At first I was going to draw a sad comic, because I couldn’t believe 2015 is already half gone.
All season long, Alissa Csizny has referred to herself as a new person and a new skater with new confidence. champion, felt as nervous as she often had in her erratic past and wondered where the new confidence had gone before she took the ice.
There was no better example of her transfiguration than what Czisny did in Friday's short program at the World Figure Skating Championships in Moscow.``I guess this sort of proves what I have been saying all season,'' Czisny told me by telephone after a fourth-place finish that should have been third. ``If the confidence isn't there, I just fake it like tonight,'' she said with a laugh.
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And Czisny wound up within four points of the leaders going into Saturday's free skate final despite feeling she could have skated much better.
``It wasn't my best out there,'' Czisny said, pointing to problems with her footwork and a near loss of control on her layback spin, ``but I fought for everything, and I am satisfied with the result.'' Kim Yuna of South Korea, who should have been second, got the not-so-secret ``reigning Olympic champion bonus'' to take first with 65.91 points.
Miki Ando of Japan, the 2007 world champion, was second at 65.58.
Russian Ksenia Makarova (61.62) benefitted from obvious home cooking to edge Czisny (61.47). was eighth (57.22) after losing 3.9 points for doubling a planned triple lutz and more points when she got a minus-.9 grade of execution on that element.
Reigning world champion Mao Asada of Japan botched two jumps and wound up seventh (58.66). Flatt said a leg injury that cropped up about two weeks ago contributed to her problems on the lutz.``My (right) leg has been bothering me a little bit, and I was thinking at the last minute whether I should do a lutz or a loop,'' Flatt said.
``That kind of distracted me.``I think it's just a lack of belief in what I'm doing right now, in my jumps, just doubting what I've been doing.'' No one had been plagued more by doubt and lack of belief than Czisny, and never had that shown more than in the short program of her two previous appearances at worlds.
In 2007, she fell on her first jump, under rotated the second and placed 18th.
In 2009, she fell on her second and third jumps and was 14th.
Such flops were not uncharacteristic of Czisny until this year, when she left her previous coach after 12 years and began to work with the husband-wife team of Yuka Sato and Jason Dungjen.``I have a new approach to competition,'' she said, ``and fortunately I was able to show that today.'' As is often the case in figure skating, the disreputable habit of giving scores on reputation did not show how the skaters really had done Friday, even if the point differences caused by those marks were small enough to limit outrage.
Ando expressed dissatisfaction with her spins, but she was unquestionably the best skater to everyone but the judges.
She had a stunning, quiet elegance, her movements in complete harmony with the tempo and color of music from the ``Mission,'' her execution of elements secure, her soft flow across the ice mesmerizing.