Monday, 22 February 2010

Joy and Sorrow for the Canadian Team

So there is happy news and terrible news for the Canadian team in Vancouver. Tragically, Joannie Rochette's mother, Therese Rochette, just passed away suffering a heart attack on Sunday at the age of 55. Rochette still plans to compete tomorrow night, and even attended her official practice (pictured). All our thoughts and prayers are with Joannie and her family at this difficult time.

In other skating news, Virtue and Moir took a comfortable lead in the original dance section of the competition yesterday. Both Virtue/Moir and Davis/White skated out of their skins to take first and second position, pushing Domnina and Shabalin's much-talked about Aboriginal program down to third. The free dance today is going to be great; whilst the medallists appear to be set, will they move around?

It's also been confirmed that Evan Lysacek and Nastia Liukin; anyone else with me in not being suprised at all? I'm just wondering if it's too cyncical to think of it as a match made in NBC heaven.


Not An Expert said...

I absolutely agree on the Evan/Nastia thing, the media are just going to eat them up. Such a terrible thing to happen to Joannie and her family, too.

becauseofitall said...

Could someone explain to me why Virtue/Moir were scored a full point higher than Davis/White?

Kate said...

I'm not exactly sure; I'm not an expert on ice dance and I thought they were pretty similar, but take a look at the protocols and see!