Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Oct 25, 2013.
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Whee Tomas, have a great great last season! You are an European Champion, and that is a great achievement!
I hope he places in the top 10 at the Olympics, or at Worlds at least if he goes. Is Verner a given for these two competitions? Is there a third skater that could cause an upset at his Nationals and bump him?
No. There are no other Czech skaters capable of landing 3axels, let alone quads. Brezina and Verner are 100% locks for Olympics barring injuries.
TOMAS VERNER 2014 OLYMPIC CHAMPION!!!!!!!
Ah I love Tomas. I'm really hoping he finally has a moment to remember in Sochi.
Yeah. I love his skating but he has a pretty dismal record at Worlds after placing 4th twice. His Olympics outings have been unfortunate for someone of his calibre.
But his Nelepa performances were very encouraging and I hope he can keep the momentum up for the rest of his season.
Keeping fingers and toes crossed for Tomas! He's such a beautiful skater, I always have high hopes for him, so here is hoping he finally has "that moment" in Sochi.
He had a very promising performance at Coupe de Nice. Landed 4toe/3toe and 3axel easily and was skating with quite a lot of freedom in his movement and I was already jumping in my chair about him finally getting his mojo back. And then he doubled the lutz.
Still a good performance but it kinda summed up Verner's issues. He might seem to be in great form, he might be doing very well but the loss of focus can always suddenly pop up unexpected.
I hope he has a great season!
Best wishes for his final season. He's such a wonderful skater.
Known to be amongst the nicest guys on the circuit as well. Wish him well throughout this season
He's always had so much potential, so much promise. He's so incredibly talented I cannot actually believe his career turned out as it did. I have always loved his style. I do miss him doing great, landing his jumps.
And on top of all that, he's such a wonderful person. Not only is he finishing his MBA, but also speaks several foreign languages fluently. Off the ice, he is also one of the loveliest, most approachable skaters I've met, always smiley and nice, throwing jokes here and there, making you feel like you matter and not like you're just one of the zillion fans who have bothered you today.
Hope he has a wonderful final season.
Verner won Coupe de Nice yesterday with a total score of 249.79 - here are his videos (from the live stream):
Short Program (83.58) 4T+3T, 3A, 2Lz
Free Skate (166.21)
Re-posting from the Cup of Nice thread in Kiss and Cry:
Yes, Tomas is back! I love his programs!!!
This x infinity and beyond. I've always loved Tomas Verner ever since he first came onto the scene; he has all the gifts to make a worthy champion at any event he enters. It is so great to see his career on the comeback trail going so well; let's hope it continues on through Europeans, Olympics, and Worlds (should he choose to attend). Fight the good fight to the end, Tommy Boy, prevail, persevere, and overcome, you gallant gladiator!
I haven't watched any of his programs this season, but I have noticed that he's been winning B competitions, which is a great sign for the rest of the Olympic Season, ole!
Tomas Verner is probably top 3 to 5 on current form right now...too bad the Olympics aren't in October.
I totally agree! The way he is skating right now compared to everyone else at the moment, he could easily win Olympic bronze, perhaps even silver. Patrick Chan is the only man who has truly impressed me this season so far (with his performance at Skate Canada). Yuzuru Hanyu looked really good at Finlandia, but Skate Canada left a lot to be desired. Yeah Machida landed his jumps and displayed terrific consistency at Skate America, but his style leaves a lot to be desired, IMHO. GO TOMAS! Right now he is my dream pick to win Olympic silver. Please Verner keep it together all the way through the rest of the season; he is so capable!!
Thanks for posting the videos, Sylvia. Tomas's programs are amazing! Wishing him nothing but the best!
Tomas is not going to Worlds, Olympics will be his farewell event.
Tomas needs to just retire already, and stop embarrassing himself.
Did you not bother to read any posts in this thread before writing the above?
Nothing at Sochi would make me happier!
That is a real shame. I think that he still has more to give.
And you should stop embarrassing yourself by posting asinine comments like this one.
him and Carolina Kostner doing well
If he does have a solid season, perhaps he can finally get that world medal when some top men retire after Sochi.
I doubt a medal, but if this season's competitions are anything to go by Verner could have a very decent end of the career with the worlds .
BTW, who are the men who retire after Sochi? Pluschenko, Verner... Joubert? Takahashi?
Yes, what I most remember of seeing Verner live, especially at practices and exhibitions, is his amazing charisma, and great skating skills. He truly has the talent to light up the rink and to charm the audience, and those edges and jumps, when done well, are a thing of beauty. Good luck Tomas!
Definitely Joubert. He's signed on for Plushenko's shows in the spring. He's still talking about doing pairs, though, so maybe it'll only be a semi-retirement? Not sure about Takahashi, I am sure it's his last season but maybe he'll want to do Worlds in Japan?
I knew I was going to get a lot of hate from that comment.
No, I didn't bother reading any of the posts, because 9/10 it's another fake farewell he and Joubert have been saying for years now.
Then don't post if you can't bother.
Just watched both his programs from Coupe de Nice and Tomas is spot on! Adding my best wishes to this thread for Tomas to have a fabulous final season!
Somehow I don't see Brian doing pairs, even if he tried. It's not that he's incapable of learning the elements, but when you're a singles skater for so long, depending only on yourself and suffering only from your mistakes, it's hard to suddenly become a part of a team. That, and Brian's strong personality.
Anyway, wishing both of them a fantastic season.
Both his wins at Nepela and Nice were great to see from Verner. However, I'll believe he's really in a comeback mode when he shows up at Euros delivering in the same way. Senior B's are hardly high pressure events and that's when Tomas usually melts.
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