Seriously. How many times do we have to hear that Mao "only" landed 3, or 4, or 5 clean triples after some great performances like GPF or this one? Some people ignore every other positive aspect of her skating, even when she gets some of the highest base values in competitions. Why does she always receive so much criticism when she's not absolutely perfect? You can bet that even if she is absolutely perfect, many people here will come and say she can't jump, she had ur, was overscored and so on...
When she lands 5 triples and has 2 mistakes, ok, she was not good, but some posters say she landed 2 clean triples and was atrocious. When she lands 5 triples and has 1 mistake, people say she skated like it was 1982, even if most skaters were even worse. When she lands 6 triples, but has 2 <, she only landed 4 triples. When she lands 6 triples, but has two mistakes, she only landed 4 clean triples. ***?? Clean triples is the only thing that matters in figure skating?
Not to mention some sick posters who post criticism and offenses to Mao like, 10 times every day. This is tiresome.
And as I have said before, while her performance here was beautiful, Mao is capable of doing so much more. And I think there are more posts about how happy posters are for Mao relative to amount of "complaints" there are. I hope you can see that.
I don't take too much consideration in the scores. It is nationals inflation, which is standard. Akiko would not get 115+ with her skate today, nor Mao would get 130 for her respective FS. I think in the end, the placements are correct, and that is what matters.
Congrats to the medalists! I feel bad for Akiko, but I hope she makes the most of her opportunity at 4CC and Worlds (one that sadly Oda, as the 4th place finisher in the men, won't get).
she is very harshly critized in this forum. I think people expect a lot from Mao.
I'm just peeking in. Do I gather that Akiko is going to Worlds? That's wonderful!
I'm glad to see that Akiko is definitely going to Worlds. I hope all of the entries perform well at both Worlds (Jr/Sr) and 4CC!
Wow Mao, that was beautiful! I absolutely love her swan program and thought she skated brilliantly today, I love the way she moves so effortlessly over the ice, really impressed by Satoko getting a medal , good for her great skating by alot of the younger ladies , Hongo , Oba, Kato in the free. all of the Japanese skaters have such lovely knee bend in their skating
To be "fair" - this happens to a lot of skaters. Carolina or Kiira are getting a lot of "critisism" too. I love Adelina and I don't get how some people can talk about her the way they do. For Patrick you have poeple making fun of his falls, posting pictures or whatever (I often disagree with his scores myself, but I still don't like the personal part). Hanyu seems to be heading the same way - he was all-beloved last year, now the flatation and conspiracy stuff is coming up. That might get really ugly in the future. It seems to be you're either underscored or hated - but I'm kind of sure some skaters could even manage both.Originally Posted by Leonardo
But of course I agree with what you wrote. Mao has been getting the heat this season. There has been a lot of stupid judging and it's rather obvious this system still needs changes and tweaks. But that's no reason for an outcry like that. Glad someone said it