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About whether Plushenko, the master of the quadruple rotation, was right to insult the manhood of his opponents who dared not perform the quad.
"Without the quadruple, I'm sorry, but it's not men," he had taunted. But if Plushenko was outwardly aggrieved, deep down he must have known that his performance had come up short.
As far as I can tell, girls are crushing on Johnny Weir, who is even more unavailable than Lysacek.
The judges clearly thought so, awarding the American, who had trailed the Russian narrowly after Tuesday's short programme, an overall mark of 257.67. Dick Button's distinction of being the last skater to win back-to-back Olympic titles, in 19, lives on. Japan's Daisuke Takahashi attempted a quad but fell heavily, consigning him to the bronze medal, while his compatriot, Nobunari Oda, had a wardrobe malfunction when a lace on his boot snapped midway through a jump, sending him crashing to the ice. Hours before competition got under way, Ottavio Cinquanta, the president of the International Skating Union, had waded into the athleticism-artistry debate with some flamboyant metaphors, likening Plushenko's attitude to a virtuoso pianist who will only play Chopin.
"We ask a pianist to perform more than Chopin," he said.
"The best restaurant doesn't offer only the best steak," he said.
"It also offers the best wine and the best vegetables." Even after the judges had had their say, the arguments raged.
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And while Plushenko, the 2006 champion who came out of retirement to attempt to defend his title, threw down the gauntlet with a quad-triple combination just 19 seconds into his programme, there was a slight falter on a subsequent triple and a visible slowing down as his allotted 4½ minutes neared its conclusion.
It was Lysacek who had the more energy, the faster spins, the niftier footwork.
“But I don’t want to show the crowds perfection, I want to show them that I’m growing as a skater. Olympian Johnny Weir, who confessed that when he was competing quads were his“nemesis,” said he felt emphasis on the jumps - which command high points, especially in the second half of any program - has perhaps gone too far.
So I’ll go on with the challenging routines.” Quad jumps have a 30-year history in competition, dating from Canada’s Kurt Browning, who in 1988 became the first person to land a legal quadruple jump - a quad toeloop. skater Evan Lysacek, who at the 2010 Vancouver Games defeated Russian defending champion Yevgeny Plushenko who said Lysacek had danced“rather than skating like a man.” Not everyone loves the trend towards athleticism required by the jumps. “It isn’t as enjoyable to watch as it was from our era,” Weir told Reuters in a telephone interview.“Now it seems skaters will try to do quads that they aren’t comfortable with because of the points.” Defending Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu and Spain’s Javier Fernandez, both of whom can land jumps and are beautiful skaters, have achieved a good balance of athleticism and artistry, he added, whereas quads tend to be“technique, mathematics and body type.” Patrick Chan, who at 27 is one of the older skaters on the circuit and came second to Hanyu in Sochi, has also expressed reservations.