Ok, Sarah Hughes just finished her skate (on the Tivo, behind real time still…) and let me just say – DAMN! Damn! She ROCKED!!! Oh my goodness!!! She was amazing! She maxed out the number of triple jumps she could do! Everything about her performance was PERFECT. I’m just stunned. And I *loved* her music. It had some zest, some zing! She got a standing ovation, and she deserved it. The priceless moment? As she came off the ice she was hugging a man – maybe her dad? Or a coach? And she said “I never did that before in my LIFE!” through her tears of joy. I love moments like that…
(Update after Michelle Kwan’s skate) Wow. I’m stunned. Sarah Hughes was awesome, Sasha Cohen did not live up to my expectations – she did not perform quite as amazingly as the night before last, and she even fell. Then Michelle skated … and fell twice. She could still win the Gold (I have to watch Irena Slutskaya skate still) but … I just don’t know now. I will say you could tell what an amazing sportsman Michelle is though – she skated hard, even after falling – she never gave up. I love watching her perform for that reason – she’s not just an athelete, she is an artist.
(Update at the end) OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD!!! I’m screaming right along with Sarah Hughes! OH MY GOD!!! She won the GOLD!!! She won! She won! I can’t believe it! And she *so* deserved it! I would have NEVER guessed the outcome (uh, as you can tell by my post below) She got the GOLD! And she was awesome!!! On a side note – is it just me or does her coach look like Katie Couric?
So there it is – Sarah Hughes, Ilena Slutskaya, and then Michelle Kwan. I would have never thought Michelle would get the Bronze. Based on the skates tonight though, Sarah WON that Gold. Without a doubt.