> rate, with the usual 4-5 inch puberty growth spurt, she might grow to
> 5'7"-5'8" and that will definately give her some serious problems down
> the road!
To put a finer point on it: when she skated out on the ice, my first reaction
was, "She's THIR***?????" Especially considering she came right after Naomi
Nari Nam. And I'm not talking about height, either <G>
KA1WZH GO RED SOX!!!
"I wanna be where the bands are"--Bruce Springs***
"Sitting in an English garden waiting for the sun"--John Lennon
"Hope dies last"--Alexander Dubcek
rely not on expectations of "usual...I was 5'1" at age thir*** but the good
ole growth "spurt" added only a steady quarter-inch a year, squirting me up to
a breathtaking 5-foot-almost-three by high school graduation. A last inch of
growth arrived at at some mysterious point between the ages of 19 and 22. (I'd
given up hope and stopped measuring myself once I hit college....)
ANYway, according to my pediatrician, this was not an unusual growth pattern
for small-to-average framed females. Much depends on familty genetic history. A
lot of women max out their height around twelve to thir*** years of age, with
their figures filling out afterwards...or as somebody I knew in junior high
said at the time, "Bones first, then ***."
That odd leggy lutz makes me think that Sara Hughes has already fought some of
the gangly puberty demons into (awkward) submission. Let's hope she keeps up
the battle and gains some confidence and grace as well.
>I don't know about that. Did you get a look at her? Considering she actually
>has a figure, it is at least possible that the worst is over. Some people can
>hit puberty *and* the worst of the growth spurt long before 13. (I was already
>6 feet at 13. I topped out at 6'2". And I'm a guy.)
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> >I don't know about that. Did you get a look at her? Considering she actually
> >has a figure, it is at least possible that the worst is over. Some people can
> >hit puberty *and* the worst of the growth spurt long before 13. (I was already
> >6 feet at 13. I topped out at 6'2". And I'm a guy.)
> I was within an inch of my *** height at 13, so it's quite possible
> that since she does have a figure, she's about done with her growth
> spurt. Some kids get it earlier rather than later.
"If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so
much pleasure in noticing those of others."
- Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
Well, it really depends. She might grow or she might not. I had my 4-5 inch
growth spurt when I was in junior high, going from 4'4"-4'9" and then since
then I've slowly grown two more inches, so she may have already had her huge
growth spurt and may grow maybe an inch or two more or who really knows. I
wish her the best of luck! =) I think she has enormous talent!
> I think puberty will hurt her. Especially since she has a rather unorthodox
> jumping technique.
I think she will be something to rave about in the future. She makes me
think of Irina Slutskaya -- and if she's almost on par with Irina
despite the differences in their ages, she's doing very well.
> BTW- Does anyone know how tall Sasha Cohen is? I have heard such
> amazing things about her this year.
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I was watching it last night with some of the home boys, and when Hughes
came on we all went "OUCH!!". Let's hope she, uh, improves with age. Like a
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