Wednesday, January 11, 2006

I got nothin' agin' 2006

I imagine that soon I will get to writing insightful and informative posts.

I did learn that Michelle Kwan has pulled out of the US Nationals with a groin injury. It does not bode well since a groin injury spelled DOOM for two time Olympic Silver medalist Elvis Stojko. He was never the same after it and did not even make the top 5 in the 2002 Olympics.
Michelle will petition to get on the team which, should not be too bad since unlike 1994, (which was the last time a skater who was unable to compete petitioned to be placed on the US team) there are three spots instead of two. The womens' field in the US is good but many won't really be ready until 2010. Outside of Sasha Cohen and perhaps Jenny Kirk and Emily Hughes, Michelle should be able to be added to the team without denying a deserving skater an opportunity to compete, which ironically happened to her in 1994 when Nancy Kerrigan was allowed to got to Lillehammer and Michelle, who won silver at the US Nationals that year and who could have competed at the Olympics that year despite her youth, had to settle for being an alternate.

Well, we'll see how it all shakes down.

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