01-22-2014, 08:41 PM
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Another game changer, that should be added and kept in mind is that Mao scored 207.59 while not being clean either of her programs, Julia did everything she could, and with the added inflation managed to score 209.72 That's less then two points more. That's practically nothing, Mao not doubling the 3S in NHK would have been all it would have taken to have made up the two points, or not getting level 3 in one spin would also have been enough to have exceeded Julias score (that's not even including the major points from the axels). Meaning while Julias ceiling is reached Mao's is far from reached, and Mao doesn't even need to reach her maximum ceiling to have scored higher, one less mistake would have been alll she needed to have made up the two points.
Originally Posted by pangtongfan
If both had reached their ceiling and these scores were the final outcome, I would be concerned but since it's not and seeing all the points Mao left here and there I'm not worried.
That following the possibility of this continuing in Sochi, another very likely scenery is that Julia and Adelinas scores will be adjusted since they are not the main or only contenders for the OL like they were at Europeans, that also makes a huge difference when making a comparison.
01-22-2014, 08:51 PM
I'm sure Julia's coach would agree on this. she said all of Asada's jumps are under rotated and land with toe not the blade.
Originally Posted by bigdeal
01-22-2014, 09:01 PM
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If I remember correctly the one who made those atrocious comments was Elizaveta's coach after Liza finished far from the podium despite being clean in the free, and to your knowledge he made the same comments about the American and other skaters! guess even coaches can loose themselves and make untasteful and unprofessional comments in a moment of jealousy!
Originally Posted by yuki90
01-22-2014, 09:09 PM
No. It was Julia's coach in interview with Russian media.
Originally Posted by mary01
She only said about Mao, YuNa, Caro not other skaters.
Not only Julia's coach but Ksenia Makarova's coach, Evgeni Rukavitsyn said Asada's jumps are under rotated in an interview last year.
01-22-2014, 09:14 PM
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