He is a very personable young man and seems very level headed. His demeanor, poise, conduct during interviews is impressive.
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Funny how it says he planned to compete until the 2010 Olympics. I guess after the disappointment of not making the team then, he decided to keep going. And he's still young so it makes sense.
"Diminutive" hehe. He's not so diminutive now!
After years of not quite doing it at competitions, so impressive to see the confidence come through in the wake of his major Championships break throughs. A great thing for Canadian men's skating since I wonder how much longer Chan will continue competing.
I sent a message to Kevin on facebook asking him about his new programs and this is what he replied:
Hi Abbey, You can view the music selection on the Skate Canada website under my profile
The cheeky guy!! First time he's ever responded to me!!! OMG!
Anyways, here is the link to his Skate Canada profile:
Part 1: Back In Black, Thunderstruck (AC/DC)
Part 1: Excerpts from "Excelsius" (Larry Groupé)
So his short program IS going to be the AC/DC one!
Thanks aemerald for finding out.
Kevin is supposed to compete at AutumnSkate in Ottawa next weekend. I will try and post some photos from his programs.
Mmmmmmm AC/DC and using one of my fav "sporting pieces of Thunderstruck". Think that could be an enjoyable short -- at least to hearing the music it will be for me at least. Wishing Kevin nothing but the best this upcoming season.
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Here are a few photos from his short at AutumnSkate. He didn't compete the free. He scored 87ish for his short. Two quads (4Sal + 3T & 4T, I believe) and a 3A. He may have gotten a bit of a deduction on the 4sal... it looked under rotated in the photos and the axel looked a teeny bit two footed, but what a great program to see live. his expression has come a long way even from what it was in the video posted above. I think this will be a great vehicle for him. Very cool and high energy! The crowed loved it.
"When I was poor and I complained about inequality people said I was bitter, now I'm rich and I complain about inequality they say I'm a hypocrite. I'm beginning to think they just don't want inequality on the agenda because it is a real problem that needs to be addressed." - Russell Brand
I read that Kevin has a knee problem and was hoping that has been resolved or healed up...any news on that? Fingers x'd for him that he can be and remain healthy for this season.
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Disappointing news that Kevin has withdrawn from Cup of China.
Re-posting from the Grand Prix Assignments thread in GSD:
"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
sad news....I was waiting for him...