The Kings of Quad

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by umronnie, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. skatak

    skatak Well-Known Member

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    yes, they are very well know in the area, it's a big local newspapers (bit more than local as it about several regions). but as professional journalists they should know about quoting their sources....... :wall:

    the biggest kuddos goes to :cheer2: umronnie :cheer2: and the one and ones who went through all the compilation and recounting of the programs ! I don't think that many people realise how big a work it is :respec:


    and anyway, as you counted only international competitions, Brian had topped his 100th quad in competition a while ago, even only with counting the ones he landed at French Nationals.
  2. Zemgirl

    Zemgirl Well-Known Member

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    This is a pre-Worlds article, but I'm posting the link here because it confirms Joubert now knows about the 100th quad; apparently he finds the achievment rewarding ;)
  3. umronnie

    umronnie Active Member

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    Updates quad count after WC13:
    1 Joubert – 102
    2 Plushenko – 94
    3 Menshov – 46
    4 Reynolds – 42
    5 Fernandez – 40
    6 Voronov – 34
    7 Chan – 30
    8 Verner – 28
    9 Takahashi – 27
    10 Hanyu - 18
  4. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    Amazed by Joubert. I didn't know he landed so many quads, and still does.
  5. Zemgirl

    Zemgirl Well-Known Member

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    I meant to post this and forgot - finally, someone (specifically, the print edition of L'Equipe) has cited FSU as the source for this story :)

    Several skaters on the list can presumably add to their totals next month at the WTT.
  6. umronnie

    umronnie Active Member

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    Yay! Finally I make it into print media. Letters to the editor that I wrote were never published but obscure figure skating stats do. The world is a funny place.

    Whuch countries have qualified for WTT? I assume Canada and Russia are in. Probably USA. Japan? They don't even have a pair now, do they? And since P/B missed a few comps for injury does France qualify? Who else? Italy? China?
  7. Zemgirl

    Zemgirl Well-Known Member

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    I imagine France will qualify - ISU Championship points are counted based on whatever event yielded the most points for that country's top skater(s), so it'll be Worlds that counts for P/B rather than Euros, and they didn't miss the GP. No idea re China vs. Italy, each country has strengths and weaknesses. It doesn't matter much for the quad list, though.
  8. umronnie

    umronnie Active Member

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    Forgot to post update after WTT.

    1 Joubert – 104
    2 Plushenko – 94
    3 Menshov – 49 (the two quads in the free do not appear on the protocols because he withdrew shortly after)
    4 Reynolds – 45
    5 Fernandez – 40
    6 Voronov – 34
    7 Chan – 31
    8 Verner – 28
    8 Takahashi – 28
    10 Hanyu - 18
  9. robinhood

    robinhood Active Member

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    is this an all time list? or just these past years? I supposed Yagudin and Goebel would be right up there too:)
  10. Zemgirl

    Zemgirl Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the update :)

    Active skaters. See umronnie's older post for information on Yagudin and Goebel; they're well behind Joubert and Plushenko.
  11. misskarne

    misskarne Spirit. Focus. Ability. Tenacity. Aussie Grit.

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    If his body holds out, I would dearly love to see Plushenko reach 100. He deserves it.

    The scary part comes when you imagine how many quads Joubert and Plushenko have done in practice. You'd have to be thinking at least five times that number. And then it starts getting scary.
  12. VarBar

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    Yagudin couldn't be right up there, please remember that he was forced to retire from competitive skating at the age of 22 basically, due to a severe hip condition. And if memory serves, Yagudin didn't attempt quadruple jumps during his first season in the senior ranks. Who knows how many quads he would have landed under different circumstances.
  13. spikydurian

    spikydurian New Member

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    It is unfortunate that Yag was forced to retire due to his hip condition. He was one of the standouts IMO. Amazing that Joubert beat Plushenko in the number of quads. Hanyu is still young. He'll get there
  14. unicorn

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    I just notice there's no Chinese skaters on the list. IIRC, their amount of quads should be quite decent too.
  15. DORISPULASKI

    DORISPULASKI Watching submarine races

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    Chengjiang Li used to quad, & didn't Min Zhang as well?.


    And then there's Han Yan...
  16. ks777

    ks777 Well-Known Member

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    Yes Chengjiang Li used to have huge quads. Takeshi Honda also did 3 quad in a program once.
  17. umronnie

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    The Kings of Quad – The Last Hurrah

    In honor of the kings of quad who will be retiring after the games, and to pass the time until the competition starts, here are the stats as of February 5th:

    1 Joubert 105
    2 Plushenko 95
    (3 Menshov 56) won't be in Sochi
    4 Fernandez 48
    (5 Voronov 45) won't be in Sochi
    5 Reynolds 45
    6 Chan 39
    7 Verner 34
    8 Takahashi 31
    9 Hanyu 26
    (10 Kovtun 21) will he be in Sochi?

    Will Plushy break 100? Let the games begin.