Takahashi is one of my favorite skaters of all time, and while I admire his integrity (gotta do that quad) part of me really wishes he had skipped it in Vancouver- he would have definitely won gold in my opinion if he had skated clean. Maybe then he wouldn't be in this disastrous situation...
Well, hopefully I'll be proven wrong, but somehow I doubt it.
Kwan didn't withdraw at the last moment. Emily Hughes had plenty of time to take her place in Torino.
oh ok...I didn't even remember there was an emily hughes. But yes, that makes me more upset- I'm sure Takahashi knew he couldn't skate near his potential WAY before he even showed up in Sochi...
I watched a bit of that practice today. It looked like he landed a beautiful 3A, then all of a sudden it looked like his skate just slipped out from under him and down he went.....sad.
I hope he manages to pull off a miracle!