The Skating Lesson recaps of all 4 World events
Some interesting points, especially about the Americans. Nothing too shocking, but I did find Dave's point about Yuna's 10's in components to be kinda overkill. She would've won either way, though.
Last edited by dorispulaski; 03-20-2013 at 05:52 PM.
Overkill about what? I thought he made a good point about it.
Originally Posted by rkuang
In both choreography and interpretation, her program was definitely not worth a 10.00 (or four). I agree with Dave that homegirl had way too much upper body movement (i.e. the leg kicking backwards; what is that, David Wilson?), but I think P/E was definitely worth a 10.00 or two. Her jumps were clean, crisp, and better than ever. She gave the audience a thrill and there were no cutting corners on her performance.
Six Point Zero
The judges were understandably unmoved by her cold/unfeeling demeanor, hence the 10's in her components.
More seriously, I think that right after she skated, the judges were pretty much in awe like the entire audience and the skating world, and so were much more inclined to give her such marks at that moment. Perhaps in retrospect or reflection, a 9.5 or so might be more "appropriate", but really, how exactly does one differentiate between a 9.5 and 10? or a 9.25 vs. a 9.75? The nature of cardinal component marks elude me. I don't understand how it measures what it purports to measure, let alone with such precision.
Suzuki wound up having the same kind if worlds as leonova. Like in 2012 gachinski and kozuka had horrible worlds.
They spoke a lot about kostner and she was their favorites and triple salchow was a mistake for her at that moment.
The talk of Li and gold was interesting. they both could show sotniova and tuktamisheva how to compete at worlds. They didn't say that but could have
Gold isn't exactly the most consistent skater out there to be honest. And Li skated like she had nothing to lose, nobody saw her skating so well. I want to see her repeating this kind of performances next year too, because I really liked her.
Originally Posted by gmyers
Liza and Adelina weren't impressive here, I agree. But you have to consider the pressure they had to face from the Russian fed. Those performances would have been enough to earn 3 places in the last 2 or 3 world championships. It's not their fault that this particularly Worlds had the reigning world champion, Olympic champion and Oympic silver medalist in.
When you look at their results, it looks disastrous for them, but the skating was not that bad. Especially Liza's LP, which was pretty good actually. They may not be on the podium at Sochi, but after the Olympics I still see them world medalists, when the big guns retire