I am so tired of the Chan can fall five times or 2 in SP 3 in LP and still win comments.
For the sake of the argument, Chan falls twice in SP and three times in LP while Takahashi skates clean like he did in Japanese Nationals (iirc). What do you think the TES and PCS for Chan and Takahashi will have be?
My comment was with regard to Plushenko having a chance to win the OGM in Sochi and he does not, IMO, partly because he will be much older and even if he did skate well, the gold will go to Chan, regardless of how he skates. I think he will skate well, because he seems to improve toward the end of the season.
If Russia only wins one gold in Sochi, I hope it's ladies. The only one they don't have, and to do it on home ice would be pretty awesome.
Also, please give example of when a mistake ridden Chan unfairly won over a top skater that skated better in the same competition. Please include the marks (TES + PCS) Chan should have gotten and the competitor's mark (TES + PCS) that he should have get to win over Chan.
Wow- I am shocked it is so rare to win on home ice. Had never thought about it before. Makes me more excited for Tessa and Scott, and more upset for Michelle Kwan's 2002 disappointment.
PS- I am sure this comment will tick off plenty of people, and I am ok with it.
EXACTLY. I mean, Chan fell twice and beat Fernandez who fell once by three points at Skate Canada. Chan falls three times, or has his second fall on an actual element - he loses.
Again, Chan wins even if he falls five times will only happen if his competitors splats multiple times also. I still don't think that's what a "five falls margin" means.
Back on topic, I am also very surprised that the home team only generates a few Gold medalists! What does that mean for the "home field advantage" at the Olympics?
Poor Russia! The olys finally come to them and they most probably won't win either pairs or dance, or men either. If only Sochi had been in 06.
I wonder how this list compares to those who bombed at home: bonaly, kostner, Eldridge, etc...
Russia probably wont win pairs? That is news to me.
Same is true with ice dancing they dominated the field with only losing gold medal 3 times when they competed. Whether they will win gold medal at Sochi is anybodies guess. However it is interesting that their own success is causing people to that russians won't succeed at sochi 2014.