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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Valentina Marchei deserves a medal

At the beginning of the Olympic season, I wrote a post about all the long-time skaters who would still retire, and most of them really have (Pang and Tong will probably still be making comebacks when they are in a retirement home). Among these skaters, I also listed Valentina Marchei – she had been competing forever and would be 28 following the season. What possible reason would she have to stick around?

Sorry about that, Valentina.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Perfect

Conversations with Saffron:
Saffron, earlier today: Oh la la Le French dance team... J'adore.
Me: I hope they will be on for the FD, because the SD actually is their weaker program.
Saffron: OMG What is that FD? Love love love. They have insane chemistry, I have not seen anything so hot on the ice and they are insanely fluid and sharp.
Me: Exactly!

Papadakis and Cizeron deservedly won their first ISU Championship tonight. There is literally nothing that can be added to this perfection:


Hurtado/Díaz are in the top 5! Who would have believed just a few years ago that Spain would have the top men's skater in Europe and a high level dance team?


And further proving that Montreal is the place to be, Denmark's Laurence Fournier-Beaudry and Nikolaj Sorensen made their first top 10 (has there ever been a Danish team in the top ten? Certainly not in recent years).

Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon and Romain Hagenauer have done an amazing job this season.