Joubert lips or flutzes but instead of getting an edge call as per usual it was called what it looked like I think! He doesn't zayak!!! He gets an edge wrong.
Part of what makes sports existing at least the good ones is that people can come out and pull surprises....That its not predetermined sometimes someone can pull the upset.
It would be one thing if Patrick had skated similar to how Joubert skated when Daisuke one the free and Joubert won based on the short. In that skate Joubert just played it really safe, he still though skated well. I could live with Patrick winning in that case.
However Patrick and a lot of the top men were terrible. Daisuke got hit hard for being terrible-why didn't Patrick.
Denis Ten may need some polishing (although I will say I think in terms of emotions he's better than Patrick) however I would hardly call Ten a sloppy he skater. He's actually a beautiful skater. A part of me prefers the Rach passionate Ten.
He presented high quality technical content in terms of jumps, excellent spins and a great performance that won him a standing ovation from the guy who was in firsts home country.
Denis was the only skater in the competition who presented two beautiful programs (not just one) and displayed consistency throughout.
Will he continue to do this in the future- who knows. It may have been his Buttle moment although he is very young. However the point of the matter he did do that. And his performance was far more watchable than what Chan put out.
You want to talk about in betweens, well in betweens are good but there was nothing wrong with Ten's program, it was a lovely program, and he actually EXECUTED his program well.
Its figure skating not figure falling. Staying on your feet and executing your elements should actually matter. I'd have no problem if Chan had fallen once and skated beautifully for the rest. Patrick is a gorgeous skater. But what he put out tonight was not gorgeous skater and didn't merit the highest P/E score of the evening.
Your whole well nobody talked about Ten in the past highights the issue for everyone. The feeling that Chan is the preedetermined winner. And that it doesn't matter how Patrick skates, the other skates have to be picture perfect and Chan can get away with falling at least 2/3 times. Its ridiculous. nobody considers falling 2/3 times in your performance a good program... Or skating at its best.
If you can't understand how great it would have been for the sport for somebody to be able to pull out a surprise worlds win. How needed it is for the sport's credibility....
There's too many posts that I would like to reply to at this point, but my personal opinion on the matter is that this Worlds is far, far from anything we'd like. Elaboration need not be given, as it would be pretty much redundant. I do agree on other placements, but not the major ones that have been discussed thus far. Great job to Fernandez and Hanyu for giving it their all, and I feel for Daisuke, hope the Olympic spirit is still burning in him. I also feel for Joubert, he may not be everyone's favorite, but I admire how long he's been in the game. My friend and I couldn't understand why he was marked so low when the scores were just up (I was, sadly, unable to watch live), but it's justifiable. What could have been if he had been able to perform another triple.
So far, V/T's gold is the only indisputable placement.
I watched the performances and Ten was cleaner by far however the program is sufficiently weaker than Chan, Hanyu, Takahasi, Fernandez et al when it comes to pcs. He just doesn't have the presence or confidence - his skating was a bit tentative.
We aren't talking about a Timothy Goebel type of skater here.
I am not sure how multiple falls, pops etc shows "confidence"
With the way some people talk, I don't get why we bother have a competition for gold. Just give it to Chan. Let everyone else compete for silver.