I just watched the YuNa video, I'm happy that YuNa popped her 3Flip-->1Flip if she didn't feel confident about nailing it (way better than falling and hurting herself.)
I feel that often times, this season, lady skaters got UR calls for jumps that were slightly UR'd but not by more than 1/4. It is disheartening for the skaters and unfortunate for the sport, but I accepted that that's how stringent CoP was going to be when the call could go either way.
However, YuNa's 3Lz-3T looks almost completely rotated to my naked eyes. So I don't get the UR call on the 3T at all. YuNa has had less rotation at another competition this year and was not downgraded. Here, the flow out of the jump wasn't completely smooth, but I don't see the underrotation. Not even by 45 degrees...
If anything, it will be Yuna vs. other Strong Japanese ladies. Also, I understand why you hate to hear about Korea and Japan's past issues, but really there is sadly absolutely nothing you can do about it.. It is really up to the governments to fix it because the deep hatred between these two nations are just huge. All I can say is maybe Japan apologize to the world like the Germans did and try to make changes instead of hiding the history? (I am trying to be neutral here, since I got both Korean and Japanese friends! )Come on, just because Germans would hate to hear it, it doesn't mean the world will stop talking about what Nazis did. (And, I was greatly impressed when I visited Berlin that there were all these WWII memorials and museums... And I made tons of sweet German friends! )
Please, I didn't mention anything about the history, so let's not bring it to skating?? And I really thought today's tech was that Japanese lady Junko, and she was not, and people corrected me (she was referee or something.) It was the tech who gave Yuna "e" in 2008 COC.
Last edited by figurejennah; 12-04-2009 at 09:19 AM.
Do you see this Junko person's name here? Didn't think so.
This reminds me, I still can't get over how the evil German judge Jan Hoffmanh gave Baiul Gold over Kerrigan!!!!!
Last edited by hikki; 12-04-2009 at 09:55 AM.
I think it's most appropriate to stick to the current competition and what we see instead of speculating too far.
Let's not yet go into sinister motivations of judges/tech panelists, and also, do not use the fact that YuNa has had !/e or underrotation calls, before.
Also, I am not that bothered. I just want YuNa to feel glad and happy because she skated well. Miki skated better, but they are both in strong contention to place first, and now it's up to either of them to skate a clean, good LP to win--just like it was in the olden days.
True, she did give Yu-Na a Level 1 step sequence at a competition over 2 years ago. But if you actually check the protocols of the event, you can see that Hiramatsu gave practically every skater low levels on their step sequences, even the only Japanese skater at that event, Fumie Suguri. Yu-Na was far from the only skater to get a Level 1 for her steps at that event. Just because Hiramatsu's an extremely strict caller doesn't she's severely biased or completely inconsistent.
Last edited by evangeline; 12-04-2009 at 09:23 AM.
figurejennah, I was just referring to how u mentioned your friends fight whenever it comes down to history. Anyways, I agree with prettykeys. Yuna didn't deserved to be dinged today & it has to do with consistency. Judges, tech panel need to have a seminar or something. I don't get how Yuna could be dg . It seems rather random.
Last edited by camion; 12-04-2009 at 09:25 AM.
Personally, I hope YuNa will not force herself to change her 3Lz-3T technique or effort because of this outcome (because consciously trying to change it may ruin her technique), but I am actually happy YuNa is in this challenging moment. It's not a bad thing that she is faced with doing a clean LP or possibly lose.