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    Mr. Potato interview: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater + Eliska
    First stand at Euro podium, please Anyone here who could say something more about this interview? Japanese speakers in high demand

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    its time that he gives his potato throne to someone else, pleaseeeeee

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    Quote Originally Posted by matmuh View Post
    its time that he gives his potato throne to someone else, pleaseeeeee
    Yes! He should change back to Mr. Prince! Do Potatoes work like frogs? Maybe he just need a kiss from princess

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathlen View Post
    Yes! He should change back to Mr. Prince! Do Potatoes work like frogs? Maybe he just need a kiss from princess
    maybe? but he already has his princess, or maybe he is too attached to being potato, he has "only" 1 potato medal this year though

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    Quote Originally Posted by matmuh View Post
    maybe? but he already has his princess, or maybe he is too attached to being potato, he has "only" 1 potato medal this year though
    True, though it's possible she's Potato princess herself (: But in his place I wouldn't like to be potato too long, someone might convert him to French Fries

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathlen View Post
    True, though it's possible she's Potato princess herself (: But in his place I wouldn't like to be potato too long, someone might convert him to French Fries
    i love French Fries

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    Quote Originally Posted by matmuh View Post
    i love French Fries
    Me too! But they're not healthy much. Kind of like cheering for Mr. Potato for my mental health

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathlen View Post
    Me too! But they're not healthy much. Kind of like cheering for Mr. Potato for my mental health
    100% accurate

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    I''m not sure why you guys talk about potato, but it is good to know from the interview that he wants to compete at least up to the 2018 Olympics.

    I worried about whether he considers to retire because he has a series of unfortunate outcomes far this season so.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossover View Post
    I''m not sure what you guys talk about potato, but it is good to know from the interview that he wants to compete at least up to the 2018 Olympics.

    I worried about whether he considers to retire because he has a series of unfortunate outcomes far this season so.....
    Well, they call 4th place a "Potato Medal " (no idea how it started ) and he has plenty of 4th place results thats why he is The Potato King

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    Quote Originally Posted by matmuh View Post
    Well, they call 4th place a "Potato Medal " (no idea how it started ) and he has plenty of 4th place results thats why he is The Potato King
    Funny. He has a sense of humor but raw potato can be heavy and bulky for his neck, so a fried chip of potato is good enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossover View Post
    Funny. He has a sense of humor but raw potato can be heavy and bulky for his neck, so a fried chip of potato is good enough.
    I am not sure but its not him who found that name who knows the history of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matmuh View Post
    I am not sure but its not him who found that name who knows the history of it?
    No idea, but fourth finishers at US Nationals are called pewter medalists and get on the podium along with their competitors in top 3.

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    Czechs indeed call 4th place finish a 'potato finish'. Linguistically, I'd love to know how that came to be
    I really hope he'll have a strong showing at Europeans. Bratislava is not far drive for his Czech fans, so hopefully he'll make them proud. And I'm gonna swoon over him, as usual

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    Quote Originally Posted by janav View Post
    Czechs indeed call 4th place finish a 'potato finish'. Linguistically, I'd love to know how that came to be
    I really hope he'll have a strong showing at Europeans. Bratislava is not far drive for his Czech fans, so hopefully he'll make them proud. And I'm gonna swoon over him, as usual
    wow, it all started to make sense, and while i was searching i came across to this article, i knew i read about it somewhere but i couldnt remember until you mentioned related part

    Potato medal

    There is a special expression in Czech: "bramborová medaile", meaning potato medal, for the one who finishes just off the podium. Michal Brezina must be fed up with potatoes by now. He was fourth at the 2010 Europeans, he was fourth at the 2010 and 2011 Worlds, and now he was fourth again in Sheffield. "If I had landed at least one of my quads, I would have a medal now. But what can I do?" he commented on his placement. As for his performance, he was satisfied with it, although he fell on the quad toe loop and doubled the planned quad Salchow: "After missing the quad I just remembered what my coach always tells me: go step by step and concentrate on the jumps and moves ahead of you. After this competition I will get a week off and then go back to practicing to improve my jumps."

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    Quote Originally Posted by matmuh View Post
    wow, it all started to make sense, and while i was searching i came across to this article, i knew i read about it somewhere but i couldnt remember until you mentioned related part


    You know what? I tried to find why Czechs associate potato with fourth finishers but no use for me since I have no idea how to call "potato finish" in the language. The phrase named "bramborové Finis" (potato finish) doesn't seem to exist. The only thing I could do for the attempt was to use google translator such as "čtvrté místo" (fourth place) and "brambor" (potato). Thank you for introducing the article.
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    so did some more digging (not much though) and seems like it originated from beach volleyballer Natalie Cook, she said that "finishing 4th was like winning a Potato medal" when interviewed by Roy and HG. and comments below by same user says "Cook's comment was along the lines that finishing 4th is worth about the same as what a potato is." , too lazy to dig more
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    Still it is fun and is getting to know a little bit of the culture in which Michal has grown.

    All the best wishes for Michal at Euros.

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    I might just end up sending a query to the Czech Language Institute, because now I'm curious. I've googled for 'origins of the term potato medal', and only found one link on the meaning of the term. I didn't find the answer likely or satisfactory (something about potatoes having been rare once upon a time). What I did find was links to two articles about Michal on the first three result pages. He's famous for it, lol. :P

    Quote Originally Posted by Crossover View Post
    I have no idea how to call "potato finish" in the language. The phrase named "bramborové Finis" (potato finish) doesn't seem to exist.
    The word for 'finish' in this sense would be 'místo' (lit. 'place') or 'umístění' (lit. 'placement').

    Oh, and I'm hoping for a nice finish by Michal in Bratislava, but am not expecting too much frankly. He's talented, but at the big championships, he's been a bundle of nerves for years. I'm looking forward to hopefully seeing him live at Europeans next season though.

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    I love the 'potato talk' goin' on I didn't know it was Czech saying!

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