Worlds bronze was a product of Unpredictability. Look at 2010 to 2013 - only constant chan. You can have kozuka silver and then 11th. You have Ten 2nd from 7th. Takahashi 2nd to 6th and in 2011 5th after winning. was Sure gachinski was 3 to 18. But it's severe fluctuation from lots of people. Have to factor euros silver. The only constant has been Chan. Denis ten almost won! Worlds has a lot of flucuation now and "flukes" until they're not.
What would be awesome to see is which men people were saying would dominate after 2010 back in 2009?
Gachinski has had his share of problems..but so have so many of these other very high level skaters..and come next season, one would be a fool to write ANY of them off! Remeber what happened to Weir in 2006-2007?? And when he was totally dismissed, he came back and won the World BRONZE the following year, after re-inventing hiimself!! This can and has been done before. There is SO much depth in men's skating nowadays..I simply cannot wait to see who does what and who goes where and where everyone ends up! It's going to be an incredible year!!!
That being said I still like Kovtun and hope the Russian Fed doesn't socially lynch him after this. He still has a lot of potential and seems to have a nice demeanor about him and a fire in his belly. I liked how he came out all fired up at the start of his FS last night. Now he just needs to work on the stamina, and not letting the Fed get to him. I think TAT will try to protect him though.
Who? Too lazy to go backward to check pre 2010 posts.Originally Posted by Iron Lady
Now that Ten has proved himself, certainly he will be one to jostle for the 'super talents' title. One of my bet is still on Hanyu.