- boot problems related to his feet developing as flat feet
- immune system problems related to stress
- a personal issue that Gachinski doesn't want to talk about.
IMO it's the last one that is causing the most problems. The boot issue is apparently resolved, and a good thing too since his legs were going numb while he skated.
He has also suffered another growth spurt.
Looking at Ge's PCS now.
Funny how skating a totally empty program ending with a crazy, intense, Plushenko-like step sequence can give you 7s. It's like it's the only thing the judges end up remembering.
why did max skate so early?
Max was just flying across the ice today, he represented the US really well, and i'm really glad that he got the score that he did. I enjoyed that SP more than i thought I would...crossing my fingers that he continues to develop artistically...there's a lot to be desired, but considering how candid he is about his lack of artistry and his competitive drive, i'm sure he'll eventually get it figured out.
I thought that Kovtun's music/program was too big for him...i feel like he was trying to keep up with the music the whole time, and he jsut wasnt' quite ready to skate...a real pity b/c what he did right was done well
as for Nana SOng...i don't know what happened there...he seemed like he wasn't all checked into the competition and the music/style didn't match at all...i want to like him, but havent' seen anything worthy yet...sigh
2. In terms of Olympic spots, 24 are decided at this Worlds (in the single events). First the nations that have earned multiple spots gets there spots (say, Japan gets three, etc etc). Using this year as an example, 9 nations together make up 19 spots (Canada/France/Japan for three, Kazakhstan, USA, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic for two). So five more slots are decided, and they go to the top nations outside these nine. So again, using last year's worlds, the next five nations would be China, Belgium, Russia, Uzbekistan, and Germany). Germany makes it at 20 (Liebers ranked 20th). Any country can elect not to use a spot they earn (for example, for the 2010 Olympics, Georgia gave up one spot, because they only have Gedevanishivili). 30 entrants go to the Olympics, so at least five are decided at Nebelhorn (the aforementioned 24, plus the host).
for people streaming britisheurosport in the US - did you have to download something to get it work and if so, was/is it safe? It's saying i need to download and .exe file...and it makes me nervous.
Forgive me. I'm a dolt!
My heart is beating... All these remaining twelve men are just amazing. Hope Verner can do better than in recent competitions. I tink I root for Fernandez, but I want all of them to skate well
Fernandez 4-sal but singled the axel