The conversation in another thread was going off topic a bit so I am starting a new one. I personally think Kimmie Meissner is quite underrated by many skating fans in NA. I always read so many negative things about her, and downplaying of her abilities. She won the World title with one of the greatest performances by a women since COP came out. She is firmly established as the best U.S women skater (never an easy task) and one of the top 4 in the World battling for titles. She is a very hard worker who wants to improve, is gracious to the media, and is humble despite her World title. So why all the disdain and dismissiveness of her.
Also for people who say Kimmie Meissner is so completely lacking in artistry, she has won close events due to her impressive PCS too.
Skate America this year vs the reigning World Champion Miki Ando:
Kimmie Meissner SP TES- 30.40
Kimmie Meissner LP TES- 46.71
Total TES- 77.11
Miki Ando SP TES- 30.10
Miki Ando LP TES- 49.47
Total TES- 79.57
remaining with deduction- 78.57
Kimmie Meissner SP PCS- 28.84
Kimmie Meissner LP PCS- 57.28
Total PCS- 86.12
Miki Ando SP PCS- 27.48
Miki Ando LP PCS- 55.84
Total PCS- 83.32
Kimmie's total TES of 77.11 + total PCS of 86.12 = 163.23
Miki's total TES of 79.57 + total PCS of 83.32 - 1 = 161.89
The difference was in Kimmie beating the reigning World Champion Miki Ando when both womens suffered mistakes was the superior overall PCS of Meissner.
Another example is the U.S Nationals from last year were with Kimmie and main rival Emily Hughes both making mistakes the difference was the superior PCS of Meissner, which allowed her to gain that coveted title.
Kimmie's TES in the SP- 37.55
Kimmie's TES in the LP- 59.05
Kimmie's total TES- 96.60
Hughes's TES in the SP- 34.86
Hughes's TES in the LP- 64.36
Hughes's total TES- 99.22
Hughes's total TES with deduction- 98.22
Kimmie's PCS in the SP- 28.14
Kimmie's PCS in the LP- 56.94
Kimmie's total PCS- 85.08
Hughes's PCS in the SP- 27.46
Hughes's PCS in the LP- 55.18
Hughes's total PCS- 82.64
Kimmie's total TES 96.60 + PCS 85.08= 181.68
Hughes's total TES 99.22 + PCS 82.64 - 1 = 180.86
Once again Kimmie winning an event over a main competitor due to her superior PCS.