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    ^ Exactly, that's the very point. She needed to be at her absolute best to have any chance at podium. Honestly, overall she actually did quite well. It's too bad she gave up those points in the SP, but you just have to bring it because everyone else will. And you can't always make up the ground in the FS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RD View Post
    ^ Exactly, that's the very point. She needed to be at her absolute best to have any chance at podium.
    Would the same also apply to Alissa Czisny? Did she also need to be at her absolute best to have a chance at the podium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by krenseby View Post
    Would the same also apply to Alissa Czisny? Did she also need to be at her absolute best to have a chance at the podium?
    Alissa won the Senior Grand Prix Final in 2010, becomming the first U.S. lady to do so since Sasha 8 years earlier. She was the best in the world on that day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krenseby View Post
    Would the same also apply to Alissa Czisny? Did she also need to be at her absolute best to have a chance at the podium?
    I think so. But that was obviously not going to happen based on how she was skating all season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RD View Post
    I think so. But that was obviously not going to happen based on how she was skating all season.
    It's also interesting to reflect upon how Zawadzki and Zhang could have done at Worlds at their very best. Either way, I hope next season both of these ladies continue to get more exposure. I would like either or both to medal at a GP event.

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    ^ I think Zhang could definitely be top 10. However, I doubt it's realistic at this point to draw up a similar scenario for Zawadzki since she has been unable to do a clean FS (or clean programs) since becoming senior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RD View Post
    ^ Exactly, that's the very point. She needed to be at her absolute best to have any chance at podium. Honestly, overall she actually did quite well. It's too bad she gave up those points in the SP, but you just have to bring it because everyone else will. And you can't always make up the ground in the FS.
    But the original claim is that Ashley didn't medal even when she skated her best. And that isn't what happened. So it doesn't seem much like the point at all.

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    Tweeted by @fsonline (Figure Skaters Online runs her official web site) on 4/28:
    Congratulations to Christina Gao on her decision to attend Harvard.
    ETA: There's no official word yet on when she plans to start college.
    Last edited by Sylvia; 05-01-2012 at 03:07 PM.
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Congrats to Gao! What a bunch of amazing women we have on our US skating team, one goes to Stanford and one goes to Harvard! Very impressive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polymer Bob View Post
    Alissa won the Senior Grand Prix Final in 2010, becomming the first U.S. lady to do so since Sasha 8 years earlier. She was the best in the world on that day.
    Actually, no, she was the best of the 6 ladies who qualified for the SGPFinal.

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    Armin tweeted this video of Angela Wang's 3Lz-3T-3T!! Very nice!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiCfuvKJE5E&feature=plcp

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChibiChibi View Post
    Armin tweeted this video of Angela Wang's 3Lz-3T-3T!! Very nice!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiCfuvKJE5E&feature=plcp

    Oh boy! Can we expect a Gracie Gold-like hype to start surround Angela too?

    Very nice combo though...good height and distance on all 3 jumps. I like Angela Wang. The only thing she's missing right now is a Kwan-like transformation in terms of her maturity and artistry. She's definitely got the goods...

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    Oh boy! Can we expect a Gracie Gold-like hype to start surround Angela too?
    No

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    Quote Originally Posted by RD View Post
    No
    Why not RD?

    That was a rather impressive display.

    Is it because her last name isn't Gold therefore the "Gold for Gold" play on words won't work?

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    Wrong last name. Nothing rhymes with Wang!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwanatic View Post
    Why not RD?

    That was a rather impressive display.

    Is it because her last name isn't Gold therefore the "Gold for Gold" play on words won't work?
    She will need to change her last name to platinum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChibiChibi View Post
    Armin tweeted this video of Angela Wang's 3Lz-3T-3T!! Very nice!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiCfuvKJE5E&feature=plcp
    Was the last jump a double?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polymer Bob View Post
    Was the last jump a double?
    Nope, that was a 3-3-3...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlai View Post
    Wrong last name. Nothing rhymes with Wang!
    Except for bang, clang, and pang. Now you can start writing mock headlines ;-)

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    Dang! Wang starts the new season with bang!

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