Kanako was better than in China and yet her PCS are dropping which means she was either overscored in China or underscored here. I am comparing her skate with her previous one. I hate how PCS are used, because we all know she got only 54 here just because she skated first and it was nothing to do with the performance itself. And PCS will increase in the second group, regardless of the actual performances.
113 for what Kanako put on the ice is way to low. I expected something around 120 at least.
Satoko is really skating well so far! Oh well...
Satoko MIYAHARA (JPN)
Music: Poeta by Vincente Amigo
3Lz+3T - small, will have to look for UR. Looked 3Lz<+3T< or <<
CCoSp - nice change of direction
3Lo - held on, looked UR
2Lz - low landing, hand down
3S+2T+2T - maybe 3S<
Solid skate, but one big mistake and probably some UR's
Score: 55.22+53.97=109.19, 165.76, 1st out of 4
Satoko will probably overtake Kanako with that unless they hit her with URs, her jumps look much better than last year though, only UR on the 3S. Unfortunate about the lutz, really great choreographed sequence, I just wish she'd perform a little more to the audience.
CoC probably had scoring inflation because the event was so weak overall, if I had to guess. I agree that the score could have been a bit higher but I don't think it was a catastrophical injustice by any means.
Wow, I didn't expect Miyahara to get such high PCS. If she hadn't gotten all those downgrades this would have been her record.
Satoko was lovely.
But barely higher PCS than Nikol? Seriously?
Good luck to all the ladies in the second group, especially to Carolina, to hold it together
Satoko and Kanako were both slaughtered in PCS.... both around a good 5 points lower in PCS than they deserve. Go Liza and Carolina! (Please dump that long program....)