^ I think that is the point. Chan competes. He is an expert in everything the ISU scoring system rewards. Baryshnikov choreographed by Balanchine would not get higher marks than Patrick in Skating Skills and Transitions, or in GOEs for his triple flip (Baryshnikov's goes off a flat. )
Takahashi should just forget all that and do his own thing. A champion never re-acts to what the other guy is doing. A champion does.
You got yours, I got mine. Come on.
Thank you, I would never recognise it is the same music though, I have small memory of the program but I remember her.If some of you are hardcore gymnastics fans, blues for klook was the floor exercise music used by Silivia Mitova of Bulgaria in the early 90's. It was so revolutionary and groundbreaking at the time and remains one of the most iconic routines of all time.
I m catching up with the Lp, Dai was fantastic, his pcs are wow, but i dont care. He is the king.
Takahiko with mistakes, I didnt even notice them, I love this program.
Btw when I saw the results I thought this must have been a serious splatfest, so I havent watched the rest but congrats to Miner.
Joe welcome back and I hope you get well very very soon!
I don't believe Takahashi appreciates the concession on his behalf.
post). I hope to see him in better form later in the season. And with a new SP, too, because the one he has is just not right for him.
The LOLsiest comment of the event was when someone on Eurosport referred to one of Machida's moves as "John Curry-esque".
Agree with MM that Dai should be doing his own thing, not reacting to others. He doesn't need to prove anything to anyone, and can and should focus on what makes him unique.
Joe, welcome back! And hope you a speedy recovery!
I have no problem with Takahashi's scores. He did one of his best. And that was what he could get. Chan must be on his best form and skate all he could to get on the top. There are 3 or 4 skaters could easily dethrone him if he is not in his best. It's difficult to be the best all the time. So I'm not surprised if he's beaten in some competitions.
I watched NBC this afternoon. Takahashi was truly amazing! Made me, who disliked this program very much at first sight, glued onto his performance. It was one of his best programs.
So far Kozuka is disappointing. Life-less performance.
Very sad for Mroz. Amazed by Miner's bronze. Never liked him.
I still don't like the music, but I can't deny he expressed it beautifully.
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Also after the Gala in a news program he said he's just performing the way he feels, and he still doesn't 'get' the music yet but it's work in progress.
hikki, thanks for telling us about how Dai chose his program. If that is a work in progress, I hate to think what other skater's programs should be called. Dai is amazing.
Does anyone have a link to the Men's Medal Ceremony? I would love to see it!