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Okay, I'm Watching Ice Skating...Why Can't I Make Myself Like Michelle Kwan?

I've just never liked her.

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wow.... michelle is succch an awesome person and skater! I dont know why you dont like her!
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I've just never liked her.
Its the same with me and Henin Hardenne, I do admire her technical game but I dont go gu gu gah gah for her as many do. Yes her backhand is gorgeous but so what, there are more effective backhands then hers. Oh well Kwan is still the graceful queen of skating, however, Lipinski was like the Graf of Skating while she did it professionally. She could do more triples than most man can, at least on the american side of things. I bet you if she tried or practiced landing quadruple jumps she would, what a little jock she was.
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I like her skating...although she's not as technically sound to get those 6.0 she's gotten in the past... but something about "her" I'm not liking. I just can't put my finger on it. I really want to like her because she's American...I'm sure she'll represent the USA in World's just fine.

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I like her skating...although she's not as technically sound to get those 6.0 she's gotten in the past... but something about "her" I'm not liking. I just can't put my finger on it. I really want to like her because she's American...I'm sure she'll represent the USA in World's just fine.
Not on the world competition, isnt Slustkaya back and skating well? She still can land at least one triple triple combo, like triple flip triple flip, Kwan could only land the triple salcow and a double or another easy triple after the salcow. That wouldnt be enough for the Gold medal or 1st place contention. Her free program and artistic merit still keep her solidly in the top 3 spots. Isnt Cohen doing pretty well as well? I havent watched skating since 02 I guess.
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How can you hate someone so graceful?
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Michelle Kwan is what the sport needed the time she came in. I'll always remember how she stated that she didn't lose the gold medal, she won the silver. There's just that something about her that draws me to her -- on top of the fact that she has the most interesting, graceful routines out there. The Vera Wang outfits help a lot as well I'll miss her when she's gone but I want her to get that gold although she doesn't need it to round out all she's achieved.
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Michelle Kwan is what the sport needed the time she came in. I'll always remember how she stated that she didn't lose the gold medal, she won the silver. There's just that something about her that draws me to her -- on top of the fact that she has the most interesting, graceful routines out there. The Vera Wang outfits help a lot as well I'll miss her when she's gone but I want her to get that gold although she doesn't need it to round out all she's achieved.
Yes her graceful lines do it for me, and her Vera Wang ensembles just fit the whole program marvelously and she always selects the right music choreography combo.
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Not on the world competition, isnt Slustkaya back and skating well? She still can land at least one triple triple combo, like triple flip triple flip, Kwan could only land the triple salcow and a double or another easy triple after the salcow. That wouldnt be enough for the Gold medal or 1st place contention. Her free program and artistic merit still keep her solidly in the top 3 spots. Isnt Cohen doing pretty well as well? I havent watched skating since 02 I guess.
Well you have much to learn. First off, Michelle did the 3toe/3toe on MANY occasions. Don't know where you got this salchow business from. Secondly, Slutskaya has never done a 3flip/3flip. No one has, it is impossible to do as a combination, it requires a change of edge. Slutskaya has done 3lutz/3loop, 3salchow/3loop, 3toe/3toe, and maybe another. Michelle has attempted the 3lutz/3loop but fell on the back end during Skate Canada 2001. Kwan also was seen doing 3salchow/3loop in warmups going into the 2001 Worlds long program but she opted to not go for it in the program, didn't need to, and won.

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You just have to love Kwan!!


I enjoy her personality and her dedication to the love of skating. she actually enjoys competing and loves to skate.

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How can you hate someone so graceful?
I don't "hate" her... The only female ice skaters I've ever hated was Nancy Kerrigan...before and after Tonya's goons got her knee.

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i've never really liked her either

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I've just never liked her.
I would think that anyone with as much perseverance, discipline, character, and class as Michelle would be like by everyone.
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I don't "hate" her... The only female ice skaters I've ever hated was Nancy Kerrigan...before and after Tonya's goons got her knee.
Me too.

When she sat there on the ground crying "Why?!" I had less than optimal sympathy.
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