Elvis Stojko, Vladamir Putin On Figure Skating Medal Controversy
Elvis Stojko and Vladamir Putin Weigh in on Growing Olympic Men's Figure Skating Controversy.
Former figure skating champion Elvis Stojko and former Russian president Vladamir Putin agree Evgeny Plashenko should have received the Gold men in Men's figure skating in Vancouver and not Evan Lysacev from the USA.
Elvis Stojko is covering the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games for Yahoo. The headline for the Elvis Stojko story reads The Night They Killed Figure Skating.
How can you be Olympic champion when you don’t even try the quad? If you’re going to take the quad out, why not take out another triple axel and just have more of the other stuff so the International Skating Union can make it more into an “art” recital. Plushenko had a great performance. His footwork was great and maybe his spins weren’t quite as good as Lysacek’s, but it wasn’t that big of a difference. He also had a quad toe triple toe that wasn’t even attempted by anyone else. He did both triple axels, so all the jumps were there. But the judges’ scoring was ridiculous
Vladamir Putin supported Plashenko on an official government website.
saying his silver medal finish "was worth a gold medal."Others meanwhile decried injustice and called for officials to "protect the honour" of Russian athletes.
Elvis Stojko was careful, saying the result was not the fault of the skater but the inconsistencies in the judging system