Hughes loses gold after tumble on ice

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Kimmie Meissner has a national title to go with her crown from the world championships.

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Jan 27, 2007
 
You'll get em next time!

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Jan 27, 2007
 
She went for it, as all of skaters do and she fail, as many of her pass/retired rivals. Oh, well, that is life for all.

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Jan 27, 2007
 
She went for it, as all of the skaters do and she failed, as many of her pasT/retired rivals. Oh, well, that is life for all.
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Jan 28, 2007
 
as a ex long islander I love the hughes
sisters great thanks

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Jan 28, 2007
 
bill cullin wrote:
as a ex long islander I love the hughes
sisters great thanks
They skate remarkably well, work hard and have a great attitude. Emily Hughes reminds me of Irina Slutskaya, in her exhuberance, fast skating and that big smile on her face which shows how much she enjoys skating.

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Jan 28, 2007
 
bill cullin wrote:
as a ex long islander I love the hughes
sisters great thanks
Thank you bill, since, I believe you said thank to me above you.
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Jan 28, 2007
 
Emily Hughes was stunning in her performance at Nationals. I can't believe that NEWSDAY would put such a bad picture of Emily on the cover of the sports section.
This is her hometown paper????
SHAME ON YOU!!!
Anyone who knows anything about figure skating knows who the better skater is. Emily's spins are incredible, her spiral sequence level 4, and her passion and power over the top.
She is truley a CHAMPION.
Pictures like these are why I will never subscribe to your paper.

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Jan 28, 2007
 
Val wrote:
Emily Hughes was stunning in her performance at Nationals. I can't believe that NEWSDAY would put such a bad picture of Emily on the cover of the sports section.
This is her hometown paper????
SHAME ON YOU!!!
Anyone who knows anything about figure skating knows who the better skater is. Emily's spins are incredible, her spiral sequence level 4, and her passion and power over the top.
She is truley a CHAMPION.
Pictures like these are why I will never subscribe to your paper.
Yes, I agree with most what you stated, but no one is the best. Let us not get like some of Overly confident Russian skater fans. Yes, what does one expects when one's Dad builds a ice rink on one's back yard. look out, Emily is moving-up in skating I believe and I hope it is without a Russian coach. "WE" borbarded with that in these blogs. I Post and they come, here!
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Jan 28, 2007
 
Val stated most of what I came on here to write. Emily Hughes skated a personal best, maintained a wonderful attitude and WON a silver medal. With all of these accomplishments - Newsday somehow managed to portray this experience as a failure!

There is no excuse for that. Her hometown paper should be supporting her - especially when she had such a successful night. Only Newsday could turn this wonderful performance into a negative story.

I echo Val in saying "Shame on you, Newsday!"
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Jan 29, 2007
 
Val wrote:
Emily Hughes was stunning in her performance at Nationals. I can't believe that NEWSDAY would put such a bad picture of Emily on the cover of the sports section.
This is her hometown paper????
SHAME ON YOU!!!
Anyone who knows anything about figure skating knows who the better skater is. Emily's spins are incredible, her spiral sequence level 4, and her passion and power over the top.
She is truley a CHAMPION.
Pictures like these are why I will never subscribe to your paper.
I agree, Emily did very well and has nothing to apologize for...what article are you speaking of that upsets you so...I would like to read it...yes, the Hughes have money but that doesn't make for great skaters...that takes practice and dedication. I know that other skaters have done well with a lot less than Emily has money wise but she doesn't strike me as a spoiled rich kid and her parents seem down to earth as well...that's my opinion anyway.
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Jan 29, 2007
 
Val wrote:
Emily Hughes was stunning in her performance at Nationals. I can't believe that NEWSDAY would put such a bad picture of Emily on the cover of the sports section.
This is her hometown paper????
SHAME ON YOU!!!
Anyone who knows anything about figure skating knows who the better skater is. Emily's spins are incredible, her spiral sequence level 4, and her passion and power over the top.
She is truley a CHAMPION.
Pictures like these are why I will never subscribe to your paper.
Major 'DUH' on my part...gee, I clicked on the article line and guess what...there was the article..yes, poor taste for sure...wonder why? She did so well and was so hurt at the last Olympics that you would think she would be a heroine..I really have a lot of respect for this young girl..she is truly a person with great character. She demonstrated that when she didn't throw a fit over being bumped from the 2006 Olympic team...she is a very good and very young skater with a whole bunch to offer...a good role model..I think!

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Jan 29, 2007
 
confused wrote:
Val stated most of what I came on here to write. Emily Hughes skated a personal best, maintained a wonderful attitude and WON a silver medal. With all of these accomplishments - Newsday somehow managed to portray this experience as a failure!
There is no excuse for that. Her hometown paper should be supporting her - especially when she had such a successful night. Only Newsday could turn this wonderful performance into a negative story.
I echo Val in saying "Shame on you, Newsday!"
Confused, I think that the very problem with Emily preformance was her nerves; after, she and her coach, both discovered that she did NOT pack her dress 20 minutes before her preformance was the major factor.

Although, people will always going to talk negative/positive, one cannot let things get to one like the article have stated.

