Is Chan the only one skater who can beat a 29-year old multiple-injured Plushenko skating rather empty programs?
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If he's on, Plush will land his jumps. If he's off, Plush will land his jumps. If Chan does his zamboni act and beats Plush with two landed quads and no falls...the Russians aren't going to shrug their shoulders and move on.
But what shall Javier Fernandez do?
Hmm, I thought the waiver was for Euros only. Doesn't Plushenko need more surgery and likely won't be at Worlds this year?
That's what I understood: Euros only this year.
OK, I'm guessing that the "showdown" is between these two because it's a Canadian paper?
As far as the exception being given just for Euros, the article seems to say more.
Bolded text is my emphasis.The 29-year-old Russian, the 2006 Olympic champion, had to ask the International Skating Union a favour: to allow him to compete at the European and world championships this year, because over the past two seasons, he hadn’t achieved the minimum score required in an international skating event
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I really want Fernandez to win Euros and I think if he goes clean and maybe adds 2 quads in his SP, he can definitely do it!! As far as I understood, Plush will not do Worlds this year? A clean Plushenko vs. a Chan with 1 or 2 mistakes - I think Chan would still win.
If Plush competes at Euros then he wouldn't he have a minimum score and not need an exception to compete at Worlds?
Plushenko, who won the Russian national championships Monday, said he will undergo surgery for a knee injury after the European championships.
I highly doubt it was ever in the plan to compete at Worlds, not this year. Euros they obviously feel confident enough he at least medal and if he doesn't win gold it´ll be because he needs surgery. I predict he won't be seen at Worlds and that we will be Javier in a few weeks
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Gahh,this article just says nothing, I think the only skater who can beat CHan from now till Sochi is Takahashi or Kozuka with better pcs and if Fernandez keeps on podiums and his pcs rise, then Fernandez. Thats about all. I would want to add Hanyu please on the list.
Plus Plushenko wont go to Worlds this year, i dont know if he intends to but Mishin had an interview after RN and said he is no letting him go , for clear reasons I guess. Maybe he goes next year to help earn 3 places.
Are we seriously in 2012? Is Plushenko seriously still competing? This just feels unreal.
Is there really any contest? Plushenko may have been the best 8 years ago, but he's miles behind Chan in artistry, program content, musicality and pretty much every other department that doesn't involve jumping. And Chan's not exactly a bad jumper. Unfortunately, I doubt the judges will see it that way. If they gave Plushenko the Olympic silver in 2010 with his flailing footwork and programs that only would have been acceptable under the 6.0 system, who knows what they'll be willing to give him this time around. IMO, Chan, Dai, Kozuka and pretty much every man in the top 10 are better than Plushenko. What remains to be seen is how many the judges will let him beat.
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Me I dont see transitions in Plushy programs...
But then again I dont see artistry and musicality in Chan also.
And I said my opinion.
I know! Same that they gave Lysacek the gold also!If they gave Plushenko the Olympic silver in 2010 with his flailing footwork
damn, does that mean he is connected on FSU ? (and who gave him rep btw ??)