When Mirai finished her free skate tonight, I was truly happy for her. Besides the step out on the triple flip, I thought everything was clean, and I was thinking she would score somewhere in the 120-125 range. When I saw 109 on my TV screen, I screamed and almost lost it. I had my heart in my mouth . I can go on endlessly on my opinion of how it was rigged, how she was unfairly punished, and all...but it's useless trying to change what can't (the results).
I started this thread because I'm curious to hear (and brainstorm!) what Nagasu needs to do to get back to the form that got her in 1st place after the short program at the World Championships in 2010. I love her and her skating so much, and I truly want her to succeed...Is her career a lost cause? Is USFSA black-bombing her to make way for new talent? What does she need to do? Was it just terrible, terrible luck to be feeling ill during Nationals? Just curious to hear everyone's opinions.