Monday, November 12, 2012
Here Come The Boys!
Johhny's Back...well, kinda : Johnny Weir during his Short Program, ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup 2012, Megasport Sport Center Moscow Russia
Skate America, Skate Canada and Cup of China, it's now time for RUSSIA.
First up, let's discuss the MEN:
Top Three Men: (left to right) Silver Medalist from Japan Takahiko Kozuka, Gold Medalist from Canada Patrick Chan, Bronze Medalist from Czech Republic Michal Brezina--ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup 2012, Megasport Sports Center Moscow, Russia.
Let's Discuss La Johnny:
"rough outing". And then on Saturday before his Free Skate, Weir announced that he was withdrawing from the Cup of Russia due to an old knee injury flaring up.
This is what he said to R-Sport:
“This is a very terrible setback and I’m not happy, but things happen in sports,” Weir said. The three-time U.S. champion said a problem with his anterior cruciate ligament had hampered his short program skate on Friday, when he finished tenth in an error-strewn performance. “About a month ago I had a terrible fall in practice and then I reagitated the same injury with my ACL at the beginning of this week and yesterday I tried in the competition,” he said.“This is not what I wanted to happen here and I wanted to compete and to perform and I’m so sad.”
Now, onto nicer stuff: His Costume (as well as some of the other Men's Costumes)
Lady Gaga "Poker Face"
Johnny's "Poker Face" costume back in 2010
Actors Jean Dujardin and Missi Pyle in "The Artist"
For his Short Program to "The Artist" (incidentally, BOTH his Short Program and Free Skate he skates to "The Artist"--just different songs from the movie--PS: does that EVER happen?) , he wore a very close fitting tuxedo costume that looked well-made. It was elegant yet costume-y with crystal studded lapels, buttons, flipped-down French Cuffs (with cuff links) and the requisite tuxedo striped pant. I think it was a perfect Figure Skating costume rendition of the tuxedos actor Jean Dujardin wore in the film.
And here are some boys who were at the Rostelecom Cup/Cup of Russia 2012 whom I have already discussed previously on my blogs here for Skate America, Skate Canada, etc. during this current 2012-2013 Grand Prix Season:
HERE--basically, I wasn't a fan of it--he skates his Long Program (in this costume) to Puccini's "La Bohème" but he looks more "Pirates of Penzance" as opposed to Paris 1840s Boho. Sorry Patrick. But Congrats on the Gold!
***Next Up: The LADIES of the Rostelecom Cup/ Cup of Russia 2012 !!