World Championships Figure Skating, Mens LP debacle

I am speechless at what I just witnessed so much so that I can’t even continue to process my thoughts.


About the only time I feel better about Gymnastics is after watching a Skating event. That is how bad tonight’s Men’s LP judging was tonight.

I love the Eurosport commentators. They can’t understand how the judges are cheating even after watching this sport for the last ten years. They really are entertaining.


Enjoy your gift Chan, I hope this pisses off the judges at the next Olympics and you get low balled.

Overall Scores Results

1 Patrick CHAN CAN 267.78 1 2
2 Denis TEN KAZ 266.48 2 1
3 Javier FERNANDEZ ESP 249.06 7 4
4 Yuzuru HANYU JPN 244.99 9 3
5 Kevin REYNOLDS CAN 239.98 3 7
6 Daisuke TAKAHASHI JPN 239.03 4 8
7 Max AARON USA 238.36 8 6
8 Takahito MURA JPN 234.18 11 5
9 Brian JOUBERT FRA 232.26 5 10
10 Michal BREZINA CZE 229.00 6 11


Results for LP only



Pl.   Name Nation TSS
1 Denis TEN KAZ 174.92 87.76   87.16 8.54 8.43 8.89 8.86 8.86 0.00 #23
2 Patrick CHAN CAN 169.41 82.13   89.28 9.11 8.96 8.61 9.00 8.96 2.00 #21
3 Yuzuru HANYU JPN 169.05 89.05   80.00 8.25 7.75 7.86 8.14 8.00 0.00 #13
4 Javier FERNANDEZ ESP 168.30 83.00   85.30 8.43 8.18 8.36 8.79 8.89 0.00 #15
5 Takahito MURA JPN 160.72 84.50   76.22 7.75 7.39 7.79 7.57 7.61 0.00 #18
6 Max AARON USA 160.16 85.86   74.30 7.61 7.11 7.50 7.39 7.54 0.00 #17
7 Kevin REYNOLDS CAN 154.82 77.04   77.78 7.82 7.61 7.71 7.93 7.82 0.00 #24
8 Daisuke TAKAHASHI JPN 154.36 70.36   85.00 8.54 8.21 8.46 8.50 8.79 1.00 #19
9 Andrei ROGOZINE CAN 149.25 81.03   68.22 6.82 6.50 7.00 7.00 6.79 0.00 #11
10 Brian JOUBERT FRA 148.09 65.81   82.28 8.29 7.82 8.43 8.21 8.39 0.00 #22
11 Michal BREZINA CZE 145.91 70.17   77.74 7.93 7.68 7.68 7.79 7.79 2.00 #20
12 Peter LIEBERS GER 145.64 78.92   66.72 6.61 6.57 6.75 6.75 6.68 0.00 #9
13 Ross MINER USA 141.66 73.38   69.28 7.07 6.82 6.79 6.96 7.00 1.00 #8
14 Maxim KOVTUN RUS 141.55 75.81   66.74 7.04 6.36 6.68 6.75 6.54 1.00 #2
15 Florent AMODIO FRA 141.10 63.52   78.58 7.89 7.61 7.71 8.04 8.04 1.00 #14
16 Misha GE UZB 139.05 68.81   71.24 6.86 6.79 7.29 7.18 7.50 1.00 #12
17 Alexander MAJOROV SWE 135.97 74.41   62.56 6.50 5.89 6.25 6.32 6.32 1.00 #7
18 Nan SONG CHN 134.65 68.05   66.60 7.00 6.54 6.54 6.68 6.54 0.00 #16
19 Jorik HENDRICKX BEL 130.15 70.09   60.06 6.18 5.71 6.18 5.96 6.00 0.00 #4
20 Viktor PFEIFER AUT 125.34 63.70   61.64 6.39 5.75 6.14 6.18 6.36 0.00 #5
21 Yakov GODOROZHA UKR 113.10 60.26   53.84 5.57 5.25 5.32 5.39 5.39 1.00 #6
22 Tomas VERNER CZE 112.45 39.87   72.58 7.36 7.04 6.89 7.50 7.50 0.00 #10
23 Viktor ROMANENKOV EST 111.76 58.90   53.86 5.68 5.18 5.25 5.46 5.36 1.00 #3
24 Justus STRID DEN 101.98 48.82   55.16 5.43 5.14 5.61 5.61 5.79 2.00 #1

51 Responses to “World Championships Figure Skating, Mens LP debacle”

  1. DL Says:

    I didn’t see it, but from what I’ve read he fell and made all kinds of errors…ridiculous. How did Takahashi skate?

