My other point was that other skaters can get the same boost. A clean triple Axel from Mao goes a long way towards boosting her GOE and PCS. And can you imagine how high Kostner's PCS would be if she had a clean Free?
Last edited by Krislite; 09-22-2013 at 09:20 PM. Reason: grammar
5-triple free skate scores by Yuna Kim:
2009 TEB - 133.95 (skipped 3Flip)
2009 Worlds - 131.59 (popped 3Salchow)
2010 Worlds - 130.49 (fall on 3Salchow)
2011 Worlds - 128.59 (popped 3Flip)
Average: 131 +/- 3 points
vs. 6-triple clean free skate scores:
2010 Olympics - 150.06
2013 Korean Nats - 144.80
2013 Worlds - 148.34
Average: 148 +/- 3 points
Pretty consistent results despite the differences in rules and time frames. Notice how an extra triple and a clean performance goes a long way to boosting the scores? And I wouldn't say it's wrong either. I think it's quite right that cleanliness should count for a lot. Yuna gets a pretty steep 17 to 20 point penalty for missing just one triple in her program.
I am sure it has been said before but Yunas real strength is she has no weakness. Musically she is strong. Jumpwiseh she has wonderful flow and consistency. Spins are nice. She has a great personality that shows up on the ice. She is a complete skater that is her strength.
In my opinion it is the consistency, especially on jumps, which is the most important and the speed, which helps her to get high GOE. Her programs are also well choreographed, even they are not out of this world in terms of choreography or originality.