Ah. Very interesting game. Not perfect, but that's OK because we're
going to the Olympics.
I have to say the Rakhmaninov SP is perhaps the most mature program I've
seen Kwan has skated to date. I like it very much. Rakhmaninov's music
seems to work very well in figure skating. Remember Mishkuchunok and
Dmitriev's LP in 94? Give me chills all over again. Great choreography.
Happy to see the toe is not bothering her that much, but we still have to
wait for the LP to obtain full assessment. She deserves to win the SP.
Happy for Bobek too. Hopefully Lipinski will turn in a better program on
First time I realize Weiss has very straight back, due to all the
"round-shouldered" comments from Button. Overall, I think the result is
fair, even though I wouldn't know what to do if I were the judge.
Personally, I don't think Eldrege should do a quadruple toe. It seems to
through off his rhythm slightly and affect the rest of the program a
little bit. He is maybe the most refined and cleanest skater in the world
right now. I don't think he should risk that for a quad. More respect
from me for Weiss, not only because of the quad but the improvement and
the confidence he displayed since last year. This kid will go far.
And Derrick Delmore the world junior champion. An exciting new skater. I
was reminded that the transformation of Kurt Browning after he went to
learn jazz dance. The dance training shows too on Delmore. Quite unique
feeling in his skating style. This kind of skating makes it fun to watch.
Can someone tell me the name of the music used by Shepherd Clark in his
LP? It sounded awfully familiar to me. Thanks.