Quite a few people thought that the men's SP was a mess, but here's an interesting stat:
- in 2010, only 4 men attempted quads SP (Plushenko, Lambiel, Joubert, Schultheiss) -- 2 out of the top 15 attempted a quad
- in 2014, 17 men attempted quads in the SP (16 if we exclude Amodio tripling his) -- 14 out of the top 15 attempted a quad
It's nice to see that the men are actually challenging themselves and that the quad being a higher value is encouraging this. It's resulting in more errors, but we still had clean skates with quads from Hanyu, Liebers, Joubert, Majorov, whereas only Plushenko did a clean SP with 4T and 3A (including a -3T as part of a combo) in 2010.
I'm wondering if our GSF stats lovers would consider updating differences in jumps between 2010 and 2014... e.g. in pairs if harder SBS jumps and throws have been attempted, harder quads being attempted in men's (particularly 4S), and surely a higher number of 3-3 attempts in the ladies SP than in 2010 can be expected, etc.