Ashley! I'm so proud of all she's accomplished already and how's handled herself in these games. I hope she goes out, leaves nothing to chance, skates lights out and most importantly-skates for herself. Good luck Ashley!
I only saw the SPs that NBC showed, but to me hers was the one with a genuine fire. Anywhere but in front of that "Still Life Of Russian Audience" it would've gotten a standing O. Go Ash!
My sources tell me Rafael is behind this and his secret trick is that he told Ashley to try skating clean for once.
Hope she does and maybe can then hope to equal Mirai's 4th place finish from Vancouver. Talk about redemption
Good luck Ashley and hope you skate your best LP of the season!
Last edited by MrLucky; 02-20-2014 at 07:41 PM.
Ashley was awesome today. She really must have worked hard after nationals, she had all kinds of finesse, it was easily the best program she's ever skated IMO.
One of the Olympic highlights for me (among many in the ladies free). I'm disappointed the judges didn't reward her as much as I thought she should have been. I thought that was a 130's freeskate. They were a little stingy on the GOE, but of course there was the first combo and the 2 foots.
Also dare I say that Ashley has been looking movie star beautiful lately
Great job by Ashley, a 2-time National Champion, 2-time Jr. World Bronze Medalist, and now an Olympian.
Here's hoping she does an equally great job at Sr. Worlds and earns 3 more spots, again, for the American women next year.
Ashley was the one skater I was on the edge of my seat for. I was thrilled with her skate. Yes that 3/3 is her nemesis but good for her for powering through. Loved her reaction!!
Thank you Ashley!
Congratulations 2014 World Ice Dance Champions Anna Cappellini & Luca Lanotte!!!
So proud of Ashley! Enjoy the Olympic bronze, and I hope she goes to Worlds and kicks some more ass.
"Liking this sport is ridiculous, so you’re a little different for liking it, she explained. But you’re allowed to like what you like." - Robert Samuels
Well done, Ashley. A beautiful, beautiful skate.
Charter member of the "We Always Believed in Ashley" Club and the "We Believe in Ricky" Club
Old, lonely, pathos-hungry, and extremely gullible
Interesting quote from Ashley about the judging:
“It’s not fair to skaters who work so hard,” said Wagner, who is perhaps the only athlete in the sport willing to talk like this. “People need to be held accountable. They need to get rid of the anonymity if they’re going to create a fan base. People don’t want to see a sport where someone falls down and goes above someone who doesn’t.”