Good for her, I hope she finds the motivation to finish this season and her skating career on a high note.KMT shared some thoughts on the season so far. There are a lot of nice comments from fellow skaters. https://www.instagram.com/kirsten_mt/p/CXWBL-ROVDC/?utm_medium=copy_link
I think Meagan was trying to help with that… she also was coming from a similar place where the pairing disappointed her as well. She wouldn’t be rude to them her husband is their coach.Good for her, I hope she finds the motivation to finish this season and her skating career on a high note.
I just listened to Meagan and co on TSL today, and if I was Kirsten, that would be enough motivation to light a fire under me and give everyone the middle finger. If one of my former competitors had direct messaged me to stop feeing sorry for myself(paraphrasing here), thank you would NOT have been my response. No matter how accurate or well intended the advice was.
Having said that Meagan did have some good advice on the show as far as intensity training, and more importantly a sports psychologist or therapist to help. Some things go beyond what you do in training, see Simone Biles.
Here's hoping they can turn it around for themselves.
100%. I think she made a lot of good points. She clearly understands the sport, the scoring and the behind the scenes involved to succeed. But unsolicited stop feeling sorry for yourself in a message? If I've moved on, then you should too? It's tough love for sure, but not entirely helpful. IMOI think Meagan was trying to help with that… she also was coming from a similar place where the pairing disappointed her as well. She wouldn’t be rude to them her husband is their coach.
Honestly though? She needs it… Meagan saying something isn’t going to make anything worse.100%. I think she made a lot of good points. She clearly understands the sport, the scoring and the behind the scenes involved to succeed. But unsolicited stop feeling sorry for yourself in a message? If I've moved on, then you should too? It's tough love for sure, but not entirely helpful. IMO
Yes, age does catch up.........and although Stellato is an "Older" skater.....I don't think her body got the message yet!I maybe minority but I’m not a S/D fan. We have a lot of ‘older’ skaters at the moment and I think seeing age take the toll on skaters ability is tough to watch and support. I get she’s in great shape, but age happens to everyone eventually
I think they have a very good chance at the podium at Nationals. I don't see them beating KMT/MM or J/R but bronze is theirs to lose at this point.S/D are the ones skating the best right now and I am here for it.
Should it continue at Nationals, they deserve to be rewarded with International assignments for their success.
Yes, I completely agree. She went from silver at World Juniors to a 6.0 in a USFS competition to being completely out of the sport in the span of about 8 months. I think she was off the ice (at least not training at any kind of serious level) for a good 15 or so years. She wants to stick around for another Olympiad-- all the power to her!I think one advantage Deanna has compared to other skaters in their mid-30s is that she took a decade+ off -- she avoided putting her body through the kind of stress that most skaters do in their 20s. I suspect that's bought her some time, so to speak.
While skaters around her talked openly about wanting to be thinner, it was her coach at the time who encouraged her into a disorder. After weighing Moore-Towers at the rink one day, he told her exactly what to do if she was serious about losing weight.
She remembers the first time she stuck a finger down her throat, as he had suggested. “It just felt like the easy way out,” she said.
She posted an update on Instagram today and tagged Chudak, saying her goal is to skate with him again.Has there been any update on Purich/Chudak since she was injured? Did they retire?
Purich is one of those “if only” skaters. Such a great talent but a series of bad luck and/or not the right partner have derailed her.
“We might start working on some harder elements, but they probably won’t be ready for nationals quite yet,” said Haubrich in the weeks leading up to nationals. “It’s just time to fine tune everything and make sure everything’s crisp and clear so we can put on a good performance at nationals.”
If they do well in Ottawa there is a chance they might be eligible for international competition in 2022. Two World Junior spots are available and possibly Challenge Cups.
“If they think we are ready to venture into the international field, they might send us there,” said Haubrich.
This makes a lot of sense to me, as they do seem to be improving as they go along, and their main competitors will probably retire. By continuing they could easily win a National title, for example.James/Radford say they may continue for another season after Olympics; but no firm decision yet.
When a top skater comes out of retirement it is always an interesting story. And it is even more interesting when two top skaters come back and team up – which is what Pair Skaters Vanessa James and Eric Radford did. She is the 2019 European Champion and 2018 World bronze medalist with her...isu.org