Flatt ends her 2010 Olympic experience in seventh

Rachael finished seventh at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada, with a personal best 182.49 points. It is her first Olympics.

Skating to “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” by Sergei Rachmaninov, Flatt landed five clean triple jumps, handing in a performance that brought the audience to their feet.

Two of Flatt’s triple jumps, the flip in the triple flip-triple toe and the flip in the triple flip-double toe-double loop, were unexpectedly downgraded, giving her credit for doubles.


“I was incredibly excited to have given two wonderful performances in my first Olympic Games,” she said. “And it was such an exhilarating feeling, especially when the audience was reacting in such a positive way. It was great. I was little surprised, honestly, that both of my triple flips were downgraded. But it is just something to fix for the World Championships.”

She scored a personal best 117.85 points for the free skate, surpassing the 116.11 points she scored en route to beating the now Olympic Champion Yu-Na Kim in the free skate at October’s Skate America. Flatt’s short program was also a personal best 64.64.

“I am having such a great time here that I feel like I never want to leave,” said Flatt, who grew up in Del Mar.

In a few days, Rachael will return to Colorado Springs, Colo., where she is a high school senior.

SOURCE: RachaelFlatt.net.

Related posts:

  1. Flatt skates to fifth-place finish at championships
  2. Former Del Mar resident makes Olympic team
  3. Olympic-bound figure skater still enjoys Del Mar visits
  4. Del Mar friends snap send-off picture for Rachael Flatt
  5. Flatt shines at championships

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