This may sound harsh and premature but I believe that Carolina Kostner is out of contention for an Olympic medal this season.
Given how undertrained Caro is, I think that this was not an excellent skate, but not really a bad one, too: she landed the flip and she's still attempting 7 triples... The program doesn't convince me as much as her SP, but probably it's because of the mistakes, too
To all those people who kept saying that Adelina can't rotate the 3T in combo: look at that 2A+3T
to Pogorilaya, she deserved this medal and it is a great thing to see a skater that one year ago was almost unknown winning an important title!
I think Caro & D10's results at COC will mean very little in the big scheme of things. Both are inconsistent skaters and not early-strong skaters and most of all seem to have been in non-good conditions.
I think it is still very early to be so harsh. Caro's programs look clearly unfinished and not ready.