Ten by far had the better jumping display.
Was Denis the most amazing thing I had ever seen. Well compared to how everyone else skated he was.
At the end of the day I'm tired of this argument that how you execute the elements shouldn't matter. One mistake a la V/T's fall okay as long as the rest is well done.
But multiple glaring big time errors, it matters. Currently glaring errors are frankly not penalized enough. And I'm sorry they effect the performance. Nobody should be getting 89s in pcs with that kind of skate
If Denis was from a powerful skating country, people would be screaming now.
Patrick does have beautiful blade skills but I'd rather see a little less from him and a program he can actually skate well than a jammed pack program he can't skate well.
In general this sport is encouraging skaters to throw in their most difficult elements regardless of how they can do it and PCS are used to hold up some downgrade some others.
In general I want difficulty encouraged. I'm not convinced difficulty is rewarded enough for the ladies. But execution has to matter too.
This is figure skating not figure falling. And I'm darn tired of the world "rotations"
How hard is it to have a balance and I'm sorry I'm tired of the hypocrisy. People screamed when Anton made a small frankly minor error with a program that was far more complicated than S/P's. Screamed to high heavens, and everything else B/S did was beautiful.
But Patrick Chan wins time after time with programs that are marred with multiple, multiple, multiple glaring errors and that's just fine by the same country.
Patrick Chan is the WORST two time world champion (2012-3) EVER. I just needed to say that. Actually he wasn't the real champion, so, who cares. Congrats Daisuke and our lovely D10 !
I'm not justifying his victory. I also thought his score was ridiculous. I think, this was decided in the SP. But the LP is the impression that remains, which was horrible.
Congratulations to all the medalist!! And to Denis Ten for a great performance!! Just wanted to also say to those who continually critisize the IJS, it would be best to actually understand how the scores come to be especially in TES as it is more straight forward than PCS (PCS is debatable and sadly also based on reputation). Also, if ppl really want a change the IJS "save the sport" then do something about (though it is extremely difficult) because complaining in threads all the time is not going to do anything, it's still going to happen on future events.
I was lucky enough to be there tonight. This is not a full report, just little notes and observations.
One end of the arena where a lot of Daisuke fans were sang happy birthday to Daisuke while he sat in the kiss & cry. It was very sweet.
Misha Ge entertained the audience before, during, and after his FS. He was adorable.
Denis Ten was amazing. Everyone stood for him. He was the only one my group stood for. Thrilling, wonderful performance. I loved it. Just one mistake. He had everything tonight.
Audience booed Brian Joubert and Kevin Reynold's scores. Audience very cold to Florent Amodio's performance.
Javier did the Chaplin walk before he shook Patrick's hand during the medal ceremony. Too cute.
There was a lovely Canadian couple in the first row who seemed to have flags for every country that didn't have a lot of representation there. My group was sooo impressed with how they had a flag for Denis Ten and many other skaters.
And if you go back on my talent prediction record here on GS, I don't think I have missed the mark yet all those years - both on picking eventual stars (Osmond, Weaver/Poje) and predicting falls of former stars (e.g. Shibutani, overrated Russian babies, I/K, Crone/Poirier).
So mark my word now, Max Aaron will be a star unless he is not given the proper environment to grow.
MEN'S FREE SKATE - RESULT & VIDEOS
1. Patrick CHAN (CAN) - 267.78 Free Skate, 2nd Copy
2. Denis TEN (KAZ) - 266.48 Free Skate
3. Javier FERNANDEZ (ESP) - 249.06 Free Skate, 2nd Copy
4. Yuzuru HANYU (JPN) - 244.99 Free Skate
5. Kevin REYNOLDS (CAN) - 239.98 Free Skate
6. Daisuke TAKAHASHI (JPN) - 239.03 Free Skate, 2nd Copy
7. Max AARON (USA) - 238.36 Free Skate
8. Takahito MURA (JPN) - 234.18 Free Skate
9. Brian JOUBERT (FRA) - 232.26
10. Michal BREZINA (CZE) - 229.00
11. Peter LIEBERS (GER) - 216.84
12. Florent AMODIO (FRA) - 216.83
13. Andrei ROGOZINE (CAN) - 216.60
14. Ross MINER (USA) - 211.90
15. Nan SONG (CHN) 207.68
16. Misha GE (UZB) - 207.50
17. Maxim KOVTUN (RUS) - 207.40
18. Alexander MAJOROV (SWE) - 204.29
19. Jorik HENDRICKX (BEL) - 192.19
20. Viktor PFEIFER (AUT) - 189.44 Free Skate
21. Tomas VERNER (CZE) - 180.50
22. Viktor ROMANENKOV (EST) - 177.09
23. Yakov GODOROZHA (UKR) - 174.98
24. Justus STRID (DEN) - 165.23
Thank you for your report jaylee. Always nice to hear from someone who was at the competition. Looking forward to your further report.