4 Team Canada CAN 69
5 Team France FRA 66
Yup. Congrats to France!So the real battle is for 4th-5th?
If Aymoz keeps getting better and James/Cipres stick around, France might have a shot at a medal in the Olympic team event. They don't need to be that strong in singles to be competitive there.France ahead of Canada, not a bad result. It was fun overall, the gala might be extra fun with all the skaters being in such a good mood and about to start their vacation.
Lets face it the scores at WTT are always way over the top. No way does Tuk get over 150 anywhere else besides Russian Nats even with a skate that clean.I think it is little absurd Kaori is getting that type of score with a bad opening flip, flutz and her hardest combination is a double axel triple toe double toe....
Wow, Tuk! I especially love when she accelerates near the end and pumps the crowd. Whee! Now isn’t this 1,000x more worthy of a Worlds medal than Med and her funereal tango? Just sayin’. THIS is what should’ve been at Worlds. Harrumph!Top 2 (Russian commentary with ):
More videos (I see all but Piredda's): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl7FD-bB2o6nkxlTC8s3dnA/videos
That is not exactly fair. If ladies judging value skating skills the way it is with men judging maybe the Japanese ladies will have more confidence and Russian ladies with less confidence? You can't attribute outcome of any event to just one thing you want to seeAnd there's the difference between the Japanese ladies and the Russians. In Russia, you better learn to compete or you'll never get out of inner country competitions. It's not just skating skills that will win at the end of the day. It's wanting to win.
Probably tired and feeling pressure to prove herself after winning Euros. She’s had a long season. I don’t think she’s ever even been to junior worlds, so this is her first season having multiple post Nationals major competitionsI don't know what's going on with Sofia, but she's not been the same since Europeans. She totally killed that program then. She's skated through it ever since. She lands everything, but it's not the same. Curious.
Yes, because there's so little internal competition in Japan and the Japanese skaters are clearly inconsistent because they don't want to win.And there's the difference between the Japanese ladies and the Russians. In Russia, you better learn to compete or you'll never get out of inner country competitions. It's not just skating skills that will win at the end of the day. It's wanting to win.
what's with you attacking @rfisher for her opinion? ... somebody hugged a porcupine instead of a cat this morning..Yes, because there's so little internal competition in Japan and the Japanese skaters are clearly inconsistent because they don't want to win.
And even if they didn't want to win, which is completely absurd, it's even more absurd for you to confidently write that as if it's something you could know.
By the way, wasn't Radionova one of your favorites? I guess she also must have not wanted to win.
These condescending platitudes about Russia vs. Japan are so far beyond tiresome. I'm glad this season is over and that I'm not going to buy PBP access for the next some.
If you mean "just TAT" and "just about Piredda" (not other comments about other stuff, or the guy talking):