That said, there is the team event. And France has a great dance team, two good men who could split SP/LP duties, a pair that is on the rise and a lady who also appears to be moving up. I don't think they are favorites for a medal, but they are certainly not long shots, either.
How could he get three -2 GOEs on that hard fall and only -0.29 on that 3A? If you compare the LPs of Patrick and Takahashi and if you’re not biased, then you’ll see Patrick was not grossly inflated in GOE but Takahashi was. As for under-rotated jumps, besides the jumps you mentioned, Takahashi also under-rotated his second 4t. It should’ve been 4t<3t<, and his 3a2t should’ve been 3a<2t<. Takahashi was overscored more than 6 points in TES. If scoring was fair, he should not have won GPF.
I checked out the scores again. And I found the mistake.
Daisuke get GOE 0.70 not 0.73 on 3Lz+2T+2Lo.
Last edited by seele; 12-13-2012 at 02:41 PM.
Patrick's first quad jump is definitely not UR.
Check out Daisuke's 3Lz+2T+2Lo. You can see the UR jump.
Chan's first quad get -2.86, Daisuke -2.71(and this jump looks UR)
Patrick's quad the most of time is fully rotated even if he fall.
Plus Chan's first 3A -0.86, Daisuke's first 3A -0.29
Last edited by seele; 12-13-2012 at 03:20 PM.
I don't want to argue about these things.
But I can't help but think there is double standard for some skaters.
As for Chan,
It seems some people only analyze Chan's protocol and complain about this and that.
If you look at the other skaters', You can find the strange things too.
But they do not seem to care about the others.
(I mean TES. PCS is quite subjective. )
Last edited by seele; 12-13-2012 at 04:17 PM.
Secondly, I think it's worth mentioning that his success rate on the quad absolutely ridiculous. He went from falling three times (including on the quad) to landing three over two programs. Twice (Nationals, Worlds - 2011). I think had he seriously put his mind to it, he would've been able to get a quad flip (not the salchow, interestingly).
That might be what Joubert is staying in, Plushenko is coming back for, and Evan is trying in vein to come back for. A team medal. None of those skaters have any chance at an individual medal, other than maybe a tiny one at a bronze for Plushenko, but all have a good shot to win a team medal if they can just make their countries Olympic teams somehow, which all but Evan have a good shot of doing.
Plu is definitely not just coming back for the the team medal, hell no. He wants to be on that podium alone too
Joubert would be staying in regardless for himself but I do agree on Evan. Good call on that.