BTW, I like Mirai in a brighter color. Black goes well with her black hair, but that black costume is kind of heavy for her, esp. the skirt is heavy. They should at least use more airy material with more shimmers so that it just does not look all black. I think that she would look better in bright red or bright blue.
Re: juniorish comment, I think that her music choices could have been something else or this SP could have had more memorable choreos. But her choreos are not very interesting, compared to Rochette's, Yuna's, Miki's, Akiko's, or Laura's choreos, for example.
That said, she is a delightful skater and I have been a big fan since her debut, esp. her skating skills are superb. She has always been extremely fast and crisp. She does not have any weaknesses except for minor URs (the way it affects scores is not minor though; but that's not her fault).
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I thought Kostner looked as if she'd gained weight---particularly in the legs, which used to be sticklike but now are well-fleshed. More of her butt was hanging out of her tights as well.
I disagree with the judging for Yuna in the following three:
- Three judges gave Yuna's 3F plus GOE (one gave 2).
- Almost all the judges gave her step sequence plus GOE. She made a couple of mistakes and managed to go through with rather shallow edges towards the end.
- Her PE and IN.
I question the sanity (and competence) of the judges who gave Yu-Na the 8.5 and 8.25 for PE...and then proceeded to give Mirai PE in the 7 range. Were they watching the same event as I was?
Isn't Caroline Z. the only other skater who received all +3GOE for an element (her pearl layback)?
I think Miki was lucky not to receive an UR call for her flip. So despite being her fan, I feel ok about her not getting a Bronze. On another note, if her 2loop hadn't been DG-ed or she hadn't stumbled on one of her spins (the sit spin?), the Bronze would've been hers!
Yuna had an off night. I think of all the disciplines, PE is where that state should've been reflected, but obviously some judges disagree.