Srsly, it makes my eyes bleed when I look how Visent or Nathan 'glide'. Chen has improved since last year, but he isn't Yuzu or even Kolyada. He isn't OC or defending 2 time world champion. I don't understand why judges treat him as if he is both world champ and OC.
Well yeah, but he should pop to 2T instead to 3T and then i will consider him as Big factor. He needs to think better, i mean he could be 5 place ahead (and in top 10) after this SP
I'm a little new on this foro, so I want to thank for all the comments, especially about technical issues. I don't have enough knowledge of ice skating yet so your comments are really helpful.
I used the russian link from here and I saw the last two groups so thank you again
I'm a little sad for Shoma, he is my favourite, but under the circumstance was the best result. Was hard to see him crying at the end
Kolyada's 3Lz looked like a popped Quad Lutz, it was so high, there was another rotation in there. Ah, if he just can put it all together more consistently. For now, I think he'll likely podium. Good for him and his confidence.
Why did he leave?Nguyen – how sad to skate to Over the Rainbow and finish 25[SUP]th[/SUP]. I can’t even express my disappointment in his loss of jumps and basic skating skills. I’m not sure if he’s injured? Mentally has lost confidence? Or just hasn't grown into his increased height. I can’t help but think that Canada should have sent Reynolds or Nadeau instead. (Or Monsieur Elladj!!!) I don’t think Nam is done; he could regain his old spark but am of the belief that he should very quickly return to the Cricket Club and Brian Orser. Tracey Wainman is probably an excellent coach, just not for Nam IMHO.
Where in the rules does it say that the number/difficulty of quads in a program should affect PCS?
Jackie Wong, who there, called it UR before the judges did.
I don’t think it was a pop. His submitted program did say 3Lz, and he was 2/15 on the 4Lz going into the OWG. He’s not stupid. The seemingly excess height is probably the result of training the 4Lz, however, which isn’t uncommon when a skater does a triple in a jump they’re training as a quad. But I don’t think he was attempting a 4Lz or even contemplating one.
Kolyada is a skater I’ve grown to really appreciate, perhaps because he has to fight his layouts and his programmes rather than being held back by terrible technique or lack of skating skill, fundamentals, etc. And when he’s allowed to just skate, I find him absolutely mesmerizing; he has so much more raw talent than his free skate suggests — and his comments about skating make me think he does deeply care about the sport, which has made me like and respect him all the more. He’s an artist, not a technician, but he’s playing the role of a technician with gorgeous, deep edges that he almost never gets to showcase because that 4Lz is always inserted into his layout and it’s all downhill from there.
I suspect Kolyada knows better than anyone he isn’t consistent at landing the 4Lz in competition and forced it out of his Worlds layout (or maybe someone finally wised up, who knows?). But part of why I don’t believe he ever intended a 4Lz rather than a triple? There was never a look of defeat or a glimmer of doubt in his eyes during that performance. If he were going for the 4Lz... I think that jump defeats him before he takes to the air.