I think if it were the other way around -- Chan had a terrible SP and was 10 or 15 points back but skated a perfect FS with 180 points, and won overall -- people would be complaining that the SP should count for more.
Originally Posted by blue_idealist
To be fair, if it weren't for Ten's presence, Chan would have run away with the competition anyways. I think Ten's biggest problem (other than the 2F-2T) was simply the fact that he's Denis Ten, when you know Fernandez or Takahashi or Hanyu with the same skate would have received a much higher score than Ten received in the FS, possibly enough to close the gap. It really bites to see somebody with two clean skates lose to somebody with a heavily flawed freeskate. Even if Chan fell twice without the other other errors, many would argue that Ten should have still been placed higher in the FS.