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Triple Axel for Flatt?

This USA Today article has Rachael Flatt's coach, Tom Zakrajsek, talking about upping the skater's technical abilities:

"Certainly we'll try to get a triple axel," he said, knowing that Asada and most of the Japanese do that most difficult of jumps. "She has landed it cheated before, in practice."

Very interesting! I'd love to see an American lady with a triple axel again (Kimmie Meissner has abandoned hers). Still, I think Flatt needs to work on her posture, line, and program components as well before being able to truly compete with the likes of Yu-na Kim, Mao Asada, and Joannie Rochette...