Or what if everyone had skated their best. I would say if everyone in Vancouver had skated to their optimum the results probably would have been:
Though really the results in that case should have been:
Bronze- Lambiel or Oda (no 3ax or x-3 combo for Lambiel, no 4t for Oda)
I dont see Abbott or Oda getting the scores from the judges no matter how well they skated, though if everyone else remained the same one might have gotten the bronze if they skated lights out but that is definitely the max. I just dont think they were seen as frontrunners of the event, and their federations were pushing for Evan and Tak.
- Rep Power
Not saying I agree or disagree about Oda but I would say this described Daisuke perfectly prior to his injury. Takahashi had everything, except the ability to come through in the biggest competitions. Perhaps the difficult fight to get back in the game made the difference there, or maybe just maturity. So if you feel this way, don't give up on Oda - he may yet find his way too.
Originally Posted by Cheylana