I'm surprised that Agnes, Courtney, and Samantha did not place higher. It's clear that USFS wants skaters that are gonna bring the strong technical content.
I have to admit that I really felt bad for Agnes. I'm not a particular fan of her skating but it isn't her fault that she was kind of overscored in the past, and now, just before the Olympics, they turn on her. She really must have felt that she had a great shot to make this team. She must have been in total shock. Poor girl
I am more worried that the us judges are sending the message that the top ten American ladies are strong threats to the world and could lead to world domination.
There were VERY clear messages being sent by the judges during the SP. Like I said, it was Western Union in the Boston Garden last night.
If the judges were consistent from event to event, year by year, a thread like this wouldn't be necessary.
Ashley double axel should have been <
Ashley Cain should have had 3F+3T < and 3Lo<
Sam cesario should have 3F <
Mirai should have 3T<+3T< and 3Lo<
Okay this is getting disgusting. Sure Davis and White are good as is Abbott but come on these scores have little to do with reality. I thought Russia and Canada were bad but not only does it appear techincally the tes specialistis being generous but then the judges are being very generous. The results here would suggest no one in the world really could compete with not only the top tier Americans but people like Dornbush. Dai, Chan and Fernandez all would have trouble getting his scores let alone Abbotts. This could be perfect time for Abbott and Mirai they seem to be peaking after a lot of bad skates.
Anway, I hope Ashley and Gracie both make it, they deserve it, but I can't decide who I want the third lady to be. I'm really torn. I do love Mirai, though.
I think Canada has more home cooking than the U.S. Look at Chan's PCS 48 with two big mistakes-that's ridiculous. Jeremy has better presentation than Chan, and he's clean, yet he got a reasonable 45.
Yes, but Chan is going to get big GOE's and deserves more for SS and such because he has speed, difficulty and creativity inbetween which afffects ss, choreo, interpretation etc. SO I think I am understanding how Chan's skating skills/inbetweens can affect his marks positively.