12-07-2013, 12:31 PM
I only watched the top 3, but I thing the podium was correct. Mao's score seemed a tad high, but she was the clear winner, imo. And somebody, super-extra please change the back end of Ashley's program! The new dress and hairdo are nice, but that empty, skating around in circles thing kind of makes me bored. I'm excited to have someone from the US to root for to maybe medal at the Olympics, she just really needs to put something, anything in there.
12-07-2013, 12:33 PM
I think I remember Jenny Kirk mentioning that her breasts would cause her problems (she is endowed). I am a guy so I would be guessing here but it would seem when a female develops her center of gravity starts shifting downwards but since breasts are high that wouldn't be a problem unless they were larger than average. Could breast size also cut short a career?
Originally Posted by hurrah
12-07-2013, 12:36 PM
I love Mao, but her program winning the FS segment today is a perfect example of what's wrong in this IJS, Julia landed 7 clean triples, Mao landed only a couple of really clean triples and (even if she's artistically better) she should have been behind and then win overall.
I'm heartbroken for Adelina, though: landing the first clean 3Lz+3Lo in ages and then throwing it all away
12-07-2013, 12:38 PM
I hope the audience didn't feel as if they had been invited to a junior competition, at least in the first half of the ladies' event today. I was watching Raisport live, with Franca Bianconi commenting. She was clearly unimpressed with girls ('bambine'). I missed Caro and Akiko.
It was lovely to see Valentina Marchei watching the event also. She said that it is so nice to skate to Japanese audience: packed stadium and the passion and support of the audience, who follows you at each stage of the skate, is something that will sustain you for the rest of your skating career and indeed the rest of your life. It was lovely to hear that.
12-07-2013, 01:01 PM
Sorry but Mao landed five clean triples and the second mark Julia cannot compete, so her winning the LP is fine. And if we are counting triples, Julia did not land 7 Perfect triples
Originally Posted by FSGMT
12-07-2013, 01:06 PM
Mao well-deserved her win, in my opinion. Julia is over-scored in PCS, Sotnikova should have gotten a bit more points.
Ashley Wagner should go back to the Black Swan programme with some changes to maximize her points. This new programme of hers just is not spectacular at all, unfortunately.
12-07-2013, 01:23 PM
Oh, no Mao has returned to the choker style dress. Ugly. There seems to be so little connection between the skating of her program(lp) and the music. The music gets lost. Please don't be so loyal to your beloved 3 ax's , Mao
Ashley, 2 ur's and an edge call. She is badly miscast as Juliet. Of course, she doesn't have to skate the character, but when one knows the music, that is the expectation. She best swallow her pride or whatever and call Mills in (assuming he would answer the call).
In an Olympic year , you would think more attention would be given to every detail. Only Julia's team seems to have played it smart with age appropriate and effective music and costuming and well choreographed programs. OT Having 15 year olds skating to Big Spender and the Kiss of Shame or whatever that tango music is looks ridiculous. Little girls dressed up in Mom's clothes and make-up or being advised by the mom's who enter their little girls in those Kiddie beauty contest. UGH. Skating at it's tackiest.
12-07-2013, 01:26 PM
Originally Posted by Icey
This made me laugh so much. I don't he will answer the call, she wanted to experiment with new choreographers, well there you have it. But I love her SP
12-07-2013, 01:39 PM
I agree with Icey that Juliet was a bad call but Ashley's team. She would have made a perfect Firebird, imo. And it would have covered the bases on choosing a Russian composer for this year.
12-07-2013, 02:38 PM
You're right, sorry. I meant that Mao's correctly rotated and landed triples were only a couple (the salchow and the loop, maybe the solo flip), Julia landed correctly 5/6 triples at least (it depends on how you consider the flutzes) and had better spins, so for me Julia deserved to win the FS and be second overall, but this with a better judging system, with this IJS Mao's win in the FS was correct, I never questioned this and I agree with the result
Originally Posted by Minze2001
12-07-2013, 02:42 PM
LADIES FREE SKATE - VIDEOS - (By Starting Order) - Updated
1. Anna POGORILAYA (RUS)
2. Elena RADIONOVA (RUS) Free Skate
3. Julia LIPNITSKAIA (RUS) Free Skate, 2nd copy
4. Ashley WAGNER (USA) Free Skate, 2nd Copy
5. Adelina SOTNIKOVA (RUS) Free Skate
6. Mao ASADA (JPN) Free Skate, 2nd Copy, 3rd Copy
Complete Free Skate, Medal Ceremony
Overall Result, Segment Result, Protocols
12-07-2013, 03:02 PM
Originally Posted by Minze2001
Sorry but Mao did not land five clean triple. Even if the caller thought those 5 triple jumps were not underrotated enough to get the < call, most of them were certainly ur'ed enough to get a reduction in the GOE but as usual the judges generously didn't care and showered her with sky high PCS on top of that.
12-07-2013, 03:05 PM
Congrats to Mao, Julia and Ashley! Lovely looking podium!
12-07-2013, 03:37 PM
I'm in heaven ... watching Tessa and Scott DANCE
12-07-2013, 03:41 PM
leave no stone unturned
If Adelina or Julia get 60 -61 then Mao deserves 68 points pcs, even more.