Skating is fun, I won't comment on your personal attacks .... nor on your remark about Alexei and Russian Nationals.Originally posted by Skating is fun
Well, Anke, as we all here know, you just hate Kwan, but worship Yagudin, so it doesn`t make sense to discuss anything related to Michelle with you.
But it is alright to count her perfect scores at Nationals, because you should count that competition just like Europeans. The standard is very similar and if you compare the number of skaters in most categories...well, I guess you`ve got it. And I don`t think you insist that Russian Nationals should count as well...as far as I recall Yags never really skated well there and at least once was even lucky to make the team at all. Btw, I`m European and not too crazy about Michelle myself!
To your comparison between US Nats and Europeans:
Nationals and international competitions don't work the same way, and though US Nats have got an excellent level in the ladies field, one cannot easily compare the results to Europeans where such things as nationality and patriotism do count, though they shouldn't.
And I agree with icenut.
Personnally, I would like to have somebody add the results of the international junior competitions, too. Has anybody got a clue?