Terry: Did you feel that [pressure] in 92?
Kristi: No, the pressure was on Midori. Leading up to the competition was the triple axel, the triple axel, the triple axel. And the whole question was can my program hold up to her program with the triple axel. I felt like I was the underdog coming into the Olympics. And I played that way, I kept telling myself that and deflected the pressure.
So, from first hand source, Kristi was the underdog in '92, not co-favorite like some posters said before.
Then how about raising the base value of 3A step by step until Mao can beat Yuna in every competition with that 3A?
20 point would be enough? or 30 point?
I wonder what will happen if someday Yuna come back with tremendous 3A-3T.
Mao already knew that two combinations' base values were about the same and she still insisted on a 3A combo and didn't make it huge enough to get high GOE.
Well, I would say 3A-2T is more difficult than 3Z-3T simply because 3A is more difficult than 3Z.
Lol, adding triple after a triple jump suddenly sounds so easy. I wonder why top skaters like Miki and Joannie cannot just add 1 more turn at the end.
And I would say top 3 favorites were all overscored.
Yeah, I agree that top three lady skaters were overscored. I also feel that perhaps ladies generally received inflated scores. This may be a trend we've been seeing this season. But at this time, Yuna's scores are exceedingly high compared to her previous ones, even if considering the fact that it's the first time she's ever put two clean programs together. Mao getting her personal LP best here is also strange. She had had better performances with or without two 3As. Rochette also received over 200 despite the two major mistakes. I wonder if they are raising the scores higher and higher.
I don't understand why Leonova got so good PCS. I really don't like her skating. As a Finn I think Kiira was underscored in PCS. Laura got almost 10 points more in PCS, that I don't really get. BTW, I read from the newspaper that Kiira is planning to change her long-time choreographist, I think that's a good decicion.
Was there ugly ladies on the competition? Idid not notice any.
oh, i forgot my own opinion. I fact, i don't have my own, because i lack techinal knowledge. But the commentator in eurosport expected Mirai to be near Joannie and thouhgt she will finish ahead of Laura before the scores were shown.
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Underscored - Pang & Tong SP
Johnny Weir LP
Tanith & Ben, OD + FD
Rachel Flatt - LP
Takahiko Kozuka - SP + LP
Overscored - Kavaguti & Smirnov (I do like them, but they were not at their best) - SP
Domnina & Shabalin - OD & FD
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(NBC didn't bother to even show Lepisto's LP so I can't comment on it.)
"I'm also very tired of these ridiculous comments of beauty points and European points. As far as I know, the judges are all over the world and don't give score for nationalities or beauty. Is it so hard for some US people to admit that there might be better skaters in the world than US? USA has every year new young competitors so it's clear that their PCS aren't that high yet. You should change the system of choosing the competitors to the international competitions. Isn't that correct that you choose your skaters to worlds and olympics in one competition, in nationals?"
In my opinion, four Americans were undermarked in order to keep them from getting a certain medal or placement : Johnny (kept from being in gala or possibly deserved bronze) D/W (I thought they should have won, but many, many think V/M were better, so I may be in the minority here) B/A (kept off the podium so Russia wouldn't be completely shut out) and Rachael (kept down in case there was a splat-fest of the three chosen ones, Yuna, Mao and Joannie). I also think both pairs should have been a few places higher, too, come to think of it, although neither of them were podium threats. Evan was marked fairly within the CoP. Mirai (possibly) would have had edge or UR calls had she skated before the special ones. But since they all did well, they could give her full credit, knowing she would not somehow slip ahead of one of them. This is my opinion only, of course, I was not on the judging panel.
I'm not being sarcastic or confrontational here, but please, somebody tell me of another performance where someone other than an American did a seemingly clean performance only to get a low score because of invisible UR's and edge calls.
I don't mean Evgeni or Mao, either. Evgeni and Mao may have gotten underscored, too, but for a different reason. The difficulty of their special tricks were not appreciated enough (as is the case with Jeret Peterson, the freestyle skiier with a hurricane trick).
At first I loved the CoP. I loved seeing underdogs like Julia Sebesteyen or Jeremy Abbott come from like 7th place and win. But now, even more than 6.0, it is used to prop up the chosen ones. Is there a maximum number of points it is possible to get? Because it seems like if they like someone, they can just pile point after point on them and keep anyone from catching up.