Originally posted by Smash
American Timothy was not given full credit for a very strong skate which included history making jump combo.Done clean as a whistle.
I watched his program. And Alexia Yagoudin, Takesa Honda, and Evenguni Ple....... (Oh...I hate these names.
) and Timothy.
And I compiled a list of why he was in Third place. And it make total sense.
1) Tim only did a Quad sow, triple toe. Which is an EASIER jump combo. (Degree of difficulty)
2) He did a triple flip instead of a Triple Lutz (Which the other top 4 skaters did). Flips are a much easier jump then lutz......much.
3) His positions in his Sit spins were weak, and not a low as the other skaters.
4) His arms were flailing around while he entered some of his jumps. Like he's practising, instead of in competition...this hurt his artistic.
Now I went to bed at 4 AM, so I didn't see anyone after him. Or anyone before Yagoudin. (Well I saw Michael Whiss. My favorite American skater....he skated ok, but to be 1st of 29....not a good place to start.
But he skated well. You know...a few years back, he was working on Quad Lutz in competition.....nexer landed one, but if he had, you would all know who Michael Whiss is right now.
He would eat the competition for breakfast!! Anywho......)
I hope that explains why Tim is in 3rd (assuming no one did better after I went to bed)