are telling me to take notice of her instead of allowing me to take notice of her for myself.

Vash01
02-06-2012, 06:25 AM
I would like to see her compete in at least a few senior level events before even talking about the Olympics. I have never seen a skater being hyped as much as Gracie is, at this stage of her career. May be because the USA has had a drought (sp?) of world championship contenders since 2006- after Sasha, Michelle and even Kimmie (she too was overhyped but at least she was competing at the senior level at that time).

Jammers
02-06-2012, 07:19 AM
We saw some very promising girls at Senior Nat's this year. Angela Wang, for one. And although they're not age eligible now, Nina Jiang and Leah Kaiser. We have yet to see what a healthy Yasmin Siraj or Kiri Baga could accomplish. Or Christina Gao with more consistency and personality. It doesn't have to be up to Gold alone to save US Ladiezz.

When i meant Seniors i meant from the last Olympic cycle. I consider Wang, Keiser, and Jiang Juniors who skated as Seniors only at Nationals but who are part of the new wave of girls who will hopefully take over soon. When i meant the current crop i mean Mirai, Ashley, Alissa, Rachael and Caroline.

Mayra
02-06-2012, 07:50 AM
It's a good thing Gracie is already seeing a sports psychologist...:slinkaway

martyross
02-06-2012, 02:09 PM
looking at the pics on her twitter, if i didn't know her age, i would swear she's 20-21.

Sylvia
02-06-2012, 02:17 PM
If anyone would like to read the pre-2010 US Nationals local Springfield, IL feature article on a 14-year-old Gracie Gold (and 15-year-old McKinzie Daniels) by the same author who wrote the article linked in the first post of this thread, here's the link: http://www.sj-r.com/features/x1793481763/Cool-competitors-Hard-work-behind-the-glamour-of-figure-skating