I have been one of those who were skeptical about whether we would actually see Sasha Cohen back on the ice competitively. But she was really there today, practicing with the first ladies group in Spokane. And many, many reporters were covering it.
Apparently, Cohen looked as good as she ever has. She did a run-through and fell on her triple flip. So...same old Sasha! I suppose she'll be no more predictable than she ever was!
But it sounds like she's ready to compete. And her artistic ability and the beauty of her skating cannot be denied. So my ladies preview just became a lot more difficult to write!
Here is Phil Hersh's view of her first practice.
And one from The State newspaper.