Most of the top skater PCS rose as the season went by, that includes Carolina, Ashley, Akiko.... but none of them suddenly rised in PCS and goe the way Kim did. and doubling a jump is penalized in the BV not in goe, since the jump in itself is beautifully executed and goe means grade of execution .
Edit: by "this" I mean 3Loop-3Loop, flip and 2A.
Kanako for 2nd place? I would give -GOE for almost all of her jumps. Her technique is horrible. She's luckly to even score so high. Kanako was overscored massively in TES!
This time at World, it would have been only the second time for her to attempt a 3-axel, and so the priority was probably to get that 3-axel ratified so that they could assess the likelihood of a successful ratification. Given that Mao was able to rotate it despite the different rink size and not being able to practice it in the 5-minute warmup, their confidence level must have gone right up. Mao was so, so brave to go for it in the short.
I have heard that Mao does practice the 3loop-3loop as well as the 3flip-3toe, but I have a feeling their team feels that her 3flip-3loop has the highest chance of getting ratified. It really does look good in the practice clips. Point-wise, 3A, 3Flip-3Loop, 3Lutz would be the best of the best. If no lutz, yes, 3A, 3Loop-3Loop, 3Flip seems possible, but 3loop-3loop will probably be even more harder to get ratified than a 3flip-3loop.
I so worry about Mao's health. Both the axel and loop are very hard on the body.
Ashley winning the U.S title over Gold was nowhere near as controversial as the NHK result (and Gold was gifted in the short program to even be as high as she was there), and Carolina winning Europeans wasnt even a controversial result at all. You are living in your own World I am afraid.
Lastly you, YOU calling others trolls, ROTFL!!!!
And she was held up by high pcs of the past two years when she was not top class and her tes was so low.
and.. would you explain what was the unfair judgment to mao in 2010 worlds?
rachel did not cleaned at SP, fall on 3-3. yuna was 17.48 points ahead in SP.Even Yuna had one GP win with a terrible skate back in 2009-2010 season and she beat a clean Rachel if I recall correctly.
In fs, she no fall and 3lz→2lz, got "<" on two jumps, lost to clean Rachel Flatt in FS.
And Rachael Flatt's jump quality was not good at all. In 09-10 season, yuna usually win by more than 20 points difference with 2rd, and had received 200 +.(by huge TES). But in skate america, she won by 187.
Then what do you think about 12-13 coc?
In SP, 1rd=julia, 2rd=mao 3rd=mirai
In fs, julia had almost perfect program(without 3f with "e") and that program was the highest base value in that event.
mao had terrible skate. (sorry, You said "terrible skate" to yuna's program that missed at three jumps ) 2a+3t<< / 3f< / 3lz→2lz with "e" / 3f< / 2lo<. only 3 triple jumps and no triple-triple, she win in FS.