Being consistent certainly helps in terms of gaining momentum, but let's face it, not even the most consistent skater is always consistent because figure skating ain't easy. The politics and rep factor make it that much harder. Plus, many U.S. athletes have trouble building competitive momentum internationally because of the relative depth in every U.S. discipline, which makes it harder to get to Worlds.Momentum is key in this sport and the US women seem to suck at gaining real momentum.
I didn't say Eteri's juniors are going to necessarily continue to succeed. The hope is that they might, especially Kostornaia who was not trained early on by Eteri, so she has a bit better technique. So far, most Eteri-trained skaters don't continue to succeed in seniors, and the ones who do, tend to be done after one Olympic cycle. Med and Zag are still works-in-progress, but obviously they are not as strong and invincible as they were when tinier.I love all Russian skaters, but no promise the young juniors will be as successful as you’re say
MK's Instagram must have crashed after she posted the pic with Tonya! It's not coming up for me.
Beautiful even with hands in pockets and arms at her side.Skating on a backyard rink in Minnesota in rental skates! https://www.instagram.com/p/BsQwhTFFqJD/
ETA that Michelle was in West Hollywood earlier today for the 6th Annual Gold Meets Golden event - many photos from Getty Images
Photo posted on the official IG account: https://www.instagram.com/p/BsRTidkHi_o/
I don't think the Korean federation is weak at all. They are huge in Short track speed skating and the ISU is controlled by speed skaters. The Koreans never put anything into its figure skating program but she received a lot from the judges. Even now, the Koreans are doing well with their program.Korea has a weak federation. Even during Yuna's time the Korean federation held no sway or power; however, Yuna's talent and ability rose beyond the politics and the judges had no choice but to give her her due. The US needs an undeniable talent like that.
I can’t find a way on mobile to PM you - but are these still available? I know someone who might be interestedIf anyone is interested in a free pair of full-size Michelle Kwan posters, please message me. They were never put on a wall. They have a car tire brand name on the bottom of each. I can send them in the original packaging.
I wish I looked as ripped as I was in my old photos.Haha. That must have been an old picture with Kwan and Greg when they were spokespeople for a cruise line.
Its the oozing and blending.Full "Call On Me" on On Ice Perspectives YT channel !
The Kween is still the best <3
ETA : And almost 1 year since another gem, "Beautiful Thing"