Because this was not a well-skated event by any stretch.
Laura with three triples? No. Carolina with all shaky and cautious jumps? No. Miki with barely rotated jumps and no connection to the audience what so ever? No.
So Yuna's one pop, one fall LP is such a big deal.? yeah, her SP was very diappointing, and she might have been overmarked with PCS but the gap between her and other skaters was just too big to make up for.
You guys have the point. But Miki's only major mistake was the missed combo in SP and otherwise performed well overall, for example. Yuna had major flaws in flip, spin, spiral, and steps in SP and a fall and a single axel in LP. She was visibly tired and slow in the latter half. Tara pointed out about the way she got up from the fall and Johnny Weir said that she was hating to be there. Are these two skaters that different to make up for these?
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Anyway topic is about who should have won the bronze, I vote for Miki. I don't debate the silver medal under COP, but it was a very sloppy, no energy performance. Evidetnly Tara and JW who were there were very unimpressed too.
her ability to use her face (Kurt Browning said her face is the key lol) and really communicate with the audiance is what really makes her special.
Anyways, Miki really screwed up her sp so she was just too far behind to take the medal. Also she's really trying to express herself this season but it was a bit overkill and too obvious.
Also, her expression is really on and off during the performance because she's really into it before the spiral sequence but then it's completely gone sometimes and she looks disconnected to the music.
It really didn't get the positive response from the judges and certianly not from the commentators.
It is a dog fight for the bronze really and I think it was all up to the judges and they did exactly that.
I am sure Browning and Kristi are not talking about moments of kyn falling and zamboning the ice
Overkill this season or not is not the issue. This thread is about who should have won the bronze, and the poll result? Miki!!Anyways, Miki really screwed up her sp so she was just too far behind to take the medal. Also she's really trying to express herself this season but it was a bit overkill and too obvious.
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Phaneuf for sure. Ando is one of the most overscores skaters out there and almost always gets higher PCS than what she should.
Also, both Tara and Johnny thought Miki should have won bronze at this year's Worlds. Plus, the Canadian commentators thought her LP at '10 Worlds was one of the best she's ever skated in her career http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5Z80la1ON0 . I agree that at the Olympics she was slow and cautious, but I actually thought her LP at Worlds was quite good.
Also, too high PCS? Miki only got 58 and change for her PCS in the LP at Worlds, which isn't even that high, especially considering she had a clean performance. Plus her skating skills are top notch, her transitions and choreograpy very good, I admit she's not so hot in the interpretation category, but that's only one small portion of the component score.
Further, anyone who thinks Miki is bad or whatever, should see her in practice. She's amazing - fast, huge jumps, confident. Her exhibition pieces are also fab - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQJSaRLk49Y I love this program of hers to death and the British Eurosport guys seem to too