The two Russians turned in daring, athletic performances, taking the men’s sport to new levels with their quadruple spins and difficult combination jumps.This was thrilling competition for the seven-year-old Hanyū to watch.
(13 September 2012) Something both weird and wonderful happened at the recent 87th annual Mid-Atlantic Championships at the Chelsea Piers complex on the west side of Manhattan. These experts dissected the latest developments in international competition in two fascinating seminars, in fun but extremely accurate ways.
I limited this list to performances delivered by skaters as amateurs.
While the performances on this list date all the way back to 1968, it is weighted toward skaters who have skated under the progressive scoring system for two reasons.
Hearing what these top real-life panels actually say under normal rushed time restrictions, and how they must deal with those controlling the date input was fascinating.
Muddying the smoothness, is the always possible changes skaters sometimes make at the last moment, performing a different element from what they listed beforehand, or just changing items around.