Erm, his 2012 win wasn't exactly convincing. And it might have been in Canada, but he had lost at Skate Canada this season just as much. He was still a medal favorite and a gold contender, but the majority of people had their money on someone else. You can say that there wasn't a clear favorite, but if there was a favorite, it was definitly not Chan.Originally Posted by Zemgirl
And even if, this pressure during the SP won't be close to the pressure he'll probably be under at the next Olympics. So that clean SP is hardly any indication of him being able to handle the olympic pressure.
Chan has never experienced pressure in his life so how would he know how he deals with pressure. Gold medals are engraved with his name before events begin, and he knows it doesnt matter how crappy he skates (Worlds this year, Skate Canada 2010, a ton of other events), he is certain to win. My only question is why the ISU still requires Chan to actually skate at events, as opposed to mailing him out his gold medals. Seems like such an unneccessary nuisance for him to have to actually show up and skate.
He won. He has three gold medals to prove that he handled pressure as much as he needed. To take the top prize. Three times. So there's really no arguments to be made. Simply historical fact.
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Of course c(h)andy baby can handle pressure; he has none. He's well aware he always can count on his judge pals, who never let him down on really important events ...
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Namecalling and negative rep? Maofan, you certainly know the way to one's heart!
Well, the past few posts have been real mature.
Last edited by Maofan7; 05-14-2013 at 03:10 PM.
Depends on how one measures it. I believe Chan's conclusion was based on his own results from last two worlds, not based on how many falls he has had. Based on the results, no one can really say that he did not handle the pressure, even though not so well, but he did handle the pressure.
Based on the number of falls, which many of you loved to focus on, no, he did not handle it well, especially compare his Johnson influence days(2012 Worlds and 2013 Worlds) with his Krall influence days(2011 Worlds).
It is worth to remember that Denis Ten's LP was NOT as good as many of you have claimed, even though he did not fall! It was a 50/50 chance this time for either Chan or Ten to win the title. Chan won. So what?! You naysayers have been having the world biggest temper tantrum.