I find it's not fair to send Daisuke instead of Takahiko.
I feel so bad for Takahiko who prove himself this season that he can be a contender for a medal at Sochi. He makes huge improvement this season and really deserve a spot for Sochi.
I understand that Daisuke has been one of the most artistic skater and as many fans in the worlds.
But, to me if Daisuke doesn't skate enough for a medal at Japanese nationals that's prove that he isn't deserving that spot, only the best athlete should go to Sochi. The Nationals is all the matter, so Hanyu, Machida and Kozuka deserve more to be at Sochi.
If we would talk about Mirai Nagasu at this year nationals, if she finished off the top 3, the USFS will not send her for Sochi and even if she has a lot of fan in the worlds that's is not a good reason to send her. Figure skating should not select their skater by their popularity, they should select them by their performance. So, I'm really angry to see Daisuke getting that spot for the Olympic and take a place of a skater who prove himself to be a contender for Sochi.
If this happen, I would like to say that I want Mirai Nagasu in the olympic team if she is off the podium at nationals. Why giving a favor to Daisuke and not Mirai.
So, for me only the top 3 at nationals deserve to go at Sotchi.
What you think about this ?
Do you think that it's fair to send Daisuke instead of Takahiko for Sochi ?