01-22-2014, 05:21 PM
Don't take me wrong. I like Julia, I was one of them who gave her Standing Ovation and cheered to her in Budapest in the Arena.
BUT talking about details of the jumps, how it happened that she got 3 x 0 and 3x+1 (!!!) GOE for the edge-called Flutz!!
She is magnificent and makes an emotional impact on the audience with the quality and natural style and personality.
I would be happy if she was winning Oly Gold, but ONLY if Yu-na an Karolina makes mistakes or pops their jumps.
Mao can be beaten easily by Julia, because of her much worse jump technique (even worse edge and underrotations).
I'm saying that, but also like Mao. I think that her SP is the best so far this season.
01-22-2014, 05:34 PM
In my humble opinion, I just don't see what is so special about Yuna compared to Mao or Gracie. Yes, she has excellent jumps, but so does Gracie. Yuna's spins are far inferior to Gracie or Julia. I feel that we who love skating have to remember that this is a sport, not who deserves to win or has won in the past. Whoever skates the best at the Olympics should win. That being said I think Julia has a reasonable chance to take gold.
Can someone tell me what is so superior about Yuna's GOE's because I just don't see it. Her spins and spirals are inferior to other top skaters. What am I misusing???
01-22-2014, 05:39 PM
The scoring system has changed since 2010, so a 78 in 2010 is irrelevant. And I personally think she was a better skater in 2010. Her jumps are the same (superior, but still no 3-loop) and I saw more personality in her Bond and Gershwin programs than I am seeing now or last year. If she has progressed at all, it certainly is in very small increments.
Originally Posted by Ven
01-22-2014, 06:12 PM
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