Mao can only hope that Shin Amano isn't the technical caller at the Olympics!
I mean, it's rather unfortunate that recent threads have been primarily bashing skaters. Get pissed with the judges... the thread should be about calling out URs in general, not just Mao's.
That being said, even if Mao completely rotated every jump, you can bet people would find something else to criticize her for.
szidon, who are your favourite skaters? I'm sure we could find examples of them getting favourable calls from the judges.
Exactly what is the purpose of the thread then? Pointing out that at a competition in Japan, Mao Asada receives favours from the judges? Shocker!
I'm saying that the conversation should be directed to encompass all skaters and attack the actual problem which is the judges/tech spec.
Pointing out that in NHK trophy Mao had a slew of URs that weren't called is a moot point anyways because she might land them perfectly rotated in her next competition. NHK was hers the moment she stepped on the ice; hopefully, in the next competition, the tech specialist is more wary. Bear in mind that, given who she is, it would be very unlikely for the tech specialist to review every single one of her jumping passes with utmost scrutiny.
Same thing with Carolina's missed 3T-3T in the SP at worlds last year...that second jump looked < to me but she got credit for the full rotation.
Sometimes the top skaters get favorable calls. It's not fair but it's not like this is some new development...
Thank you. I even agree some of Mao's jumps were questionable and unrightly not called, and that her overall FS score was too high (it was in SA too...). It's the exaggerated negativity towards Mao as a skater and person, not the criticizing of her scores or jumps, that gets so tiresome...Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy
I dont care what the haters say. No one will make me or Bully me into saying Mao jumps were underotated because I am not a technical caller. I will give this outrage some credibility if this was about all of the skaters who underotate theri jump, but single in out Mao= Hating.
Please spare me the objectivity meme because fans of other skaters dont go around having to admit the weaknessess of their favorite skater. There have been threads in this board declaring a skater superior by her fans and that thread was up for a long time.
Also spare me the meme that Mao was overscored because if want to talk about overscorig the judges have been very generous with Many skaters.
So its ok for people in forum to spread false information about Mao and her federation buying her score but her fans are not allowed to say something nice about her?
Amano has been relegated/punished/demoted to ASSISTANT technical specialist (not even a tc), 3rd in ranking on the technical panel. 2nd to Technical Specialist, 3rd to designated Technical caller at Skate America. I wonder why
Does that mean the designated TC can overturn his and TS's calls? Love to see the call sheet. Also just how and who decide the technical panel for that competition? Was it done by lucky draw, or by invitation by the hosting federation, or assigned by ISU independently? Do hosting nation have approval rights?
However if you falsely accuse others and exaggerate just to gain sympathies, then you deserve none. You are hardly doing the said skater any favours when you brand everyone who question the judging as haters.
Demoted? I thought tech panels were assigned without pulling any ranks, I.e., one can be a tech specialist at one event, and be a tech assistant at the other without any prejudices.
If Amano disagreed with both, they'd still have overruled him at previous events. If Amano agreed with just one, he'd still have his way. But you know, mere facts aren't going to stop os168. She'll just ignore it when people point out how wrong she is and continue to spew out tripe.Technical Panel
The Technical Panel is composed of the Technical Controller, the Technical Specialist and the Assistant Technical Specialist, each one from different ISU Members (countries). A Data Operator assists them for recording purposes. An instantaneous slow-motion video replay system operated by a Replay Operator supports the Technical Panel in the identification of the performed elements.
- The Technical Specialist, assisted by the Assistant Technical Specialist, identifies and calls the performed elements and the specific Levels of Difficulty of certain performed elements (e.g. Spins, Footwork,). He/She identifies illegal or additional elements, identifies falls and adds, if applicable, innovative elements.
- The Technical Controller authorizes or corrects all calls, supervises the Data Operator and can propose corrections, if necessary.
In case of disagreement, the majority among the three Officials prevail.