^^^^ The characters in the cartoon were discussed when I first linked it.
Worlds 2011, Men FS press conference, Patrick Chan:
Worlds 2011, Men FS press conference, Takahiko Kozuka:
Cool looking back Plushy praising Taka,
Last edited by bibi24; 05-03-2011 at 05:40 AM.
I'm sure Plushy will get the ok to skate Sochi. But will he change his mind after seeing the high level quads shown at 2011 Worlds? He will have to look closely at 2012 Worlds as well. If he skates 2013 Worlds as a preliminary to Sochi will he be ready?
Chan's quads could get like all +2's on GOE what if next season Plushenkos quads are all like -1 or -2 or worse Ur-ed a litle! That would be bad but if Plushenko did deliver a quad loop he could regain some points. And I believe his 3A was still one of the best of the 2009-2010 season.
Evgeni was asked about Chan after the worlds. During the arena before the Lp they asked him (russian tv) who would win and he said: Chan.
brief translation he speaks about Gachinsky and before about Chan:
- Q: How far you are willing to go in the change of your image?
- Plushenko: I must change, adapt, to go with today's skating, there are needed transitions, exits, transition into the jumps ...I might be lacking transitions in last season, but I think next year I wont.
Patrick Chan at the Worlds very good skated, jumped two quads, a combination of 4-3, made a small mistake on the 3A, but all other triple jumps performed well - with the transition before, and exits behind them ... Chan's program is excellent, complex, Chan found his image, he had beautiful costumes, emotionally skated ... only on that way - you can win.
Last edited by seniorita; 05-05-2011 at 03:23 AM.
Thank you for your translation seniorita!!
Back in 2002 SLC Olympics China had 3 spots for men (how they got 3 was beyond me....), Anthony Liu became a Australian citizen to represent them instead of always getting bunched up with everyone else on team China.