06-14-2013, 03:08 AM
Beacsue it was easier for Mao to add 3Lo than 3T as the second jump of a combination when she was younger. Mao was not good at doing a toe loop, I mean, when it comes to adding 3T in a jump combination...she tended to toe-axel it back then. But she now has much improved/more reliable 2A-3T it seems, she can try 3F-3T combination in the new season I think. Go Mao!
Originally Posted by ForeverFish
06-14-2013, 07:10 AM
That's true. She had a great chance to win at this past Worlds if she went clean in both programs. (Based on the scoring in the SP, the judges were willing to give her the edge in PCS). Kostner is far from the headcase she was a few years ago, but she is still prone to mistakes. I actually agree with the assessment made by one poster that Kostner is much more likely to win silver over Mao but Mao has a higher chance of pulling an upset. Based on their results in recent years, Kostner is more likely to do better than Mao, but I feel the chance of Mao going clean or almost clean at the Olympics is greater than Kostner's.
Originally Posted by mateusp1
06-14-2013, 08:12 AM