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Horrible injury! I wish Emilia a full recovery!
Great opening triple lutz / triple toe, too.Gracie Gold’s nearly clean Free run through except for the 1Lz and fall on the 2A+Eu+3S has me believing that anything is possible.
ITA if you are talking about the article title and headline ANL linked in bold caps in post #573.I hate the title of that article. Let’s just throw away any other talent in the ladies and look onward, ugh!
Oh, I’m sorry you had to leave and hope you are okay. Just watching at home. That’s all the performance I needed to see, best one no matter what else happens.I had to leave Nationals because I had a medical emergency and spent 2 days in hospital. I wish I had been there to see Gracie's FS live. Just watching it at home made me cry. It wasn't a perfect skate, but she was really into the performance and yes, it was beautiful.
I hope you are OK. I am so sorry this happened to you.I had to leave Nationals because I had a medical emergency and spent 2 days in hospital. I wish I had been there to see Gracie's FS live. Just watching it at home made me cry. It wasn't a perfect skate, but she was really into the performance and yes, it was beautiful.
Alysa can jump and she has a delightful personality and she's got full backing from U.S. fed, her coach, her Dad, agents, Nichol, Kostner, whatever. How can she lose, I guess. I didn't really care if Alysa won, frankly. I would have preferred seeing Mariah prevail.Alysa answered Mariah's war cry and put down a gauntlet for all to be wary of. Alysa may suffer from lack of speed going into and out of her jumps, but make no mistake because this girl is truly special.
From the protocols, Mariah had a slightly higher base value with both she and Bradie receiving URs with Mariah on the Lutz and Bradie on the Flip. It was the GOE that did Bradie in. Those add up. Also, remember, it’s a math game. It doesn’t matter if you do two 3Lutz/3Toes if someone can get the same base value as you doing other combos. However, I do think perception is a thing like judges won’t be impressed with 2axel/3Toes back when that was still competitive.US ladies did great tonight. And I love Alysa more this year than last year. She is so the future!
Question, Bradie does 2 3 lutz/ 3 toes. What was Mariah most difficult jumping passes in the free? I’m still confused as to how she beat Bradie even with her fall. Granted I don’t think Bradie’s free program is that exciting artistically but it just seems her technical content over powers Mariah. I guess I’ll go check protocols
What was Tara saying about Bradie’s elbow?
Alysa has marvelous athletic talent, but she's still developing athletically and artistically, and she's still growing which means there are a lot of aspects of her skating where she needs to improve. Since she doesn't have great presentation skills, I personally wouldn't characterize her overall talent as 'exquisite.' I would describe her as charming, precocious, athletically adept, and a fast learner. At this point, it doesn't appear to me that Alysa has any substantial nerves or nervousness. She seems to mostly have desire, energy and excitement for competing.I think we have our first US ladies competitor who’s got both exquisite talent and nerves of steel since... Michelle Kwan!
It's not easy to do and it's impressive. But to be honest, sometimes it's easier to be able to let the pressure roll off your back when you're young, eager and worry-free. It will be interesting to see how Alysa continues to develop, because let's face it, she's still growing in mind, body and spirit. As has been said in other threads here, young teenagers are still simply innocent chlldren.The fact that Alysa instead of trying to block out the noise from the crowd for the previous skaters instead watched Mariah have the skate of her life and still went out there and did what she did was extraordinary.
I get your excitement @ANL. Alysa has a delightful personality and she's grown quite a bit with all the guidance and assistance she's been receiving and that's great. Personally, I found her ease in completing an arsenal of technical difficulty under high pressure circumstances very impressive. But after all, Alysa is still a young bubbly optimistic teenager with idealism and few to no signs of fear or worry. Let's see how she fares as the pressure increases and she gets older. Adversity is always a given in this sport, and the ability to overcome challenges is how great champions are made.I love Alysa more this year than last year. She is so the future!
Well, beyond sitting with Mariah in the Kiss and Cry, here is the acknowledgment of the role he played in her success last evening.Adam Rippon is in Greensboro with Mariah Bell. It will be interesting to see if he gets a coach credential