01-26-2013, 05:32 PM
For the past few years, it was my dream to see Javi as the European Champion and today it finally came true! I'm on cloud nine right now with happiness
Hopefully Javi's win and continued success will bring Spain further into the figure skating fold!
01-26-2013, 06:14 PM
01-26-2013, 07:55 PM
The location favors Chan, but I think it is safe to say that we have a legitimate four-way race for the world title this year.
01-26-2013, 08:26 PM
I agree, I hope Javier Fernández medals at worlds.
Originally Posted by Riemann
01-26-2013, 08:36 PM
He trains in Canada and has had a fair bit of success there - Skate Canada gold (2012) and silver (2011), GPF bronze (11/12). It'll be like this year's GPF - four really strong candidates, but only three spots.
Originally Posted by mousepotato
01-26-2013, 09:12 PM
And congratulations to Brian Orser too! He's now the coach of the European & Japanese National champion! Awesome!!
01-26-2013, 10:25 PM
Yup. I think it will be the most interesting event this year.
Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue
01-27-2013, 12:56 AM
Without doubt, Javi deserved to win, he was remarkable, but how come his PCS suddenly inflated to 89?
He had similar TES and performances at GPF and got only 82 in PCS then.
His pro looks like focusing on technical sides, having lots of resting points.
His SS is not in the same league as Chan and Takahashi yet.
His coach happens to be Orser, that may explain all.
01-27-2013, 01:23 AM
Last edited by wallylutz; 01-27-2013 at 02:03 AM.
01-27-2013, 04:37 AM
Originally Posted by MaiKatze
Originally Posted by Li'Kitsu
Originally Posted by chloepoco
01-27-2013, 05:55 AM
Skating is art, if you let it be.
Ummmm, why is Joubert skating to Gladiator? What happened to the amazing Inception program?!?
01-27-2013, 06:26 AM
Off the ice
The judges didn't approve and he wasn't happy with his PCS. There was talk around the time of TEB that skating to Gladiator competitively might be a good idea for him, and reportedly Gailhaguet suggested it as well. I loved Inception, too. But if the judges keep pushing Joubert toward techno and certain types of soundtracks, I can't blame him for returning to his comfort zone.
Originally Posted by Blades of Passion
I don't think what he wore yesterday was the final costume, BTW. It's basically the same as this costume worn by Bruno Massot for a completely different program.
01-27-2013, 08:42 AM
Yes, I was heartbroken at the ditching of the Inception - I thought it was such a perfect fit for him! Why, he even talked about saving it for the Olympic season - that the music gave him goosebumps - and then, just like that, it was gone! I certainly don't blame him for changing it - after all, he's the one skating to the music/program - I just wish he hadn't. I mourn that program... I never got to see it skated as it should have been skated.
01-27-2013, 09:52 AM
It's Orser camp dude, so we shouldn't be surprised with ANY score . Whie his FS is more meaningful than chaotic SP, still there's nothing near 9 with this bear-like skating. Also, I think Orser doesn't clearly know how to match the skater ability and the prog. As the result- no clean skate from Javi, and not from him only in Brian's school. In any case Javi is the rightful winner. Here he is with his proud and overjoyed parents: http://cs416930.userapi.com/v4169302...lFdHIo0ohk.jpg
Originally Posted by Niki2012
Cheers to Brezina for finally getting a Euro medal that he has been wanting for so long. Poor Tomas. Those 36 for TES and 71 for PCS must be some kind of record of 35 points difference between TES and PCS. CoP is so schizophrenic.
RusFed made the right choice sending Kovtun. The dude delivered in spite of all the pressure regarding his spot. The audience went crazy, which was very understandable after watching 3 lousy groups, and the kid got the ovation that later only Javi could beat. Congrats, Maxpalych! And thanks for this backstage pic: http://instagram.com/p/U_InkriBWF/
Dame TAT watching him: www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9cF5da6Z7I
01-27-2013, 11:31 AM
1. At the GPF, he's up against the best in the world. At Euros, the competition isn't quite as good. Witness the PCS boosts given to Joubert, Amodio, and Brezina, though. He stacks up and stands out
Originally Posted by Niki2012
2. His program actually ticks off the boxes for Program components quite well. Even the resting points are well integrated performance moments.
3. Definitely overscored on Skating Skills.