Look at it this way: say Alissa had a rocky FS, scored 92.50, and was in 3rd place when Kiira Korpi took the ice. Korpi would have to score 120.55 to beat Alissa to that GPF berth. That would, BTW, be the highest score of any lady in the GP this season.
Last edited by chuckm; 11-26-2010 at 05:02 PM.
The top three placements seem fair to me. Mirai's solo 3F has been looking very low and prone to downgrades this season, and as someone pointed out, her layback spin was very wobbly. I'm not the biggest Kiira fan by a longshot, but she had a nice 3-3 and everything else looked quite crisp and clean aside from the very slight turn out on what looked like a fully rotated 3R. I'd have her in first place but not with a score that broke 60. In keeping with my Murakami aversion, I must say that I far prefer Imai and kudos to the latter for attempting a 3R-3T (for a change)! Imai did have some double-footing issues and looked really juniorish out there so her placement seems reasonable. The fact that she has Mr. Nagakubo as a coach makes me want to root for her even more.
Alissa - sigh...what more needs to be said? And Mao...it's not just that her jumps are looking lower and more unimpressive than ever that worries me, but it's that she was skating at Caroline Zhang's speed level today. In keeping to form, I bet she'll be looking much better by the end of the season.
Oh, and I don't usually give bonus points for attire, but I couldn't help noticing that Alissa's and Kiira's dresses (especially Alissa's) are gorgeous.
Trouble is watching these Live streams is not as good for me as a TV broadcast.
Maybe all of Mirai's jumps were off with bad landings - but I didn't see that.
I saw nothing from Mirai as off as Kiira's bobbled loop or Cynthia's awkward landing.
If there were edge calls or borderline URs - I don't see them as easily as more obvious mistakes which interrupt the flow.
Last edited by janetfan; 11-26-2010 at 05:00 PM.
Mirai's jumps usually do look good, but several different tech specialists have called many as URs. She isn't getting gigged as badly this season, since she's getting < rather than downgrades as she was last season.
But with this group of ladies' you could get ANYTHING in the LP. And Kiira's PCS looks to be close to 60 in the LP judging from the SP (unless she bombs, which I think is kind of likely), so that should boost her score
The biggest way I believe for Korpi and Nagasu to knock Alissa off the GPF slot is by placements, which is quite possible.
Last edited by burntBREAD; 11-26-2010 at 05:58 PM.
I think in order for Kiira and Alissa to tie placement wise to get into GPF, Kiira needs to win and Alissa needs to be 4th or lower. Right now, Korpi has 209.83 total points, while Alissa has 227.87, which means Kiira would then need to better Alissa by 18.05 in the LP in order to have a higher total score. So, if Alissa scores a 92.50, that gives her a total point score of 320.73, which means Kiira would then need 110.55 points. So, in other words, Kiira has to outscore Alissa by 18.5 points...I don't see that happening but you never know!
Last edited by MKFSfan; 11-26-2010 at 08:56 PM.
I don't know why I am such a slow learner this season, but -- in spite of everything -- I still think Mao is going to win the LP.
Mirai's spins looked so slow today. Also her free leg position in the layback spin (which had centering problem at the beginning) was bent down in 90 degrees.
She never had turn outs in her spins before but she used to stretch more.
Anyways, I hope she's on the podium tmr. If she does it will be her first medal from a senior international competition.