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Figure Skating

We need a general thread for figure skating news and discussion so I thought I'd start one.

Gracie Gold has a new memoir coming out called, wait for it, “Outofshapeworthlessloser” and in it she writes that she was raped at 21 by a fellow skater in a hotel suite where she and her sister held an event after-party. Five years after her alleged assault was reported to the U.S. Center for Safesport, she has no idea about the status of her complaint. She hasn't heard from the center in three years. (Via @WSJSports)

by Anonymousreply 137April 1, 2024 10:13 AM

Yawn about the rape allegations. Tell us about which current and former male skaters have great asses. Links preferred.

by Anonymousreply 1February 4, 2024 11:49 PM

Christine Brennan is still on at the ISU for not explaining why they put Russia ahead of Canada for the team bronze after Valieva was disqualified. Total silence from the ISU. And it doesn't make sense because the rules are very clear - one that when a skater is disqualified, the other skaters move up a rank and two, that they get an extra point for ranking place.

[quote]"Rule 353: Disqualified Competitors will lose their placements and be officially noted in the intermediate and final results as disqualified (DSQ). Competitors having finished the competition and who initially placed lower than the disqualified Competitor(s) will move up accordingly in their placement(s)."

And

[quote]"Teams are awarded 10 to 1 team points for the first team segment (1st place = 10 points; 10th place = 1 point)."

Other than that the ISU have their face up in Russia's ass as usual..

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by Anonymousreply 2February 5, 2024 12:12 AM

Gracie Gold is bisexual and had a girlfriend. That makes her friendship with Taylor Swift extra-interesting...

She talks about her first girlfriend 'Ellen' (not her real name). Was told her coming out needed to be handled 'delicately' due to 'public palatability'.

But she has a boyfriend called James now...

She bound her chest for later competitions and eventually had breast reduction surgery which had a positive effect on her life and training. She struggled with dieting and used laxatives.

At the 2017 US Nationals Kiss and Cry booth, she swore and snapped at Frank twice. When he asked her whether she wanted her jacket for the interview, she told him to 'throw it in the trash for all I care.' Frank got up in front of the press and dumped her jacket in the bin before leaving. Shortly after, he made the press statement that he would no longer be coaching Gracie. They don't have much contact after that - awhile later she messages him to say she's thinking of him after Denis Ten's death, he amicably messages back.

She discusses how critical Tara and Johnny's commentary was becoming, particularly at 2016 Skate America which was infamously vicious and over the top - one of them said something along the lines of 'Grow up and skate.'

Discusses her parents turbulent relationship. Her mother, a nurse, had a drinking problem and her dad, an anaesthesiologist, had a prescription pill problem, had his license suspended after dodging a drug test. He also had numerous affairs on Gracie's mother.

She trained with a coach in Springfield she called "Cruella" - I wonder who that is!

by Anonymousreply 3February 7, 2024 1:12 AM

Already a long existing Figure Skating thread here:

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by Anonymousreply 4February 7, 2024 6:27 AM

Absolutely no one cares about Gracie Gold. Win something and we'll care.

by Anonymousreply 5February 7, 2024 11:15 AM

[quote]Absolutely no one cares

Factually untrue because I do - I find it interesting. Fuck you then. You don't like this gossip.

by Anonymousreply 6February 7, 2024 12:53 PM

Scott Hamilton chooses not to treat his brain tumor.

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by Anonymousreply 7February 21, 2024 9:06 PM

Whenever I want a good laugh I re-read raging heterosexualist Scott Hamilton's autobiography from the 1990's.

He had the ladies lining up......

by Anonymousreply 8February 21, 2024 9:38 PM

Can someone drop a clue about who the rapist might be? Is it someone still active in skating?

by Anonymousreply 9February 21, 2024 9:52 PM

The straight guy, R9

by Anonymousreply 10February 21, 2024 10:04 PM

It’s a coin toss 🤷🏻‍♂️

by Anonymousreply 11February 21, 2024 10:10 PM

r10 it was Jason Brown.

by Anonymousreply 12February 21, 2024 10:30 PM

👻

by Anonymousreply 13February 21, 2024 11:23 PM

America's Sweetheart, Nicole Bobek, charged with drug dealing.

