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    Nathan Chen Fan Thread #2

    The only time Nathan skated in the Classic was 2017-18 season. At that time the Classic was in Salt Lake City - Nathan's home town. It was a year to prove himself. He doesn't have to do that anymore.
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    Nathan Chen Fan Thread #2

    Whether or not Nathan retires from skating after the Olympics will depend on how much he finds he loves skating. Many skaters have had other plans after their skating careers are over. Some did leave active skating, like Tenley Albright and Michelle Kwan. I think others had plans to leave...
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    Nathan Chen Fan Thread #2

    And how many people remember Vern Taylor landing the first Triple Axel. Winning is more important than "firsts" over the long term. Neither Nathan nor Yuzu are remembered for their firsts, but rather for their dominance and (dare I say it) body of work.
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    Nathan Chen Fan Thread #2

    I have always thought a quad-quad combo would be the more natural move for Nathan. It's certainly in his wheelhouse. Even if he didn't do it in the program, if he showed it in practice it would be headlines somewhere.
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    2020 OG Gymnastics Thread: Week 2 Event Finals

    I agree - except for Jackie Wong during skating competitions.
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    2020 OG Gymnastics Thread: Week 2 Event Finals

    So all the US gymnasts come home with a medal. Everyone got to compete at least twice. A lovely outcome for everyone. Simone and Suni on beam will be just one more plus - medals or not.
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    2020 Tokyo Olympic Games - Day Ten (2 August)

    https://twitter.com/NBCOlympics/status/1422008496195768321 Hope the link works. Latest Rowdy Gaines video. Just think if he were a figure skating coach or commentator.
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    2020 OG Gymnastics Thread: Week 2 Event Finals

    I still watch my recordings of past Olympics from time to time - starting with 1984. My memory of many of the event finals is that they were great competitions. Julianne McNamara on bars. Bart Conner and Peter Vidmar on P-bars and Pommel Horse. In 1992, Trent Dimas on high bar. Vitaly...
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    2020 OG Gymnastics Thread: The Takedown In Tokyo

    It's been interesting to watch Simone the last couple of days. Every time they show her in the stands, Mykayla is sitting next to her. I have to think the subject of vault has been avoided like the plague. At the same time, it has to have been the giant elephant in the room. All the best to...
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    2020 OG Gymnastics Thread: The Takedown In Tokyo

    I'll come back in 3 pages when gymnastics is again being discussed.
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    2020 Tokyo Olympic Games - Day Zero (23 July)

    Now that the primtime broadcast has started, I will be interested to see whether or not it is a direct repeat of the early morning broadcast.
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    2020 OG Gymnastics Thread: The Takedown In Tokyo

    On the schedule it lists USA+2. Does that mean that Carey and Skinner will compete along with the US team? I don't see them listed in the mixed groups. Looks like it is the same for Men's USA+1 Was that expected?
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    U.S. Women [#1]: The Contenders Unmask Themselves

    Possibly. It is an Olympic year. I will listen to Tchaikovsky's violin concerto any time. Not too many people have used it over the years - Michael Chack comes to mind. Lovely program. It will be interesting to see how her jumps are coming along.
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    Classical Music

    I know of a woman who bought a Steinway instead of a house. Her mortgage was on the piano.
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