Monday, June 21

what do you think the effect of the olympic champion not having a quad means to younger skaters?

I don't think it should mean anything. The IJS has shown (or has tried to show) that you need more of a complete package than a quad toe loop to win competitions. It's great if you can combine both, but the simple things like basics and the ability to showcase a variety of transitions throughout the program and complex choreography now mean much more than a 5.9 for a clean skate. Some skaters will always like taking risks, and I'm sure if the rule is changed to give skaters more credit for a near-fully rotated jump, then we will see more quads attempted. But again, it should be all about a good package overall!

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