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Nam NGUYEN Free Skate 2019 Canadian National Skating Championships

Nam NGUYEN Free Skate 2019 Canadian National Skating Championships


BIG MOMENT HERE FOR THIS YOUNG MAN. NAM NGUYEN WHO WON A NATIONAL TITLE BACK IN 2015 AT A VERY TENDER AGE. EVERYBODY THOUGHT THE WORLD WAS HIS. HE’S NOT MADE IT TO THE OLYMPICS. WALKED AWAY FROM SKATING, IT LOOKED LIKE, DECIDED THIS YEAR TO COME BACK IN A SERIOUS WAY. A GREAT SHORT PROGRAM YESTERDAY.>>Tracy: HE WAS ONLY 16 WHEN HE WON THE NATIONAL TITLE AND FINISHED FIFTH IN THE WORLD THAT YEAR. AND THEN CARRIED THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD ON HIS SHOULDERS. SKATED LIKE HE WAS FREE OF THE PRESSURE LAST NIGHT. LET’S SEE IF HE CAN TURN IT UP AGAIN TONIGHT, OPENING WITH HIS QUAD SAL AND COMBINATION. YES! [ Cheering and Applause ]>>Tracy: DIDN’T DO THE SECOND JUMP. THAT’S ALL RIGHT. HE CAN INCLUDE IT LATER.>>Rod: ANOTHER QUAD COMING UP. (♪♪♪)>>Tracy: SECOND QUAD SAL …>>Rod: THERE’S THE COMBO!>>Tracy: DOUBLE TOE!>>Rod: ADDS IT ON.>>Rod: THIS IS THE CRITICAL JUMP COMING UP HERE.>>Tracy: YOU GOT IT. IT’S A TRIPLE AXEL.>>Rod: AND HE GOT IT.>>Tracy: TRIPLE AXEL, TRIPLE TOE.>>Rod: IT’S BEEN A CRAZY WEEK FOR NAM. A LONG WAY TO GET HERE. MISSED HIS CONNECTION. GOT A RIDE TO SAINT JOHN WITH A COUPLE OF SKATING FANS IN A RENT-A-CAR. THE GREAT ROAD TRIP THAT COULD LEAD TO GOLD. (♪♪♪)>>Tracy: HE BROUGHT IN KURTIST BROWNING TO HELP WITH THE CHOREOGRAPHY, THE PRESENTATION. HE SKATES TO LA-LA LAND, THE SOUNDTRACK. (♪♪♪) HE’S GOT ANOTHER TRIPLE AXEL COMING UP RIGHT HERE. NICE!>>Rod: CHECKING OFF ALL THE JUMPS SO FAR.>>Tracy: TRIPLE FLIP, TRIPLE TOE! (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪)>>Rod: ONE MORE TO COME HERE.>>Tracy: AND THIS AUDIENCE IS WORKING TO GIVE HIM THE ENERGY HE NEEDS. (♪♪♪)>>Tracy: TRIPLE LOOP.>>Rod: YES! (♪♪♪)>>Rod: THIS PLACE IS GOING TO GO NUTS. (♪♪♪) [ Cheering and Applause ]>>Rod: YES, SIR, NAM NGUYEN. RECOMMITTED, REFOCUSED. AND COULD REGAIN A NATIONAL TITLE. SPECTACULAR, GREAT SPORTSMANSHIP FROM HIS BUDDY KEEGAN MESSING WHO IS GOING TO SKATE NEXT. THEN THE KID. THE NEW NAM COULD BECOME A CHAMPION It’s the $4.99
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to a secret beach. And then… My mommy gave me an ice cream. -Wow! Good story. Air Transat.
Vacation is calling. Does this map show the Peninsula Trail? You won’t find that on a map. I’ll take you there. ( ♪♪ ) Man:
Take this left. If you listen real hard, you can hear
the whales. ( ♪♪ ) Oop! (Nocturnal bird chirps) Hear that? Our Subaru Outback
lets us see the world… (Laugh) sometimes in ways
we never imagined.>>Rod: GIST GIVE. KNOCKED HIM OUT OF THE OLYMPICS. KEEGAN MESSING IS ON THE ICE. NAM NGUYEN, 19, CHANNELS WHAT HE DID A FEW YEARS AGO.>>Tracy: WITH COACH ROB BURKE AND DANIELLE ROSE AND HE HAD SUCH A DISAPPOINTMENT AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AFTER. HE DID THINK ABOUT MOVING ON, BUT HE AND ROB HAVE WORKED SO HARD TO BRING HIS SKATING BACK. JUST A BEAUTIFUL PERFORMANCE, VERY MEASURED AND FOCUSED, SHOWING HE’S WELL TRAINED, CONSISTENT. YOU COULD SEE HIS EXPERIENCE AS A PERFORMER THROUGHOUT THAT PROGRAM.>>Rod: SUCH GREAT EXPECTATIONS FOR HIM. SHOULD MOVE INTO FIRST PLACE. HE GETS THAT BIG SCORE, FIRST PLACE. NOW HAS TO WAIT, AND HE COULD BECOME A CANADIAN CHAMPION AGAIN. WELCOME BACK, NAM NGUYEN, IN A BIG,

25 comments

I am happy for him but I don't see any influence of Kurt Browning or breakthrough in presentation. He seemed, slow, methodical and a bit doe-eyed.

The improvement in Nam's skating overall is amazing since he left Vancouver. And here's hoping he will have two great skates at Worlds….

Still skates slow but so much improvement! Love it! ..need more speed in certain part of the choreography and faster spins. Go Nam!! Good luck at worlds!

Stephen Gogolev was obviously robbed of the Gold during these championships. His program and speed was superior to that snail paced,
atrocious program of Nam Nguyen. This program is just a horrible eyesore with no style.

Why are they skating if they are not gymnasts? Push up with your hands up your head's head not just with your hands on your chest. Diversify these bad and monotonous programs. Very weak on pirouette. They make spins only low.
Look here real artistic skating https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qudTG2bpzys

The second quad Salchow was actually better than the first! Happy to see Nam win this and go to the Olympics, especially after not making it to Sochi in 2014 and having a few down seasons in the recent past.

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