Kurt Browning was absolutely outstanding here.
I really enjoyed watching this competition. Hope they do more like it, brought back some very fond memories of the wonderful pro comps held back in the 90's after the infamous whack on the knee got the public to take notice of figure skating, but in a good way!
All the skaters were really enjoyable to watch. Even Candeloro in spite of his falls, funny guy.
Kudos to everyone
Candeloro is surprisingly good except for the falls. He's actually skating.
But really only Jeff and Yagudin skated like young man.
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Yagudin is still hot
my fav woman still amazing too.. Irina just oozes the love of skating.. still reminds me of that rosy cheeked teenager when I first saw her skate..
I wish these skaters had a tour or something - all of my fav's at once and Joannie and Jeff to sweeten the pot
Thanks to PI .. I discovered I'm actually a Nontheist
"Love is better than Anger, Hope is better than fear" Jack Layton 1950-2011
Irina was fantastic! Her solid deep edges are still there as well as spring in her jumps. It was great to see her go after that triple flip and the difficult entrance into the loop. And the lift in her double axel, WOW! Most of the ladies skating at nowadays wish they had such a double axel.
It's not that hard to find the correct Buttle video link since it's the same user who uploaded all the MWO videos (thanks, icechannel2011!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6jswXLSsC4
"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
Thank you to those who posted vids! It's been great to watch them!
Haunting the Princess of Pink since 20/07/11...
Oh my god.Originally Posted by essence_of_soy;3707390
I totally remember why I love Ilia. What a magnificent beast. And still so flexible and in such great shape considering his competitive career ended 14 years ago and he's been busy opening his new school and everything.
Yags, wow, just wow, I mean IMO he looked in quite a bit of pain by the end and it's such a shame the jumps aren't there for him anymore, but that footwork! Oh my. No-one will ever top it.
I hope this is still going when Plushy finally retires. Can you imagine that? The three Russian Champions competing against each other again?
Kurt was just magical. He really is the master. Definitely reminded me why he's the reason I'm a skating fan.
'Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.'--John Wayne
I hope this event inspires a few more pro competitions.
Thanks soo much for those who posted on YouTube and posted links here!
My photos from Medal Winners Open:
Also, here's a version of Singin' in the Rain sans commentary:
Kurt trained hard this summer to get ready for this competition, and to get Singin' in the Rain ready for a live audience (doing everything with the umbrella in hand can't be that easy). He's even skating it in the same costume as the original performance. He was so disappointed the debut wasn't perfect (that salchow). But in my admittedly biased opinion, I thought it was awesome...
Oh btw, Willowway, according to the program list I got, Ilia skated to Kashmir by two different artists - Bond, and Escala featuring Slash.
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