But, of course, people can't follow all his interviews, and they don't have to.
I was just surprised that he skated two pretty damn good programs - different, beautiful, full of details and interesting choreography - and it was the only thing someone could notice and comment. I'm also not sure that in that specific case he changed the spin trying to be more careful, he experiments with spins a lot lately, what defines the spin and the speed of the spin is the music first of all.
Having now read Grutter's interview- thank you again, reut. Please keep them coming-those honest, in- depth interviews with people who are the soul of the sport!
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"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
Although the Brunner interview talked mostly about Lambiel, I am both heartened by her discussion on Adrian Schultheiss and very sorry that he has not been able to compete. Schultheiss is one of my favorite skaters. He has a very distinctive mind that is rare to see. I often wonder if I would ever see such a skater emerge in US. If he had better skating skills and techniques to begin with, he would have been an "auteur" skater.
She has always been so nice! Thanks for a great interwiew!
And one more interview from our "Swiss series". This time with someone you might not associate with Switzerland actually.
Of course, we talked about her, her skating and her judging, but big part of our interview was about Swiss skating.
Catching up with Vanessa Gusmeroli
Great interview! It was interesting to read about the judges' perspective at competitions
A grumpy Canadian will always be nicer than a polite Milanese
Good to hear that Vanessa is helping to build a training structure in Switzerland. At least it's a positive start and hopefully to see it bear from in future. Would be great to more elite skaters from smaller countries. All the best to Vanessa.
"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye" in The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
I really liked Gusmeroli interview. As my biggest all time fav skaters are Sarah and Stéphane it was very interesting to get to know more about training conditions in Switzerland. I already knew that conditions are hard and parents must pay just everything until skater is a world champion. It's a wonder that some so bright talents come up like that. But it is like Vanessa says - they're geniuses. I've read numerous Stéphane interviews where he keeps thanking his parents, now I understand even better what it means.
I love Vanessa and Sarah, thanks for posting!