Last edited by gmyers; 11-04-2012 at 01:27 PM.
Poor judging on this one too. Kiira Korpi should have been much lower than 3rd. She made obvious mistakes and still got a medal. I had her around 5th. Has the ISU already decided the outcomes before the season begins?
In sports, I really don't agree with this "It's good that we lost, so now we will be more determined" philosophy.
This saying is somewhat true politics, but in skating it's fall flat.
Just think, if Julia had won here, she could have gone and won everything in sight the next two years and become the greatest teenage figure skatign phenom ever.
Now, she has lost that chance.
Both Tuktamysheva and Sotnikova have it WAY over Lipnitskaia when it comes to expressing the music and real skating skills. So no, I don't think if Julia had won CoC she would have won everything in sight.
I like Osmond, but don't believe she will go on to win everything in sight either, just because she won SC. She still has not completed a clean FS and that is something she is going to need to do in later competitions.
Ice is slippery and you have to deliver the goods at the place and time you compete. Julia didn't (at least not at a Senior level) and so she won silver at CoC. There is plenty of room for improvement, and if she really wants to win she will have to address the areas that cost her the CoC title.