Yes he again benefits from almost criminal high scoring that reduce the already suspect credability of a sport that is literaly on thin ice. His role as one of the most overscored skaters of the last decade should not be held against him as I am sure he works hard and no competitive skater will not believe they dont earn whatever they get. However the disturbingly elevated scores he attains for skating standards not worthy of scores anywhere that vacinity, is one of the most emphatic examples of why figure skating is losing its popularity. The serious skating fan is not fooled or naive to see those skaters raised to an elevated status by judges not through the standard of skating they present but through problems that mar this once great sport. It simply turns those of us who have followed the sport for many years, and want so much for it to show as much integrity and fairness as possable, off the sport altogether.
Cannot agree more, Kittycat! Lysacek seems to be judges daaahhling since 2005 at least, when he "won" Worlds Bronze, and nobody (in Europe) really got why. I still remember how German Eurosport commentators were totally shocked/disgusted about the result.
Who did they think should have won (bronze)?
I think its unfair to have Lysacek´s PCS higher than Buttle´s. Buttle is truely and artist on the ice and has much harder choreography.
What I want to know is how Lysacek's PC score are so close to Buttle's. I get preformance execution being close, but Jeff's choreography and SS marks should be much higher than Lysacek's not something like 0.1 or 0.2. I accually like to watch Lysacek, but aside from the jumps, he's not really comparable to Jeffery. Marks should be given for a difficult choreographic program, not just the jumps. It's much more difficult for Buttle to land his jumps than Lysacek as his program is so intracet. This should be reflected in the PC.
Lysacek is the better jumper, but Buttle's the better skater.
Please let him land that damn 3A before we talk.
How about other skaters (ie. Joubert, Lysacek) land 3axel in a more difficult program? Why should Buttle have to simplify his choreography to get the jumps? Why can't other skater get their choreograph up to his level? When that happens and they land 3axels and quads, then maybe I'll agree with you, not before.
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