Agnes got +1,8 for her 3T+3T... That means she recieved (4)four +3 and 3(three) +2. Also, she got +1,4 for her Lutz.
Sometimes, Agnes reminds me of Kostner(my favorite skater). Tall, fast, massive jumps, great basic skills and edges, nice music choices... I think that Agnes will be the "new Kostner".
Poor caroline, how she finds the fortitude to continue is beyond me. All of the PCS's were in the 6 point range. Of course, even Gao had a few 6's too.
The bottom line is the call could go either way and Agnes being in the front is not a nonsense, just a close call.
Mrs. P's protocal breakdown THE TES.
Base Value (as executed):
Ashley C. 23.90
Ashley C. 1.38
Ashley C. 25.28
Ashley C. 12.87
Caroline 9.67 (YIKES! -- She scored less on all her jumps than Agnes did on one jumping pass (3T-3T = 10))
Ashley C. 12.41
Last edited by Mrs. P; 01-24-2013 at 11:55 PM.
Mrs. P, Zawadski scored 10 points on her triple triple - she reversed them according to icenetwork.
Reginald, yes - it's generally better to fall on a fully rotated jump than downgrade/UR another. When it's an easy jump like a 2A, the penalty is actually quite small (1.5 points lost on the element, one fall deduction for 2.5 points). Zhang's downgrade cost her more than that, and then two URs on top of it...... Zawadski scored 10 points for her triple triple. Zhang scored 9.67.. for all three of her jump passes. So Zawadski had a two element lead based on the jumps alone. When you consider the fact that her lutz is of very high quality.... it's super easy to mitigate the fall.
Now, the case with Nagasu is a little more complicated. But again, it comes down to base value. Zawadski lost those 2.5 points on the 2A. But she makes up 1.8 points in terms of base value and GOE on her two other elements. So the jump loss is only 0.7. Now, the youtube link provided doesn't convince me that Nagasu lost a great deal undeservingly PCS wise - it's a by-the-numbers skate with a major focus on landing the elements cleanly - which she does. Does Zawadski make up 1.7 points with her other elements and components?