04-10-2009, 05:23 AM
Skating is art, if you let it be.
Um, no? Johnny only won the Bronze by about 1 point. Takahashi lost around 7 points by adding a double toeloop on to the end of his Triple Lutz (**insert massive eye-roll here**). Who cares if Johnny skated clean? If someone goes out and does nothing but doubles they skated clean, but they sure didn't do much (in the competitive sense). Johnny did 7 Triples; Takahashi did a Quad and 6 Triples, had better footwork sequences, and skated with more speed and attack.
Originally Posted by psycho
I doubt it would have been different under 6.0. They counted jumps then as well and Takahashi did more, even WITH two falls (which just goes to show how difficult his program was). Plushenko got the Bronze in 1998 after falling 3 times because his program was so loaded that, even with those 3 falls, he ended up doing more than Viacheslav Zagorodniuk, who skated clean and ended up in 4th place.
04-10-2009, 05:43 AM