11-28-2010, 10:59 PM
I was actually okay with Korpii winning since despite the mistakes, I thought she was better than Mirai performance-wise.
BUT I was looking at the protocol and it turns out that Korpii's severely UR Lutz which she fell on didn't even receive a < much less a <<. I watched the replay many times and am pretty sure that she only completed at most 2.5 revolutions. How is this even possible? As it was, she got full credit for a 3 Lutz (base value 6.0) and weighted -2.1 GOE, which gave her a total of 3.9. Now, had that jump received a << as it should have, Korpii would have received 2.1 base value - 0.6 GOE = 1.5 for the Lutz attempt. Her total score would have been 2.4 pts lower, which would have given Mirai the win!
11-29-2010, 12:00 AM
11-29-2010, 01:31 AM
Watched the Korpi performance on the big screen broadcast earlier today. That jump ntl mentions was definitely underrotated so I also don't understand the protocols. One hates to think the tech caller would play favorites or be dazzled by Finnish beauty, so is there another explanation?
11-29-2010, 01:52 AM
Let's go there. Mirai's flutz received 0 from 2 judges in the short program. I'm very sure an edge call must result in negative GOE.
In the LP, one judge actually gave her +1 for her wonderful flutz.
If Rachael's competitors have something positive, I will mention them. They just don't. Rachael fixed her flutz, her flip. Mao is fixing hers. Kim fixed her. Miki fixed her. The other girls didn't even bother. So, I have nothing nice to say about them.
11-29-2010, 04:40 AM