Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Program of the Day

Because I think it's a good thing to take a couple of minutes out of your busy day to just relax and watch some high-quality skating!

Today's program comes courtesy of the Europeans, which I'll be looking back on between now and the start of Worlds later this month.

The Europeans were in Bern, Switzerland, and the home-nation hopeful was Sarah Meier. Despite two consecutive silver medals in this event in 2007 and 2008, Meier has struggled with both inconsistancy and injury and was by no means favourite to take the gold at this event. Her gorgeous free skate, land subsequent home win, was Meier's last ever competition. She called it "the perfect ending", and after watching it you'll have to agree. Her reaction at the end of the program and in the Kiss and Cry is unbelievably emotional and moving, and one of the best moments of a European championships that was somewhat lackluster in other areas. Enjoy!

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