As for the German judges colluding, I actually remember hearing from the old Cold War days that even though East and West Germany didn't get along politically, judges from either Germany would be more likely to enjoy and support an ethnic German skater from either country. Of course there's no saying how much this impacted particular competitions.
Eurosport commentary much more better
For example Sonia Bianchetti hates the sytem and she wrote after Sheffield:
Sonia Bianchetti Garbato about EC http://www.soniabianchetti.com/about_sonia.html
Plushenko, who placed second in the short program, gave a strong performance to "Tango de Roxanne", which included a quadruple toe-loop and seven triples, including two triple Axels. Evgeny's free program was the only flawless program of the event. The fact he was able to execute a quad was a kind of miracle because of the serious problems he is having with his knee. He will have to undergo surgery again in the next weeks.
In spite of this, the Czar was able to give an explosive performance, at great speed and full of passion. Evgeny was the only skater who really filled the ice, who was able to communicate all the time with the spectators in the arena, driving them crazy. Once again he proved to be a great champion. Welcome back, Evgeny! But a question comes to my mind: why do we have to rely on the comeback of an old champion to create such an atmosphere in the arena? Why are the new talented skaters not able to achieve this? Is there something wrong in the development of the sport?
I look forward to when Chan blow up the arena outside of North America.
Last edited by plushyfan; 07-12-2012 at 08:37 AM.
Agreed, but transitions are not the alpha and omega of figure skating, no matter the campaign the last few seasons. It is one of the many stuff required. Luckily it has started deflating the whole brainwashing thing.
Daisuke is not who he is because of his transitions, there are a lot more in his skating than transitions before, and after his jumps ALso if you look carefully Daisuke doesnt have so many transitions as you claim, certainly not as many as Chan, which is why I like him.
Mathman have you digested the Wikipedia?
Thanx once again for the reply.
Buttercup you are killing me. Before Verner I watched worlds and olympics list of partricipants. I skipped Euros. So now I watched Euros, Kristofer Bertnsson is the other choice or it doesnt count cause he retired? I missed him a lot at the last Euros..
Last edited by seniorita; 07-11-2012 at 04:49 PM.
Anyway, you were on track with the idea of a comeback skater... here's the answer.
Johnny? I wouldnt imagine in a million years..I didn't even know he was competing so early!
*lucinda book is a torture, especially with this heat..
in this ancient GS article...
That book is a challenge in any sort of weather.
Over the past couple of weeks, she has been sending lots of tweets, mostly in Japanese, plus photos.
Compared to some of her seemingly troubled tweets in the past, this one in English from last week seems much more lighthearted: http://twitter.com/Miki_M_ANDO/statu...00146635046912
In case anyone cares:
Evan Lysacek @EvanLysacek
Thank You to @HiltonHHonors for hosting me in London for a very exciting announcement I'll be making tomorrow morning … http://say.ly/bGl3WhT
7:30 AM - 9 Aug 12
(Remains to be seen whether tomorrow's announcement will have anything to do with his comeback, but I don't think this "tease" deserves a new thread.)
So .... tomorrow also is the day that "2012 Hilton HHonors Skate America" single-session tickets will go on sale (at 10 am PT). http://www.usfigureskating.org/Story...320&type=media
And the link in Lysacek's tweet above is to a post on his website that says that he will make the announcement on the Today show.
So IF he announces on the Today show that he will compete at Skate America, it would be the perfect opportunity to plug that single-session tix are going on sale the very same morning.
As SNL's Church Lady would say, "Isn't that conveeeeeeenient?"
Last edited by golden411; 08-09-2012 at 06:13 PM.
I'd rather see Armin Mahbanoozadeh at Skate America than Evan Lysacek.
So I suppose Hilton Honors will gift Evan a large appearance fee for being at Skate America. Evan has shown he's all about the money. He turns up his nose at USFS, refuses to skate at Skate America last year , refuses to do SOI....that's the way he thanks the skating community that went all out to support him.
Evan comes off as an elitist snob. He has shown no grace or class as an Olympic Gold Medalist.
I' d rather see Armin at Skate America. Or any of the guys that would be much better role models to represent the sport.