Daisuke Takahashi is the last of my skating loves. He is the only reason I got out of bed this morning for the Men’s LP of the Olympic games and I should have gone back to bed after he skated because what a splat fest tonight was.
Before talking about the LP can I just say how proud I am of my old man Daisuke? He was only 5 points out of a bronze medal in this Olympics and the boy is just not healthy. He is the last of my skating loves as I said above and I am going to miss him so much.
There has only ever been one skater that could get me out of bed before 12 on my day off and that is Michelle Kwan. Add Dai to that list this mourning. (My other skating love was Fumie Suguri but I didn’t like her enough to get out of bed:)
Anyway I am proud that he stayed on his feet and put down an overall beautiful performance to end his career on a high note. I know he two footed his quad and another jump but it did not take him out of the flow of his performance so if ANYONE can explain to me how he had the third highest componet score tonight BEHIND the splat fest that was our Olympic Gold and Silver medalist please do.
So Hanyu won while falling twice and I don’t care. He was overscored on his PCS but Chan was hardly any better. He fell out of 3 jumps and for once the judges didn’t give him the PCS scores to save his ass from a splat fest. Though for the life of me I will never understand how he got those scores for what he did perform.
This is why skating is considered a joke. Judges do not judge the performance we see they judge the skater based on their personal opinion.
It should be noted that Canada did not have a judge on the panel of tonight’s Long program and I can’t wait to hear the whining from the Canadian camp on this one.
Can we talk about Chan TANKING away the gold medal tonight please? I think LOL said it best when she e-mailed me these words after Chan choked. THANK GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chan was crap tonight and no Hanyu was not any better but after the SP gifts Chan got there was no way either of these 2 men were not winning Gold or silver the difference is Hanyu deserved his SP score while Chan should have been further down in the standing.
The Olympic has to decide if they want a jumping fest or a Skating competition and I hold out no hope for them deciding in favor of a Skating competition.
Fernandez was so overscored in the SP I don’t care if he was low balled in the LP.
I am thrilled that Denis Ten won the bronze after Worlds last year but my personal preference was for Daisuke to take the bronze. I think if his PCS was scored correctly he very well could have had that bronze but the judges decided differently.
I am taking bets on how long it will be before Patrick Chan whines he was robbed. ” I didn’t fall” will be his excuse. I wonder if he will have the balls to do IT Russia or wait until he goes home?
I leave you with this tonight, Be thankful. VERY thankful that Plushenko did not skate in individual events at the Olympics because if he had landed 6 clean jumps he would be your Olympic champion tonight.
This little diddy was put into my head by the British commentators at NBColympics.com Truer words were never spoken people.
Some people in Russia are calling out Plushenko. Its about time and can we please stop pretending he was injured? If he had a chance to win he would have competed. He knew if everyone else was clean he had no chance. Too bad he couldn’t see the future.lol
Stalking Michelle Kwan. I love her reaction to it.lol
By the Numbers How the scoring could have gone down before the Olympics LP for men