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Michelle Kwan 關穎珊 (USA) – 1997 Skate America, Ladies’ Free Skate


>>Dick:IF SHE’S GOI TO WIN A PLE HERE, TS IS THA SHE HAS TO WORK ON.>>Terry:CH KWAN TRYIO CHAE WHATNE TNR OG CHEL K A PH WH SS SSTHI S R ON UGH HRD LE KAKINP IT A. DI TE TOALM BOTH BOM A RITYS W O SPENTASTATTLGHE GRSTMY- HERSELF. ME. NY BHENG WAS LIKE AOA ROCKING BACK WHERE MYCEER W.I DN’T KNO THOUGH ANDEALLY MYSE NK TTHE BOO. D NEVERET MYSELF RISE. MANY HADALLED HER UNBEATABLE. STRUGGLING UNDER THE WEIGHT OF HER OWN EXPECTATIONS, MICHELLE SAW BOTH HER NATIONAL AND WORLD TITLES SLIP AWAY. LOOKING BACK SHE FIRMLY BELIES IT WASN’T HER BODY THAT KEPT HER FROM WIING IT WERMIND. IAS THE D THATOULDN’O PHEE. CODN WIN. I COULDN’T DO IT.>>BUT SHE REACHED A TURNING INT AND IT HAPPEN AHE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, T LONG AFA WAVE OF BAEWSITTHE SKATING COMMUNITY. W O THEORLD’S BELOVED COACHES DIED UNEXPECTEDLY. AT THEAME TIME THE LEGENDARY SKERCO HTO REVEALED HE WAS FIGHTING CANCER.>>I RAEB AFTER A SHORT PROGRAM I WAS REALLY MAD, I MESSED UP THE COMBINATION JUMP, AND THEN I THOUGHT ABOUT SCOTT HAMILTON, AND EN I THOUGHT ABOUT C SS AND I THOUGHT, IT DOESN’T MATTER. I MEAN, I’VE WOED REALLY HARD ANTH NIFE O DEATH AN ASUST THKI WHATAM DOERE CRYING?’S NOT WTHY ANR MY SAESS.ME, YOUVE T BHA D REALYUR BES AND THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS. T WAS A PERSPECTIV TT MA THINGS CRYSTAL CLEAR. WITH HER NEW CONFIDENCE, SHE TOOK THE ICE AND STED AWAY MEMBER THECAN FLAGODM I RAISING, AEVEN THOUGH IAD THE SILVER MEDAL AROUND MY , WAS REALLY PROUD BECAUSE WHAT I’VEN TOUAND VE LEAED TGHOU WHOLE YEAR.>>LESS THAN A YEAR LATER, MICHELLE IS ALL ABOUT PEACE, SERENITY AND ABOVE ALL, HAVING FUN. AND SHEAS FOUND T SECRET TO THIS NEW-FOUND EAS ISRN TOPPCIE HER GOODORNE. EVEAY ECIA MPETION.E WELL IN T S AND SAY,AK A EP BREAT YOU KNOW? D NOW I DO EVERYIMI DO SOMETHINGD ORKAL, REALLY CHERISH E MOMENT.>>Announcer PLEASE WELCOME NOW OUR NEXT COMPETITOR, REPRESEN THE UNITED STATES — MICHELLE KWAN! [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>Terry: SHE HAS WON THE LAST TWO SKATE AMERICA, BUTHE IS TRYING TO STOP THE LOSING STREAK TO TARA LIPINSKI.>>Dick: LOOK AT THE DEEP BREATH SHE’S TANG>>Terry: THE TH LDE, MICHLE KWAN.>>Peggy: SHE’S SKATING TO LIRA ANJELICA, WHICH MEANS “ANGEL’S SONG.”>>Dick: OF COURSE, THE USUAL, MOST DIFFICULT MOVEIGHT AT THE BEGINNING. HER TRIPLE LUTZ COMBINATION. [ APPLAUSE ] VERY LIGHT LANDING! THAT REALLY WAS SUSPENDED IN THE AIR BEFORE IT LANTED. THIS ENTIRE PROGRAM, AN ELEGANT TONE PM.>>Peggy:OMING UP IS A TRIPLE COMBINATION, WHICH SHE HAS PLANNED TRIPLE TOE, TRIPLE TOE. TRIPLE TOE, DOUBLE T. NICE TRIPLE FLIP. GOOD SIN>>Dick: A THANGEUS OFLL JPS THEED JUMP DOUBLE THIS MAY NO BE TH NIONALS THE WORLD CHAMPPS O THE BUTBEIND MICHEL AND TARA THE LASTEW DAYS, YOU COULD SENSE AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF PREURE STARTINGHE THEIR LONG PROGRAMS THAT WE WILL BE SEEING AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES AND THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND E NATIONALS. NICE TRI. APPLAU ]>>Dick: I PARTICURLY LIKE THIS PITIOHEWA DE EEN. LEG IN LI WITH THE BODYEP THE WHEN I ON AN INDE EDGE.>>Peg: ANHI A WONDFUL SEQUENCE OF SPI, T LAAC S GONE DIRECTION ONHE LT D W INN E OTHECT A CA SPIN. Dick:F Y NOTICED, SHE OPD OFE EDGE OF TT, WHICH KIND OF MARRED THE TURN, BUT THAT W REALLY A VERY MINOR INFRACTI. MS. MRS. .>>Peggy: YOU CAN TELL SHE REALLY FEELS THIS MUSIC. NICE TRIPLE SALCHOW. NICEPR POSION TS COMBINATION SPIN.>>Dick: NOW, ON THIS TRIPLE LUTZ, WATCH THE SHORT ENTRANCE THAT SHE ELECTS TO GO INTO IT. IT ALMOST APPEARS LIKE A TRIPLE FLIP, BUT IT’S ARIPLE LUTZ.>>Peggy: AND NICELY DONE! A WONDERFUL OPEN EXTENSION. FINALRIPLOE LP. CHEERSNDLAE ]>>Peggy: SHE IS REALLY TH AIEE STANDG UP WE DERVED! [ EERS AND APPUSE Te FHE, DANNY N T EI SHER WHAT A NERVE-RACKING MOMT FOR THIS YOUNG LADY, NOT TO MENTION HER PARENTS. SHE SS TROAM IS ALL ABOUT THE JOY OFKATING. SND YOUANEETH SMI A>>Ter SHE COULD DO MUCH MO THAN THA rrLLNOLNGHEKATEWAITF MARKS, ALONG WITH HER COACH, FRANK CARROLL.>>Dick: LOOK AT THE HEIGHT SHE GETS THIS TRIPLE LUTZ. THAT’S REALLY FIRST RATE. STEADY, CLEAN, VERY ELEGANT, AND RY QUIET. I THINK THAT’S THE HALLMARK OF ALL OF HER JUMPS. LIKE THIS TRIPLE LPSHOW VE STEA. BEEN 0.1 HIGHER ryERE KI TTWA FINE PERFORMANCE, T

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