This is good analysis and it's really nice to Yuna, but I can't agree with author's opinion that Interpretation of Yuna was overscored. I'm not sure if she watched Yuna's performance again after the actual competition. Yuna really didn't give up. It's true, that she wasn't skating for some moments, but she couldn't continue her program right after the fall, because there were no elements at that time and she had to wait for music to catch with it again.Anyway, I thought Laura over at the Required Elements blog did a good explanation on why Yu-na might have been slightly overmarked in PCS (also some other fun analysis of Worlds as well.) This is pretty much my take as well. I think Yu-na probably still won PCS, but only by a point or point and a half at best. (That would have had Mao win the FS overall).
Besides what jaylee said, I would like to comment on this:
If I understand you, what you are trying to say is that someone with clean performance should receive some additional points (or rather one part of PCS should be a special indicator that indicates how clean the performance is). Well, I think that this is redundant and then what would happen is that, yes, Mao would win the FS in that case, but, for example, in case of Yuna's performance at the Olympics she would get even more scores and that's while a lot of people are already saying that she was overscored. I'm not sure that this would work well.It isn't ridiculous to think that P/E could perhaps reward who actually skated well. Did the person perform well to the crowd (its difficult to do this and execute the elements). Did the person execute well, skate clean. These things should be rewarded too, and not just P/E because they actually reflect the actual performance. I'm not saying someone going out there executing a great skate with hard choregraphy and a good performance, shouldn't get higher P/E marks than someone else but still.
But the skater also should be rewarded for this, as he is executing those elements. If no, then they should receive the same GOEs all the time regardless of how well the elements were executed (as they are always part of choreography).Difficult entrances/transitions into jumps are part of choregraphy, arent they, and they are rewarded in GOEs.
Sadly, I didn't watch those performances more than once, but I remember that I thought that they really deserved better scores.... But I'm not sure if that shows flaws in the system or just that judges make errors because of personal preferences and so.Brezina may not have had the complicated transitions Chan, or the quads Joubert had. But he performed his program better and there' a reason the crowd booed his marks. Its not like Chan or Joubert actually executed their difficulty well. He didn't really deserve the higher PCS, but somewhere in there, parts of the PCS could have maybe reflected that. Its really just a thought.
Same with Adam Rippon vs Abbott. I felt Adam deserved to score higher in the free by a bit more. Jeremy is a great skater and his his choregraphy/transitions etc are harder. But Jeremy fell twice, and as far as I'm concerned the marks should have reflected that more.