Yes, you are right it doesn't matter we think it is a fall or not.Originally Posted by SusanBeth
But according to Bianchetti (it was reported her son is currently on ISU tech commitee) letter, from what she heard, it was very likely a mistake. From where she heard? Her son? (From her previouse letters about disscussing of other competetions, she does talk to her son regarding these competetion very often).
Given that the end result won't change, even the -1 deduction applied, I'm not supprised there is no protesting from RF (since Irina also skated poorly) and no ISU officials come ahead to correct the mistake.....the least thing ISU wanted in this Olympics was anything could possibley cause the critisizing of NJS.
Cohen fell on her first jump, a triple Lutz, and put her hands down on the triple flip to keep balance after a shaky landing. Since the two hands she put down seemed to be supporting all her weight, according to the definition of fall, an extra deduction of 1.0 should have been applied. The Technical Panel did not do so and, very likely, from what I have heard, this was a mistake. Cohen really got a gift not being given a second deduction for this jump although even with one point less she would still have won the silver medal. This proves, once more, how influential and dangerous the technical panel may be on the results.