I can't believe that we went from Peggy Fleming, Jo Jo Starbuck and Dorothy Hamill to this trailer trash.

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by Anonymousreply 14February 21, 2024 11:44 PM

Nicole was so much more fun than dull Michele Kwan. Kwan would talk about French verbs, and Bobek would roll her eyes. Just don't leave her alone in your house, or give her your security code.

by Anonymousreply 15February 22, 2024 4:21 AM

R7, I wish Scott Hamilton well, but I've always been disappointed that he's a Republican.

by Anonymousreply 16February 22, 2024 6:35 AM

He is far worse than a Republican, R16. One of the biggest, nastiest homophobes in sport. The things he's done to blackball and hold down gay male skaters. Team tumor.

by Anonymousreply 17February 22, 2024 10:16 AM

What is the Straight White Hope Michael Weiss up to nowadays? Is he still bald?

by Anonymousreply 18February 22, 2024 10:51 AM

Dropped!

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by Anonymousreply 19March 8, 2024 2:56 AM

And no one west of Moscow cared…

by Anonymousreply 20March 8, 2024 3:08 AM

Nor east either

by Anonymousreply 21March 8, 2024 3:11 AM

Russians are figure skating. This ban is a disaster

by Anonymousreply 22March 9, 2024 2:25 AM

R22, the Russians cheat & engage in doping. Have you not been following the fallout from the 2022 Olympics scandal?

by Anonymousreply 23March 9, 2024 6:14 AM

Nicole Bobek got her act together. She has a 4 year old son she adores (based on her Instagram page).

by Anonymousreply 24March 9, 2024 6:42 AM

Shouldn't we be posting on the longer existing Figure Skating thread?

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by Anonymousreply 25March 9, 2024 6:48 AM

The other thread has turned into a shrine to Paul Poirer.

by Anonymousreply 26March 9, 2024 1:14 PM

I cannot get excited about skating anymore. I’m glad that American mens’ skating is improving, but none of them are interesting enough to me.

by Anonymousreply 27March 9, 2024 5:26 PM

Scott Hamilton claims to be straight?

Oh, my sides!

by Anonymousreply 28March 9, 2024 7:32 PM

Here's what Hamilton had to say about Trump:

[quote]I met Donald Trump many years ago when he took over the construction of the Wollman Rink in Central Park. I liked him then and have been around him on several other occasions. He is a great guy! Easy to talk to, generous and genuine to how he presents himself publicly. His kids are great! That says a lot about him. I did “Apprentice” because it sounded like a lot of fun. I can’t really talk about anything until it airs. I can tell you that each episode is now two hours long. That should tell you that the stories each week will be compelling.

He's straight

by Anonymousreply 29March 9, 2024 7:39 PM

R29, I wonder what Hamilton would say about Trump now?

by Anonymousreply 30March 10, 2024 7:48 AM

Scott Hamilton is what happens when Shriners Kids get a little talent and a little power.

by Anonymousreply 31March 10, 2024 4:16 PM

Tell us about which current and former male skaters have great asses. Links preferred.

by Anonymousreply 32March 10, 2024 4:18 PM

Why don’t you start, Lazy Boy?

by Anonymousreply 33March 10, 2024 4:29 PM

Broken record R32 posted the same thing in R1. You need to go jack off to some porn or Google image skaters.

by Anonymousreply 34March 10, 2024 4:38 PM

What happened to the YouTube video of Brian Joubert training in his underwear? Now, that is a great ass…

by Anonymousreply 35March 10, 2024 5:55 PM

R32, here is Paul Poirier's great ass:

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by Anonymousreply 36March 11, 2024 9:48 AM

R32, here is Guillaume Cizeron's great ass:

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by Anonymousreply 37March 11, 2024 9:49 AM

Bad dye job and a fivehead…nope.

by Anonymousreply 38March 11, 2024 12:46 PM

Botox face…yuk

by Anonymousreply 39March 11, 2024 1:02 PM

Johnny Weir's tight ass.

