"On artistry and athleticism": Poirier blog (May 2)

His entire post (substantive and not overly long) is worth reading, but here is an excerpt:
I’d like to stress this point; the goal of the figure skater, at the end of the season, is not to find himself halfway between artistry and athleticism, but rather, to bring these somehow unrelated extremes to a same location, where he can thrive in both. A perfect performance isn’t 50% sport, 50% art, but both exquisite in performance AND technique, that is, 100% of each.