I didn’t say the World Championships aren’t relevant. I don’t think his having a bad free skate in Milan can be attributed to whether or not he went to Pyeongchang. He came out of the Olympics rising high, did really well in the short program at Worlds, and then had a bad day. Lots of people did on that particular day.Not sure what to say when you think the World Championships isn't relevant. A very strange kind of reality-bending trying to happen here.
Going to the Olympics is extremely valuable experience (that’s the whole point of getting people high-level experience), and will be especially valuable for the next Olympics that he’s already done it once before (and done well there).He was already going to become a contender in the future. Going to the Olympics did nothing to help with that.