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by Anonymousreply 40March 11, 2024 1:54 PM

No thanks—

by Anonymousreply 41March 11, 2024 1:56 PM

That ass hasn't been tight since grade school.

by Anonymousreply 42March 11, 2024 2:27 PM

Johnny is gross.

by Anonymousreply 43March 11, 2024 2:28 PM

He’s great a commentary —I’ll give him that.

by Anonymousreply 44March 11, 2024 2:36 PM

Eric Radford's ass:

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by Anonymousreply 45March 12, 2024 7:32 AM

My sexuality is Saulius Ambrulevicius's crotch in leather pants.

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by Anonymousreply 46March 12, 2024 9:58 AM

Gracie Gold trying pair skating with a hot as fuck guy. Somebody thought he might be Danylo Siianytsia.

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by Anonymousreply 47March 12, 2024 10:23 AM

Found it! Joubert’s behind in all of its Gallic glory…

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by Anonymousreply 48March 12, 2024 1:12 PM

Sometimes I like Johnny’s commentary, but sometimes it lacks punch. I really really miss Dick Button. I think he no longer commentating is the biggest reason I no longer have that much interest in skating.

by Anonymousreply 49March 12, 2024 9:13 PM

R47, whoever the guy is, he's too short for her. Too bad.

by Anonymousreply 50March 13, 2024 12:01 AM

R48, please post a direct photo link.

by Anonymousreply 51March 13, 2024 6:41 AM

Anonymous was always trashy. I remember her being interviewed and gushing about going out drinking now she was old enough. Tanya-adjacent.

by Anonymousreply 52March 13, 2024 8:12 AM

Oh dear^^.

by Anonymousreply 53March 13, 2024 8:35 AM

I NEVER ICE SKATED, NEVER WANTED TO,HATE WATCHING,HATE HEARING OTHERS TALK OF THIS CRAP, HATE OLYMPIC ICE SKATE SHIT- Love this DL platform because I can hate-skate!

by Anonymousreply 54March 13, 2024 8:38 AM

Paul Poirier training for next week's Worlds:

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by Anonymousreply 55March 14, 2024 8:20 AM

AP saying that WADA wants powers to target coaches, doctors and other entourage of athletes who test positive:

"The doping case of Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva left a “very unpleasant” taste with the World Anti-Doping Agency, which is unhappy that the teenager was the only one punished with a ban while her coaches and entourage have not been sanctioned.

WADA now wants anti-doping rules to be updated before the 2026 Winter Olympics in Italy to give more powers to investigate athlete entourages, officials said at the anti-doping body's annual conference Tuesday.

“It is clear that the taste of this case is very unpleasant when you see that there was a choice made to sacrifice an athlete rather than indicating who actually helped her dope,” WADA director general Olivier Niggli said."

by Anonymousreply 56March 15, 2024 5:13 PM

That would be great r56, but I'm not holding my breath.

by Anonymousreply 57March 16, 2024 2:41 AM

Looks like CBC Sports has finally agreed to broadcast the World Championships on Canadian television later this week. There appear to be TV broadcasts scheduled for Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday on the main CBC Network:

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by Anonymousreply 58March 18, 2024 6:45 AM

Sad last days

by Anonymousreply 59March 18, 2024 11:49 AM

I thought once Ottavio Cinquanta left the ISU that things would get better as far as television coverage went…guess not.

by Anonymousreply 60March 18, 2024 6:20 PM

Don’t they have any extra tv equipment in Montreal? Is the CBC that off?

by Anonymousreply 61March 18, 2024 6:24 PM

Actually this is a good amount of figure skating coverage for CBC these days. More than last year, I think. 4 or 5 days of coverage is not bad.

by Anonymousreply 62March 19, 2024 6:56 AM

Where is everybody at?

by Anonymousreply 63March 21, 2024 8:50 PM

Crying for Adam Siao Him Fa's epic meltdown right now R63. He Kevined it!

by Anonymousreply 64March 21, 2024 8:55 PM

On USA Network this afternoon and evening.

Pairs long program......

by Anonymousreply 65March 21, 2024 9:38 PM

40 year old cosmetics shopgirl from Chicago wins pairs gold..for Canada!

by Anonymousreply 66March 22, 2024 1:57 AM

I'm watching on Peacock and resenting it. I hate Peacock so much.

The men's short was incredible-not spoiling.

