Osmond's pants on her dresses are very bothersome to me and completely distract from anything she puts on ice. Could she PLEASE find better elastic?
Chan, Chan, always Chan. I have tried so hard to like his skating but I just can't.
Lipnitskaya/Sotnikova. They just don't do anything for me. They seem to go through the moves
I'm probably the only one, but Gracie Gold. She's a beautiful skater, but I feel like her success is based on the fact that she's the "perfect American sweetheart" with her looks and personality. I've never felt emotion while watching her performances.
Javier Fernandez too. Boring.
Nah...you're not the only one (re: Gracie). I just don't "get" the adoration of her skating - it's cold, her long arms windmill too much (altho' thank goodness Lori tamed that w/ the new SP) & there's just something about her that comes across (to me) as icy. Now Javier was really an attractive skater prior to being coached by Orser; he now skates just like Brian did back in the day & it really bugs me. I also don't understand the awe of Yuna Kim & Mao Asada. They skate with no expression on their faces (Yuna especially comes across robotic to me). Last but not least, Jeremy Abbott (beautiful skating skills but the implosions during performance and verbal really are OTT and annoying). I'm glad I have a very long list of skaters (current and retired) whom I love(d) watching compete!
Against all odds and most of the posters here - I like Patrick Chan. I guess I don't think anything has come out of his mouth that's been worse than a favorite Russian skater. I love his skating and quite frankly don't care what he says. I do believe he revolutionized men's skating where you could be extremely athletic as well as graceful and do beautiful choreography. His job is to skate - not give good interviews and often I think he's nervous when he answers questions or just doesn't think. He certainly isn't the only figure skater with that problem. But - when you're on the top for so long it just gives people a clear target.
I think Chan crossed the line of naive/stupid when he said he would rather skate for China cause he thought they'd be nicer to him than Canada and then he "didn't know" they had human rights issues. Like dude, just no. lol.
Costner. She is simply annoying. Reminds me of an elephant.
Yuna is robotic and cold and has a diva attitude, but I can handle her. Usually going against her, but I acknowledge her accomplishments.
Shibutanis are also annoying. Being siblings they will never achieve any success because of the obvious lack of chemistry between them.
I am into youth, energy and athleticism, not "art". This is sports. I can watch art elsewhere, but sports are supposed to be sports.
“Sometimes I feel we are not appreciated for how much work we put in. If my parents hadn’t emigrated from China and, say, I had skated for China, things would have been very different. My parents wouldn’t have had to make as much sacrifices as they have and there would be a lot more respect for what we do as figure skaters.”
LOL. That's not how China works.