Omg machida wins!!!
I'm sorry but even if the technical mistakes hadn't happened this programme simply doesn't do the trick for me. I believe he showed so much more last season with the music choices and choreography.
Anyway, I'm in shock that Machida won! Great for him
Takahashi's performance was the best of the night, but he knows he can do better. No triple-triples, and he had to tack on single toes on the mistakes he made on the quad and triple axel - just couldn't get that free leg out. Several scratchy landings and one fall. On presentation, I think he finally got that despair across at the end. I mean, this song is about a clown who is forced to laugh at his own tragedy and the unfaithfulness of his wife. Not sure that comes across until about the last footwork sequence. That said, his transitions and edgework are amazing.
Japan has an embarassment of men's field riches
What an unpredictable season for the reigning world medalists.
Chan losing Skate Canada, Hanyu losing Skate America, Takahashi losing Cup of China....oof.
Agreed he's way to good for this level of quality in terms of program choreography.
Originally Posted by mikiandorocks
Forever stuck on those steps
So Machida is the first man to qualify for the GPF? Wow, I'm really happy for him!
NHK will be interisting, it's Hanyu and Takahashi both with a silver against Fernandez. Maybe we won't have the GPF line-up the majority of people (and I for example) predicted
Last edited by Li'Kitsu; 11-03-2012 at 06:57 AM.
One does not simply skate into Sochi
Nooo Daisuke :(
1 - winner - upset
2 - silver - can do much better
3 bronze - an obscure skater than never medaled before in juniors or seniors
It's going to be a bloodbath.
Originally Posted by Li'Kitsu
Off the ice
Yes, Machida is first to qualify for the GPF, as most of the guys have not yet skated two events. Good for him, but what a letdown of an event today! I'm sure the warmup collision scared everyone and maybe led to some loss of focus. Hope Song will be okay and that Joubert will recover quickly from whatever is ailing him.
Not only have all the Worlds medalists finished second so far at their GPs - other than Hanyu's SP, their performances have not been inspiring.
Huh? Voronov has medalled on the GP before, including in this very event three years ago. He's also finished as high as 4th at Euros and 7th at Worlds.
Originally Posted by sky_fly20
I will laugh SO HARD if the Japanese men that qualify for the GPF turn out to be Machida, Kozuka and Oda.
Yeah, it makes me think that we might just have a whole new set of medalists this year. Still, it's early in the season, and Daisuke and Patrick generally falter on jumps at the beginning. Hanyu also needs to build his stamina for the free skate as always. Javier Fernandez and Takahiko Kozuka generally has better jump consistency... hopefully that follows through until Worlds.
Originally Posted by evangeline
I think you meant Menshov
Originally Posted by Buttercup
I dont think Voronov has medaled before in a GP