Originally Posted by gemlady
I'm with you on the skating results. I'd be watching now except I saw Sasha's falls in practice and came online for the results instead.
She was focused on teh results, too! In fact, she started out with something to prove. In music and all other performances, this is a big NO-NO. You focus on the music. You focus on telling your audience what Prokofiev or Copland or whoever is writing about. Once you start getting ideas like "I'm favored for the gold" or "I have to get the gold" going through your head, you WILL fail.
She had sometime to prove. She did not, in any way, enjoy herself out there. I see a lot of myself in Sasha. All talk and then easily intimidated when she's basically got it in the bag. It's a really sucky feeling, in case anyone's wondering