Rooting for Team Moskvich 💙
And now Andrei, the last and possibly darkest of my dark horses. Davai, davai!
It is Charlie Chaplins "greatest speech" from The Dictator IIRC."You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men!"
What is going on with this program?
There is definitely new blood. Frankly, I'd rather Rus Fed sent the strongest skaters than reputation skaters, I don't want reputation skaters to deal with haters if they fail at Olympics.Wow, those were some huge jumps from Makar!
I wonder, has the new blood arrived? Maybe they'll be no repeat Olympians for the Russian men.
But there's the FS still.
I actually didn´t even think about the danger about skating with it. That´s a good point, it could actually be very dangerous and it shouldn´t be allowed to wear it during skating.Oh, don't start me on jewellery. That is something I feel really strongly about.
Eyebrow piercings really shouldn't be allowed. Imagine how dangerous it could be if you fell face first on the ice. You could lose your sight in that eye.
Vladislav - wise up! Take it out when you are skating.
Yes. Only two bad skates really. Rukhin and Anisimov. All the rest have theoretically the chance for a top 3-5 finish. That's crazy!!6 falls and 6 popped jumps after 18 programs, not bad for a Russian mens' competition.
What's really impressive is that we have around 10 men competing for the Olympic spots. This is unlike the years past where we had at most 3 contenders like Voronov/Kovtun/Kolyada or Kolyada/Aliev/Samarin. This makes for a crazy exciting long!
And thank god Aliev made the second group. He might have a chance...
I was thinking/admiring that new blood has arrived in some of the earlier skates. This does not mean that I think that they displace current highly ranked, talented skaters. I think of them as additive to the depth of the Russian team. The rest will unfold.I wonder, has the new blood arrived?