Last edited by ciocio; 05-25-2011 at 04:34 AM.
Sorry for offtopic but what happened to Elvis after 2000? He skated quite well at 2000 Worlds, then next year he placed 10th, it was because of an injury or simply because of his age?
http://articles.nydailynews.com/2001...ps-elvis-livesThere had been legitimate hope for this comeback. Stojko, who turns 29 tomorrow, was healthier than he has been since the lead-up to the 1998 Olympics. He finished second in his qualifying group on Monday, a skate that counted 20% of the final standings.
"Everything is there," said Stojko, before skating last night. "I'm a little tick slow. Over the years I've done quads time and time again and people have taken that for granted. So if I did a clean performance here, it's like, 'Oh, he's back, no big deal, he can do it.' I can build on this."
Then, he headed out for a short program and lost his way again.
I think it was just a flop?
What I don't get is if the guy is so bad and surely will fail in Sochi, what's the point of all these multi-pages talks of his "admirers" if they will have nothing to lose to him?
Plushenko is consistent. This is the greatest asset for him. Unlike Lysacek who has only triples in his pocket, Plushenko has quad and consistency. In the field of inconsistent competitors (Chan is not in this inconsistency category any more.), Plushenko is a real threat to any of these top competitors.
Granted, Plushenko is getting older and the road to him is getting tougher while Gachinski is going up. But I have no doubt that Plushenko is still competitive. Unless one day, his knees failed him (wish they will not!!!!!!), he'll continue like Energizer bunny. Plushenko has the spirit of Yagudin who once said at his tearing speech before his farewell performance in 2003, "You have to kill me to stop me skating." That's how a legend thinks.
Last edited by Bluebonnet; 05-25-2011 at 11:44 AM.
Plushenko has dominated skating world for many years. Stojko has never dominated any. That was a huge difference too.
for plushy's dominance, if i were ptf, i would say......he could dominate because there is no real competition (and the quality of dominance is more important)
You are right very little needed-fair judging. This is only reason Plushenko got so many fans now after 2010.IMHO
Talking about Plushenko, anything is possibleBut will the situation be like that in 2014 anymore? Yeah, although his mind will be hungry, his body will be 4 years older. Will that body be able to obey his mind and what more injuries he might be getting during the years before the 2014 Olympics? Of course injuries are a risk for every skater, but besides that Plushenko will also be a lot older than most of his competitors
Age difference with main medal contenders will be the same as at Vancouver, except Gachinsky , who didn’t compete.
And no one knows how judges will judge and who will skate his best.
Wow. I actually thought Plushenko would've been much further ahead of Stoijko. Realistically, the only difference is the Olympic Gold (which is a huge difference).
Ooh, we get to talk about 2010 judging again? Joy. That should be fun!