I have to agree that skating is starting to turn into one big beauty pageant.
Akiko is one of the best skaters and she doesn't get the PCS scores she deserves because she is not as pretty as the others which is unfair.
It's about the beauty of skating. Akiko may not be one of the prettiest but she is beautiful in her own right.
She may not get the endorsements and the publicity as other superstars but she is a superstar in her own right.
This...is not surprised...
Mao's TES score is always super lower than her PCS.
NHK trophy is jpn sponcered competition.
I really understand this result. Beloved ASADA, Hated SUZUKI.
I actually think the GOE for her spins and steps were okay, could have been a little less but nothing that would make me think of a scandal or maybe a little too much vodka before the event. And the 3Lo+2Lo+2Lo looked rotated to me and it didn't really get GOE at all. So the only elements I think were overscored were the 3F and 2A+3T - but that's just about 2 points. She would have still been way ahead of Mirai... it's weird, how I can look at those protocols and agree with the single elements scoring, but not with the whole.Originally Posted by Mirunna
Besides that, just to have said it once more: poor Akiko was low-balled in PCS. Someday I'm going to visit an event where she skates just to throwing something that stinks like hell at those jugdes
Last edited by Li'Kitsu; 11-24-2012 at 07:21 AM.
Considering margin between MAO and AKIKO...
Judges are super mathmaticians, Maybe...
With her lead from the SP and knowing her PCS scores, I actually would've been okay with her placing second, since Mirai had a number of UR issues. But Akiko...
I totally admire Suzuki for keeping a smile on her face. It must have taken a superhuman effort.
three doubling, one singling...only 3 triples...missed one combination...
and got 117.
what a super...
ALSO - thanks sequinsgalore for the pbp!
I couldn't believe my eyes. Wow, it was a joke! One of the worst and unfair judging I've ever seen.
Poor Akiko She's my favorite Japanese lady, but she's always underscored. She wuzrobbed at SC, too.
Mao should have been 3rd or 4th... 64.54 for PCS with that blah performance?
Even her 3F in SP looked UR. ( I thought it was fluz...) And she got GOE on double jumps! 1.2 GOE for her 2A+3T? I thought Mirai's 2A+3T was better, but she got 0.5 for that..
Even Mao's clean jumps all looked small. I don't think her other elements were great. OK, her SP step was fab, but not her LP. She looked slow today. Her spin was not fast..
I don't understand how she got almost 53 for TES...