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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurent View Post
    Ashley Wagner winning gold after her performance says a lot.
    About the quality of ladies' skating in the US? Right now, ice dance, a discipline which no one really cares about in America, is where we are the strongest.
    I thought that the Code of Points allowed skaters to overcome bad SPs. God knows I've seen it enough, especially in the 04-05 season.
    And notice how the commentators pretty much ignored Ashley, instead preferring to focus on silver medalist Gracie Gold?


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    If i were Gracie, I would be ready to spit. 2 falls wins over a mostly clean program. Bulldinky. But welcome to figure skating. My kid is a skater, so I spend 7 days a week with this.

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    Yeah, I thought it was a commentary on how weak the U.S. ladies' field is right now. I don't actively dislike Wagner, but I don't think she's going to be winning many international competitions with that free skate. I mean this is the first woman to win back-to-back championships since Kwan? I think everyone is ready to see this mediocre era come to an end.

    I'm pleased Aaron and Miner beat Abbott. Abbott doesn't even have a cute personality or face to make me somewhat overlook his inconsistency either.
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    Had Wagner skated clean I would have been fine with it. Winning with two falls, doesn't feel right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurent View Post
    Yeah, I thought it was a commentary on how weak the U.S. ladies' field is right now. I don't actively dislike Wagner, but I don't think she's going to be winning many international competitions with that free skate. I mean this is the first woman to win back-to-back championships since Kwan? I think everyone is ready to see this mediocre era come to an end.

    I'm pleased Aaron and Miner beat Abbott. Abbott doesn't even have a cute personality or face to make me somewhat overlook his inconsistency either.
    Abbott always looks like he's smelled his own armpits!!
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    Rusalka, where are you?

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    Selections for Worlds,4CC,Jr Worlds- singles

    LADIES
    2013 World Championships
    Gracie Gold
    Ashley Wagner

    Alternate 1 – Agnes Zawadzki
    Alternate 2 – Christina Gao
    Alternate 3 – Mirai Nagasu

    2013 Four Continents Championships
    Christina Gao
    Gracie Gold
    Agnes Zawadzki

    Alternate 1 – Mirai Nagasu
    Alternate 2 – Caroline Zhang
    Alternate 3 – Ashley Cain

    2013 World Junior Championships
    Samantha Cesario
    Courtney Hicks
    Yasmin Siraj

    Alternate 1 – Angela Wang
    Alternate 2 – Hannah Miller
    Alternate 3 – Leah Keiser

    MEN
    2013 World Championships
    Max Aaron
    Ross Miner

    Alternate 1 – Jeremy Abbott
    Alternate 2 – Adam Rippon
    Alternate 3 – Joshua Farris

    2013 Four Continents Championships
    Max Aaron
    Ross Miner
    Adam Rippon

    Alternate 1 – Richard Dornbush
    Alternate 2 – Brandon Mroz
    Alternate 3 – Stephen Carriere

    2013 World Junior Championships
    Jason Brown
    Joshua Farris
    Shotaro Omori

    Alternate 1 – Harrison Choate
    Alternate 2 – Jay Yostanto

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    For those who enjoyed Dick Button's commentary-

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQEudPJoM-g

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skeLC0i0A0I

    Have yet to figure out how to embed a video. Anyway, enjoy.

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    what a whiner poor sport Jeremy Abbott is. Didn't even manage to get up off his skinny ass to congratulate Max Aaron. Just sat there and pouted.

    and i want to adopt Gracie Gold. She's a cutie.
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    4CC championships this week. Predictions?

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    From reading reports on GoldenSkate forum, Hanyu did well, the US men finished 9th and 10th in the SP. This doesn't look good heading to Worlds, if the goal is to get three spots for Sochi.

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    What does it say when the US men can't even place in the top five in a lightly regarded comp like 4 CC? The only US guy to win this was Evan Lysacek. Not the most beautiful skater, but a hard worker. I swear, it's almost as if Team USA ENJOYS fucking up...
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    On GoldenSkate they were saying the best ones for worlds, should be a culmination of the entire season, not just the top finish at Nationals. I will wait for the free skate. Anything can happen.

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    I see only two spots for mens', ladies and pairs at Sochi...


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    The US women will get the three spots for Sochi IMO, along with Russia and Japan. The men and pairs are screwed, but why does that matter? I'd say it's more worrying that Davis/White are the only realistic US medal prospect for the next Olympics.

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