Except when Josée was competing, women were still not allowed to do triple solo jumps in the short (at least until 1994; can't remember whether it had changed by the time she retired).Yay Fiona - doing tech content comparable to her mom, Josée Chouinard, and only 15 years old!
Ruiter takes the title with 31 points to spare.
January 15, 2020 Canadian Junior Championships. Commentary by Ted Barton & Elizabeth Manley. Music: "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" soundtrack by Patri...youtu.be
I know the description says Josee Chouinard is commentating but I’m pretty sure it’s Elizabeth Manley’s voice. Josee Chouinard is definitely commentating the SP.
Nice to hear these former women’s champions.
Correct, checking back. I only joined the free skate toward the end, so I missed the intro the first time around.I know the description says Josee Chouinard is commentating but I’m pretty sure it’s Elizabeth Manley’s voice.
I haven't seen anything to that effect. Davis posted footage of her trying the triple Axel in harness about a year ago; that's something a lot of skaters try, of course, but it may indicate they want to incorporate that. She's ambitious, certainly, and it's increasingly looking like the absolute minimum skaters will need to have internationally.Great job by Kaiya, now let’s hope growth can be slow and easy for her, wonder if she’s working on quads?
I'm not sure, what to make of this article. It sings the praises of a girl, that always pulls threw – instead of looking out for herself (e.g. keeping quiet about a head bump, which turned out to be a concussion, skating with pneumonia...)Re-posting the link to Beverley Smith's January 11th article on "Gabby Daleman: Bumpy Times" in this thread (thanks for the heads up, @victorskid!): https://bevsmithwrites.com/gabby-daleman-bumpy-times/
There is a really unhealthy tendency in sports media to praise athletes who perform when they probably shouldn't. And there's no sign of this changing any time soon.I'm not sure, what to make of this article. It sings the praises of a girl, that always pulls threw – instead of looking out for herself (e.g. keeping quiet about a head bump, which turned out to be a concussion, skating with pneumonia...)
All in all I wish Gaby all the best, and particularly that she looks after her health (in all aspects)
No pressure or anything, Kaiya! Check out Beverley Smith's article:
Kaiya Ruiter bounces into a room and beams like a spring sun, with eyes bigger than loonies. She seems delighted with life. And why not? Ruiter (rhymes with writer) just won the junior women’s title at the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Mississauga, Ont., in her first crack at...bevsmithwrites.com
Oh dear. Not sure this is very helpful. Kaiya, no matter how small her parents are, has a ton of growing to do. Emily Millard, silver medalist, is actually quite petite. Take a look at the podium photo to get an idea about how truly tiny Kaiya is. I understand excitement and it is important to celebrate success, but the pressure is going to be immense.
Yeah, I would definitely tell her to withdraw based on how she looked in the short. It's a real shame given how promising things looked at the start of the season for her.
Alicia was weirdly undermarked in the short.
I wouldn't call Alicia shaky; that was a career-best job for her.A shaky short program for everyone.
Here's hoping that which three make the podium, they are all sent to Four Continents to get some extra competition in before Montreal. My biggest concern is that with so much depth at the world level, neither skater will make it out of qualifying at Worlds.