Esther

Esther

Posted on 02/15/2014


Photo taken on January  9, 2014


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2014 United States National Figure Skating Championship - Championship Ladies Short Program - Bronze medalist Mirai Nagasu

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Maria Mickle, one42chrisp, Larry Drummond have particularly liked this photo


10 comments - The latest ones
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Lovely. Watched some of the Olympics figure skating last night.
4 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
She will look back at this when she's older and wonder "Did I REALLY get into these positions!"
4 years ago.
Colin
Colin
Great image caught at the peak of the action Esther.
4 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Thanks for your comments.
4 years ago.
one42chrisp
one42chrisp
It amazes me how they can do this and spin at the same time, but I never tire of watching it! Nice shot!
4 years ago.
Esther
Esther
In photographing so many skaters, I realized that there were multiple positions for the same spin.
4 years ago.
one42chrisp has replied to Esther
I'll never forget watching Nathalie Krieg, a Swiss skater, at the 1994 Olympics, she couldn't skate very well, except she could spin like nobody else! I believed she held a record for the longest ever spin, it was some ridiculous amount of time. Her spins were such excellent quality that she managed to place 16th, despite not being able to do much else, I don't think she could do a triple jump. She was a treat to watch :-)

Then after Nathalie came Lucinda Ruh, I saw her skate at a couple of World Championships, her spinning was fabulous too, she could do a few more of the elements as well :-) In fact she became pretty good before injury put an end to her competition career.

The Swiss seem to be able to spin very well, Denise Biellmann really started something there ;-)
4 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Lucinda Ruh was an incredible skater. I saw her once in person and her spins were unbelievable.
4 years ago.
one42chrisp has replied to Esther
I saw her at two Worlds and yes, her spins were second to none!!
4 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Yulia Lipnitskaya has potential to be an equally amazing spinner.
4 years ago.