04-04-2013, 01:29 PM
Actually, I think Pangtongfan has a point. You are being offended that someone makes a claim that Chan falls five times and still wins. You think it is a huge exaggeration and you went to a real trouble to prove that he never felt five times. Somehow you seem to overlook that falling 'only' four times and still winning is not very much different. Your argument reminded me one film. A criminal arguing "Oh, no, I didn't kill her. I just cut her hand off..." (and she bled to death as a result). Can't you see that it is the same? How would you feel if Alissa Czisny won the worlds last year? (How many times did she fall? Five times? Six times?)
Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy
Furthermore, although I do understand the current system of scoring, I still think that 2 falls and more within one program are far too much for a skater who is going to win. I think falls should be penalised more, and possibly with increasing severity (e.g. first fall 2 points deduction, second fall 3 points, third fall 4 points) because one fall won't spoil the program as much as when the skater is falling all over the place.
04-04-2013, 01:55 PM