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Dice had some issues but overall he was beautiful to watch. He fell once that I remember.
      Chan fell twice, hit his first two quads (one in combination) and messed up every other jump. Doubling one.

      It was a disaster and even he knew it and when the scores came up the eurosprts guys were like WTF, It was funny.

      • DL Says:

        That’s just sad–I’ve never warmed to Chan’s style and I find it strange that he’s always scored so high. (The Vancouver Olympics being a prime example.) I miss the 90s. Even if Stojko had no artistry, at least he could stay on his feet.

      • exgymgurl Says:

        So what happens ifnYevgeny Plushenko comes in next year and spoils the splat fest?

    • sanitynmotion Says:

      Is he overscored because he does quads? Is that the only reason?

      I refuse to watch. My blood is boiling enough reading this.

  2. JAS4 Says:

    Apparently figure skating is the only sport where it seems judges give more gifts than in gymnastics lol

  3. nero Says:

    Remember when I said Mustafina stans are scary? Well they just got scarier. They now have gone about to posting personal pictures of her on their tumblrs. Aliya’s VK (I think that’s the Russian facebook) and her instagram are private. I think they sent her a request and she accepted or they went about it in other ways, becoming friends with her friends or whatever.

    But even if she does accept your friend request her accounts are still PRIVATE. Now any normal sane human being would respect that fact and honor their idol’s wishes of their accounts being PRIVATE, ie not open to public viewing.

    But these oh so gracious fans have posted some of her PRIVATE pictures all over the internet. And what’s worse is they don’t even think they did anything wrong!!! Their argument is that she posted it on the internet and nothing is private on the internet. Except when the person, you know, makes their account PRIVATE they should expect a reasonable amount of privacy.

  4. mim Says:

    im a little drunk so the thought of men’s figure skating makes me giggle right now. im not normally so. sexist.

    poor musty will her crazed stalkers out there. frickin weirdos.

  5. gingercrush Says:

    From one stupid poster at IG.

    “Mustafinas Amanar in 2010 was much worse than every single American who does one today, yes even Aly Raisman (and Ross when she was landing them). It is not fab, and was so poor technically it likely caused her potentially career ending injury. ”


    • icemeltsfast Says:

      LOL “likely.” Mr. Obvious here…

      And, I beg to differ. It’s also unfair that (s)he’s comparing 2010 with “today” since it increasingly became popular over the quad when we all saw how lenient judging was for Amanars THANKS to 2010 WC.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Ross’s Amanar is fine when she is landing them. That tiny little kid has power

      • exgymgurl Says:

        Kyla ross is not tiny by height…..she probablly weighs less than Ohashi…..

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        I thought Ross’ amanar was beautiful when she had more control of it. Coming in to 2012, she almost had too much power when she was vaulting it if I remember correctly.

        It will be interesting to see if she vaults it again given her growth.

      • exgymgurl Says:

        Bulimar has grown taller since the olympics and its obvious she is having issues with her height…. they should have hung on to pitic

  6. exgymgurl Says:

    Dooes this mean that russia on the mens side only has one olympic spot next year? And does the US retain two spots? I think USFSA has gone so far down in the toilet that really its challenging for us to even field two decent mens or womens skaters. Id be worried about retaining two spots more than gaining three. Who cares if our skaters are bad they should not be competing.

  7. GymMom Says:

    Something positive related to Shawn. Her former high school orchestra is travelling to the UK because of her.

    • exgymgurl Says:

      Yes she did do something positive there. Thank you Gymmom😉 Although can I snark that her encouraging people to stretch and do handstands while waiting for airplanes might catch the attention of TSA and not in a good way….

      • GymMom Says:

        Yeah she didn’t think that through did she?

      • exgymgurl Says:

        Nope and we all know shes kind of a moron…. Sarah! calls her dimwit shawn… and has some very funny snarks on her and the taco pop ad she did with the hamm brothers in 2008

      • Tortuga Says:

        “Ortega pops my taco.” can never be erased from memory. Guys I went to school with were even talking about it. I’m sure they didn’t know her otherwise.

