STILL TO SKATE TONIGHT. OUT OF EDMONTON. FINISHED 14TH AT LAST YEAR’S NATIONALS. HERE IS ERIC LIU. THE RECENT CHALLENGER COMING BACK FROM AN INJURY THIS FALL. SPRAINED HIS RIGHT ANKLE.>>Tracy: HIS COACH WAS ALSO KAETLYN OSMOND’S COACH. OPENING WITH A TRIPLE AXEL.>>Rod: HE REALLY TELEGRAPHED THAT.>>Tracy: THAT’S A BIG TRICK TO IS START WORKING INTO A PROGRAM. HE HAS A TRIPLE-TRIPLE PLANNED HERE. THEY WILL NEED IT AFTER THE MISS ON THE FIRST JUMP. TRIPLE LUTZ. NICE!>>Rod: HANGING ON.>>Tracy: AND PATIENT! ERIC IS 17 YEARS OF AGE. HE WAS THIRD IN JUNIORS IN 2014 AT THE AGE OF 12. AT THAT POINT HE DECIDED TO LEAVE THE SPORT. HE LOST HIS MOTIVATION. TOOK A FEW YEARS AWAY AND CAME BACK AND REALLY HAD TO START FROM SCRATCH BUT IT WAS HIS CHOICE TO COME BACK FOR SIMPLY THE LOVE OF SKATING AND THE CHALLENGE. [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] [ Applause ]>>Rod: GOOD THING THAT HE DIDN’T WALK AWAY FROM SKATING.>>Tracy: UH-HUH. YOU CAN SEE HIS POTENTIAL. HE MOVES WELL. HE HAD A NASTY INJURY SPRAINING ANKLE IN THE FALL MISSING TWO MONTHS OF TRAINING AND WORKING HIS WAY BACK IN.>>Rod: WORKED OUT TONIGHT FOR ( ♪♪ ) You okay? Mm-hmm. Are you excited
or are you scared? Scared. You’ll be okay. ( ♪♪ ) We all play for something
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we’re willing to work for it. From the farms to the forests. From our mountains to our coastlines. From our most
remote communities to our busiest of cities. It’s the Canadian Dream, and we’ll get out of it what we put into it. Introducing eight all new 2019 Chevrolet Silverados. Because there
is work to be done.>>Rod: FORMER BRONZE MEDALLIST IN THE JUNIORS. SILVER MEDALLIST AS A NOVICE. HE WAS OUT OF THE JUNIOR RANKS A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO AND AS TRACY WILSON MENTIONED WE WALKED AWAY FROM SKATING FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO. KAETLYN OSMOND IS NOT SKATING. ERIC TELEGRAPHS THE TRIPLE AXEL WHICH IS A NEW ELEMENT FOR HIM AND IT’S COMING ALONG NICELY. A GOOD ATTEMPT FOR HIM. UNFORTUNATE FOR THE FALL. HE GETS TO SOME NICE HEIGHT. A LITTLE BIT METHODICAL. AT THE JUNIOR LEVEL LAST YEAR HE FINISHED 14. HAS SOME NEW ELEMENTS. SO THAT’S GREAT. HE’S JUST TALKING ABOUT THE NERVOUS AND FEELING RELAXED.>>Rod: SO THE ONE POINT FOR THE FALL, THE

Eric LIU Short Program 2019 Canadian National Skating Championships
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