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    My husband, daughter, son-in-law and 2 grandchildren just came back from the COI at the Meadowlands in NJ. My family knows how much I love MK and of course, they like me, gave her a standing ovation. Others also gave her one but it certainly wasn't like it was in the old days. (Sasha also got an ovation). Back to the part were my family knows how much I love MK. My oldest granddaughter, Carleigh, who is 9, said "MK looked very tired today and did not skate like she usually does even though I knew she wasn't going to do any jumps. She also said she didn't like her music, but that it was fitting for saying good bye to her fans. This is from a 9 year old. Then she went on to say Sasha skated beautifully today which she did. She only fell on a jump during the closing part of the show. Anyone else who saw COI anywhere so far have any thoughts or anyone else care to comment.

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    Yeh ai went on 4/23 in Long Island and I didn't feel the same-to me it just looked like she was lovin' being out there.
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    Thanks for the report. It probably should have been posted in the
    COI thread. How did you think MK skated, did she really look tired or
    was that just your granddaughter's assessment?

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    The tour is gruelling so I imagine all the skaters get tired at times, but, of course, the show must go on. When I think about the tour, I get tired. lol

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    MK said herself that things depended on how she felt at the end of the summer. if it were up to me, she'd be skating when she was 60 but it's not. from the pics i've seen and the tv interview on The View, she seemed happy for the most part. I think she did pick this song in case it is good-bye but I won't close the door until MK closes it herself.

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    ITA, Sonny!

    It is interesting that just so many people quickly forget/never listen what Michelle says.
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    Maybe she was just tired tonight?

    She DOESN'T look like she does when she's in top form. Jumps aside. Some of her other moves aren't quite back up to notch yet, but every report I've seen until now didn't mention anything about seeming fatigued.

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    If I recall.... last year's song was an appropriate goodbye song as well... You really can't read too much into things. But, should it be it, it really is a lovely number, and I'm sure she must love skating to it to have chosen it.

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    Yeah, I was there today. And her performance was beautiful as always, but it also choked me up a little. It felt very much like her goodbye performance.

    Everyone knew that she couldn't perform any jumps, and even she knew it.

    I think it looked like she was tired or at least a little saddened that she couldn't peform in the finale due to her injuries. However, that is just me.

    Maybe it was just me, because I was just as sad not seeing her enough.

    However, I still enjoyed everybit of the whole show.

    And her performance rocked way better than anybody elses performance, except maybe Plushenko's.

    Anyway, it was great to finally see her in person. I will have more from you guys when I get my pictures developed.
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    It has taken a long time for her to start doing jumps. I think the injury is a lot more serious than she is saying. I also believe that the move to her present coach was not good for her as it wasn't for Abt who suffered so many injuries that he stopped competing. I believe she will announce her retirement from competition as did Goebel. Sadly I do say this and we have to accept it.

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    You SO cannot compare Kwan to Abt. Apples and oranges.

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    if Michelle is forced to retire because of her injuries, I will be sad and maybe not able to watch skating for a long time. I say forced out because she has vocalized that her heart is still in it, she has shown by her willingness to skate with no jumps that her heart is still in it, now we can just pray that her body is still in it. i think i would feel much better if she retired because she wanted to and not because she had to. at any rate, as i said earlier, i am waiting for her own words to tell me she's staying or leaving...otherwise i will be a nervous shamble by the time she gives a final announcement.

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    What are you all talking about? Michelle is going to continue and go to the Olympics in 2010 and win the gold medal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Builder7
    It has taken a long time for her to start doing jumps. I think the injury is a lot more serious than she is saying. I also believe that the move to her present coach was not good for her as it wasn't for Abt who suffered so many injuries that he stopped competing. I believe she will announce her retirement from competition as did Goebel. Sadly I do say this and we have to accept it.

    Michelle not jumping in her COI performances does not mean she has not started jumping yet in practice. It's very possible she has, although of course she is not at absolute one hundred percent. But there is no reason for her to put jumps in her COI performance. It isn't necessary, and it would be pointless to do them every night and risk slowing the healing process. And perhaps that's why she isn't doing them.
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    I saw both the Philly and the Long Island shows and the Kween was mesmerizing in both. Michelle doesn't need jumps to give a riveting performance...There aren't many skaters who can "perform" that way...Think Dorothy Hamill..Her(MK's) presence on and command of the ice override any triple jump..

