Evan Lysacek and the top male skaters will also grace the ice for their final performance of the Olympic Games. Read Full Story Joannie Rochette, a Canadian figure skater, just had a tragic turn in her Olympics -- her mother Therese died today at 55 while in Vancouver to watch her daughter compete.The cause of death has not been announced, and Joannie was said to have taken the day off from practicing for Tuesday's short program to mourn with her father Normand.Rochette is said to be Canada's best hope for a medal, and according to the New York Times.The last Canadian to win a medal in women's figure skating... Nothing but Accusations and try tell someone they have a tumblr. Your ramblings on here and on your tumblr are IDENTICAL in grammar and writing style so it's pretty easy to see who you are.
Event Schedule: February 14 AM Figure Skating - Pairs Short Program February 15 AM Figure Skating - Pairs Free Skating February 16 AM Figure Skating - Men Short Program February 18 AM Figure Skating - Men Free Skating (Medal Event...In case you missed any of the amazing figure skating from the Vancouver Games, you'll have a chance to see the fan favorites taking it easy on the ice tonight in the Exhibition Gala.It'll feature the big names like Canada's Joannie Rochette, and gold medal winner Yu Na Kim -- without the stress of judges and the demand of perfection.Joannie Rochette, (born January 13, 1986) is an athlete from Canada.Joannie Rochette is competing for medals in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Olympic Figure Skating.Moving on to her personal life, she is yet unmarried as she hasn't found that special person whom she can trust and live rest of her life with happiness and joy.It's not like she hasn't dated anyone till date, few years back she was in a relationship with a handsome Canadian Short Track Speed Skater but their relationship didn't last long."My roommate Alena Leonova and I were just baffled at how she is even able to skate tonight," Russia's Ksenia Makarova said. The last time an Olympic ladies podium was without an American was in 1964, after a 1961 plane crash took the lives of the entire world team on the way to an event. "Halfway there, I felt stuff running down my nose and thinking, 'Don't think about it, just keep going,' " she said. Flatt skated after Rochette, did as well as any 17-year-old could be expected to do in that spot, finishing in fifth."I'm just happy that in my first Olympics, I didn't fall yet." Nagasu's score of 63.76 gave her the lead after 11 skaters, a lead that held until the final two groupings of five skaters. The first of the final two groups included gold-medal favorite Kim Yu-Na, of South Korea, who ended the evening in first place. When it was over, the two American teenagers had acquitted themselves well, had placed within the top pack.And so there she was, finally, at Pacific time, Canada's Joannie Rochette, her personal tragedy a wake-up call to a nation in danger of making a mountain out of their molehill medal count, her performance a new thing to fixate on, to fret even, to celebrate hopefully. Now it had, arguably, its most compelling story line, as well.Therese Rochette, 55, suffered a heart attack and died early Sunday morning in Vancouver General Hospital. She would skate her short program, or at least attempt to.