worlds 2009, day 8

Sunday, March 29, 2009 @ 09:39pm

(i’m going from memory, so i apologize for the possible inaccuracy and the incoherent thoughts.)

ladies’ “small medal” ceremony outside at star plaza… didn’t get any autographs. they went straight into staples center afterwards. i’m assuming this is because they had to go get ready for exhibitions.

yu-na kim

exhibition…

emily & evan

brandon mroz skated to elvis’ “jailhouse rock”

rachael flatt is so cute… i’m liking her more and more… she finished FIFTH at her first worlds!! skated to aretha franklin’s “respect”.

french ice dance couple… interesting… kind of cute, though.

samuel contesti… sinatra?

pang & tong… skated to “summertime”

mao asada… tango from scent of a woman… cute, very charismatic… looked like she was enjoying herself.

meryl & charlie… skated to queen?

tomas verner… skated to michael jackson… oh, boy… :))

kavaguti & smirnov… fun but cheesy…

miki ando… “bolero”

synchro… noticed there was a guy.

intermission

caydee & jeremy… skated to elton john’s “don’t let the sun go down on me”

alissa… “bridge over troubled water”

virtue & moir… “jack & diane”

brian… rufus wainwright’s “hallelujah”

zhang & zhang… andrea bocelli’s “canto della terra”… very nice.

joannie… skated to “die another day”… reminded me of MK’s “the world is not enough”

tanith & ben… “bleeding love”

patrick… andrea bocelli’s “time to say goodbye”?

yu-na… linda eder, “gold”

dominina & shabalin… skated to music from “the matrix”… complete with sunglasses, long black coats and everything

evan skated to… kanye west. lol. i’d never seen this before. i was hoping for something more along the lines of “sway”.

no savchenko & szolkowy… one of them had a high fever.

finale… evan in a lakers jersey! B-)

evan in lakers jersey for the finale

overall it was an excellent show… too bad it’s not televised.

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worlds 2009, day 7

Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 11:45pm

(i’m going from memory, so i apologize for the possible inaccuracy and the incoherent thoughts.)

USFSA luncheon… free food… met most of the USA skaters… it was so awesome… keauna is SO CUTE and tiny in person… there was a raffle and i won a USFSA tote bag signed by keauna and rockne… afterwards, i had keauna write my name on it…

there were a LOT of people… i was wondering when some strangers would sit with us… and yes, eventually an older woman asked if she and her friend could sit with us.

evan came later… didn’t realize what was going on until i heard loud cheering/screaming and i ran to the next room and sure enough, he was there…

saw a crowd of people all seeking evan’s autograph, but i decided i HAD to try… i waited for a while but it was well worth it. :)

:)

shelly too went to get his autograph… i took their picture… i don’t know how long he stayed signing autographs but i think he signed for everyone who was there.

we saw jeremy abbott on the way out.

ladies’ FS…

the arena was FULL. where did all of these people come from? it looks as though the entire korean community of l.a. came!! B-)

01. yu-na kim (KOR) 207.71 :-O
02. joannie rochette (CAN) 191.29
03. miki ando (JPN) 190.38
04. mao asada (JPN) 188.09
05. rachael flatt (USA) 172.41

11. alissa czisny (USA) 159.78

yu-na kim

ladies medalists

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worlds 2009, day 6

Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 11:33pm

(i’m going from memory, so i apologize for the possible inaccuracy and the incoherent thoughts.)

ladies’ SP (second half)

01. yu-na kim (KOR) 76.12
02. joannie rochette (CAN) 67.90
03. mao asada (JPN) 66.06
04. miki ando (JPN) 64.12
05. carolina kostner (ITA) 63.18

07. rachael flatt (USA) 59.30
14. alissa czisny (USA) 53.28

free dance…

USA didn’t win gold… russia did… can’t say that i really was surprised. (:|

01. domnina & shabalin (RUS) 206.30
02. belbin & agosto (USA) 205.08
03. virtue & moir (CAN) 200.40
04. davis & white (USA) 200.36
05. pechalat & bourzat (FRA) 194.36

11. samuelson & bates (USA) 174.76

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worlds 2009, day 5

Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:49pm

(i’m going from memory, so i apologize for the possible inaccuracy and the incoherent thoughts.)

went to shelly’s house around 11:30? took the dash to the staples center

men’s FS

denis ten (kazakhstan) was AMAZING… his performance was so inspiring. after his performance, he kissed the ice… i hope we get to see this guy again… i can’t believe he’s only 15 years old! :-O

denis ten (kazakhstan)

patrick chan – brilliant! i didn’t follow him much previously but he sure made me a fan tonight.
patrick chan (canada)

great job by samuel contesti… fun piece <):) a real showman – think kurt browning, ryan bradley…
samuel contesti (italy)

