you caught the exhibitions on Sunday afternoon. Michelle skated
to Fields of Gold. I honestly
can never get enough of that program! If you missed it, check out
video clip of the program, which is about 38MB, and hosted on
MaryJo's site. Thanks so much Moyesii for getting all of Michelle's
programs up online so fast this weekend!
Be sure to check out
my Nationals articles page and
my Links to Outside Photos section,
since I updated both with more Nationals pics and articles! Also,
check out amethystbatgirl's
screencaptures from Nationals.
to Michelle on her seventh National title! I only have
one word to describe her performance Aranjuez:
Effortless! One of Michelle's best performances ever. I'm still so
excited about how she skated, and the fact that she won is
just icing on the cake. :) Once again, congrats Michelle! Good luck
at Worlds! Check out the ladies
free skate and final results for full scores and ordinals.
Did you somehow miss
Michelle's skate of Aranjuez at Nationals? Then check out Moyesii's
real video clip of Aranjuez at Nationals! It's about 38MB, but well
worth it! Moyesii also made another real video clip of The
Feeling Begins, this one from the ABC feed (so no annoying ESPN2
bar on the bottom of the screen!) You can also find all these clips
De Kwan's site (scroll down.)
Check out many articles
from Nationals on my Nationals article page. Also, check out
the following pictures from Michelle's long program and of her on
Don't forget that the
exhibitions take place Sunday afternoon, and will be shown later
that day on ABC. Check out my TV schedule
for more info. I wonder what program she'll skate to...will she
skate to Fields of Gold, or
have a new exhibition program?
ladies short programs will air during the ABC broadcast on Saturday.
But if you missed it, check out Moyesii's
real video clip of the program, which is about 20MB. You can find
the clip on Cruella
De Kwan's site (scroll down.)
As I wrote yesterday,
for the long program, Michelle skates first in the final group.
Check out the full
long program skate order. Don't forget to watch the long program
live on TV Saturday night!
The Dallas News also
has a small article about what the skaters do about receiving stuffed
animals at Nationals. The article,
Suitcases stuffed with stuffed animals (scroll down), may contain
some spoilers. Michelle is quoted in the article as saying, "I usually
pack as light as I can so I have space to bring all the stuffed
Also, the article, "Kwan,
Cohen and Hughes quite a trio," says that Michelle is now training
in Paramount, California.
short program at Nationals took place Thursday night. As always, I
won't post the results here in case you want to wait until it's shown
on TV on Friday. Michelle skated to The
Feeling Begins, and had a new costume! Check out the ladies
short program results! Then, check out the following pictures,
articles, and reports of
Michelle from the short program :
- Pictures (contains
- Articles and
Reports (contains spoilers, possibly of other disciplines):
In the long program,
Michelle skates first in the final group (yes, yet again!),
Sasha skates 4th, and Sarah skates last.
The Dallas News also
has a small article about Michelle's relationship with her former
coach Frank Carroll. The article, After
split, there are no hard feelings for Kwan (scroll down), may
contain some spoilers. Here's the part about Michelle:
At events such as
the U.S. Championships, four-time world champion Michelle Kwan's
path crosses that of Frank Carroll – the longtime coach she dismissed
just months before the Salt Lake City Olympics. "We're still friends,"
Kwan said. "I gave him a Christmas gift. Ten years don't just go
down the tubes." Scott Williams now coaches Kwan, who won a bronze
medal at the 2002 Olympics, where she skated coachless.
had her first practice at Nationals on Wednesday. Her short program
practice went well. In her long program practice, her runthrough for
Aranjuez had the following jump pattern: 3L, 3Z/2T, 3F, 2A, 3S, 3T/2T
3Z (fallout), 3T.
HeatherC (sending reports
from Dawn) reported on the Sale
& Pelletier board (link contains spoilers) that "Dawn
went into gushmode talking about Michelle's SP. She said and I quote,
'If she skates her SP clean, no one can beat her. It is *that* good!'
Wow....I am SOOO happy to hear that! She had a pretty decent practice
today too. She said the LP she isn't so sure about right now (seems
to be lacking in something still, not sure what) but that could
all change before Saturday. She was encouraged by her practice."
taf2002 wrote the following report on the MK Forum (be sure to look
through the whole thread, which also contains spoilers): "Aranjuez-3r,
3z/2t, 3f, 2a, 3s, 3t/2t, 3z(fallout), 3T. This wasn't a complete
run-through. She did her flying camel but left out most of her spins
and all of her in-betweens. She looked very fast and powerful. She
worked very hard the entire practice. She got by far the most applause.
She was wearing black pants and long-sleeved shirt and her hair
was down with the top pulled back in a ponytail."
Check out some articles
from Nationals (warning, articles may contain spoilers of other
events.) Also, check out the following pictures from Michelle's
first practice session at Nationals:
The short program takes
place Thursday night, airs Friday night on ESPN. For more information,
check out my TV Schedule.
of fun stuff for Nationals on the DallasNews.com website. This includes
a Michelle wallpaper (800x600
a Michelle "autograph
card," a Nationals screensaver, Nationals "trading
cards," and skating
online postcards. Go and check
out the special section!
Nationals start this week! The short program is on Thursday, and the
long program is on Saturday, which will be shown live on TV.
The draw for the short program skate order took place on Saturday
Jan 11. Michelle will skate first in the last group, or 16th out of
21 skaters. Check out the full
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