oh boyy... and the drama begins in 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2..............
I think Yunas strong part is pcs than tes. Whenever I watch her scheherazade program, I cant find anyone whose more artistic than Yuna is. But for the topic, I hope Mao an Yuna can bring a great performances to the audience !
Refer to the chart below (somebody thoughtfully compiled it)
(Per the person who compiled the chart, the highlighted comps show 2 cases where she lost despite high TES b/c she couldn't get enough PCS.)
Not that this means she's not artistic, etc. but it shows that she rarely gets propped up w/ PCS. (World 2011 is where her PCS was greater than TES)
Another thing to note is that Yuna used to get very high level (3 on step & 4 on spins & spiral), so I don't think that it's going to be all jumps for her this time either. I don't see any reason for it to be that way.
Anyway, it's good that she's back. Hopefully it'll get more ladies to attempt more difficult jumps this season & next.
I agree that her comeback would make other ladies bring more difficult technical components and it's a good thing. While Yuna's been away it seemed like ladies brought less challenging jumps.
And her tes is high too, but thats something we cant assume since it really depends on how she executes her elements. But as far as pcs, her artistry on ice and the transitions she had always been at the top so its easy to assume she'll receive a high score on that part
Last edited by MiRé; 12-19-2012 at 05:31 AM.
I would not have expected another YuNa v Mao battle at Sochi, we were unsure of YuNa's return and the past 2 seasons for Mao were sub par but Mao seems to have turned it around and YuNa surprised us all at NRW showing little rust and posting the best SP score this season. We all thought the russian young babes would be the contenders (they still might) but they seem to be having puberty issues (along with pressure from federation to succeed).
So yes more likely the same battle as in Vancouver.
My estimation is that Kostner will be in the medal equation too, she has been strong the past couple of seasons and it be great for her to get that olympic monkey off her back.
But anything can happen, we still have a long wait before Sochi....
Personally, I would prefer that Sochi ladies event does not come down to another Mao/Yuna battle. I would prefer other skaters to mix in.