Keepin' it real
Men's Short Recap
The Men's Short Program was such a success that one would have to go as low as 10th place to find a more serious mistake than turning out of a jump landing; or as low as seventh place to find any mistake at alll.
This is what Joubert said: <<Joubert, who has previously been very vocal in his criticism of the new rules, which in his opinion do not give enough credit to quads, was rather nonchalant about the issue this time.
Originally Posted by gsk8
"I don't care about the place today," stated the 25-year-old. "I just care about my performance. I did a quad-triple and I think I didn't get as many points for this combination like the ones with a triple-triple combination. I probably made some mistakes on the spins or footwork, because I didn't care about the levels.">>
By his own admission, he had flaws in his spins and steps sequences, which caused his TES to be lower than expected. I think this should lay to rest any conspiracy theory that judges purposely undermaked his TES or that Quad has lost its value. None of the above is true. His Quad combo still gave him a wopping 4.3 points in base value advantage over Takahashi and Chan's combo. That's a lot of points, considering the difference between #1 and #4 skater after the SP is less than that.
Gotta Have Music
No Chaplin but you will get to see Ryan......
Originally Posted by iluvtodd
Gotta Have Music
Originally Posted by janetfan
He did not say that he made mistakes per se. I think he was just to excited about skating clean program that he did not bother looking up the protocols and may be did not realize at that moment that he has actually scored the best technical sum of the night. So he presumed that he is third, despite 4-3, because the panel downgraded non-jumping elements.
Originally Posted by wallylutz
Despite his obvious lack of any meaningful choreography it was a treat to see him so relaxed and so much enjoying himself out there. Europeans (and I presume Olympics) were rather painful to watch.