Don't forget his 3/3/3 combo!
Patrick's Free Skate with CTV commentary.
I missed Kurt's insights.
eta Nam's interview after the Free Skate with Debbie Wilks on Skate Buzz, revealing that he didn't do the 3A because he had 10 stitches on his foot after a collision with Jeremy before leaving for the Nationals.
Teenager Nam Nguyen turns heads in his senior debut at Canadian championships
etaa: The article and others recent write ups make it sound like Nam and Patrick just met for the first time but it ain't so.``He's one of my heroes,'' said his coach Joanne McLeod. ``This was his first year in senior against the big guys, he's dealing with an injury that he had to his calf, and he's been very sort of not letting people know about it. But he fought through, he didn't have 100 per cent full strength at the start of the week, so I'm extremely proud of him.''
Nguyen suffered a cut to his calf muscle that required 10 stitches when collided with Vancouver skater Jeremy Ten in practice just over a week ago.
``The pain was like terrible, but thankfully my parents, they were doctors before, and they gave me a couple of exercises to prevent the pain coming back,'' Nguyen said. ``And here I am, talking to you guys.''
As a champion himself, Nam has been mixing it up with the big boys and girls at the galas.
There is a photo of Patrick introducing Nam at 2009 4CC Gala, being all big brotherly, on Nam's web site.
Last edited by SkateFiguring; 01-23-2012 at 08:07 PM.
Chan should just go till 2014, win Olympics, retire.
And I wasn't defensive nor jumping to conclusion. Chan getting 200 has nothing to do with other skaters. If the judges thought he deserved it, they gave it to him. Yet, some think that since Dai didn't get it, Chan shouldn't either. If he got it, it gotta be inflated blah blah blah the same old crap.
Toni, apparently the Men's SP thread was broken for some reason - Mathman alluded to it earlier.
Well, this is the men's division, not ice dance. You won't see many men trying to distinguish a tango-like quad from a waltzy quad.Originally Posted by let's talk
Here's a nice article from G&M, apparently, Stojko's still not that impressed,
And someone should remind Stojko that all the triples he did, many figure skaters had done years before he was even bornTechnically (on jumping ability alone), Chan is doing what figure skaters did 12 years ago, Stojko says.
Last edited by jettasian; 01-23-2012 at 10:28 PM.
Win or lose, men's competition is always hard to predict - this isn't Ice Dance. Just because a World Champion didn't win every single event he/she enters is quite pointless in using that to predict the outcome of the next competition. Not sure what you think why Chan could lose a lot at 4CC? If he got beaten by someone, somehow that will hurt him the long-run??? I don't think such thought is warranted. If he got beaten, it can only mean he didn't skate his best, that's all. On the other hand, with very little expenses to incur for this event, he could pocket some nice prize $$$, which would be worth a lot of bus rides in LA.
Agreed, given that Smith didn't actually use any quotes. Ignoring that, Stoijko was the first guy to do a quad combo and quad-triple combo, so respect that. He did bust down some major technical barriers.
Last edited by jettasian; 01-23-2012 at 11:09 PM.