>>CHEN LU WAS SIXTH IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN ALBERTVILLE TWO YEARS AGO. SHE WAS THIRD IN THE WORLD FOLLOWING THAT IN 1992 IN OAKLAND, THIRD IN THE WORLD LAST YEAR IN PRAGUE. AND SHE IS STILL ONLY 17. HERE IS THE TECHNICAL PROGRAM OF CHEN LU OF CHINA. SHE WILL>>SHE MIXES ALL OF THE ELEMENTS OF EVERYTHING THAT MAKES WOMEN’S FIGURE SKATING SO ENJOYABLE TO WATCH. BEAUTIFUL ART INDUSTRY, GREAT ATHLETIC ABILITY. HER OPENING MOVE IS A TRIPLE LUTZ, DOUBLE TOE LOOP. SHE HAS BEEN HAVING TROUBLE WITH IT. TRIPLE LUTZ, DBLE TOE– AND SHE OVERRODE IT. SHE WAS TOO CLOSE TO THE WALL. THAT WILL BE A .2 DEDUCTION.>>REQUIRED DOUBLE AXEL. AND A FINAL SPIN, THE CLASSIC SPIN FOR ALL OF THE WOMEN FIGURE SKATERS, THE LAY-BACK.>>WELL, TO HAVE SUCH A GENTLE QUALITY ABOUT IT. CHEN LU, THE YOUNGEST DAUGT OVER AN ICE HOCKEY PLAYER, AND A TABLE TENNIS PLAYER IN CHINA.>>ANOTHER LOOK AT THE TRIPLE LUTZ. SHE GOT INTO THE AIR FINE. TOO CLOSE TO THE WALL. THE ICE HERE IS BIG, BUT NOT BIG ENOUGH. SHE IS OVERROTATED AND SHE IS UP AGAINST THE WALL AND TRIED TO SNEAK IT UP, BUT COULDN’T DO IT. .2 DEDUCTION. ANOTHER LOOK. THE FEET. WATCH THE LANDING. SHE HAS TO LAND ON ONE FOOT. THE RIGHT FOOT IS CLEAN, BUT TOO CLOSE TO THE WALL. YOU CAN SEE HOW CLOSE SHE IS. SHE ALMOST HIT IT ON THE LANDING OF THE TRIPLE LUTZ AND COULDN’T GET THE DOUBLE TOE LOOP.>>HERE ARE THE FIRST SET OF MARKS FOR CHEN LU.>>THESE ARE VERY GOOD. AGAIN, A MINOR DEDUCTION. SHE COMPLETED THE ELEMENT, BUT OVERROTATED AND COULDN’T HANG ON TO THE LANDING ON THE SECOND JUMP. THIS IS FROM THE CORNER CAMERA, NICE AND CAME AROUND AND SQUEAK AROUND. THAT IS A MOVABLE CAMERA, BUT HE COULDN’T MOVE HIS CAMERA FAST ENOUGH AND SHE COULDN’T GET IT IN FAST ENOUGH.>>THERE WERE VISIONS OF MIDORI ITO.

Chen Lu 1994 Winter Olympics Short Program
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7 thoughts on “Chen Lu 1994 Winter Olympics Short Program

  • August 28, 2010 at 4:13 pm
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    So beautiful!

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  • September 29, 2010 at 2:13 am
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    Does anyone have any idea the title of the music used, please? Thanks. 🙂

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  • October 4, 2010 at 9:55 am
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    @Jal8919536 At the start of the program, the commentator says that Chen Lu "will skate to Clair De Lune"

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  • July 13, 2011 at 12:47 am
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    Even though she almost fell there at the beginning…this is better, in my opinion, than Nancy Kerrigan or Oksana Baiul! (I know I'm probably alone on this)

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  • December 18, 2011 at 5:03 am
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    @lflagr No, you're not. Artistic marks should have been at least 0,3 points higher. In fact she did a minor mistake on double toe-loop so technical marks should have been much higher too

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  • March 11, 2012 at 3:53 pm
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    @lflagr You're not alone in yout opinion: I think that her skating was more graceful and beautiful than the other's!

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  • August 23, 2015 at 12:04 am
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    Chen Lu's technical marks are far too low compared to Oksana Baiul who had a two footed landing on her lutz, but received much higher marks. Her artistic marks were also too low compared to the Oksana Baiul. I feel the same for the LP. Lu Chen's artistry, skating skills and interpretation are impeccable: clearly the best in the competition to me, as is her ability to cleanly land the most difficult jump in this competition; the triple lutz. Her programs are high expressive art with every movement carefully articulated like a master carving a painting on an icy canvas AND she had more triples in her LP than Oksana; therefore, I think Lu Chen should have won Gold. Oksana was my second favorite in artistry, though I could see where Nancy Kerrigan could have place above her because of Baiul's somewhat "accidental" ending to her LP program, her lack of triples, double footed landings and Nancy's superior spirals. Nancy's technical score may have been close to Lu Chen's, but in terms of artistry I think Lu Chen is much better. I think Lu Chen was hurt by not having the status of world champion and her lack of connection to Eastern European / Russian countries and North America. I think figure skating judging is often judged unfairly.

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