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Thread: Who won the men's title according to TV commentators around the world?

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    Philippe Pélissier on French Eurosport said at the end of Evgeni's performanc ethat he was Olympic champion. When He found out the Evan had one, he said that he was happy as he was hoping that Evan would win.

    When perfomances and scores are a close as this, ther's obviously going to be contorversy - whoever wins.

    BTW, Philippe Candeloro always goes on about corrupt judges etc so his reaction is not a surprise.

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    Dutch commentators already thought Plushenko won before the scores were announced. She said something like "Unbelievable, he did it again!" and some more similar things. And then the scores came and they sounded really surprised saying "He's behind!! He's behind!! It's going to be Evan!!" and "I'm kinda in shock now".

    But in the end they thought it was nice that Evan won.
    They agreed Evan's program was more complete and that his interpretation was better. Or something like that.

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    I don't think commentators understand IJS, I know some coaches don't... Hello Mishin. You can find the rules at www.isu.org

    If you look at Plushenko's face at the end of his program, to me he does not look so sure he won. It looks like "Those jumps were pretty wabbly I hope that did not cost me the title..." But that could be a russian to english facial expression translation issue

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    Our commentator, a former skater and now a judge, said that Evan obviously did better. She expected Evan to win.

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    I find BBC commentator Robin Cousins also seemed a little bit more prefer Evan's or at least he's definitely OK with the result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pengdequan View Post
    I find BBC commentator Robin Cousins also seemed a little bit more prefer Evan's or at least he's definitely OK with the result.
    Let's not drag Cousins into this. I love his commentating but having read a rather iffy article with rather iffy comments by him between the SP and LP on Cousins' part I'd skip his opinion as unbiased here.

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    So that British commentator think it's Plushenko to win is not correct.I don't know British Eurosport,but at least BBC is OK with this result.

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    So do any of these commentators watch figure skating reguarly. Do these realize almost all of Plushenkos jumps were shaky, his program was horrible (with hip shakes and all), it was full of arrogance in the mindset that "I can do anything and win".

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    The commentators on Danish Europort (Michael Tyllesen (former figure skater) and Anette Nygaard, I think) thought Plushenko had won. But they could see how he had lost it, too. On danish TV2 they (Mikkeline Kierkgaard, former figure skater) were also a bit suprised over the result. (But I was tired, so I don't remember exactly what they said)

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    Niklas Hogner (skater), commentator on swedish Eurosport, didn't think P had won the gold after his skate. He and Cecilia Willberg(coach) talked about plus(4-3 combination) and minus(wobbly jumps and rather empty program). They meant the result was fair.

    Roger Blomqvist and Lotta Falkenbäck(former skater), swedish television, were over the top with P's "fantastic skating" and thought it was the best. Lotta sounded a bit unsure though, pointing out how nervous and tense he seemed. Both of them love Plushenko, but were happy for Evan, calling him a "super sensation".

    All four excited about Takahashi:
    "Definitely the best skater if all men did clean short and long programs" (Niklas)
    "Yes, it can't be done much better, if he manages his jumps" (Cecilia)
    "Great come back" (Roger)
    "The best steps of all (Lotta)

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    The Japanese media were pretty neutral about this post-comp too, from what I read. A few noted folks like Kumiko Sato mentioned that the ideal will be to see a well-choreographed program *with* the quad - she mentioned everyone following Evan's jump layout will do nothing for the sport, but gave him kudos for skating clean back-to-back.

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    The Portuguese commentators thought Evgeni should've won.

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    German commentator Rudi Cerne (ZDF) made no predictions at all; after Plushenko's skate he just wondered: "Will it be enough?" And he twaddled something like "Jumper (Plush) against artist (L-y-s-a-c-e-k!!! ), who'll make it?"
    Last edited by Germanice; 02-21-2010 at 12:56 PM.

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    The Hungarian Eurosport commentator was sure the judges will give the Gold to Plushenko, but she had an opinion, Lysacek was better with his whole package (she is a ISU judge).
    Klara Enghi, the commentator of the Hungarian TV (was 4th in a WorldChamps in ice dance before) said during the slo-mo of Plushenko before even the score appaered, this stepsequence was to entertain the crowd with arms, but it is ZERO as a stepsequence.
    The Eurosport commentator said: this is a stepsequence without steps!
    So, in both channels the clear favourite of the commentators was Lysacek.
    Last edited by bigdeal; 02-21-2010 at 01:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amateur View Post
    The Canadian coverage was really very unbiased, Pelletier and Manley were really excellent in that regard.
    I'm not sure, as a journalist for 20 years, that I'd call Sale's referring to Plushenko as "not convincing, I'm not buying it" and all the other things she came out with, as being unbiased for the Canadian TV coverage. On the BBC, Robin Cousins, himself an Olympic mens champion as you're all not doubt quite aware, said it would be close but he had Plushenko just edging it.

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