Overscored - All the ladies and mens medalists. I can't think of ONE medalist who wasn't. It was so bad that I actually don't feel that Yuna has been overscored that much. I mean, come on, Joannie scored over 200 for a program that was generally skated well but had two glaring mistakes and no 3-3. Mao had that huge score for a program that she had only four triples (two of them axels, I know, I know. If they were not, we wouldn't be talking about her here, since she'd have been off the podium) and no real musicality, interpretation or transition.
Oh, and of course Patrick Chan. I'm just not going to say anything about him because anything I say will be unnecessarily inflammable.
Underscored - Nobody. Which proves that this is the Olympics.
Dube & Davison
Domnina & Shalaban
Virtue & Moir
Crone & Poirier
Davis & White
Langlois & Hay
Yuna Kim SP +LP
If you want nasty, read the other posts about Rachael Flatt. Wasn't Joannie portraying a biblical wh something rhyme with Al Gore, "class" is definitely not what she's trying to emote. Why is her interpretation score so high? LOL. I admire her for bringing her "competitivity" (her word) to both programs and I said several time that she deserved her bronze medal. I just don't agree with the massive score she got for that type of performance. Same with Laura Lepisto. Miki got 126 at last year Worlds for a much more engaging performance.
You don't think the judges were gifting Mirai? Where did the flutzes call go? Flutzes aren't like UR, they don't disappear from one competition to the next. Her flip was rotating on ice, too. If they were that harsh on Rachael, they should ding Mirai as well. I guess it's a bonus for training with the Olympics GOLD medalist.
I agree that some of the posts about Rachael were nasty too and I didn't hesitate to call those people out to (if you recall, one poster accused me of being part of the Flatt Police for doing so.) I'm an equal opportunity "don't be nasty" poster. I would do the same for Yuna Kim or Mao Asada.
D/S's od and fs
B/A's od and fs
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Yu-na Kim's LP was way UNDERSCORED! I would have given her 151.60 instead of 150.06.
Johnny Weir's LP,
Ksenia Makarova SP and LP.
Khohlova/Novitsky OD and FD.
Akiko Suzuki LP.
Patrick Chan Sp and Lp.
Evan Lysachek Sp and Lp.
Yuna Kim Sp and Lp.
Rachael Flatt Sp.
Laura Lepisto Lp.
Domnina Shabalin FD.
Shen Zhao Lp.
Kerr and Kerr FD.
Delobel Shonfelder FD.
Dube/Davison Sp and Lp.
I wonder if you remember that since this season 09-10 it has been easier to get +GOE according to ISU Communication 1557. That is also one reason why scores are higher than before and why they are not completely comparable to earlier seasons. Before you could hardly ever see +3 GOE, now it's possible with many skaters with some gorgeus element, eg. Mirai's layback spin in FS.
underscored: Johnny Weir and Akiko Suzuki.
I absolutely loved Akiko's performance, both times, and I admire her so much for making such a comeback. I do not get her PCS at all.
15 year old Peggy Fleming finished 6h and then went on to win the OGM in '68.
If this helps your perspective here is a list of US Olympic medal winning Ladies going back to 1956.
1956 - Tenley Albright wins Gold and Carol Heiss wins Silver.
1960 - Carol Heiss wins Gold
1964 - Peggy Fleming finishes 6th
1968 - Peggy wins Gold
1972 - Janet Lynn wins Bronze
1976 - Dorothy Hamill wins Gold
1980 - Linda Fratiane robbed of Gold but wins Silver
1984 - Roz Sumners wins Silver
1988 - Debbi Thomas wins Bronze
1992 - Kristi wins Gold, Nancy wins Bronze
1994 - Nancy wins Silver but was the better skater that night
1998 - Tara wins Gold, Michelle Silver
2002 - Sarah wins Gold, Michelle Bronze
2006 - Sasha wins Silver
2010 - Rachale Flatt finishes 7th
Does that give you a better understanding that a 7th place finish at the Olympics is disappointing for a US Lady champion? We have t go back, way back for such a poor showing from our champion.
Perhaps a new era is upon us with a shift to Asia. But I wouldn't count out the US Ladies just yet. Not with Mirai ready to blossom and Christina improving by leaps and bounds under Orser's training.
* The last time that a U.S. champion finished worse than Rachael was actually in 1994, when Tonya Harding finished 8th (but Nancy finished with the silver, as we all know.) But since Tonya was stripped of her title, the last time there was a worse showing was in 1948 when Gretchen Merill also finished 8th.
* Since 1920 when women's figure skating was in the Olympics in some form — only five U.S. figures skating ladies champions did not make the podium. (Teresa Weld Blanchard, 1924, 4th; Maribel Vinson, 1928, 4th; Gretchen Merrill, 1948, 8th; Tonya Harding, 1994 8th*; and Rachael Flatt, 2010, 7th) -- as mentioned Harding shouldn't really count because of the circumstances, but I'm just just going to put it out there.
That was quite educational....
ETA: ooohh janetfan's post complement's mine!
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