Off the ice, Sasha looks like an underdeveloped girl--cute but way too skinny. But she skates with the grace of a ballerina, absolutely beautiful. There's something about the way she holds her arms. And no one matched her on those tricky leg extension thingies: Her perfectly straight, perfectly still leg is amazing. It's like geometry--a perfect angle. Similarly when she performs what I guess is the Biellmann/Selena stretch spin, her torso and leg become a circle.
It was such a disappointment when she fell--not once but twice. But she picked herself up as if nothing had happened and finished strong. I was glad she won the silver.