it was time to recognize what was the best from Daisuke and Chan.I Love Daisuke way of skate ...... Chan it's seam to me without soul ....
I knew this was coming. After the booing incident in Nice and the overall discontent uttered loudly everywhere, they were gonna throw us a bone. If Dai skated cleanly, I thought they would finally give him the marks. Its like Marlie winning over Voir cos we all know Voir will be back on top next year at worlds (unless Scott decides to take another dive of course..)But nonetheless, knowing it and living it are two different things. And it does feel sweet, I tell you! Very sweet indeed! :D
I didn't think it would come so soon. Dai earned it since he skated cleanly, but I had originally expected the judges to maybe work his score up slowly.
I truly felt like crying when this happened. Daisuke has overcome so much to be where he is and he won with his own ability and effort. I was blown away by his beautiful performance. It felt soooo smooth, but I didn't really allow myself to hope until the moment he was in the K&C. What gave me hope was actually the other skaters from all the different disciplines from different countries jumping up and pounding the box to support him. To me, they formed a wall that protected him from being written off as he was in the WC. I was shocked and touched by what they did for him. It just goes to show how phenomenal his skating his and how other competitors admire him enough to cheer for his victory. This program was a pretty perfect marriage of artistry and athelticism. I like how this post has so little text, but I do also like your usual elocution.
I second everything you said. And Morozombie, thanks for your insightful (and witty) blog!
Delicious. No other words.OT - Chan hasn't had any joy in his skating for a good chunk of this season. WTT was no different. Aranjuez felt completely disconnected and fairly lifeless. I'm not going to pretend he'll retire before Sochi, but I wonder if he'll be around for more than thirty seconds after that. Or maybe the oddness of this season will be remedied by the coaching change.
Seeing all the skaters, not just the Japanese team, cheering for Dai was telling; he is clearly well-liked and respected. Somehow I don't see a similar scene happening had it been Chan who'd delivered a great performance.
Perfect reaction gif is perfect.