He was just held up in order to displace Oda out of the podium in the case Takahashi could not catch up.
So this is accepted as fact now. And nothing is done about it because that's just how figure skating works? Honestly, it boggles my mind that figure skating is still allowed to call itself a sport.
Then Oda should've been given the consolation prize. Either way, Takahashi shouldn't have been given both spots, but JSF wants $$$ so what can you do.