I'm not sure being the 1st land 3A gives Mao any special GOE consideration or if it's even worthy of a special GOE consideration. As it is, Mao already made history by being the 1st woman to do three at the Oly, and I'm sure she knew she couldn't expect anything special on the GOE side just because she was the first or the only one.
Whatever he says, do YOU think that Mao's 3As were beautiful so they had to be given more GOE? That would be your opinion and more than a few people might agree even if mine is different.
And I don't care what the majority of Japanese media is saying about Yuna or her victory.
I am sure there are more sane and sensible people than stupid and insane ones so I was particularly disappointed by that particular program. I hope there will be never ones like that.
Last edited by sunny0760; 03-02-2010 at 06:20 AM.
One more thing, I always feel strange someone said Mao's program only had 4 triples. Yes, actually it was, but 2 of 4 were 3As and 3A's base value is worth 2 triples( I mean 2 3T, or 3S+3T). So under the COP, it's possible 4 triples program can beat 7 triples program.
First, let me make myself clear.I do think that this program implied that Mao should have gotten more GoEs on her triple-axels, a remarkable feat for a woman, to Yuna's high quality but more common jumps and jump combinations.
Asada did not deserve higher GOEs.
If anything, she was gifted by not getting 2 of her 3 triple axels downgraded.
If there had been a robbery, it was Joannie who lost her silver.
The program seems to be misleading Japanese public by saying that Asada should have scored higher, but omitting higher than what.This piece is only implying that the 23 point difference between the two was too much. And this is an understanding that is widespread amongst Japanese public.
A casual fan easily misinterpret this as Asada should have scored higher than Kim, not her actual scores.
If they wanted to review scores, they should have looked at protocols rather than questioning sport's integrity by covertly filming judging process.
You are suggesting that producers of the clip ended up choosing the Korean judge by chance.As it was, the only thing that they could with some legitimacy argue was that the gap in points was too big, and in this light, the Korean judge's image was probably only used because they needed an image of a hand pushing the computer screen to mark the GOEs.
It is a possibility, but only 1/9 of happenning. Haha
But you see, this scandal was avoided because Yuna is a strong competitor and she skated perfectly, and so the shots of the back was edited to become an unidentifiable blur to the casual viewer.