    Several of my friends were at the NJ show and they had a completely different opinion of MK's performance.....(than the original poster...)
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    Default It may just be frustration as well.

    I haven't been to COI this year, but I can only imagine how frustrating it is for her not to be able to skate like she wants to. To have her mind will one thing and her body not cooperate. All I wish is for her to get healthy and be able to skate with the freedom and joy.

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    I was there yesterday at NJ and she did not look tired to me. I was lucky to sit right next to the tunnel, and got to see her when she was going onto the ice and leaving the ice. I got a smile and a wave as I held up my Viva La Kwan sign.
    As a fan always with my nose behind the camera, I decided to really watch and savor each moment this time of her program. She skated with her heart and soul and so smoothly yet gently.As she came around the arena in her spiral, I couldn't resist, put my camera up and got my dream shot of her spiral, the expression on her face is so precious, and her position is as great as ever, preinjury or not.
    VIVA LA KWAN!!!!

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    I hope this thead doesn't evolve a la the game called Telephone. Remember folks it was a precocious 9 year old who said that Michelle "looked" tired, not that she "was" tired. So,please don't read anything more into the comment.

    I was at the show and sat next to the tunnel. Michelle was radiant waiting to go on the ice, and radiant coming off. She was radiant backstage with the fans and she was still going strong a half hour later being videotaped on the ice in an empty arena.

    Was she in fact tired? I don't have a clue. What I do know is that she gave 120% to the audience and 120% to the fans backstage and she was totally energized and engaged in the videotaping. She is truly amazing.
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    Default Michelle at COI

    I was at COI in Nassau Colliseum and sat right next to the entrance where the skaters come in. Michelle looked beautiful both waiting to go on the ice and also during her performance.

    I was sitting next to a family with two little girls. One of them did a book report about Michelle and was so happy to be seeing her up close.
    When Michelle was going onto the ice for the closing, the little girl sat right next to my seat to take a picture of Michelle. When Michelle realized she was having her picture taken by a fan, she turned and flashed that radiant smile at us. She looked totally relaxed and happy to be skating. And as always she was so gracious to her fans.

    I think she is doing exactly what she said she is doing - no jumping and giving herself a chance to heal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maureen

    I think she is doing exactly what she said she is doing - no jumping and giving herself a chance to heal.

    Maureen
    Cute story. I love her.

    ITA though. It isn't as if I think we should all be ridiculously optimistic (I.e.- Michelle will be in the 2018 Olympic games, winning her third gold medal at the age of thirty-eight.), but I wish people wouldn't always read into Michelle's words and actions for the worst. It's not fair. I think she means what she says.
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    I was also at the NJ show and thought Michelle looked great. She's obviously not doing jumps, but when she came out on the ice she gave a huge smile and waved to the crowd because the ovation was so strong and long before she could even take her opening position. All during her number she had such a radiant, warm smile and if she was in pain, it didn't show to me.

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    You're exactly right Maureen, and it was so nice to meet you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nymkfan51
    You're exactly right Maureen, and it was so nice to meet you!

    What nymkfan51 said.
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    I was there in the second row and Michelle looked RADIANT and not tired at all to me. She had a big smile on her face. Sasha actually looked more lackluster compared to her Marshalls performance.

    I know I stood up for Michelle but I don't know if anyone else did in my section. No one where I was stood up for Sasha or anyone else for that matter lol. Fans are getting lazy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by belladella
    I hope this thead doesn't evolve a la the game called Telephone. Remember folks it was a precocious 9 year old who said that Michelle "looked" tired, not that she "was" tired. So,please don't read anything more into the comment.

    I was at the show and sat next to the tunnel. Michelle was radiant waiting to go on the ice, and radiant coming off. She was radiant backstage with the fans and she was still going strong a half hour later being videotaped on the ice in an empty arena.

    Was she in fact tired? I don't have a clue. What I do know is that she gave 120% to the audience and 120% to the fans backstage and she was totally energized and engaged in the videotaping. She is truly amazing.
    Do tell? What was this for?

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