I loved Oda's program It was not clean, but it didn't matter, b/c even his mistake looked natural like it was a part of his presentation.
Team Japan is really strong!
However, I didn't appreciate Lysacek's perf very much... For sure, he's a great skater, but his jumps were unstable and his music interpretation was a bit... dull. I was not touched at all. I couldn't help comparing his performance to that of Yuna at the world championship.
Anyway, contgrats to all the medalists and skaters who did their best!
I love Evan's Scheherazade (which is another piece of music that I hate, but he pulled it off beautifully), very refreshing and delightful to watch. The Chinese audience are so lovely!
Great job Evan and Nobu! Cup of China men's competition is so far the best among the 3 GPs.
Last edited by ae9177; 10-31-2009 at 10:24 AM.
ETA: IOW - to those international posters who accuse Americans of arrogance toward other countries' athletes -- Americans are passionate about their teams and can be just as arrogant toward other American teams. There are legendary rivalries in all our sports at every level (from high school or even younger to professional). Please don't take it as xenophobia. We are a nation of immigrants.
Last edited by Spun Silver; 10-31-2009 at 10:45 AM.
I hope American visitors won't take offense at my words here, because I'm only speaking my mind.
To make that clear: I' not American and have complained about arrogance of American fans before, but in this case it's simply not true.