Just saw the marks & the scoring for the Mens FS, but still awaiting the videos, which will tell me the true story of what happened.
For now, reading the judges scores, it doesn't look like a well skated FS either. Even Brian looked to have had some trouble on his 3A, though it seems he did his 4T without problem, and was the only man to successfully land a quad in the FS. After that it looks like falls all over the place once again.
Obviously what saved Jeremy is his drop dead gorgeous once-in-a-lifetime FS, outscoring Joubert by 10 pts., whereas what saved Brian is his technical, outscoring Abbott by 12 pts. in that regard.
All in all not a well skated event by the men. Brian needs to go back to his programs from last year. And they ALL need to skate C-L-E-A-N.
Imho none of these guys will make top 5, let alone top 10 with the way they skated here.
Jeremy needs to drop the quad, which messes up everything else when he doesn't land it, whereas if he skates *clean* with a lower jump content, but FABULOUS artistry & programs he has a realistic shot at making top 5, even perhaps a bronze medal if those above him falter (aka Takahashi, Gachinski, Kozuka, Song). Chan's a lock for the gold, but bronze is possible by a darkhorse like Jeremy. Jmho. Oops, as well as Joubert, if he brings back his old routines from last year, skates *clean* with one or two quads, depending on how everyone else does. He & Jeremy are in the same position imho, just different strengths.
Now I'm off to watch the Ladies SPs. (:^)