Sunday, February 21, 2010
As some of you already know I love figure skating, actually I am very passionate about it (as well as my art) :-) I love the speed and the feeling of freedom the skating brings. In the above picture are my beautiful white skates, which I didn't have an opportunity to use yet this season. But I am still planning to go to the ring :-)
I grew up in Russia and my figure skating boots were like my second shoes. I remember always to have them on :-). I also remember my sore feet and many bruises and bumps along the way. But these experiences were so much fun! I took a formal figure skating class and learned many different figures.
As a 9 year old I was participating in a competition. And took the 10th place. Oh well, it was a very heartbreaking experience since there were only 10 kids participating....and I had to fell right in the middle of my performance :( I was very disappointed for a very long time. My parents told me that it was an honorable 10th place but it didn't make any difference. But I got my big chocolate gold medal anyways.
This time, I am not following Olympic games as closely as I did in previous years. But I did watch the men's competition.
Evan Lysacek vs Evgeni Plushenko was an interesting one to watch. In my opinion, Evan Lysacek's performance was way better than Plushenko's. I also don't think that a single quad jump should determine a winner. There are so many other things the judges are looking for in a skater's performance. So, Congratulations to Evan Lysacek!
Hope you enjoyed this post :-)