My GWG report from Saturday
is up! Check it out! I got
my pictures back, and some came out blurry. :-( But, I did get some
good ones, and most from the medal ceremony came out. In fact, most
of my pictures of the other skaters didn't come out! But, don't
worry, there are lots of Michelle. I will hopefully post them this
week. I didn't meet Michelle this week, but, my good online friend
did!! You can read about Susan's
encounter, courtesy Jenny's page. Susan, you're so lucky! :-)
Michelle is the Goodwill
Games Champion!! Her long program wasn't perfect, but none of the
competitors were. Even so, her program was beautiful, and it received
all 5.9s (which we know would have been all 6.0s if she hadn't fallen)
for presentation. Obviously the best performance of the night. :-)
For my full report, results, and links to lots of articles and pictures,
go to my GWG site.
Michelle was amazing
in the short program at the GWG!! For my full report, results, and
lots of articles and pictures, go to my GWG
site. One more thing. If you can, get the July 31 edition of NY
Times. There is an article about Michelle there. (It is also linked
on my Articles about Michelle section.
As I thought, they had
a segment on Michelle on the July 28 coverage of the GWG. They brought
back "The Cutting Edge" from the Olympics. Check out my transcript
of the piece on Michelle. Also, check out the
audio and some pictures from the segment from Jenny's page!
Some of you are e-mailing
me, asking several questions about Michelle and the GWG. I'll answer
them right here. :-) Michelle arrived in NY on Tuesday, July 28,
and had a press conference. Check my Articles
about Michelle section for some articles on this conference.
Also, check out Daniel's notes
from the press conference.(Thanks Daniel!). Michelle will
be doing her programs from the past season (the programs she did
in the Olympics), and her exhibition will be her Mulan number. The
ladies short is on July 30, the long August 1, and the exhibitions
August 2. Check my TV schedule for details
on the television coverage of the events. I will be attending the
ladies short and long programs, and will post full reports as soon
as I can (I don't know how long it takes to drive back each night.)
They will be posted on my GWG
site, so check to see when it is updated!! Hope I answered all
(Note: Two of Michelle's
competitors at the GWG, Nicole Bobek and Tanja Szewczenko, have
withdrawn. More information in articles found on the Articles
About GWG section of my page.)
Michelle sighting on Thursday's
GWG coverage. It was very quick, but, they were talking about ballet
in NY. They said that, in many sports, the athletes use ballet as
part of their training. They then said, "including figure skater Michelle
Kwan." They showed a brief clip of her at Worlds.
During Tuesday's GWG coverage,
they interviewed Michelle live from Lake Arrowhead. Read my transcript
of the interview. Then, listen
to the interview, courtesy Jenny's Page!
Mani saw an ad for the
Goodwill Games with Michelle on TBS. Here's what she said about it:
"Michelle was wearing
a silver velvet top and her hair was down like on the Jay Leno show.
Michelle said "Come join me, Michelle Kwan, at the Goodwill Games"
(I don't remember if she added that the games were in N.Y.C.). Then
while the announcer described more about the games, they showed
Michelle standing near a yellow taxi cab wearing a red skating dress
with long sleeves and red sequins. The announcer finished by saying
the Goodwill Games are in New York City and they go back to Michelle
(wearing the silver top) who then says "where the world's best prove
it". It looked like they were somewhere in downtown NYC."
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