Mao Asada, possibly her last skate ever, puts on one of the most inspiring performances of the Sochi Olympics.
still not over this. the relative lack of crossovers, the mind blowing technical content, and the greatest step sequence of all the ladies. carolina’s got better skating skills/blade control, but the pure effort and engagement of the whole body is just unparalleled. and the power of mao and rachmaninoff! i loved the parallels ever since her bells of moscow program. they the only regret is that the spiral is chained to the step sequence and her beautiful positions don’t get their due.