I'm going to Boston next year.

by Anonymousreply 67March 22, 2024 1:59 AM

What’s to spoil? It already took place. TOP FOUR:

JPN

JPN

USA

USA

by Anonymousreply 68March 22, 2024 2:05 AM

Boyang Jin is one of the saddest stories in figure skating. So promising, a sort of 'quad king' when he hit the scene, and then he fell apart.

He was supposed to go work with Brian Orser in Toronto, and it was never clear why he didn't. I think he said he had a girlfriend he didn't want to leave and turned down the offer (from the Chinese govt to pay for it). Soon after, Brian and Tracy were flying to China periodically to work with the whole Chinese team (I think that ended - because of Covid?)

Anyway, the next rumor was China wanted him in Ice Dance and he said no (??) something like that. Oh so many twists and turns, but I got the idea he didn't cooperate with the Chinese officials and they shit on him because of that, and he sort of spiralled down.

Then in the last couple years, he DID start working with Brian... oh I'll just cut and paste from wikipedia if anybody else is interested:

2022-2023 season: After the Beijing Olympics, Jin's parents didn't want him to continue skating, but he personally wanted to continue.[131] He interviewed that he wished to "represent China and let everyone know that there is still a person fighting in men's singles" for "the next four years". He also felt the responsibility to encourage more children to participate in figure skating and make more people love the sport.[15] It was announced that Jin's new coaches would be Brian Orser and Tracy Wilson,[132] after he'd been unable to go for face-to-face coaching with them previously.[133] He was assigned to the 2022 Skate Canada International and 2022 NHK Trophy as his Grand Prix events of the season, however, he withdrew from both events, citing injury... he competed at the 2023 Four Continents Championships, placing fourth in the short program. He revealed that he had continued to struggle with injury and health concerns, including two bouts of COVID in recent months, but that he was enthusiastic about how his new coaching team was managing the situation, calling this "a brand new start." ...

oh you can take it from there at wiki yourself... just a headcase and a lot of unlucky physical problems I guess.

by Anonymousreply 69March 22, 2024 2:55 AM

oh and all that got triggered by him not even qualifying for the Free Skate and finishing 39th of 40 in the short program today. Sorry to go on and on.

by Anonymousreply 70March 22, 2024 2:57 AM

Boyang has 2 world medals and he's had a pretty long career despite all the setbacks. I wouldn't say it's "one of the saddest stories" in a sport rife with abuse and injuries, or lives cut short (Denis Ten, Sergei Grinkov, Chris Reed, etc.)

by Anonymousreply 71March 22, 2024 11:03 AM

Happy to see Minerva Haase and Nikita Volodin get the bronze in the Pairs last night. They are very easy on the eye.

The Japanese couple very nearly stole the gold from the Canadians with the final skate. I think Deanna would've imploded if she'd lost - Boy, she's even more competitive than Meaghan Duhamel.

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by Anonymousreply 72March 22, 2024 12:02 PM

IT IS A SPOILER if you post RESULTS before the event is shown on national US TV! Not some 2:00 a.m. livestream!

Well. At least now I have fair warning to stay off DL during the Olympics. Because of some IGNORANT posters.

by Anonymousreply 73March 22, 2024 12:14 PM

There’s this thing called the internet. It has real time results. The ISU website gives detailed result info in real time. That post came many hours after the event. Get real.

by Anonymousreply 74March 22, 2024 12:17 PM

Oh FFS many of us aren't in the US. It's now over 12 hours since the event.

DEAL WITH IT

by Anonymousreply 75March 22, 2024 12:17 PM

R72 I'm so happy for the Japanese pair. It was too long ago that it looked like they were finished. He had a bad back or something. Anyway, they're adorable!

by Anonymousreply 76March 22, 2024 5:38 PM

{quote} We need a general thread for figure skating news and discussion.

Here we disagree.

by Anonymousreply 77March 22, 2024 5:45 PM

Wel, I couldn’t find anything current so I commented here.

