Agreed. That Ru-ssi-a cheer was the most annoying thing ever.
The Japanese are a modicum of humility, class, and being amazing fans. They cheered at the appropriate moments, genuinely felt for skaters when they made errors, and were very supportive in general. Even for So Youn's I saw a couple people standing, which I certainly would have done myself, even if she weren't popular or a favourite. Certainly for Anna's they were appreciative.
Oh, yes. My husband and I were two of such people, actually. So Youn Park skated just brilliantly there. So Youn has become one of 'must-watch-out-in-future-competitions' skaters at this year's Worlds, for both of us officially. So has Hae Jin Kim. Korea has a bright future, I think!