Cohen doesn't look rusty in return - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Cohen doesn't look rusty in return

















(Sasha Cohen practicing at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
Wednesday afternoon)



SPOKANE, Wash. - Sasha Cohen has completed her first run-through at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, and she looks just as strong as she did four years ago.
     
Faster, actually.
     
The reigning Olympic silver medalist, making her return to competition for the first time since 2006 worlds, fell on her triple flip in the run-through of her short program Wednesday, but it looked good in the air, and she might just have been thrown off because of how close she was getting to the boards.

Her triple lutz-double toe combination was done with great ease. She had to fight a little for the landing of her double axel, but she held onto it.
     
She had great speed throughout the programs, and, no surprise, her spins and spiral were the highlight of the program.

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