CBC comment: Mao was lucky this time.
Under your argument, that is also proof that judges didn't cheat?
Again, it probably doesn't help that Akiko skated early in the last flight in terms of PCS. I doubt the judges were thinking...hmm if I give a few points here and there then Mao would come up by 0.5 overall, unless every single one of them can do super quick calculations. I think Mao was just lucky but it doesn't mean that Akiko didn't do very well.