Daisuke landed 4F during the warm-up.
Congratulations to Dai he is an incredible athlete and artist.
Good for Ross pulling up for the Bronze, he must be thrilled first GP medal.
I have to give a shout out for the Boston boy, well done.
Congrats to Taka for winning the Silver.
I have only watched Dai's FS so far and WOW.
I am out of the hospital now, and able to catch up with some figure skating. There should be no question about Dai. He was the winner. His style is fully developed, and at NHK he was the best. After 7 years of watching him grow (Worlds 2004) his performance at NHK showed an easy going skate. He is worthy of star billing in an Ice Show.
Oh btw, there is no such nomenclature as Free Skate. It is called the Long Program. There are much too many restrictions to call it a Free Program. The judges decide on the entire program, and not just what is perceived as artistry.
Welcome back, Joe!
Welcome back Joe, glad that you are out of hospital and back home. It is not the same around here
without you, I have missed reading your posts.
Wait! Daisuke won? Yippee! I'll try to catch his free skate--sorry, Joe, long program--later today. How splendid. And it's great that he landed the quad in practice. Today in practice, tomorrow in competition!