Emily is a lvory league girl and may plan on starting her college immediately. We may see her less in compeitions, until right before the Olympic in Vancouer in 2010. Controling one's nerves are a personal element that even the BEST coach(es) cannot teach, but is a characteristic of oneself. Some have it and some do not.
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Feb 1, 2007
 
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<quoted text>Confused, I think that the very problem with Emily preformance was her nerves; after, she and her coach, both discovered that she did NOT pack her dress 20 minutes before her preformance was the major factor.
Although, people will always going to talk negative/positive, one cannot let things get to one like the article have stated.
Emily is a lvory league girl and may plan on starting her college immediately. We may see her less in compeitions, until right before the Olympic in Vancouer in 2010. Controling one's nerves are a personal element that even the BEST coach(es) cannot teach, but is a characteristic of oneself. Some have it and some do not.
Well, I'll be darned Eddie..you actually have made a very good point..yes, Emily probably does have problems with her nerves but she sure did a great job despite of it..she did very well considering the stress she was under and her skating lacks nothing.

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montana wrote:
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Well, I'll be darned Eddie..you actually have made a very good point..yes, Emily probably does have problems with her nerves but she sure did a great job despite of it..she did very well considering the stress she was under and her skating lacks nothing.
Yes, even a Parrot CAN make or repeat a very good point(s). I am looking for Emily to follow in her sister's footsteps. Nice posts

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Feb 16, 2007
 
I think Emily would be better off NOT to follow in her sister's footsteps. Sarah never won a national or world title and her Olympic gold was a fluke. The following year, 2003, I was at World's and watched Michelle Kwan claim yet another World title while Sarah was down in the pack somewhere because she "flutzed" the week away. After that she was never on the competitive scene again. It is a shame, that as an Olympic champion, Sarah has done nothing to leave her mark or make a contribution to the sport of figure skating. So if you admire Emily, I would think it would be better to look for Emily to exceed her sister's footsteps.

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Feb 16, 2007
 
Yes, Sarah and Tara, both did not give us much after their flawless wins. I hope, Emily will do better, in that reguard. Keep blogging, Chatte.
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Feb 17, 2007
 
Chatte wrote:
I think Emily would be better off NOT to follow in her sister's footsteps. Sarah never won a national or world title and her Olympic gold was a fluke. The following year, 2003, I was at World's and watched Michelle Kwan claim yet another World title while Sarah was down in the pack somewhere because she "flutzed" the week away. After that she was never on the competitive scene again. It is a shame, that as an Olympic champion, Sarah has done nothing to leave her mark or make a contribution to the sport of figure skating. So if you admire Emily, I would think it would be better to look for Emily to exceed her sister's footsteps.
I watched KWAN in the 2003 Nationals..wasn't even all that great..and her reaction to Sasha's pain was ugly..so much for 'gracious, elegant, humble, dignified..she 'won' alright and has been stated before on these forums..yet another 'given medal'..however, I absolutely agree that Emily should be herself and not try to emulate her sister..they are two entirely different people. Sarah's win in 2002 was so awesome..she contributed more the the renewed faith in judging than any other skater ever has..the best absolute BEST skater won that night! Read the article on the 2002 Skate America and see what Sarah has had to contend with and more than once..maybe then you may understand why she pretty much hung up her skates..or maybe she just decided to move on..I don't know. She sure blew the world away at the 2002 Olympics though..and will always wear Olympic Gold..KWAN hung around forever and still couldn't manage it...even with a pen..
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Feb 17, 2007
 
I guess we should all bust out crying.
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Feb 17, 2007
 
Joey wrote:
I guess we should all bust out crying.
Kwan wins controversial title at Skate America

Crowd hisses as Hughes denied victory again

By Jenifer K. Nii
Deseret News sports writer

COLORADO SPRINGS There were two big questions swirling around this week at the Skate America figure skating competition: Can Michelle Kwan win big events without her longtime coach by her side, and will Sasha Cohen land the quad?
The answer to both of those questions, at least here at the World Arena Saturday night, is sort of.
Michelle Kwan won her sixth Skate America title, eeking past fellow American Sarah Hughes in a highly controversial decision by the seven-member panel of judges. Despite having a technically inferior program and two major errors, Kwan won first place nods from five of the seven judges.
Kwan singled a double Axel jump and landed only five clean triples, in comparison to Hughes' six. Hughes also landed the most difficult jump combination, a huge triple Salchow-triple loop.
With a rumbling standing ovation and hisses over low scores, spectators overwhelmingly cast their vote for Hughes undoubtedly a curious moment for the much-beloved Kwan."I knew that she must have done a clean performance," said Kwan, about the audience's reaction."I mean, for me personally, I don't feel like this was a victory. I wasn't real ecstatic after the short program. I made mistakes."
Still, Kwan said she was proud of her performance."I've had such a crazy couple of months," she said."I'm glad I was able to stand up tall and skate through it with power ... It was a decent skate."
Hughes has bumped up against questionable judging with increasing frequency in her match-ups with Kwan over the last year, but declined to challenge the panel's decision Saturday.
THIS WAS ANOTHER CLASS ACT BY A HUGHES' SISTER..BUT OF COURSE KWAN 'GRACIOUSLY' ACCEPTED THE GOLD..PLEASE NOTE THE ANGER FROM THE AUDIENCE AND THE SCORN OF THE EXPERT WHO WROTE THIS
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Feb 19, 2007
 
I can't stand all the new skaters coming around except Czisny. She's one chick who really deserves gold. Hughes..she's too slow of a skater. I've seen her in person, she skates at my club. Meh! I dislike Kimmmie and want Michelle vr. Cohen back!

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