What’s not to love?
What about Johnny Weir?
Within Pacific Coliseum, however, the greater confusion seemed to be over Johnny Weir’s scores. Despite a flawless performance, he finished sixth.
Part of that, he acknowledged, was because “I did a lot of leave-outs,” lowering the difficulty of his routine.
Yet his execution kept him in medal contention. His technical score of 79.67 was 6.19 points higher than that of bronze medalist Daisuke Takahashi.
So how did Weir lose his chance at bronze?
Simply put, the judges didn’t like his routine much. Weir scored 77.10 points in the more subjective program components. Takahashi scored 84.50 – 7.4 points higher.
Weir, at least, took solace from the fact that the crowd disagreed.
“As Lady Gaga would say, ‘I have all my role models out there,’ ” he said afterward. “I may not be the most decorated person in the skating world, but judging by the audience reaction … they go on my journeys with me.”
We certainly do.
I loved Johnny’s performance last night (shocker!). He had more heart than anyone… save that cute little guy in the tuxedo.