ICENETWORK: Change of scenery puts Nagasu on solid ground
2010 OLYMPIAN PRACTICING TRIPLE AXEL UNDER TUTELAGE OF ZAKRAJSEK
Only in the rarified air of a few elite sports — or a modeling agency -- would a 21-year-old woman refer to herself in terms befitting a grizzled veteran without a hint of irony. But figure skating is one of those sports, and a still-young Mirai Nagasu has been there, seen that, read the hype. There's a lot she could say -- about coaching changes, or the clean programs at the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships that didn't qualify her for the Sochi Olympics — but she just wants to look forward.
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The Manley Woman Skate Cast: Episode #78: Tom Zakrajsek
July 2014 - An interview with Tom Zakrajsek. Tom competed in Men’s Singles and Pairs, then became a judge. But he’s made the biggest impact as a coach.
"Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming."
a person who has defeated or surpassed all rivals in a competition, especially in sports.
"a champion hurdler"
synonyms: winner, titleholder, defending champion, gold medalist, titlist, record holder;
"For an athlete there is a difference between being excellent, being successful and being a champion."
When assigning repetitions while the skater is in season coaches should consider floor jumping which also effectively trains the myelin pathway. This is a very good activity for including in an off ice pre-competition warm up. Team USA member Chase Belmontes demonstrates a triple loop.