I'm soooo pleased for Evan Lysacek! Evgeni really is a very poor winner and a very poor loser! You would think one could manage to at least win with grace but he's never done that. Grace would be a really good thing for him to learn RIGHT NOW. His coaches should also get an infusion! The reports on their feeling like Evgeni was robbed are just the very definition of "sour grapes". While I enjoyed both performances, and it pains me to admit to enjoying Plushenko's, Evan's jumps were very well executed and clean. Evgeni's were not as clean. I don't care how many jumps with how many revolutions he completed. Evgeni's program was front loaded and it was not as clean as Evan's. Evan also was smart enough to make sure that he performed some high scoring elements in the second half for the bonus points.
I saw that Elvis Stojko felt that the quad should have garnered Plushenko the gold as well. This really didn't surprise me since Elvis was always very strong at the strength and jump elements. I just think that when the judges are scoring within the system you have to play to the system, which Evan did. I also think it diminishes the sport more to have all these grievances aired in the media immediately following a world class performace on the world stage. The old system was so seriously flawed it was a joke. It was pretty much totally subjective. While the new system is far from perfect (whatever perfect looks like) it at least puts some objective points firmly into play.
Moving on to Johnny Weir...I was very pleased for him. He performed very well. He should be proud. I just don't think his program carried the difficulty it needed to carry for him to even have a chance at the podium. Should he have been higher in the end? Perhaps, but he still wouldn't have made the podium.
Women's half pipe...loved seeing these women give it their all. Torah was so excited. I would have loved an American sweep, however, I so enjoy watching athletes compete well and with grace. I love how close all the athletes seemed. This discipline seems to have a very tight bunch of athletes that crosses the lines of all countries. It was just so nice to see the way they were all congratulating each other and encouraging each other.