The atmosphere of online forums would be better without unnecessary self-assertive biased opinions.
As for the Worlds...
His withdrawal came as a bit of a bad shock of course, but since I am amazed how he is still able to skate and jump the way he does with a knee that seems to be pretty much done with, I think there is nothing to argue about with what the doctors say.
In a way I am still happy.
I look forward to seeing Brezina, Amodio, Fernandez and Schultheiss doing their best. Let them steal the limelight, please
There are so many unbelievably entertaining and talented young skaters there.
I wonder why Mao can do a triple axel but doesn't do a quad toe loop. I mean isn't that jump the easiest? It's why most attach it to hard jumps right? to get the combination score out of it? Maybe she just can't get the right hight going backward? She can get the height on the axel because she is going forward but not backwards? There has to be interview where this is disussed right?
Well the qua is four revilutions where the triple Axel is 3 1/2. Also the toe loop is not Mao's strongest trieple, neither is her salchow. She has trained the quad loop, but as that vaults off the right back edge with no toep k asisst or momentum lime the salchow, I have to imagine landing one would be close to impossible for most men. Except maybe Lambiel.
Aw this is too bad. I was hoping to see Plushy "defend" his title. Oh well, perhaps if his knees hold up he can give it a go next year.