Lysacek withdraws from World Figure S...

Lysacek withdraws from World Figure Skating Championships

There are 3 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 13, 2008, titled Lysacek withdraws from World Figure Skating Championships. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Now it's not only the U.S. women who are in danger of winding up with just two places at the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships in Los Angeles.

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Richard Evans

Auburn, ME

#1 Mar 13, 2008
Typical Phil Hersh, always ready to dismiss Johnny Weir and his capabilities while buying into the USFS party line about Evan Lysacek being the great American men's hope because his image is so much more "masculine" than Weir's. What a crock. Weir beat Lysacek at Cup of China this year and actually beat him by .01 point at Nationals (although a computer scoring error which USFS refuses to acknowledge incorrectly increased Lysacek's free skate score by .01 and made it look like a tie, so Lysacek was given the gold in a regulations tiebreaker). Weir's programs are better choreographed and when he is scored by international judges who are not under the thumb of USFS and their bias for Lysacek, he has the clear advantage. And for Hersh to decide whether or not Weir can do well at Worlds this year based on his performance last year instead of looking at his performances this whole season, since he has changed his coaches and his entire training regimen, is just bad sports reporting. Hersh is a tool, as always.
Kate

AOL

#2 Mar 14, 2008
Richard , you are so right. Hersh is a jerk.
stephenT

United States

#3 Mar 18, 2008
Phil Hersh... It's about time that the press focuses on these political twist on the U.S. figure skating.

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