But some of the other skaters like Mirai and even Ashley can still improve. Heck look at how Alissa has improved with new coaching.
I just felt so bad for Rachael at the GPF.
Some interesting U.S. ladies-related fun with numbers...
In four attempts this season, Czisny has not scored below 104 in the FS.
In three attemps this season, Gao has not scored below 101 in the FS (and those were junior programs).
Zawadzki has been wonderful in the SP, not scoring below 56 points yet.
Nagasu has been the most consistent in the SP, scoring 58.76 and 58.72 in her two GP events.
More than 35 points separate Flatt's SB overall score (Skate America) and her worst overall score (GPF).
Once the U.S. Nationals sub-forum goes up, I'll post my 2011 Nationals Fun-with-Numbers stuff again. I have all the numbers crunched and ready to go!
ETA: Gao did score 51.19 (SP) and 96.91 (FS) for 148.10 total in winning her Junior group at Thornhill Summer Skate in Canada in August (her pre-JGP warmup competition, landing 6 out of 7 triples cleanly in her Jr. FS, including 3F+3T).
Great, looking forward to it! ETA: Just curious, did you use international scores only?Once the U.S. Nationals sub-forum goes up, I'll post my 2011 Nationals Fun-with-Numbers stuff again.
Last edited by Sylvia; 12-12-2010 at 02:40 AM.
I'm not her biggest fan, but it's obvious she's lost training time due to injury and couldn't perform up to her usual standard(consistent if somewhat lackluster) at the GPF.
The US ladies being as inconsistent as they are, I wouldn't be surprised to see Rachael at the top and/or on the podium at Nationals. Again, not to shabby for someone who is deemed to be so lacking in presence, mediocre etc.
She's never going to set the skating world on fire, but if she manages to accomplish her goals and keeps earning her place, then she should continue as long as she's still happy doing it. JMO
Well, I suppose we'll see what she is made of at Nats. She could either take the naysay and use it as motivation to blow everyone away, or she can lose confidence in herself, her scoring ability and fold.
She's done a lot to earn the nickname "Reliable Rachel" - amazing how quickly a rep can be destroyed.
Moving these posts over from another thread since they're relevant here:
"Marge, if you're going to get mad at me every time I do something stupid, then I guess I'm just going to have to stop doing stupid things!" - Homer Simpson in the Mr. Plow episode
And RD, I can cross post it in my blog (good idea, Sylvia!). I'll link that here tomorrow night, too.