The second robbery of the night was Murakami. Three 3 UR calls?! I swear I think judges like to give UR calls for her just for fun.
The 3L I'm OK with. But the other two are completely phantom to me.
From some of the posts that Canadian skaters are gifted in PCS, I thought the judges are all from Canada. I checked the panels of judges for each discipline and only one Canadian judge in each panel. So what is the explanation ?
May be all judges are drinking Canadian water and all got a virus of 'Canadian bias' . May be they are all brain washed by the Canadian evil skating empire. I hope some of you have better answers than mine.
Maybe they do seminars before competition where they are told that no matter what someone from Canada should win...even if that means giving components higher that even a 10 years experienced skater,a class skater!!Just look at the man competition Chan in second with 3T-3T that even Korpi does better!
We don't have answers, but if you look at the last few years, its seems that Skate Canada is the one GP competition where home country skaters have been consistently gifted on the discretionary (PCS) side, over and above what is deserved. I have no idea if there is a Canadian-bias virus, brain washing, hypnotic suggestion powder placed in the judges' food and drink, or old-fashioned monetary payoffs going on. But there's an undeniable pattern afoot.
This is really upsetting. When Chan is (arguably) over marked we can at least all agree his skating actually is superior to his competitors. No way Kaitlin is even close to Akiko on any of the PCS criteria.