I mean, not really. Kim wasn't perfectly clean, not to mention the dead, I-don't-actually-want-to-be-here vibe she spent the whole comp giving off.Kwan and Slute made mistakes while Kim and Kostner were on their game.
One of the biggest post-Olys disappointments of that cycle was when her Achilles snapped and robbed us of getting to see how she would have gone afterwards.Sotnikova also had that brief Rostelecom comeback in between Olympic cycles, and I think many of us were looking forward to her progress post-Sochi.
Yeah. The vitriol directed towards them was ugly. I remember reading about how they were treated in the village, the late night jokes etc.I'm pretty sure they got some. That's how some people are.
Hughes and Sotnikova were always and the Olympic Gold medal did not make them more watchable. Sarah could land an underrotated jump just as well as Sotnikova could fully rotate a high fall, which was more rewarded in their respective eras than doing doubles. Sarah had fewer steps to mask her clunky feet while Adelina did countless labored steps chasing level 4. They both had fugly catchfoot camel spins.
It is odd that people try to rewrite history to match their agenda. The disingenuousness is hilarious
I wish we could haul some Olympic judges out here to point fingers at Kwan, Slutskaya, Lipnitskaya, Mao, etc. to complain that the results were bad at these two Olympics because they did not skate the way they were supposed to