🤷🏻‍♀️

by Anonymousreply 78March 22, 2024 6:21 PM

Kaori three-peats. Levito gets silver.

by Anonymousreply 79March 23, 2024 2:05 AM

Levito is so beautiful on the ice. Well deserved silver. It's a shame her jumping has issues. Kaori expectedly gets her third.

by Anonymousreply 80March 23, 2024 2:32 AM

Madison and Evan did an amazing job and their choice of song, Eclipse, was perfect. Such a pleasure to watch.

by Anonymousreply 81March 23, 2024 8:38 PM

Chock / Bates win gold!

by Anonymousreply 82March 23, 2024 8:53 PM

Yay! They were truly beautiful!

by Anonymousreply 83March 23, 2024 8:56 PM

Piper & Paul best skate of the night.

By far.

by Anonymousreply 84March 23, 2024 9:07 PM

Too little too late. They couldn’t catch up.

by Anonymousreply 85March 23, 2024 9:08 PM

Shapo thrashes Sissypants!

by Anonymousreply 86March 23, 2024 9:15 PM

Wrong sport, sport.

by Anonymousreply 87March 23, 2024 9:17 PM

Well, they both did very well! Considering how new they are to figure skating.

by Anonymousreply 88March 23, 2024 9:18 PM

Men's Free Skate on NBC at 8 p.m. tonight.

by Anonymousreply 89March 23, 2024 11:02 PM

I almost never watch figure skating except during the Olympics, but I watched the last few of the men - the giant Italian Memola, who surprised me at how nimble he was at 6'5", and then Jason Brown, who I enjoyed and usually don't - I know he's supposed to be sublime but seems sort of stiff/butt stuck too far out... oh I don't know, not my style and he doesn't do quads, though his triple axles were very nice... he did his job, ended up 5th and secured 3 spots for America next worlds. Then Lukas Britschgi who did fine, finished fourth, congrats Switzerland.

Then I had to watch my favorite, Shoma Uno, bomb. Oh well, at 26, guess he's worn out but he torques that knee so bad when he lands - I think it's ok that he retires as 2 time world champ and multiple Olympic medals, before he destroys himself. Then Yuma Kagiyama who the drag-queen-styled Johnny Weir (as usual) and chatterbox Tara Lipinski orgasmed over - he's oh I guess but please fix that acne. And the GOD of the evening indeed, quadgod Ilia Malinen, landed a perfect quad axel and five other quads, including two quad lutzes! I didn't even mind his choreo sequence, thought it was energetic and snappy, and of course, as everybody exults, soooo masculine! Which sort of means adhd I think.

The third American, Camden Pulkinen, disappointed, ending up 20th of 24. And both of Canada's boys were hopeless, gorgeous Roman Sadovsky finishing 22nd and Wesley Chiu was 16th. How the mighty have fallen. Their only woman, Maddie Schizas, finished in 18th place, so other than ice dance, I guess they well and truly suck. We've all been there.

Sorry to go on and on, but I won't be doing this often - probably never again. It's too hard to find the damn schedule and I don't really care that much, since the scrumptious Takahashi and Hanyu retired, but it was fun, as a one off.

by Anonymousreply 90March 24, 2024 5:09 AM

I want to eat Evan Bates's ass.

by Anonymousreply 91March 24, 2024 5:12 AM

The men's free skate is worth watching. Or at least Ilia Malinin's routine, with its gazillion quads.

Lapinski and Weir called it a historic moment in skating, and it felt like it.

by Anonymousreply 92March 24, 2024 5:16 AM

Oh I messed up - Britschgi was 4th in the free skate but 6th over all. One of the big stories was Adam Siao Him Fa rising from 19th in the short program to second in the free skate - and he got the Bronze. I didn't see him skate but apparently he did a back flip despite the 2 point deduction. Made me fondly remember Surya Bonaly who landed her back flip on one fucking foot!! Loved that woman!

and so... goodnight Gracie.

by Anonymousreply 93March 24, 2024 5:17 AM

Speaking of edible male skaters - Estionia's Aleksandr Selevko - 9th in the Free and 11th overall.

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by Anonymousreply 94March 24, 2024 8:10 AM

Malinin's free skate.

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by Anonymousreply 95March 24, 2024 1:33 PM

And the Frenchman who came back from 19th in the short program to win Bronze. He still had a two point deduction for the illegal back flip.

