ISU Junior Grand Prix FinalSkating
Posted 08 December 2003 - 03:16 PM
It will be interesting to see the Japanese girls Miki Ando (quadruple salchow) and Mai Asada (triple axel). Sweden has the new mega talent Lina Johansson, age 15, in the final.
Posted 09 December 2003 - 11:13 AM
Posted 15 December 2003 - 12:47 PM
Yagudin was here coaching Andrei Griazev who was second after Evan Lysacek, USA. Ice Dancing favourites Hoffmann/Elek from Hungary won and in pairs Canadians Dube/Davison won gold. There were many fine Russians but they got no gold!
Posted 16 December 2003 - 11:37 AM
Posted 16 December 2003 - 01:15 PM
Posted 16 December 2003 - 05:59 PM
That's so wonderful! It's very sad that Yagudin has such a bad injury, but it's great that he can still skate in professional shows and that he's helping Tarasova to coach Griazev. I've read that young Griazev was quite good in the Men's Long Program.
Yes, it was in the same rink as the Europeans earlier this year. The atmospere was great now too even if only with about 1000 spectators. I had Yagudin beside me during the last part of the men's final . He seems bigger on TV!
Posted 16 December 2003 - 07:01 PM
Re: Yagudin's height. Television can fool you that way -- it isolates the skater from his surroundings and makes him seem larger/taller. It can take you by surprise when you see them in person. (I did get Robin Cousins' autograph once upon a time, and he was definitely just as tall as he looked on TV! )
Posted 18 December 2003 - 10:28 AM
Last year I saw Kurt Browning in Nottingham on a gala and he was clowning around right in front of me. I didn't recognize him at first, and then I thought that he must have lost enourmous amount of weight! But then he went on the ice, and I saw that he was "the same old guy"...so those skaters definitely look smaller in "real-life"
Posted 18 December 2003 - 12:42 PM
One of the reasons my daughter chose dancing over skating was because one coach kept telling her she was going to be too tall. (She was only 4'10" at the time). She was probably right since my dd is now 5'4 1/2" and 12 years of age.
When we go to the rink to visit my daughters skating friends, she towers above them even with their skates on.
Several of her skating pals have done quite well this year too!! Danielle Kahle was one of the US skaters at this very event. (She used to be coached by my daughters old coach) Another skating buddy took the gold at Junior Nationals in the Juvenile level, her ex pairs partner took the silver at JR Nationals and two more friends are off to Nationals at the the Novice level! Quite a successful group of kids from her old club!
Posted 31 December 2003 - 08:36 AM
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