  8. icemeltsfast Says:

    Oh wow, maybe his coaches bribe the judges like Marta. =/

    Lol i wonder if there’s an ice skating board with a bunch of unhappy fans complaining of overscoring like we do for Ohashi, Raisman, Gabby etc. (;

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      There is but they are elitist and you have to pay in order to discuss the competitions and I am not even kidding.

      • icemeltsfast Says:

        That’s ridiculous. I have never heard of anything like that in my life. I refuse to even pay to WATCH gymnastics footage online let alone make comments, lol. But sure, I guess that almost ensures that you’re in a discussion with only the most dedicated fans…

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        Or the people with money to throw away. I understand paying for coverage to watch but paying for the right to discuss the event? That is crazy.

        Thank you Eurosport for giving it to us free:)

    • exgymgurl Says:

      You can listen to Jenny Kirk and Aunt Joyce rip everyone to shreds on the skating lesson podcast…

    • gingercrush Says:

      FSUniverse. I go there. I understand some people may find it strange to pay to access certain forums but it actually works and is rather popular. I am not paying at the moment though lol. Maybe for Olympic year. Free message board is Golden Skate.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        Its popular because they have no choice. I still call it crazy. To discuss a sport you have to pay? How do you spell dooziebats ????? 🙂

  9. Catherine Says:

    LRSY is the biggest splatfest ever. Kristian Thomas and Janine Berger injured vaulting. Plenty of routines with more than one fall, one had 3. Bulimar fell twice on beam but nailed floor. Afan was quite strong. Moreno crashed a vault, Downie had a disaster on bars, Ferrari sat her bars dismount…and that’s only some of the falls. Ferlito and Millousi were awesome on beam and Yang Hak Seon was incredible. Maybe not biggest splatfest but its worse than euros beam finals last year and worse than 2011 nationals..

  10. Lyra Gill (@lygill) Says:

    Looks like Aliya is training a double layout on floor. Check this out –

  11. gingercrush Says:

    OMG US ladies have two spots again. And Russia looks set to lose a spot from 3 back to 2.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Only because Gold was overscored. I hate this sport, I have no clue why I watch it.

      US has 3 spots you mean

      • gingercrush Says:

        Yes 3 spots now. I haven’t actually watched any of the figure skating but I see for some reason Kostner scored higher PCS than Mao. lame.

      • gingercrush Says:

        Hmm Kim wins with a monster score. Kim, Kostner and Asada the medalists.

  12. kittykat Says:

    Eeeep, poor Bulimar. What an embarrassing and painful looking fall

    • kittykat Says:

      that is not the right link… sorry. youtube why do you hate me

      • kittykat Says:

        ookay sorry for spam, for some reason when I copy paste the link it goes to a playlist…. Anyway, go to this channel and look at the video 00022, should you wish to😉

      • gingercrush Says:

        Scary fall indeed but sorry but I was being kinda pervy and seeing what was tanned and what wasn’t o.o

        Sounds like there was quite a few falls in this competition berger’s sounded scary.

  13. exgymgurl Says:

    I think that is the correct link for Bulimar

  14. icemeltsfast Says:

    Afan’s FX!!!

    She forgot that she couldn't stand in a corner though lol

    • mimi Says:

      i thought that too haha (about the corner thing).
      but i really really love that floor routine.

    • sanitynmotion Says:

      Yay, thanks! It looked like on her third tumbling pass she didn’t do the pause-in-the-corner before; however it looked like she left out a forward element at the end of it. She added a front layout later on though (this is me guessing; it looked like that third pass something was accidentally left out). I am glad she’s still in it. She’s at least 24, no? I hope she stays on.

  15. annie Says:

    Completly off topic, but I’m running through archives of gym blogs today, and this is incredible

  16. exgymgurl Says:

    Any camp news in the lead up to Jesolo?? Is Kyla getting left beihnd and withdrawn from competition?….again….

  17. exgymgurl Says:

    ohashi off the list for jesolo and germany that came out today

  18. exgymgurl Says:

    Replaced by Brenna Dowell? Really?

  19. exgymgurl Says:

    Apparently Ohashi has a sore back… Are they actually resting people?

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