a messed up jump layout at 2012 Euros and didn't even know about it. So does Kanako Murakami, but she forgot to do an axel in the LP at CoR and had her last jump invalidated. Dai had coaches when he Zayakked himself off the podium at 2008 Worlds.
Patrick was coached by Krall when he Zayyaked away a win at 2010 CoR. Not that I object, because Verner was more deserving there anyway.
I agree that having a dance coach instead of a skating coach is not a great idea, but I don't think Kathy Johnson is to blame for this.
Haven't had a chance to watch it, yet, but I just came in here to say I'm over the moon for Dai and soooo happy!!! YES!
Plushenko lost to Sandu because of 4 combos, and that was 8 years ago, how can it still be a complicated rule for the skaters?
He did look nervous, hope he gets that confidence, joy and relaxed feeling on competition again. Must be hard always expected to be first. Shame Yuzuru couldn't skate in the gala , a post said he couldn't walk properly :(
seniorita, adrenaline's high, you're trying to get as much as possible, you've made a mistake (no one Zayak's/Combo-faults without a previous error). At Worlds 2008, Takahashi, Carriere, Chan, and Kovaleski all made that error.
Chan's comments after the GPF
1. If Chan knows that Oda makes that mistake often, then he knows it's a mistake and he can't claim lack of knowledge."Looking at the program, there were a lot of good things: the triple Axel, the triple loop," Chan said. "Then I did kind of do an extra combo. I know not to do it again. It's a learning experience. I pulled a Nobunari (referring to Nobunari Oda, who has often been penalized for too many combinations)."
In past competitions, Chan has outstripped opponents on both the technical, and more often, the program components score, but now he admitted the field has caught up with him.
"A lot more skaters are doing quads, two quads in the program; the years I won worlds in Moscow (2011) and worlds in Nice (2012), a lot less skaters were doing two quads," he said. "The boundaries have been pushed, especially this year. Pressure has risen, and we have very good quality skaters.
"A lot of critics were upset that I was getting rewarded for elements that weren't executed well, so, hopefully, [the lower scores] will please some people."
2. Why bring up Oda in the first place?
3. That last comment articulates a mental state that is worrisome, imo.
He really said that??"A lot of critics were upset that I was getting rewarded for elements that weren't executed well, so, hopefully, [the lower scores] will please some people."
I too found that last comment a bit curious a well. Who exactly is he talking about? And I'm curious why he cares now.
“I remember when I came last in my first Grand Prix final,” Patrick Chan was reminiscing the other night. “I thought, geez, who remembers who won the Grand Prix final anyway? Nobody remembers. People only remember who won the Olympic Games and the world championships.”
I'm amazed what comes out of Patrick's mouth at times. First he made fun of Plushenko in the pre-event interview, now he's insulted Oda in the post-event interview! As well as sounding like quite the sore loser.
Patrick is too honest and it's scary. He has just said what almost everyone has said here. But he shouldn't have said them. The one regarding to GPF, Olympics, and worlds was so true but he shouldn't have said it out loud. I wish he was not that straight forward. Maybe that's him and he could never change.
Last edited by Bluebonnet; 12-10-2012 at 11:35 AM.
They should not blame Chan directly.
The score is not under his control.
As for Chan's interview..Chan is always Chan.
He is unwise.
He only makes the situation worse.
This interview just shows that Chan is really upset about losing.“I remember when I came last in my first Grand Prix final,” Patrick Chan was reminiscing the other night. “I thought, geez, who remembers who won the Grand Prix final anyway? Nobody remembers. People only remember who won the Olympic Games and the world championships.”
Maybe he is too cocky to became wise.
Last edited by lea; 12-10-2012 at 12:29 PM.
At the most, you could have a plan A and a plan B. Michelle Kwan's plan A was hit the triple-triple at the beginning, then for the last element do a split jump as a choreographic exclamation point. Plan B was miss the triple-triple, then do a triple toe as the last element. Either way, the layout of the program was not disturbed.
I actually sympathize with Patrick. Your program is whizzing by you at a mile a minute and you are required to ponder, let's see now -- I missed my quad combo so therefore I better do another combo -- no wait, that second quad will be hit by a phantom sequence (scored as a sequence even though no sequence or combo was done or attempted). By that time you have flubbed your next element.
Oda, on the other hand, had an insurmountable problem the last time out. He did the worst thing you can possibly do -- pop your 4T/3T into a 3T/3T. Now you are screwed every which way from Sunday. You can't do your planned 3A/3T. You can't do any kind of triple-triple at all.