Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
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All Right, I'm a Sap, I Know

Well, maybe the new scoring system is less rigged than the old one seemed to be. It does seems remarkable that one of the leading pairs could have a huge fall that completely stopped their long program but still manage to restart and complete the routine and finish in second place. The system did show the deduction for the fall. How Zhang Dan managed to complete the routine after going for a nasty fall after failing to complete the never-been-landed-in-competition move is beyond me. I'm surprised she could walk, let alone skate.

It's hard not to admire such fortitude, and yes, I'm afraid -- sentimental sap that I am -- that I felt a few tears being jerked by the performance.
Tags: figure skating, olympics
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