Good performance by Kovtun at CoC. However, Plushy is still in pole position if he is fit enough to compete.
He won silver at Euros just 2 years ago. Stop being nasty.
I'm not saying he's a significant factor, but so far he has more accolades than Kovtun and is still the only Russian man to medal at Worlds in the last 9 years. He might be past his prime but he has had some successes and deserves more respect (even from you).
While Kovtun stands a better chance, clearly he is still a favourite to hit the podium and can still execute quads and triple axels. He also hasn't been to the Olympics, so why be rude about him not retiring and pursuing a goal?
that peak was short lived then peaking before 20 years old and only for one season ?
Gachinski's problem was not only was his PCS low but he had to rely only on his jumps ( and only a 4T quad jump)
as soon as he lost that, he basically had nothing left.
CanadianSkateGuy, don't bother arguing. sky_fly20 has made it very clear she hates Gachinski's guts (much like her constant rabbiting that Liza is fat). I reckon she asked him out on a date once and he turned her down or something.
Gachinski is a good skater and pays more attention to the details than a lot of the other guys.
Lol, karne.... Clearly, Gachinski's loss...
Kovtun can land quads. But he is far from a complete skater. He is totally devoid of musical sense. Rather than skating in 'phrases', where one jump moves smoothly into the next, and that into the next spin, etc., he hunches his shoulders and jumps, then turns around and hunches his shoulders and jumps again.
I hate watching him skate because it's like watching a beginning skater on pro ice.
Compared to him, Gachinsky is an artist. And believe me, I'm no Gachinsky fan!!