Chan was far from perfect but he did enough to win. Less people seem to be outraged about the Germans' silver (since the Canadians URed their 3S, just like Ten downgraded to a 2-2, costing a higher placement), when they arguably had as many mistakes as Chan.
Nobody seems to be outraged that Asada and Kostner were placed ahead of Li in the freeskate, even though she was much cleaner than both of them.
Ten had a clean FS, which won him the FS, but it wasn't enough to win overall. Period.
Sounds like Chan needs attention and wants to correct his admittion about wrong win. Damage was done and repair is visible.
He had the task and he failed to accomplish it in London. He should live with it and stop whining.
He had a chance in Vancouver to be the first Canadian men with gold, he lost it. Now its time for Plushenko, Ten, Amodio, Fernandes, Hanyu.. Chan needs to learn from Plushenko how to be patient.
Also, people are outraged because this is consistently a problem with Chan, more-so than ANY other skater in the world today. His last 2 world championships are suspect at best, and at worst, they are frauds.
Clean, yes. But Li was rather slow, her jumps were small and she skated with little expression. She just isn't in the same league with Asada and Kostner. Li got higher TES than Gold and Wagner, but her PCS scores were lower, so she placed below the two US ladies---and that was correct.Nobody seems to be outraged that Asada and Kostner were placed ahead of Li in the freeskate, even though she was much cleaner than both of them.
Chan's falls were very clumsy. His entry into both jumps was bad and he ended up on his a**. 8.96 for transitions with two spectacular failures? When Chan delivers a subpar performance, he shouldn't be getting the same high PCS scores he gets for a decent one. Chan 'won' by 1.3 points, and basically because of inflated PCS scores.
His transitions going into his jumps are still difficult. The landing of the jump wasn't a result of his transitions being performed poorly, if anything they added to the jump's difficulty, so he should still be credited for incorporating those transitions. The only thing that should drop is his transitions going out of the jumps because he generally performs his jumps with some transition afterwards, so yes, that should be reduced, but it's not like Ten had transitions going into and out of all his clean jumps.
I acknowledge Chan's PCS was inflated, but do you or anyone here think Ten got inflated PCS scores over either of the two segments? Like, you think he deserved better interpretation and choreography in his freeskate than Takahashi, as the scores show?
D&R's errors were SBS 3S<+2T+2T<, and a bit of a scratchy throw 3Z landing (for which they received mainly 0's but still a 'clean' jump)
S&S turned a 3T-3T sequence into a 2T-2T sequence, turned a 3S into a 2S plus a fall, and had a clear double-foot on the 3A throw
D&R's 3S<+2T+2T< alone (4.11 points) ended up getting almost 3 times the points as both of S&S's SBS jumping passes combined (1.45 points with the fall).
The Germans had superior levels on the lifts, twist and death spiral, but D&R didn't make errors on these (as reflected by positive GOE).
And we can agree to disagree, but Ten's choreography beating out Takahashi's choreography to me is a disgrace, even considering Takahashi's errors. As clean as Ten skated, 87 points is really high PCS - for comparison, it's just two points shy of Fernandez' PCS at Euros where he did 3 quads in a clean skate with a much better choreographed program than Ten.
And I don't think that Patrick has to say "I think other skaters did better"- no one expects him to do that. I just wish for some humbleness. Instead of arguing for his scores, he could have simply said, everyone is entitled to their opinions, and I'm going to work to do better next time.
Sure what he said could be deemed as "honesty", but it shows honestly the type of person he is.