So happy for Yukari, she looks gorgeous up there!!!! Bronze, not bad, not bad at all, keep up the good work, Yukari! I still have the postcard you sent me after I congratulated you on being the 3rd woman in history to land the 3A! I'M PULLING FOR YOU TO MAKE THE OLYMPIC TEAM!!!!!!!!1
Zhang got negative GOE on every jumping pass. She needs to get that fixed. Even someone with a comparably bad jumping technique like Nakano manages to beat her.
She also screwed up my predictions, she was supposed to win Bronze!
Oh yeah, and World Record with 5 Triples? You gotta be joking! There were several junior ladies these year who skated more technically demanding programs.
Congrats to YN
YN looks to be in GREAT shape physically. I didn't notice her slowing down one bit towards the end of her LP as she used to in the past. Kudos to her team and Brian Orser. She may have been overmarked but her program does seem to be a lot more sophisticated than others. If this is how the judges are gonna score, It would be difficult for Mao to catch YN even with two landed 3A. Because YN's 3Lz is so good, IT IS her 3A. Has Mao completely given up on 3Lz? And why were so many of her loops <'ed?
Way earlier this morning, even before I logged onto the computer, I had this big *idea* for Mao! LOL!
Now I say scr*w it, just skate for yourself, do the two (three) danged triple axels, even though the judges have shown you again & again & again that they'd rather you did a clean 7-triple program with 2 3/3 combos. & ONE triple axel in the LP. And just a 3/3 in the SP. You've won the two times that you did this, and also scored your highest scores ever ~ e.g. 2007 Worlds & 2008 4CC ~ when you did this, but Mao's stubborn & strong-willed & all that makes me a fan, so I have a feeling she'll keep this jump layout no matter what.
LOL, YOU REMIND ME SO MUCH OF PRE, WHAT A RIDE YOU'VE TAKEN US MAO FANS ON THUS FAR, AND THERE'S STILL MORE TO COME!
The whole - you have to do 7 triples is more relevant to the old 6.0 scoring system.
Last edited by enlight78; 10-17-2009 at 04:29 PM.
I agree with this. If the skaters had all done the same technical content and skated well, Yu-na wouldn't be getting these huge leads.
you cant build a lead unless the other skaters give it to you; yu na deserve it the others better step up or did you miss the short;
Do to URs is it safe to say that mao really doesn't have a 3/3;Almost all of them were downgraded last year but one.
But when Mao's popping jumps in the short program, and the other skaters are doing only 3/2s, well they are handing Kim her leads on a silver platter.