I have not forgotten about Christina Gao.
I wanted for her so badly to make the Olympic Team, but it was not to be. But can we just talk about the triple flip + triple toe loop combination that she did in the long program? This girl has not done this jump in competition for years and for her to have executed it as cleanly and superbly as she at this competition meant that she truly wanted to be on that damn team.
Personally, I thought her 3F+3T combination didn’t receive as much credit as it deserved—it was better executed than both 3Lz+3T combinations we saw tonight, and yet it was either scored the same in +GOE, or lower.
all the hearts that you break,
they will get you there