Figure skating

Fratboy

Mr. MENsa
Lifetime Member
SoSH Member
Nov 29, 2003
14,689
McCarver Park
Gorgeous, but for her, something felt ever so slightly off, and I can't explain why, but I guess it's because she's just so flawless.

Now what I don't get is why she does a 3F/3T instead of a 3Lz/3T like Zagitova will do. She's leaving about 1.5 points on the table there, and I think she'll be in 2nd place when all is said and done.
 

Fratboy

Mr. MENsa
Lifetime Member
SoSH Member
Nov 29, 2003
14,689
McCarver Park
Perfect PCS for this is 40. Medvedeva scored a 38.42.

That's the highest scoring short program of all time. Wikipedia is already updated lol.

Nonetheless, something felt a little off to me, and that's how good Medvedeva is. I think Zagitova can beat that.
 

BigMike

Dope
Dope
Sep 26, 2000
21,648
interesting, we're in Asia, we have a ton of Asian skaters and this is the first even vaguely Asian music I've heard....
Well wait for the skating spectacular when it is done, I figure Medvedeva may have some KPop waiting for us
 

Fratboy

Mr. MENsa
Lifetime Member
SoSH Member
Nov 29, 2003
14,689
McCarver Park
The choreography in the beginning felt kinda basic, "airplane arms" and such, but man, she just got stronger as the program continued, and that flourish/climax with 20 seconds to go, man, that's what medals are made of.
 

Fratboy

Mr. MENsa
Lifetime Member
SoSH Member
Nov 29, 2003
14,689
McCarver Park
So for reference, when they're talking about difficult combos, Zagitova did by far the toughest. They rank like this:

Triple Lutz/Triple Loop
Triple Lutz/Triple Toe
Triple Flip/Triple Loop
Triple Flip/Triple Toe
 

jcd0805

Member
SoSH Member
Nov 3, 2007
1,696
Florida
The lady coach looked kind of uncomfortable when the score came in and seemed to glance over at where Medvedeva was sitting.
 

Mr. Wednesday

Well-Known Member
Lifetime Member
SoSH Member
Jul 27, 2007
1,056
Eastern MA
Particularly in the short program, I'd think more of the ladies would want to follow what the Olympic Athletes are doing and put all of the jumps in the back half of the program.
 

Fratboy

Mr. MENsa
Lifetime Member
SoSH Member
Nov 29, 2003
14,689
McCarver Park
Particularly in the short program, I'd think more of the ladies would want to follow what the Olympic Athletes are doing and put all of the jumps in the back half of the program.
I think you'll see lots of changes next year.

Evan Lysacek did this 8 years ago, and that's how he beat Evgeny Plushenko.
 

Fratboy

Mr. MENsa
Lifetime Member
SoSH Member
Nov 29, 2003
14,689
McCarver Park
The US has to be bitterly disappointed, and I imagine Ashley Wagner was throwing all kinds of shit at her TV and darts at pictures of the USOC.

She would have been into the top 10 here.
 

jcd0805

Member
SoSH Member
Nov 3, 2007
1,696
Florida
The US has to be bitterly disappointed, and I imagine Ashley Wagner was throwing all kinds of shit at her TV and darts at pictures of the USOC.

She would have been into the top 10 here.
What was the deal, was she left off erroneously?
 

SoxFanInCali

has the rich, deep voice of a god and the penis of
Lifetime Member
SoSH Member
Jun 3, 2005
11,858
California. Duh.
She finished 4th in the domestic competition.
And she wasn't sneaking on to two straight Olympic teams after blowing the trials. She came in 4th in 2014 as well, but US Figure Skating bumped Nagasu (who finished 3rd) off the team to allow Wagner to go.
 

SoxFanInCali

has the rich, deep voice of a god and the penis of
Lifetime Member
SoSH Member
Jun 3, 2005
11,858
California. Duh.
Zagitova, just screwing around in practice yesterday, did 5 consecutive triple jumps in combination. And made it look like it was nothing. That's just insane.
 

Deathofthebambino

Drive Carefully
SoSH Member
Apr 12, 2005
30,937
Zagitova, just screwing around in practice yesterday, did 5 consecutive triple jumps in combination. And made it look like it was nothing. That's just insane.
My son's 10th birthday is today, and I made him watch that video and told him that she's only 15, and he better get his shit together, because by the time he's 15, I expect him to be the best in the world at something.
 

Deathofthebambino

Drive Carefully
SoSH Member
Apr 12, 2005
30,937
Not in my case. It's just that my back hurts and I want the hot water on my back. OK, I am going to risk it.
Shit, there has to be at least another two groups of skaters before they get to the final group, which will contain the top 4-5. I think you're good for at least an hour, and probably longer before say, the American triple axle girl goes.