I've got your program components right here.
I think it may be true that the men need a quad to win the WC or OGM, at this point, given the value of the jump. Maybe. But I think this idea that the men need a quad to be competitive generally has taken on a weird status of "obvious truth" that the evidence does not generally support. We see men medaling and even winning GP and other events all the time the past couple of seasons without attempting or without executing fully-rotated quads. It would be amazing to see what awesome programs some of them could put together if they weren't devoting so much effort and time to the quad. Think of all the positive GOEs they could rack up on other elements.
Originally Posted by evangeline
But, yes, you are right that a woman does not need the triple axel to win. I guess I just think that Mao should, at this point, be aspiring for historical greatness, not just more medals. (ETA: She has, of course, already achieved historical greatness. But I think she should try to get more of that, rather than worrying about more medals. )
Last edited by Pepe Nero; 11-23-2012 at 01:48 AM.
Mao's not given up on the 3-Axel. She tried it at NHK practice. But I don't care if she does or doesn't include 3-Axel any more.
See from 00.59: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxnG2Jkj5N8
The attempts weren't perfect.They looked two-footed but fully rotated.
Originally Posted by hurrah
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