And you will have cut that list of men (and women) who have done 3F/3Lo down to only 1 when you add the filter : "While landing 3 Quads within the same program"
That's a totally different ball game when the said element is done in conjunction with 3 Quads, a Quad/Triple and a Triple Axel/Triple Toe
What would be outrageous is if the judges here chose to ignore these achievements and instead gave him a crappy technical score as pre-fixed reputation score that some people here seem to be doing.
Balde on the other hand has been gaining momentum this season but has failed to reach the score so far. He's a much more captivating and entertaining performer and if both skate equally well Balde is probably going to receive higher PCS.
So I would assume SC would rather send Balde.
watching the ctv broadcast... haha... it did occasionally sound/look like tracy wilson wanted to smack rod black for some of his statements about patrick chan
Eh, Chan beat Reynolds by 4 points in the LP. And this is Reynolds. Chan had a closer gap over his competitors than the ice dancers, and they have less opportunity for high totals (two perfect dance programs would be scored only slightly higher than Chan's LP at Nationals last year, for example).
Chan's never losing the National title, but I hope he loses Worlds. A win at Worlds would basically guarantee that he loses the Olympics (due to the direction he's heading in).