- Jeremy Abbott's short program at U.S. Nationals
- Polina Edmunds' short program at U.S. Nationals
- Stolbova/Klimov's performances at Euros
- Ilinykh/Katsalapov's performances at the Olympics....and their free dance at Russian Nationals in a bad way
- Anna Pogorilaya's long program at Worlds
- Aikiko Suzuki's long program at Japanese Nationals
- Mao Asada's long program at the Olympics
- Hawayek/Baker's free dance at Junior Worlds
- Carolina Kostner's performances at the Olympics
tell me how she is a false winner.
Originally Posted by cuon_alpinus
when you compare her to arakawa's performance, and to Lipinski's performances...Lipinksi and Arakawa's wins have never been debated, despite skating programs that were less difficult than
Adelina skated one of the hardest programs in the history of figure skating, and did it almost perfectly..
and now everyone is bashing her and cyberbullying her.
How is that fair? We must leave her alone, and acknowledge her win for something that she earned fair and square.
P/B Appreciation Squad
P/B coming in third at Worlds in such a slim margin (gold in my heart forever).
Mao's bomb of her SP at the Olympics.
The Sochi men's splatfest.
H/D having to drop Worlds so Madison could get surgery. I felt awful for her.
Mirai getting short sticked, even if I agree with the decision made.
Yulia falling apart in the individual event.
Mao's FS in Sochi, and her World gold.
Kostner finally delivering great performances (silver medal worthy, arguably!)
Mirai rising to the challenge at Nationals.
I/K finally getting it together for the Olympics (I love P/B... But it was magical.)
Adelina doing amazingly in Sochi, even though I disagree with the results. She captivated me.
There's more, several more. But those are some top thoughts for me.
On the Ice
Lipinski's win is debated even today. As far as arakawa is concerned, did you see the rest of the competition? Her's was the only clean skate amongst the top 3 so there's no room for debate.
Originally Posted by cocofeliz
Adelina's program was difficult but not "one of the hardest in the history of figure skating." Many skaters have done 7 triple programs before with the exact same layout as her. Didnt zijun li do one at last year's world and didnt manage to beat a 5 triple + 1 fall Caro in the FS (not saying she should have, Just stating she didnt). Didnt Julia do it at Euros? Didn't Mao do the most difficult program in Sochi with a base value with her under rotation calls higher than Adelina's? Also didnt lipinksi have a 3-3loop? That's one of hardest 3-3 there is excluding ones with 3 axels. Just saying there have been many programs that were at least as difficult.
I do agree with you though that all this Adelina bashing needs to stop. She didn't do anything to deserve such hate. And yes, people should leave her alone.
Back to the topic, in my many years of watching fgure skating and spending countless hours trying to understand COP, I was disappointed/shocked at the judging for most of the season. Sometimes it seemed like the judges were pulling those PCS and GOE numbers out of a hat. To top it all off, I never thought I would see a day when lightening strikes and Yuna, Mao and Caro all go relatively clean in their LPs at the same competition but someone else ends up winning it!
Sure, she skated a difficult free skate. Calling it one of the hardest programs ever does disservice to those before her. Also, let's not just completely ignore her junior level 3-3 combination in the short program.
Originally Posted by cocofeliz
Originally Posted by aa456
Sums it up nicely enough.
Originally Posted by aa456
Canada easily retaining 3 spots in Ice Dance despite the absence of V&M.
Same. It's so frustrating.
Originally Posted by aa456
- Mao's FS in Sochi. what a comeback
- Caro going clean in an Olympics
- Yuna skating the way she did while having a right foot injury and not breaking down in front of a hostile crowd
- Jason Brown's Riverdance. ))
- Yulia Lipnitskaia and her hyperflexi spins like how does she even do that?!?
- Adelina not falling in LP
- Adelina coming so close to Yuna and higher than Caro in SP in Sochi.
- Adelina winning gold. I did not see that coming
- Yulia's two falls. I did not see that coming because she's consistent this season.
- Mao's SP. It broke my heart.
- Sochi fs ladies event overall
What is shocking to me is how many people were shocked that Plushenko pulled out of the Olys. What was amusing to me was watching people flip over Tara and Johnny's wardrobe -- and completely miss how good the commentary was. What is puzzling to me is how long, and vehemently, people keep up the Olympic conspiracy threads -- hey, it's done. What is utterly dumbfounding are Speedy's latest recommendations.
What is comforting to me is that there will be another season. It will shocking - exciting - moving - surprising - amusing - amazing - hilarious - goofy - what the heck? THAT is what keeps me watching skating.
Is anyone shocked by the relatively low scoring of Ashley in General at Sochi but really at worlds. Am I the only one to say her world lp was fabulous? her pcs is low balled. she is an incredible performer. her fs was great great great. What else could she do? Her two foots matter. Pogo was shockingly good as a technician like all the R ussian teens, but -Ashley had a great program costume performance and no one wants to give her her due as a performer. As for complete mature performers this year we had Yuna. Mao .Carolina and Ashley and Gracie. Julia had the gut wrenching music and she played the little girl well. For me only memorable program from the Russians despite how amazing technically the 4 superstars are from Russia.
I am shocked at judges who loved Ashley two years ago as Delilah. I think the world Lp was the skate of her life. Why doesn't she get love anymore internationally? Her lp shocked me as totally free and fierce. Our Samantha Cesario is unsung as yet. I think a dull technician will win every time under IJS. I see Ashley being treated like She isn't wonderful. Nationals was a freak thing. Look at Jeremy who thinks he is special. I am still shocked at all the Wagner hate she got after Nationals. She is as bashed as Adelina and she is far more polished and refined than Adelina. I give Adelina her due but Both Gracie and Wagner are beautiful to watch. Only Julia had the great program and performed it well. Anna will be amazing one day but the Russian girls are great technicians at present not beautiful performers with special presentation or skating skills as yet.
Anna was a huge shock surprise for me at worlds. Look out Adelina! This girl will surpass you in pcs one day soon every time out! I will be happily surprised when we see someone who can show the beauty because the programs are all jump jump jump. I will be bored if it becomes a battle between only the Russians. When will we see a Russian lady who performs like caro Yuna Mao or our USA ladies? I'd rather see Ashley two foot an amazing skate than a clean 3/3 from a forgettable 0lympic skate. Not bashing her but she has less charisma than several Russian teens at present.
I am shocked that I/k didn't win gold at worlds. I do love this team and their fd.
I think Ashley is done as far as the judges are concerned. Deservedly? I don't know, but I've seen American woman after American woman (or lady) go as high as 4th, then start sliding down even when skating pretty clean. I doubt a woman from the US will be allowed onto the podium unless she is so incredibly good that they can't deny her without it seeming suspicious.
1. Johnny and Tara. Love them, wish he could stay out off of TMZ, though.
2. Jason. Very cute Riverdance.
3. All day figure skating coverage on NBC Sports
1. Men's splatfest
2. No US medals at all at Worlds.
3. That after 10 years Jeremy still can't control his nerves two days in a row
4. That you still can't see the Worlds within a day or two of the competition
I wish I could say Jeremy Abbott not disappointing everyone when things get real was shocking, but it's not. He just doesn't have that extra something that international champions have. Also, he looks like a cartoon strip character. But that's beside the point.
Originally Posted by Poodlepal
Canada earning 2 spots in Men despite not placing a single man in the Top 10.