I realize that everyone's hard on Adelina, but to me she's a more worthy winner than Hanyu. Don't get me wrong, I get the fact that there are questions whether she deserved to beat Kim or Kostner. However, at least Adelina actually skated well. I'd frankly rather have named none of the men Olympic Champion. (And one could frankly make similar arguments about Hanyu's PCS.
So what Russian ladies are going at this point?
I think Emily is kind of cute. Sarah isn't attractive but why does it matter? With some recent exceptions like Sasha Cohen and Gracie, the US doesn't have a history of really pretty figure skaters but they did alright anyway. At least they know how to properly shave their pits.
Last edited by fenway2; 03-07-2014 at 03:27 AM.
is it so unheard of that skater improved 20 points during a season?
Consider Denis Ten 2012/2013 season
ISU GP Skate Canada International 2012 203.70
ISU GP Rostelecom Cup 2012 177.77
Four Continents 2013 197.26
World Championships 2013 266.48
His component score from Four Continents long program were 70.48 which grew to 87.16 at World
I far as I remember we all were happily cheering for Denis
The title of this thread is just asking for trolling. *sheesh*
"Once you've skated together long enough, and you're really good friends, you can close your eyes, put your hand out and she's right there." Joe Dolkiewicz, 2011 US Novice Pairs Bronze Medalist
Sad to announce this but I won't be at Worlds. Sorry to my fans who planned their trips! When things get fixed i will be back stronger.
Tatjana Flade tweeted:
Worlds entries online: http://www.isuresults.com/events/fsevent00051515.htm … D.Ten cancelled to heal injuries, fix boot issues. Get well soon, @Tenis_Den!
And from Misha Ge:
@Tenis_Den Everyone will miss you there for sure, you had a tough year but with great success! Have a good rest for recovery! #Neighbor
"The team doesn't get automatic capacity because management is mad" -- Greg Smith, agile guy
And international judges have been ranking Hanyu high for quite some time. It didn't just happen at the Olympics. Not to mention, Hanyu's win over Chan was not controversial or questionable.
And Adelina can't be compared to Ten, either. Ten was underscored in PCS for a long time and he pretty much forced the judges to change their mind with his Artist programs, especially when he skated them lights out.
I think its going to be a showdown at Worlds between Mao and Julia. I'm imaging Julia wants to put the Oly single comp behind her so I think we'll really see her shine. I am interested in how Anna will do. She had such a poor outing at GPF but she is capable of much more.
Congratulations 2014 World Ice Dance Champions Anna Cappellini & Luca Lanotte!!!
Well the question still remains... will she be downgraded > or did she get a full under-rotation to a double toe edge-call flutz?