Ottavio Cinquanta, president of the ISU
About the bolded part, Oksana Baiul had problems with her boot laces in the SP at 1993 Europeans, and had to re-start her program. The same happened to Tonya Harding in Lillehammer. And Michelle Kwan had problems when the heel of her skate broke off before her SP in 2001 Worlds. Are they all Japanese, or perhaps this kind of problem may occur at random sometimes?
Originally Posted by blue_idealist
Didn't an American pair skater just have a lace problem at 4CC and a Canadian pair skater offered him his own to save the day?
Originally Posted by Puchi
Yes. It was the American team of Evora/ Ladwig and it was not a lace problem the blade was off the boot. Mark's boot could not be fixed in the time allowed and Rudi Swiegers the Candian pair skater who had already skated and was sitting in the stands offered Mark his skate, luckily they had the same size boot and Rudi did save the day, otherwise Mark and Amanda would have been disqualified.
Originally Posted by SkateFiguring
Patrick Chan finally living up to expectations
Kozuka rising to the occasion to secure a medal for Japan after Takahashi and Oda failed
A near perfect free skat for Yankowskas & Coughlin
The return of Queen Yuna
Davis & White's win
The Shibutanis' faces when they realized they won
The fall & loss of medal from Pechalat & Bourzat
Rachael Flatt's injury (I"m not disappointed with her because she tried her best)
Alissa Czisny's fall in the free skate & loss of a medal
Loss of the 3rd Mens slot for the US
- Moscow fans and organisers for making the Worlds happen, and for showing warm support for the original host country
- The new Russian pair
- Patrick's short- I could watch this again and again!
- The Shibutanis- Love their retro and graceful presence on the ice- And for being the first Asian couple to medal. This is history!
- The rivary between V/M vs. D/W!
- Spotting ever charming Irina Slutskaya!
- Miki's second Gold, and her touching exhibition numbers
- First glimps of Yu-na's practice- I love comebacks!
- Carolina's Debussy!
- Kavaguchi & Smirnov's beautiful exhibition number, and Yuko's beatiful comment afterwords: "I don't want to say keep your chin up to those who are suffering in Japan as I know it can be difficult. So I just want to tell them it's ok to just be, slowly. And I selected this piece with that message in mind."
- Russia showing off their new powerhouse in the exhibition
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Patrick Chan short program (and overall skating)
Carolina Kostner's beautiful LP
Davis & White beating Virture/Moir
The Shubitanis!! (love them)
Florent Amodio's SP (he's so cute)
Yuna Kim's SP (excellent even with small mistake)
Japanese men who had problems
Yuko K. and Smirnov's mistakes :(
Patrick Chan's SP and LP and the win
The impressive one month preparation for worlds from Russia
I'm not pretending that I have a nightmare. I don't. Patrick's win has overcome all the disappointments I had for this worlds - V/M's silver, Yu Na's silver, and P/T's bronze.
Oda couldn't count
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Patrick Chan winning and silencing the haters - until next season
Americans doing so well
S/S winning back the gold
Yu Na's gold - she skated once a year in competition, what did she expect? It could have been worse.
Artur winning bronze - he is only going to get better
K/S's free skate and exhibition - even with fall the free is an exquisite program.
Oda, Oda, Oda...you are your own worst enemy
Alexander Smirnov's fall - such a fabulous, consistent skater, it was so sad to watch and to be hit in so many areas of the judging - but I loved how he took responsibility for it, he didn't blame his skates or bad ice, he said 'it was all my fault'....classy!
Fabian's fall - and he took her down with him
V/T exhibition - all the more reason to get away from that horrible choreographer. That was an embarrassment after seeing how great they could look.
Universal Sports for showing everything except the gala!
leave no stone unturned
I havent watced all yet but I m pissed off with Ciquanta and hamilon in the daisuke incident. I dont know what exactly funny Ciq did find about it and did the screwdriver (that moment my first reaction was the screwdriver word without the -driver)and probably hamilton follows out of politement to him and his joke so I dont want to be unfair to him, still i didnt like it.
I m super trilled for 3 ladies spots for Russia, Kozu medal, Miki winnin and heartbroken for Mao and Dai and Kanako, I have a tone of videos to see yet but what you write about natalie and fabian sounds like a next heart broke..People who are complainin about Arthur s medal, he may have been overscored but none deserved this bronze medal, they didnt rise to the moment and he did, so kudos to him for his first worlds medallin while havin the load to be in top ten and earn spots.
V/T sp and lp and their silver medals, S/S finally won deservingly, P/T sp and gala, lp-jumps
Dance podium, all beautifully skated, deserving winners. Shitubs K&C, Tessa's podium regarding Shitubs
Patrick Chan 3 quads and two beautiful programs
Miki sp and exhibition
Catylin and John(? us pair) lp
yuna kim sp lp
Oda lost counts
French dancers P/B falls in lp
Mao off the podium
That Moscow Worlds happened as planned.
That the off-season is finally here.
Thank you for mentioning Cinquanta. I really do think that he should apologize.
Originally Posted by seniorita
This really put me off his skating. He showed poor sportmanship and lack of respect towards competitors and ISU. I have not heard his explanation, but someone here mentioned that Amodio thought he did not have chance for medal. Such a lame excuse, and so untrue as well. Maybe I am to judgmental, but recently he became very arrogant.
Originally Posted by blue_idealist
But what is even more annoying, is that judges did not penalize his actions. I could not believe that there was no lyrics deduction.. It is beyond me. What were they thinking?? Penalty for Joubert in 2008, and nothing for Amodio for such an obvious rule violation?? If ISU judges do not respect the rules, who is going to??