Yes, of course. Sorry, English is not my first language. I shouldn't make these mistakes as I am rather fluent in English, but once in a while I make confusing mistakes. "Retire" is same sort of false friend in this case.
actually Yan Han wants to retire already, and China this year does not have a third man other than Boyang or Han that met the MTS to go to the worlds so.... we only have Boyang here
Was not a fan of the inconsistent UR calls - if you're going to call UR on Boyang, you better damn well call if for the others! I just want the judging to consistent for EVERYONE - but apparently that is much too big an ask! UGH
My first post! I'm a Javi Fernandez fan, and I was worried that I wouldn't stay interested in men's figure skating after he leaves - at least semi - but I'm finding I'm happy to root for Jin Boyang and Vincent Zhou! And after this performance, I'm adding Keegan Messier to that list. Keegan has the love of performance in skating, and Boyang is very close to finding his niche, IMHO. He's obviously great, just needs a little push into all-around awesomeness. And Zhou entertained me all the way through the Olympics and to now! He's close to connecting with the music, too...almost there! I guess I don't mind some of these supposed jumping beans.
As for your information, Japanese commentators (including Takeshi Honda) pointed out the possibility of UR on Vincent's combo, and they sounded a little surprised (to me) when they found out that the jump was not called.
And the British Eurosport commentator pointed out the possibility of UR on Boyang's 4toe. And you know what this information is worth? You gessed: nothing.
OK, then. I will not post any information from now on, at least, in the competition thread
Boyang's 4T: https://twitter.com/Alisha_Vaughn24/status/976852311464202246This was quite underwhelming to me, none of the performances were inspiring. Nathan's jumps lack quality and that 4Flip did indeed look underrotated, plus a major lack of preceding footwork. Vincent is even more inexplicably getting away without a call, that 4Lz was short. His 4F was slightly better this time though, only 1/4 short instead of more, LOL (but also questionable lack of required entry footwork and not punished at all). Then we have Shoma suddenly going for a 3Sal+3Toe combo and messing it up even? What is going on there.
Meanwhile, Boyang shouldn't have been called for his 4T, it's so obvious how the tech panel frequently deducts just because they see some kind of other visible problem with the landing of a jump, rather than closely scrutinizing the rotation itself. Unfortunately his program is disjointed though and with little depth being expressed. Kolyada wins on jump technique and has good skating skills and presentation ability, but his program is quite nonsensical. Movement frivolously applied on top of a bad music cut.
Preach, Nathan and Vincent both skate so small and the only thing remarkable about their skating is the quantity of jumps.
well how about looking at their take-off? Nathan has better take-off while Vincent... well same Floop take-off like Shoma uno.Vincent's jumps to me are better then Nathan's. Nathan leans over and has no flow out of his jumps. I do like Nathan's step sequence. I would have had Kolyada in 1st place today. Great Skate for him!
This men's event just shows what a great loss it is to have Patrick and Javi retire (and Yuzuru injured). Rather than the win in this WC is invalid, the scores the top men 'earned' here should be marked with an (*). Without the three above PCS became such a joke. If Patrick was there, I wouldn't think some judges are shameless enough to score Chen's SS in the 9s. I like Shoma, and I am rooting for him to pull through his injury (or better yet, rest!!) but compared with the Yuzuru's 48 PCS Chopin, Shoma's showing tonight shouldn't get anywhere near 46 PCS. Same with the other top men, except for maybe Boyang who have shown quite an improvement in his skating.