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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Alina Zagitova One-ups Perfection:

Yevgenia did a historic skate yesterday and blew away the competition.  The only problem is her 15 year old teammate did the exact same thing today -- including the arms over the head triples.  They train under the same coach at the same place and see each other every day, so I guess you can't really keep that trick a secret.

Alina Zagitova scored a 158 on her free skate, only two points below the highest score ever in women's figure skating -- scored by who else but Yevgenia.

There was absolutely nothing wrong with her routine so I'm not sure why she was two points below.  In any event, we're looking at an incredible competition a week from now when the individual women's figure skating contest begins.

Yevgenia is a big fan of anime and skated to the classical opening to Sailor Moon while cosplaying as Sailor Moon in a previous event, (even down to the dango twin tails hair style), so for purely partisan reasons I'll be cheering for Yevgenia.  But Pyeongchang is blessed to have either of these skaters on the ice.

I've been looking forward to these Olympics for years and it's already lived up to the hype.  The figure skating quality that's already been shown in the team competition is surreal -- and not just in the women's group, the men, pairs and ice dancing teams had some amazing moments too.

Meanwhile, my Final Fantasy 8 music within my hall of fame had a ton of remixes so I had to cut it down to size.  The new total is 4451 songs, still 10.1 days in length.  Will the era of remixes ever end?

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