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by Anonymousreply 96March 24, 2024 1:37 PM

It was fun to watch when they finally got to it after showing the women's routines all over again.....even though no one asked for it!

by Anonymousreply 97March 24, 2024 2:03 PM

Ice skating is so hard. How do those big meaty hockey players do it? I used to go to a rink at the mall to hang with friends at highschool and I could never go beyond going in a straight line and using the wall to stop myself. Figure skating impressed the fuck out of me. There would always be like some chinese 9 year old jumping and spinning around at the mall rink and it just blows me away.

by Anonymousreply 98March 24, 2024 2:08 PM

WHET Cha Jun Hwan?

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by Anonymousreply 99March 24, 2024 2:54 PM

R99 He's had a rough season. Lots of injuries leading to extended periods out. Also, he split with his coaching set-up in the off-season. The two things combined just seemed to sap his confidence.

His programmes and basic skills are all still there - he just seemed to be unable to engage fully with them, and build any momentum competition to competition. It seemed to be for every step forward, he'd then take a step back.

by Anonymousreply 100March 24, 2024 3:03 PM

He chacked! He’s a chacker.

by Anonymousreply 101March 24, 2024 3:04 PM

The 19th to 3rd has to be a record in the sport.

by Anonymousreply 102March 24, 2024 3:20 PM

He can thank Jason Brown, etc….the gap in SP scores between the top 3 and the field left plenty of room for someone to jump over someone like Brown (then in fourth) whose technical components are so low; plus, several skaters plotted. Take a look at detailed results and you can see how he was able to leapfrog so many.

by Anonymousreply 103March 24, 2024 3:31 PM

Plotzed, not plotted.

by Anonymousreply 104March 24, 2024 3:32 PM

Thank you, R100. I thought he was very good. And most likely gay.

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by Anonymousreply 105March 24, 2024 5:47 PM

Cha Jun Hwan on " King of Masked Singer." Great legs.

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by Anonymousreply 106March 24, 2024 5:54 PM

Cha is too femme for me. I’m partial to Aleksander Selevko…just the right balance of masculinity and artistry. I hope he can add another quad or two next season. He has everything else.

The Kazakh guy, Mikhail Shaidorov, is also very cute. I am a sucker for the dramatic skaters.

by Anonymousreply 107March 24, 2024 6:07 PM

I am amused by all of the media outlets proclaiming that Ilia is the " first man to land a quad axel," as if a woman has done it.

by Anonymousreply 108March 24, 2024 8:21 PM

I am SO goddamned tired of some of the reactions from certain figure skating fans to Ilia's dominating victory. Yeah, he doesn't have a ballet dancer's lines, but he put his all into that performance and his jumps are so fucking far ahead of everyone else. And to be honest, since it's a sport, "ice is slippery", etc. that's how it should be in terms of scoring, too. Some of these fuckers would put Jason Brown on the podium if they were judges.

by Anonymousreply 109March 24, 2024 9:07 PM

The real judges left him off the podium. Again.

by Anonymousreply 110March 24, 2024 9:11 PM

Does Ilia do conventional jump combos? His freeskate seemed to be mostly quad singles or quad half loop triple sequences.

by Anonymousreply 111March 24, 2024 9:27 PM

Yes—as it is required by the ISU rules for the FS.

by Anonymousreply 112March 24, 2024 9:29 PM

Yes, Ilia can put on a performance. He gives 100% - it's not like he is just some wooden Max Aaron or Timothy Goebel type. There is room for different styles. Besides, he is still only 19 and still maturing. I find him more exciting than Nathan, personally.

by Anonymousreply 113March 24, 2024 9:50 PM

Less Jason Brown please......or maybe even NONE.

by Anonymousreply 114March 25, 2024 3:48 PM

I absolutely do not knock Malinin's very impressive jump skills, but I wish he had more artistry. He's improving, but between -- again, his very impressive -- jumps there's just a lot of arm flailing and thrashing. Like Nathan Chen -- about whom I felt exactly the same -- he's winning by racking up technical points. And, per the COP rules (ugh...), that's fair and legal. Have we ever seen Malinin skate slowly, lyrically? I'm guessing we haven't and instead we always get a cat-on-cocaine performance.

by Anonymousreply 115March 25, 2024 6:06 PM

Ilia says that he admires Evgeny Plushenko. That should tell you something about his artistry. Plush skated like he was having seizures.

by Anonymousreply 116March 25, 2024 6:17 PM

R115 Are his greatest days ahead? I think so. He hits 600 foot home runs. Now, can he wave at the crowd as he circles the bases.

