Zijun Li should've gotten higher score for her clean program at the Worlds. Especially when Kostner popped her loop, and also fell on her 3S, but still managed to get 131+ for her program. Also, Zijun's pcs was TOO low. I mean come on, a clean program receives 58 in PCS when a skater with 2 costly mistakes has 70 in PCS. Talk about overscoring
The isu knowing all men were stopping doing quads and doing nothing to get at why which was ur rules not point value.
I don't think I need to repeat what decision annoyed me because I think I've said it already and Dave Lease was called "catty" for saying the same.
Leading after the SP, Kwan skated first in the final group in the LP to Lyra Angelica. It was beautifully skated but cautious and somewhat slow. It was clear to me at the time that she didn’t want to make a mistake. All judges gave her 5.9 for presentation, but the technical merit marks were five 5.7s and four 5.8s which left room for others.
Sensing an opening, Lipinski went on the attack in her Rainbow/Scenes of Summer long program. There was no hesitation, no second guessing. Her triple loop/triple loop was terrific – her performance had the energy that Kwan’s program lacked. 6 judges placed Lipinski ahead of Kwan. And that’s why Lipinski won.
I was and still am a big fan of Michelle. I have had breakfast with her and followed her career since she was 13 years old, but in this case, I had to agree with the judges’ overall decision. The difference was in Lipinski’s attack, her speed and the sureness of every element.
Afterwards Kwan said, “I had a few problems with jumps but I fought through it and landed them. I don’t think I was perfect but I was thrilled with how I skated... Tonight I was more cautious. I took my time. It seemed I was in my own world, like I didn’t open up myself and really let go.”
Well, what bothers me the most is usually when TES and PCS difference is rather huge (i.e. about or more than 10+ in LP.) In general it means, a skater provides technically superior performance yet doesn't receive proper PCS or a skater falters technically yet is saved by arguably high PCS. The latter bothers me bit more in that it usually happens when a skater falls/pops/ whatever messes up important tech contents yet PCS does not reflect it at all.
The specific competitions bothered me in the past - Lady's LP in 2008 WC, Lady's LP in 2012 WC, Men' LP in 2013 WC
2008 WC Lp result was just not understandable. One lady messed up most of her jumps yet somehow was saved by judge. One lady did seemingly clean performance yet didn't get any medal. One lady missed one big jump in the very beginning in her program and didn't do anything for 20 secs or so., but PCS did not reflect it at all. (But I was very impressed that she was brilliant after that fall, so she deserved a medal but gold? I don't know.) Totally disastrous judging here.
2012 WC LP; I don't know what to say. 2011-2012 season was very disappointing season for lady's in that all top ladys watered down their jump contents. No one provided any technically exciting performance during the whole season. WC was just one example. Very disappointing. And I didn't like overall placement in WC as well.
2013 WC LP(Men) : Whatever. That was one extreme example of PCS not reflecting any false in the performance. P/E was a big joke here. Even S/S. Lady's SP result bothered me too, but compared to this?
Carolina, even with obvious technical flaws (watching her go SPLAT on a 3S<< did make me laugh though) and looking like a pair of chopsticks throughout the program, did deserve much higher PCS than Zijun for her superior skills and musicality.
I'd hardly have any problem if it was just that. If you want to defend Yuna, do it by defending Yuna and her qualities, not by bickering about another skater. It's fine to say you disagree, explain why, or tell someone say repeated that opinion enough. But getting 'revenge' by turning it around and doing the same the first poster did... that's not going to help, that's childish. All it does is starting fan wars. (Reminds me of when a poster said Yunas jumps looked a little Kanako-like now, and a Yuna fan needed to replay "Yes, thay both have huge, fully-rotated flips, in contrast to a certain other skater" - a side blow towards Mao, who wasn't even mentioned before.) If that's the reaction everytime someone just says something slightly not-positive about Yuna, what else is this than 'forbidding others from not thinking Yuna is plain perfect and the best ever'?Originally Posted by jaylee