Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Frau Muller, Jan 12, 2014.
Why? She did a fantastic job with Johnny Weir.
Yes, Weir has certainly been quite successful. Whether that was because of or despite Modlin, I don't know.
Thanks for posting. I was reluctant to watch this at first because the word "rally" in your description of it made me think of those awful days from my high school career where we were brought into the gym and forced to scream, "WE'VE GOT SPIRIT, YES WE DO, WE'VE GOT SPIRIT, HOW ABOUT YOU?!?!?!?!?!"
This is nothing like that, both Brandi and Kerri's speeches were funny, articulate, and so genuine and sweet (but not too sappy IMO) that I literally had tears in my eyes after watching.
Answering my own question, based on this tweet pic it looks like David Glynn at the very least will be with Polina.
OT but didn't realize that the coaches get all that Olympics swag as well. Sweet!
Here's hoping Polina will skate two clean programs!!!!!What would the judges do? She's just at the right age (historically) to win the gold!!!
Love the pic. I am one of those who likes that over the top sweater-jacket and Polina pulls it off like a model.
I am expecting great things from her in Sochi. Huge talent, too young to know fear - a perfect Olympic situation. Go, Polina!
ETA: If Tara Modlin is her agent, will I get to see Polina in NJ? Tara M seems to be based around my area.
She's an unknown skater coming into an event chock full of veterans and favorites. Two clean programs should definitely keep her in the top 10 but I can't see her getting higher than 6th or 7th; the field is just too deep this year. In order for her to win gold the event would have to be an unmitigated disaster with basically all of the top contenders falling to pieces.
The best thing Polina can do is have fun. If she turns in two good performances it will help when she goes to worlds next month. With so many of the top competitors retiring, a great showing at the Olympics should sway the judges to bypass some of the wait-your-turn-for-PCS withholding that most newbies are subjected to. Just look at Mirai's PCS from her SP to her FS in Vancouver, then look at her SP score from worlds...if she'd replicated her FS from Vancouver, she might have medaled if not won worlds that year. The judges gave her the green light but she couldn't deliver.
If Polina seizes this opportunity, she could set herself up very nicely for this next quad...
Yes, she could set herself up quite nicely!
Aren't both of her programs the most technically difficult, at least of the three American ladies?
Was Polina in the opening ceremonies? I didn't see any pics of her there?
Go Polina!!!! I have a thing for under-the-radar-skaters, and she is of much better technical and performance quality than both Russian girls, IMO. (That LP isn't a great vehicle though )
She may not be in Russia yet? I'm not sure. The ladies singles event doesn't start till a little under two weeks, if you can believe it. It's not like she'd be getting practice ice right now as the other athletes have priority. Of course, the Shibs and C/B don't compete for 1 1/2 weeks as well, and they're in Russia. Not sure. Does anyone know if Polina has actually traveled yet?
ETA: Looks like she was in Germany as of yesterday.
The Olympics are a once in a lifetime opportunity. Who knows where Polina will be in 4 years and with her Russian heritage, I think it would have been an amazing experience to march in the opening ceremonies. I really hope she did get to march with the rest of team USA.
If she skated two clean programs, she'd definitely be higher than that.
Go Polina!! Any new Polina at the Olympics news?
My understanding is that Gracie and Ashley will be meeting up with Polina in Austria. Frank Carroll will be staying in Sochi with Dennis Ten.
Bummer that Polina didn't get to march in the opening ceremonies. I know she's serious about going for the gold, but still....
I wonder why she didn't come in for them. It wouldn't have cut her training much. Unless the fed. won't pay for multiple flights and she couldn't afford it.
I'm pretty sure that decision was left up to Polina and her team.
I'm sure it was. It is always the athlete's choice. I just wonder why she chose not to come.
I don't know, does the Fed. pay for multiple flights, hotels, etc. ? If not, maybe it's a matter of finances? (Also, she attends a brick and mortar high school full-time.)
Well, that's what I said about flights, maybe fed only pays once. She'd be able to stay in the village, so hotel is moot except if her parents also come (fed does not pay for them).
I doubt it is school since she is supposedly in Europe.
Polina didn't take part in the opening ceremonies? Why would she pass up a once in a lifetime event like that? It's not like she's a favorite to medal plus Gracie took time from her training to walk in the ceremony and she had ti compete 2 days later.
Well, perhaps it is a financial issue, as we have been discussing.
According to this, her dad is CFO at Inphi - I just looked at the company's executive compensation disclosures here, and he seems to be doing pretty well. He even used his miles to upgrade her flight to first-class, so if he really wanted to fly her to Sochi for the opening ceremonies and back to Munich, I think he could have done it. It just seems like Polina and/or her mother wasn't interested.
Yeah, the Edmunds family is not in any way lacking for funds. Her mother Nina is pretty intense and I imagine wants her to stay in Munich and train train train, so as to not be distracted by the Olympic media just yet.
Because unlike worn out Gracie Gold who is putting all of her efforts and energy into homosexual revolution instead of her practices, Polina Edmunds is in Sochi to compete and not to engage in political propaganda.
Or well, actually in Munich where she's laying low and training hard in peace and quiet. The Ladies are competing at the end of the Olympics and USFS didn't pick her for the team event so no need for her to travel to Sochi just yet.
I think you are meaning to insult Wagner, not Gold.
I didn't realize the opening ceremonies were political propaganda. Many skaters go to the ceremonies and then leave the next day to go back to train wherever they are locating themselves. It just seems like a surprising thing to miss. Oh well, I'm sure she had her reasons.
Not to be outdone by Gracie Gold's red lipstick with side-eye on the podium or Ashley Wagner's "bullsh*t" face in the team Short Program, Polina Edmunds makes the Onion: