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    Nathan Chen #2

    I’ve followed Nathan since he was an amazing 10 year old novice champion. I can’t think of a more classy, humble, non-controversial athlete than Nathan. He is a stellar human being. With all the important things in the world to be outraged about, his choice of words in that one conversation is...
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    2020 OG Gymnastics Thread: The Takedown In Tokyo

    I’m so sad Simone’s headspace deserted her right when she needed it most. I’m most sad that she trained and beat up her body for another year only to be unable to show her progress and amazing new skills when it really counted. I will say I cringed everytime I saw her wearing a rhinestone...
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    2020 OG Gymnastics Thread: The Takedown In Tokyo

    Beyond pissed at NBC’s coverage of MAG. Came home a bit late tonight hoping to catch some of it, only to see a bunch of preliminary swim races 🤬 I thought gymnastics is considered the “marquee” event of the Olympics for the USA. Reading the posts here it looks like they didn’t show much. I...
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    U.S. Women [#1]: The Contenders Unmask Themselves

    I too was very impressed with Alysa. She has improved so much in all aspects of her skating. By far she had the most complex program at Peggy Fleming, showing mastery of all the elements and the artistry. Transitions galore, effortless jumping, great spins, and captivating choreography. For...
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    U.S. Pairs 2020-21 season - News & Updates, Part XI

    I was so excited by Calalang and Johnson after their silver medal win at Nationals. Thought they were so promising. And so bummed that nothing has materialized and no one knows if they are even still together or planning to compete this fall. I need to stop falling for new or young teams (see...
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    Gymnastic news #22 - Tokyo or bust

    I must admit I used to be a much bigger fan of gymnastics when the artistic component meant something. The floor routines for the most part have no relation to the music anymore. Few gymnasts really spend much effort on line and posture compared to gymnasts years ago. I still remember Lilia...
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    U.S. Men 2020-21 season news & updates

    Why is no one talking about Nathan Chen!? I’m still on cloud nine this morning after such a magnificent greatest ever free skate. We are so lucky to have him on the U.S. Figure skating team. ❤️❤️❤️ He’s a wonderful role model and Yalie. So much to admire. Loved the standing ovation he got...
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    U.S. Ladies [#30]: Cover Girls

    Wow!!! Just finished watching ladies. 3 spots! Thank the skate gods!! I actually thought Bradie did quite well until the scores came up. Maybe someone can tell me how her score was so low? I’m assuming underrotations, but compared to the splatfest in the last group, she looked quite good...
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    U.S. Men 2020-21 season news & updates

    Wow, I sure don’t read Vincent’s post the same way many of you do. Did all of you read what he said? Yes, he mentions he had an ankle injury but felt like he could skate through it and consulted a doctor the week he flew out. He took responsibility for his performance and did not blame it on...
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    U.S. Men 2020-21 season news & updates

    Love what Vincent said. ❤️ Such a deep philosophical reflective thinker. Wish he would get interviewed more often too. He will be back, I have no doubt.
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    U.S. Men 2020-21 season news & updates

    Vincent reported being so nervous, like he had stomach butterflies all over his body going out for the short program. Hindsight is always 20/20, but I wish he would have watered down his content to maybe Rippon triple lutz/toe and triple flip. He does those jumps perfectly. He probably would...
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    U.S. Pairs 2020-21 season - News & Updates, Part XI

    Very very disappointed in the news of Calalang and Johnson withdrawal. I really really like them and was so exited to finally see them at Worlds. Debuting at the Olympics never having skated at Worlds will present challenges...assuming they even make the Olympic team. This withdrawal could...
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    Figure skating in the United States is on thin ice

    My main objection to the IJS system is how cookie cutter skating programs have become. Though I am still a big skating fan I rarely find a program that moves me anymore. I feel like IJS has sterilized the sport to a degree. There used to be many many memorable skates under 6.0. Frankly I’m bored...
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    Figure skating in the United States is on thin ice

    The article is really female skater focused. She leaves readers with the impression that U.S. Skaters don’t podium anymore. Nathan Chen is dominant. We had two men on the last World podium. U.S. Ice dancers have been on the podium for a decade or more. Yes, our ladies are not on the podium...
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