- Nov 22, 2009
Overall, this was a well-skated event. Very enjoyable, even the earlier/less experienced pairs. I hope the other disciplines follow in a similar vein.
Big Time Hurt. They might stay in second, but probably too far behind M/K to catch up in the FS...unless M/K have a meltdown and that's unlikely. K/F may end up fighting to stay on the podium, the way the Canadians and Italians are skating.
In that scenario, I think M/K would still win. M/K probably have a two-mistake (major) lead over a clean K/F. Also, M/K aren't prone to making a bunch of small sloppy errors that could chip away at a lead. Do nerves affect M/K? I dunno....so far, doesn't seem so but it could be a wild card. I expect K/F will go for broke and skate aggressively, since they are now in the underdog position.Would it require a meltdown to lose the gold though? What if they have one fall (on throw or SBS) and K/F goes clean?
One fall won't do it... it would require a lot more to lose gold. Pops and aborted lifts are more costly. I hope they win at home !!!! It would be great for the sport too !Would it require a meltdown to lose the gold though? What if they have one fall (on throw or SBS) and K/F goes clean?
It is indeed the fall that is making the difference in terms of the GOE and the deduction. However, I believe that one fall in the SP tends to be more costly than in the LP...for many reasons, including PCS factoring (on 80 instead of 40) and the many elements performed. That's why, I think some of us are saying that if KF skated clean, they would need more than just a fall from the Japanese to overtake them.But the difference in the SP was the one fall from Brandon, no? I haven't looked at the protocols.
I want Miura/Kihara to have the historic win too! I feel it's their time.
well, Alexa and Brandon had the skate of their lives last year while M/K were actually even overscored in the LP (many thought James Radford deserved silver).Alexa and Brandon beat M/K by about 17 points in the free last year, so it’s certainly possible!!
That said, that was an exquisite skate from Riku and Ryuichi, and especially with all the pressure of home ice. They are deservedly in first by a good bit.
I liked their program and though they were cleaner than others and deserved to be higher. I am not sure I agree Alexa and Brandon with a major error should be second. Its a major error they had and a lot were basically clean including Deanna and Max and the Italians. I know the argument will be the Americans have better other elements but I am not sure enough to make up a fall. But who cares what Ithink. Its the judges. I am fine with Japan leading and winning.i like the italians too. I am just saying that I prefered Max and Deanna's passionate tango to their refined style of tango.. because, well it's tango
I preferred it because she is a Queen.i like the italians too. I am just saying that I prefered Max and Deanna's passionate tango to their refined style of tango.. because, well it's tango
Twice over. Queen Deanna-CleopatraI preferred it because she is a Queen.
What is backstory on this Czech team? Their ISU profile shows they are Italians...or at least both born in Italy.
As Italians they would not have been here.
I get that, but how did they end up representing Czech Republic? Czech parent/ancestry?
I don't understand why she is being allowed to commentate. No denying her knowledge, but Chris Howarth is a fountain of knowledge but he has exactly the right approach to commentating. A nice voice, enthusiastic and a fair critic, who knows only to add the occasional comment during a program without being distracting. He can pinpoint things you might miss but he seldom does the 'Figure Skating for Dummies' thing, which Noonan seems to do constantly.I'm guessing this has been discussed already but the YouTube stream commentator is actually unbearable
She's hopeless."Will they stay in the top 4" what? Um, yes!! Come on, Belinda, did they spit in your drink or something?
They had that option on Eurosport during the 2018 Olympics. I used it to gag Belinda *bliss* - although I sometimes put her back on AFTER the skaters had finished because I did sometimes want to hear her opinions.I wish they'd have a toggle option, commentary on/off, we could shut it off and those that want it could have it. For every event, really... it's sad that I'm like, "at least Belinda is talking about the program, Tara and Johnny would be talking about what they had for lunch and Tara's Nagano experience..."
??? But somehow Chris Howarth and Mark Hanretty do it correctly. Don't they realise??I think they're told by the ISU to talk during (Ted confirmed as much on a previous stream)
Can I have her? I think you have Maxime?Twice over. Queen Deanna-Cleopatra