Adam RIPPON (USA)
Music: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Toccata and Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach
4S - fall, looked UR <<
3A - bad two-foot
3Lz+1Lo+3S - twofoot on 3Lz
3Lz - 'Rippon
FCSp - abrupt ending?
I feel bad for Plushenko. He's off having crazy surgeries and still going to be pressured into going out there and literally busting his *** so Russia can have more than one spot. One of these kids should have been able to deliver at least mediocrity.
I like the music that Adam uses in the middle because I consider it Oksana's music, she used it one year on COI, loved it, she was racing down the middle of the ice whilst it was playing. Unforgettable routine, ahhh, memories...
Go Kevin go. Move up to within top 10! Good luck.
So it's all on Jeremy now. : (
so its like Pluschenko to podium next year
which is = 2 and then another 1 spot as olympics host
a total of 3 spots , correct ?
Adam didn't deserve that PCS...
Becki - me too!
That 3A fall haunt me.
Rippon over Song by 0.30.
Last edited by Violet Bliss; 03-31-2012 at 08:24 AM.
Kevin REYNOLDS (CAN)
Music: Chrono Trigger by Yasunori Mistuda
12th after SP
3A - twofooted
4T+2T - holds on
3Lz - perhaps "e"
Oh well, sorry, but that won't cut it Adam. You're on the biggest stage and you've got to gear up for it. I know that U.S. Nats is tough, and it takes a tremendous amount of energy to compete there, but you've got to bring your best to Worlds or it really hurts what little rep you have. Beautiful program, sloppy skate. While Adam fought hard, he just lacks confidence on quads and 3-axels. I say leave out the quads and go for a clean program instead.
And yes, the marks, and Adam is below Kevin Van der Perren and seems pleased. Guess he's happy to not be dinked even more, but below Kevin Van der Perren!? Nah, not with the skills you have Adam, but were unable to put on display for lack of confidence on your jumps. Unfortunately, it is looking like maybe Ross should have been sent to Worlds instead. While Ross does not have Adam's PCS abilities, Ross does have great consistency and confidence. What Ross does, he does well. However, who knows, not sure the ISU judges would rate Ross here as highly as Adam (even w/ Adam's mistakes) -- they sure as hell unfairly low-balled Ross and Ricky at last year's Worlds.