Nobody is having extra enjoyable right here than Alysa Liu, the 16-year-old from the United States who simply smiled via her entire quick program in her Olympic debut. After all that has occurred right here with the doping scandal this week, enjoyable looks as if a novel — and vital — idea.
Liu, who grew to become the youngest U.S. nationwide champion when she was 13, had been hoping to land a triple axel right here, however solely landed a double. She hit three different triple jumps, although, and skated with a verve and a pleasure that I’ll bear in mind. Her rating of 69.50 factors put her in second general.