04-02-2012, 08:48 AM
Then that's how they gave him the unprecedented high scores last year?
Originally Posted by skatinginbc
04-02-2012, 08:56 AM
Actually Hanyu's almost identical "fall" in the FS at CoR received -1 deduction. The panel did notice that time. Both "falls" received ONLY -2.57 GOE. In most cases, a "fall" is penalized more harshly. Considering the extremely narrow gap with Fernandez, there's no doubt the judges "favored" Hanyu in order to give the ticket to GPF. If Hanyu could make GPF with the 2nd place and Fernandez needed to win, the results could be different. Takahashi and Chan are often treated generously as well. We can say that Hanyu is now close to their favorite position.
Originally Posted by doctor2014
I think Hanyu is "overhyped" as same as Patrick Chan of four years ago (Hanyu is far superior though). Chan was overmarked because he was the hope of the Olympic host countery. Hanyu will be overmarked because the ISU and the judges need Chan's serious rival. The results at Nice comfirmed that.
The season is not over yet. WTT in Tokyo is still left. Hanyu will be there as the #1 rival of Patrick Chan. Huge scores are expected (if Hanyu skates well).
04-02-2012, 08:57 AM