The fact that Julia skated 2 great programs
and Mao SP 3 axel < and horrible LP WON HER OVER JULIA by over 10 points is RIDICULOUS.
This is how it's going to look at the Olympics.
Figure skating needs to get their **** together and START FROM SCRATCH. This just makes new skaters not want to skate and become the best because even so, it's not enough, not even close. I'm so mad. The 6.0 system is much better.
Miria with the skates of her life 190.15
Mao with her totally off days over 200+
It's very discouraging!
This is exactly why this sport is no longer exciting.
Why are we still looking forward to the Olympics if we already know perfect from ANYONE will not beat bad Mao except Yuna?
Last edited by Mathman; 12-07-2013 at 04:00 PM.
LADIES FREE SKATE - VIDEOS - (By Starting Order) - Updated
1. Anna POGORILAYA (RUS) Free Skate
2. Elena RADIONOVA (RUS) Free Skate
3. Julia LIPNITSKAIA (RUS) Free Skate, 2nd copy, 3rd Copy
4. Ashley WAGNER (USA) Free Skate, 2nd Copy, 3rd Copy
5. Adelina SOTNIKOVA (RUS) Free Skate, 2nd Copy
6. Mao ASADA (JPN) Free Skate, 2nd Copy, 3rd Copy
Complete Free Skate, Medal Ceremony
Overall Result, Segment Result, Protocols
Mao is amazing. Nothing more left to say about this particular GPF.
1) Mao underrotated 3 jumps in her SP as well so her lead was already too big in that part of the competition.
2) I agree that Mao is a more mature skater but her lead over Julia shouldn't be that high (8 points) when she doesn't skate and well and Julia does skate well.
The underrotation calls were shockingly accurate here. I think Mao's jumps were properly scored after getting to see replays. The only jump call that I think was wrong in this Ladies LP was Ashley's second 3Flip. That jump was fine, it was actually the 2T in combination that was underrotated.
However, Mao's final spin shouldn't have been called Level 4. She didn't get low enough down into basic sit position in that combination spin. In general her GOE on spins and even steps is too high. And of course the PCS were much too high for that performance.
Bright side for Wagner: no hip pointer/injury this time!
Better here than in Sochi at least. Don't want to peak too soon, but at least she avoided disaster (i.e. didn't finish last).
I know I'm gonna get it for saying this, but - I think on the world stage, to some degree Wagner still remains the "almost girl".