I've noticed a sharp drop in the inclusion of both the triple Lutz and triple flip jumps in the Ladies SP. Is this a consequence of the edge rule? Of COP not rewarding adequately difficult jumps, so there are no incentives to risk? Or is it because of a general decline in the discipline? A positive development - we see more frequently clean SPs.
2006 = 10 skaters attempted both the jumps
2007 = 9 skaters
2008 = 9 skaters
2009 = 9 skaters
2010 = 6 skaters
2011 = 0 skaters (!!!)
2012 = 0 skaters (!!!)
As of this season's WGP the two jumps were attempted just by Sotnikova, Gao, Marrocco, and on some occasions by Wagner, Flatt, Czisny and Suzuki. That is, in 2012 in the whole World just 7 girls (just 3 of them constantly) are attempting both the two jumps in the SP, while in 2006 just in Europe there were 10 girls attempting them.
Even in 1999 and 2000 there were more skaters attempting both the jumps. Isn't this an involution?