You're lucky, one of the few sports live in prime timeI would like it if someone posted here just when Olympic skating will be on my TV. Apparently tonight is just part one?
I think usually you have to have a connection like a parent born there or something in order to compete for that country, not sure if that’s the case for that team or not.Thanks for the schedule. What does the team country mean here? These folks don't really seem to be from Israel.
Her top's clasp snapped off on the back of her neck. Nothing popped out and she had a nude colored shell under it anyway, but it definitely screwed up the performance.I think the girl on the Korean ice dance team just had a wardrobe malfunction during the "twizzle" sequence. Not sure if anything popped out, but it totally messed her up during the spin, as she came to a stop to fix it.
I agree with you to an extent. The winner is definitely predestined, but I don't think anyone did a harder routine (at least not on the jumps, but again, maybe they don't matter) than Rippon did, and he was the only one that didn't end up on his ass. I don't know why people aren't flipping out about the scoring. The Russian dude was awful. I mean, like really fucking bad.Judging is based on difficulty, the winner is almost predestined because the routine regardless of execution from what I gather.
Yeah, but none of that happened with respect to Rippon. I don't believe anyone actually tried a quad in the event tonight, and he hit a whole bunch of triples, while the other guys fell doing triples (and one of them fell on a double). Unless I missed something, Rippon attempted and completed the hardest jumps.They explained that if a skater tries a quad, does four rotations and falls, it scores more than completing a triple. Same for missing a triple scoring more than hitting a double, if all the rotations are there. I'm not sure if I agree with that, perhaps more of a deduction, but they want people to go for it. The Japanese guy for instance changed two triples to doubles, so it was clean but not very challenging.
I get why the Russian dude had a higher tech score, he fell on a quad but might have had the rotations. But he was super meh artistically until the end of his routine. Not sure how that component wasn't significantly worse than RipponI agree with you to an extent. The winner is definitely predestined, but I don't think anyone did a harder routine (at least not on the jumps, but again, maybe they don't matter) than Rippon did, and he was the only one that didn't end up on his ass. I don't know why people aren't flipping out about the scoring. The Russian dude was awful. I mean, like really fucking bad.
This was basically the stance that had 4-5 people propose me for membership and 2-3 think I should be banned forever when I got SOSH membership. I'd still argue that even something like running the marathon is a great athletic event, but not a sport.If it requires 'judges' we need to stop pretending it's a 'sport'.