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.
Last edited by TT_Fin; 02-27-2010 at 07:54 AM.