Isn't underdog or Darkhorse someone a term for someone who is a long shot contender.
Someone like suzuki is an underdog.
Someone like gede isn't even a mutt.
You have to be a long shot candidate to be considered an underdog.
There shouldn't be that many underdogs either. One or two who have a legitimate case and odds to win it all.
Suzuki showed she can skate perfectly in both phases. And she is one of those who is good enough to win if top 3 makes mistakes.
If Valentina skates perfectly, she wouldn't come close to the podium. She cannot be an underdog.