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More on Figure Skating

Friday, February 19, 2010, 18:45 EDT Leave a comment Go to comments

The New York Times has a short piece about why a quad is unnecessary, and perhaps even counterproductive, in men’s figure skating, especially when everything else isn’t quite up to snuff. I think Evan Lysacek proved that last night in beating defending Olympic champion Evgeni Plushenko, who successfully executed a quadruple toe loop-triple toe loop combination. (Hat tip: Ann Althouse.)

Evgeni Plushenko’s coach, however, disagrees.

“This is nonsense,” [Alexei] Mishin told Yahoo! Sports. “It is wrong. It is criminal. How can it be like this? They are killing figure skating and taking it back 20 years. They have robbed him of his destiny.

“There is nothing we can do but we want to know what happened because this is not right. We will investigate. Someone needs to explain to me how this is possible. I cannot believe it.”

Maybe instead of an investigation, Mishin can start a quadlympics in which that quad jumps automatically trump everything else. Until then, spare me the entitlement tantrum and grow up.

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