You are saying that he is overscored every time when he gets higher marks for Performance than everyone else. Can't agree more.He is not, however, the best performer or the one with the most musicality.
http://instagram.com/p/YFS7z-B0L6/# He was in K&C on Day 3 with Team Russia, was wearing some kind of a bandage (don't know the right English term) where his arm was resting, but he "covered" all this stuff with the Russian flag, probably in order not to expose a painful view for everyone, and to cheer for his Team as well. Here he is at the banquet. Looks fine!: http://instagram.com/p/YDGBbvCBXJ/# Get better, Man!
Looking at those X-rays, it seems medical treatment to put his dislocated shoulder back to its appropriate position was a success! I am so relieved and glad to see his smile!
"Thank you so much for coming to Tokyo, Konstantin! Your SP was a highlight for me on Day 1 at WTT. You rocked the house! Get well soon and please have a safe trip to go home! "
And btw Plu also published his xrays and was accused of faking.
Look at it this way. If a journalist writes/says something mean and foolish about a skater, that is the journalist revealing him/herself as mean and foolish, not the skate.
Here was my thought process. At first I thought, why is the hospital releasing Menshov's xrays in violation of all medical ethics. Then I saw that it was Menshov who put the xrays in public view. I wondered why he would do that; usually medical treatments are private business between the doctor and the patient. Then I remembered the Plushenko situation. So then I thought -- ha, ha -- maybe from now on all athletes will feel like they have to prove that all their injuries are real.
Right after Menshov fell, you could see the way his arm was just hanging there that he had dislocated his shoulder. That must have hurt like the dickens. BTW, manipulating the shoulder back in position requires pulling the arm really hard and that procedure is even more painful than the original injury!
As somebody said he isn't the skater with the most musicality or expression but his artistry on the blade is arguably unparalleled and this is rewarded (as it should be). Look up many articles about Chan's skating ability and most of them will remark about how intricate and difficult his programs are. Just because you hate him isn't really bringing anything to the table as to why he is not an excellent skater.
Why do you think he isn't an excellent skater (and we're not talking about jumps or errors, just general ability? And please don't quote some Russian woman in an article.
[HTML][/HTML]Also, here, Chan lost to Dai on P/I... So I don't get the complaints when the judges acknowledge that he's a better performer and more expressive than Chan. It's ridiculous to hate a skater because they're not as expressive as arguably the most expressive skater in the men's field. Are you upset that Ten got better PE/IN marks than Dai at Worlds? Expression is just a part of skating... But theatrics shouldn't be what separates skaters, otherwise it wouldn't be respected as a sport. Not that I don't appreciate great artistry and musicality, but they're not supposed to be artists first - they're supposed to be athletes first.
AFAIAC, a major component of great skating is the skater keeping his/her butt off the ice while demonstrating mastery of jumps and spins with difficult and intricate choreography. At the Worlds FS and the WTT SP and FS, we didn't see that from Chan, therefore it was not great skating.
I also noticed that Chan looked a little heavier than he had at Worlds. It was especially noticeable in the exhibition. His pants barely fit. I guess he didn't do much in the way of practice between Worlds and WTT.
Patrick is the best skater in skating skills as in edge quality, flow, effortless power, steps, turns etc his skating is seamless which makes its beautiful in technique and presentation. Though with alot of errors i can see people's point in wondering why he can still win. Dai is the best skater in artisty, the way he moves is heartfelt and his movements so natural and detailed. He is like a dancer. I think his arm movements are above other skaters.I do think he is not rewarded enough for performance execution and Interpretation in general.I think musicality should play a bigger role in judging. I love both for different reasons but Patrick sure struggled in his LP at WTT even more than Worlds. I hope to see both Patrick and Dai on the podium at Olympics. I want them both to make good decisions for next season.