Check out these two audio
clips from Michelle's Monday press conference, where Michelle talks
about skating at Nationals, courtesy of CNN.
Well, I'm sure you all
know by now that Michelle is the 1998 US Figure Skating Champion!!!
She earned 15 perfect 6.0s in her two performances! Therefore,
she won the 1998 Chevrolet Perfect 6.0 Award, which is given to the
skater who receives the most 6.0s during the championships. Michelle
was awarded a red convertible! When she was awarded with the keys,
she skated around like she was driving a car. Also, the 15 perfect
scores were the most ever in a US Nationals. Congratulations Michelle,
and good luck in Nagano!!
Well, since it has been
on TV, I can write about Michelle's performance in the short program
at Nationals...she is in first place! She did a beautiful, almost
perfect performance. I was crying, screaming, and clapping my hands
so hard, that they became numb. I was so nervous about Michelle's
triple flip. She was having a hard time with that jump in the practices.
In the warnmup, she was landing the triple lutz/double toe combo,
but not perfectly. I was so nervous for this competition! She did
the flip right in front of me. I wanted to jump out of my seat then!
Watching it on television can not even convey the emotions of the
crowd. It was amazing.
Michelle was in both the
short and long program practices today. I got her autograph, and got
my picture taken with her. Read about the ladies practices, and more
from my day at Nationals.
Michelle is here! Frank
Carroll told my friend that she arrived already, and will be at the
practice tomorrow! So, be sure to check out my Nationals report tomorrow.
For more on todays practice from the mens and ladies, check out my
When I was at the mens
long program practice on Jan. 3, I saw Frank Carroll, Michelle Kwan's
coach, who was there coaching one of his other students, Michael Chack.
I told him that I have a Michelle Kwan Fan Page, and that she has
many fans. When I asked how she is doing, he shook his hand saying
"so-so". That *really* upset me. I told him that she has many fans
rooting her on, and he said thank you. I guess we will have to wait
and see how she does on January 8th, the day of the ladies short program.
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