What a pity since they are having all these girls at once: Yulia, Radionova, Anna Pogo, Liza, Sotnikova... I mean I don't want to see these talents wasted at 2018 because of all politiking between those greedy Feds. Why can't they just wait, just 4 more year? The ladies field in Russia is so deep at the moment, I am sure they would have at least 60% of a gold medal next Olympic. But now... with all the controversial judging, I am not sure anymore.
Or it is because Plushy withdrew so they couldn't give him the gold as plan (not that I mind if they gave him the gold because men event was tedious, at least Plushy would have a high chance of stand still) so they had to give it to another Russian?
Sochi youtube channel somewhere? If not, I guess they might show up eventually.
They haven't seen fit to put Asada's FS there (yet).
Don't really understand why they don't just splurge eveything on there straight way though :-/
If anyone was underscored in the Olympics free skate, it was Mao. That was a performance for the ages. Just thinking about it tears me up a little.
I'm baffled by what happened with the components score. It's not a given that starting order determines the score. Shen & Zhao won the Olympics by virtue of their short program, and they went first. Mao should have more than enough stature to defy the starting order.
There wasn't any reason to lowball her. She was out of medal contention even if she won the free skate (and she definitely should've), barring huge meltdowns from everyone at the top. Or maybe that's why they lowballed her. Decided it didn't matter, she was out of a medal anyway, and they were gonna punish her even more for the short program disaster.
Does anyone have news about her possible/probable retirement ?