Watched the Olympics Team Skating competitions today. Lipnitskaia was breathtaking – that’s some of the finest work on the ice I’ve seen in the 25 years I’ve followed the sport. Gold was technically almost perfect but Yulia just completely blew her out of the water on emotion, choreography, and grace. Neither one of them really needed to push it either, with the standings, but they did anyway. Pleshenko was.. well, he seemed to be kind of doing a “farewell tour” performance. Pulled it off well but it was kinda boring.
There is going to be one hell of an individual competition. I can’t wait.