He is a god. I want to cum inside him. Team Ilia.

by Anonymousreply 117March 25, 2024 6:35 PM

Who makes the Olympic team besides Ilya? I can’t see Brown being selected in 2026 even if they get 3 spots.

by Anonymousreply 118March 25, 2024 6:57 PM

Ilya reminds me more of Yagudin than Plushenko.

by Anonymousreply 119March 26, 2024 12:53 AM

And yet the furor here when a new movie's ending is revealed.

by Anonymousreply 120March 26, 2024 4:43 AM

I thought Ilia was spectacular. Nathan was always brilliant and more, IMO, imaginative. But Ilia here was close to perfection.

I hope I'm around in 2025 to see the "Stars on Ice" US tour!

by Anonymousreply 121March 26, 2024 4:50 AM

AKA the Stars on Ice with their legs in the air tour.....right, Jason?

by Anonymousreply 122March 26, 2024 3:50 PM

How has Jason lasted this long without a quad? I guess it’s a testament to his other strengths as a skater…

by Anonymousreply 123March 26, 2024 4:04 PM

Who was the last American woman skater who realistically had a chance of winning worlds?

by Anonymousreply 124March 26, 2024 4:09 PM

We got back home from attending the Worlds in Montreal and I will now get around to posting a few thoughts:

* Ilia Malinin is not my favorite skater artistically, but he deserves credit where it is due. He was perfect technically and landed the quad axel just a few feet in front of where my partner and I were sitting in the 2nd row. I stood up and gave him a standing ovation with the rest of the crowd.

* It was a shame that Shoma Uno had an off night and fell off the podium. But at least his Japanese teammate Yuma Kagiyama was there to step up and get on the podium.

* Adam Siao Him Fa had a great redemption in the Long Program and I liked the way he did the backflip even though it is illegal. He got a lot of cheers for that.

* Jason Brown was really popular with the audience and was beautiful artistically, although he did pop one of his jumps.

* It was a shame that Roman Sadovksy imploded again. He was probably the tallest skater and had one of the nicest asses in the Men's field from where I was sitting. But if he doesn't get his consistency together soon he should probably stop competing.

* Madeline Schizas of Canada will probably also have to stop competing unless she can also get her consistency together.

* R84 is right -- DL fave Paul Poirier & Piper Gilles were great and gave Chock & Bates a run for their money. Piper & Paul finished 1st in the Free Dance with their "Wuthering Heights" program to win the Silver. They had a happy reaction in the Kiss & Cry:

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by Anonymousreply 125March 27, 2024 6:39 AM

Lucky you to be there, r125!

I had the good fortune to see a "Stars on Ice" show that featured Nathan Chen, who did a quad right in front of me (seat on rink floor level)!

by Anonymousreply 126March 27, 2024 1:09 PM

R126, it's amazing to think that what Nathan Chen accomplished technically only a few years ago has already been surpassed by Ilia Malinin.

[quote]so other than ice dance, I guess they well and truly suck. We've all been there.

R90, don't forget that Canada won the Pairs title, so they are strong in Pairs too, not just Dance.

by Anonymousreply 127March 30, 2024 6:47 AM

Ilia showing some nips.

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by Anonymousreply 128March 30, 2024 6:27 PM

Nip, little butt, and pit.

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by Anonymousreply 129March 30, 2024 6:29 PM

[quote]We need a general thread for figure skating news...

I plan to drop this into my day-to-day casual conversations.

by Anonymousreply 130March 30, 2024 6:51 PM

Ilia really has nice nipples.

by Anonymousreply 131March 30, 2024 8:33 PM

Paul Poitier is really handsome.

by Anonymousreply 132March 30, 2024 8:44 PM

Agreed, R132. Paul Poirier is handsome. Glad that he & his partner won the Silver.

Paul has done some hot modelling pics:

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by Anonymousreply 133March 31, 2024 6:46 AM
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R135, He looks like a modern Dionysus there.

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