In the article, Piseev blames bad conditions in Washington and bad organization for what he regards as the bad performances of the Russian skaters. He also blames the Sekret Komputer, and then says that the audience only applauded their own skaters. Russians "only" won 1 bronze, 3 silvers and 1 gold., for the largest number of medals in the event. What bad performance????
He may have a point with B&K vs. L&A, but otherwise, the Russian skaters did as well as could be expected. Sokolova did better than could be expected with 3 good performances!
Vika did well on her LP and SP! Abt wasn't there and Irina wasn't there, and let's face it, Timoshenko and Nelidina are just no replacement for Sasha and Irina. P&T were really overmarked. Plush got a standing O for his qualifying and SP performances and a partial standing O for his LP, which was not his best. And he won.
I presume that he is complaining that T&M did not win pairs.
Although audience support may have played a part, it is hard to see how Shen and Zhao are nationalistically the audiences'
own. They gave a great performance, one totally for the ages, and I agree with Joe, that if they had done that at SLC, we would be fighting about 2 silvers, not 2 golds.