Murakami's free leg only bothers me in her flip. Otherwise I hardly notice it. In the past what bothered me more was that (not really related to figure skating) she would keep her mouth open in an "o" too much. Minor but I know this isn't only my peeve when I see skaters or dancers sometimes do this.
As for underrotations I can't say for sure but I think what makes it seem like she does is that sometimes she hooks her landings. Blades of Passion's outrage at the UR calls make me look twice but I can't say for sure either way. I think if she were to make fixes to her lutz edge and the hammertoe though, it might give judges/tech more push to re-evaluate her jumps in the positive.
It's on now. I have to say, Sotnikova seems very heavy-footed.
Poor Adelina- just saw her FS on NBC right now. She looked tired, slow near the end, like she gave up on the program.
She's one I'm rooting for in Sochi, so hope she has better results at Nats and Worlds.
just watched Sotnikova...100 for THAT?! Are you serious???
OPINION: Gannon & Lipinski talk too much.
Agnes Z. looked pretty good, though not excellent. It seemed to me that she skated a lot more to and with the music than the two skaters who preceded her.
Kind of irrelevant, but I love her costume. That V-shaped sparkly area at the back of her neck is gorgeous, and I'm generally not too bowled over by sequins and rhinestones. I can see her potential. She's not glamorous, but her face is very expressive, and her skating movements are smooth and commanding.
And here's Korpi. I love the color of her costume! Her jumps are strong so far, and her spins are nice and fast.
Then why were Sotnikovas PCS for the SP about 1.5 points lower than at SA? She had the same mistake here. Her TES is really close too.Originally Posted by Mrs. P
And I don't really see any overscoring or PCS boost for Korobeynikova either. Leonova generally can get rather high PCS...
I'm not even disagreeing about 100 being too much for Adelinas LP, but the argument with the home advantage doesn't make a lot of sense here I think. Especially not compared to Osmond at SC, and Wagner received quite a massive score for her LP at SA too.
Gracie looked good, but I'm happy with Kiira winning--the program she did today looked really well put together and executed. I didn't remember that Korpi's spins were that fast. Very impressive.
Sheesh, though, Gachinski isn't holding up well.