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 06:37 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 02:49 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.