EVAN!!! i was just blown away by his performance… may have matched 2007 nationals “carmen”… LOVE him in a tux… :x
evan lysacek

brian didn’t do too well… fell on what should’ve been a simple jump for him… finished third overall… it was kind of disappointing…

EVAN – WORLD CHAMP!!!! =D>

**== seeing evan at the top of the medal stand, USA flag, hearing the “star-spangled banner” had me in tears. :((

men's medalists

flags from men's medal ceremony


01. evan lysacek (USA) 242.23
02. patrick chan (CAN) 237.58
03. brian joubert (FRA) 235.97
04. tomas verner (CZE) 231.71
05. samuel contesti (ITA) 226.97

09. brandon mroz (USA) 207.19
11. jeremy abbott (USA) 204.67

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worlds 2009, day 4

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 11:45pm

(i’m going from memory, so i apologize for the possible inaccuracy and the incoherent thoughts.)

work from home… yay! went to shelly’s house after working…

went to convention center for ladies’ practice… group 6: y. kim, n. kim, etc…

MK!!! ^:)^ kristi yamaguchi… caroline zhang (ADORABLE)

mk

kristi


group 7: elene gedevanishvili, czisny, flatt… elene dissed shelly, lol… then shelly approached elene’s mom saying, “aw, i was trying to get elene’s autograph…” and she replied “thank you” :))

pairs’ FS…

US didn’t do so well… mclaughlin & brubaker finished 11th… when they were in the k&c after their FS, keauna said “sorry” to the camera, which made me go “aww…” :(

pairs’ result:
01. savchenko & szolkowy (GER) 203.48
02. zhang & zhang (CHN) 186.52
03. kavaguti & smirnov (RUS) 186.39
04. pang & tong (CHN) 181.08
05. mukhortova & trankov (RUS) 177.89

09. denney & barrett (USA) 156.84
11. mclaughlin & brubaker (USA) 143.74

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worlds 2009, day 3

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 11:41pm

(i’m going from memory, so i apologize for the possible inaccuracy and the incoherent thoughts.)

went to work as usual… went home to take a nap after work… waited for shelly’s call then headed to her house to pick her up.

parking for $15

forgot my phone in the car… ugh

pairs’ SP

shelly watched some of the pairs’ practice yesterday, so she was filling me in on what she knew about each pair (how they skated in practice, what kind of program, etc.)…

keauna mclaughlin (pairs' SP)

dan zhang & hao chang (china)


saw kristi pass by when i was in line for mcdonald’s… too bad i didn’t have my camera with me… or phone… or shelly…

standings after pairs’ SP:
01. savchenko & szolkowy (GER) 72.30
02. kavaguti & smirnov (RUS) 68.94
03. zhang & zhang (CHN) 67.42
04. mukhortova & trankov (RUS) 66.88
05. pang & tong (CHN) 65.18

09. mclaughlin & brubaker (USA) 53.62
10. denney & barrett (USA) 52.74

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worlds 2009, day 2

Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 08:38pm

i was too tired to go, so i skipped.

shelly attended some of the practices in an attempt to get yu-na’s autograph… didn’t work out. :(

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worlds 2009, day 1

Sunday, March 22, 2009 @ 11:22pm

(i’m going from memory, so i apologize for the possible inaccuracy and the incoherent thoughts.)

got to shelly’s house at just about 10:30… austin dropped us off at staples center.

staples center

first we decided to go see the ladies’ practice at staples… no one we recognized. sat for a bit… brian joubert wandered in; i poked shelly, who took a picture… giggled like little girls.

ladies' practice

went to men’s practice at the convention center… evan :x (don’t remember who else was there, lol… was there anyone else there? did it matter?)

evan talks to frank

(don’t remember what we did after this :-?? but i hope it was good :)) )

back to convention center for men’s practice… group 3: samuel contesti, etc.

saw MK ^:)^ as we headed back to staples center… followed her… took pics with her

back to staples center for ladies’ practice… group 4: lepistö, pöykiö, ando, asada, suguri, etc.

fumie suguri (practice)

back to convention center for men’s practice… group 4: brian joubert, etc.

back to staples center for ladies’ practice… group 6: y. kim, n. kim, etc… got lunch (nachos… weren’t that great)

back to convention center for men’s practice… group 7: kevin alves, chan, jeremy ten… saw scott hamilton and kurt browning… approached kurt for pic… asked if i could wait until after the current skater (kevin alves) was done… i sat around a bit… found out that kurt choreographed that skater’s program. B-) group 8: van der perren, verner, denis ten… got some pics and autographs. saw carolina kostner!

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