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Spoilers ladies short program
« on: February 19, 2014, 11:35:19 AM »
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Re: Spoilers ladies short program
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2014, 11:45:09 AM »
I agree.  Love that she skated so cleanly!

But what's with all the butt spins?  I'm rather disappointed to see the ladies doing those too.....

Can I just also say, that I love this web transmission thing?  I'm stoked to see Brazil being represented (and other small, mostly former Soviet Republics, in the other events).  I love what these places bring to the sport.

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Re: Spoilers ladies short program
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2014, 12:08:07 PM »
As people have said, the A Frame is a difficult position so it's worth more points under IJS.  The math is important since titles can be lost by less than a point.  Every position counts, so it's a good point-earning transition between positions.

I think you have a bias against that spin because I've been watching all day and haven't noticed a single A Frame, lol.  You must really hate it to have it catch your eye so frequently.
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Re: Spoilers ladies short program
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2014, 12:39:45 PM »
Yeah, I think it's pretty safe to say I'm not a fan. 


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Re: Spoilers ladies short program
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2014, 12:58:48 AM »
Hope the Russian girl or Carolina Kostner wins.  Nothing personal, but prefer not to see the Korean girl win yet again.  Give others a chance. 
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Re: Spoilers ladies short program
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2014, 02:39:26 PM »
Hope the Russian girl or Carolina Kostner wins.  Nothing personal, but prefer not to see the Korean girl win yet again.  Give others a chance.

Um, it's a competition, not a preschool play. Everyone gets the same chance to win. Hopefully the skater who skates the best that night wins.

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Re: Spoilers ladies short program
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2014, 03:38:47 PM »
Interesting results!

And yes, I agree with Schmeck on this one - you can win twice - IF you are the best!

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Re: Spoilers ladies short program
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2014, 03:58:03 PM »
Well, I  missed the last flight (of COURSE my husband made dinner reservations just as they were warming up....grrr).  But if Sotnikova skated as well as she did in the short, then she fully deserves her medal. 

I could barely contain myself watching Mao.  She is the epitome of a competitor.  She pulled out all the stops and showed exactly what an Olympic Champion does.  What a thrilling performance. 

Hopefully I'll get to see the videos of the top flight reasonably soon!  Given the results, I bet there was some great skating.  All those ladies are awesome.

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Re: Spoilers ladies short program
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2014, 04:15:44 PM »
It was a great event and ALL of the ladies really brought it to the table (or to the ice!) - SO much better than the men !!

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Re: Spoilers ladies short program
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2014, 04:21:38 PM »
But I think Gracie Gold may have to...

Spoiler below for Ladies' free program:

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change her name to Gracie Pewter (ba da dum)

OK, that's my lame joke for the Olympics. Got it out of my system.