Is Lipnitskaya unbeatable?
The way I see it, Julia has won the gold medal and there is no way anyone else can win.
Julia and Gracie did, IIRC, the same triples.
Julia was 12 points ahead of Gracie.
I am assuming that several of these points are coming from her signature spins, especially the one where she grabs her skate while it is straight up in the air.
Nobody else can physically do this. Most people's arms are shorter than their legs. In fact, by most, I mean 99% of the population. Even Yuna's arms are shorter than her legs.
Therefore, literally nobody can beat this girl. I would be shocked if anyone else can win, unless she melts down, and she doesn't appear prone to do that.
They may as well just give her the medal now.
As talented a jumper Julia is....and yes, her spins are unbelievable-I don't find it at all attractive and it's almost freakishly too much flexibility..sort of like Gumby, you can bend him/her anyway...I'm sure her marks reflect this "talent" but sorry, I find no beauty in her skating at all...I literally had to turn away because it looks like her leg was going to pop out of the socket...sorry folks, just my observation. Good luck to all the skaters!
Julia's PCS will rise at least 1 or 2 points next week in the LP. She will crack 70 in PCS for sure. Who is counting against this?
Her TES might be padded upward.
I can see her getting closer to 145 in the LP.
In the SP, I see her getting 74.
Kim's SP will not beat Julia's SP because her spins will not get the same level and same GOE. Steps will be a wash. Jumps? Julia's perfect lutz + perfect 3T will get +2 and +3 GOE. Kim has no advantage over her in GOE either.
I could see Kim's losing in the SP even because her spins are weaker.
If Kim makes 1 mistake, she will not beat a clean robot.
Kostner is already done. Her perfect SP with superior everything lost to traveling spins, tiny jumps, flutz, weak skills, heart drawing juniorish program.
Asada will not be able to rotate her jumps in time. I think Asada might even fall behind Kostner at this point.
Yuna is the gold standard. She would need a major meltdown for any one to beat her. Not that it could not happen of course and there is definitely such a thing as home country advantage. Happens in every Olympics.
YuNa is not spinner but her spin is centered and fast.
Originally Posted by FlattFan
she usually get level 4 on her spins except layback spin because she doesnt do biellman.
Remember she got the highst GOE on spins at 2013 Worlds which is higher than Asada.
Since junior, YuNa has always get high score in spins. she never lost level 4 until she quit biellman position.
Julias gonna get more GOE on spins than YuNa but the GOE factor on spin is only 50 percent.
On spins, the gap between YuNa and Julia is very close.
but the thing is jumps. Biased Judges gave RIDICULOUS GOE on Julia's pre-rotated and tiny jumps so..
I would have argued that about the spins and how Yuna has been getting the right levels consistently, but they gave Gracie's layback with the bielman a 3. ...? so anything can happen. I'm worried
Originally Posted by yuki90
They also gave level 2 on Akiko's step which Ive always thought the best step sequence ever among Ladies.
Originally Posted by elee63
and some of judges gave Julia more SS in PCS than Caro and Mao.
This is not just Olympic Inflation. This is a proof that ISU is CORRUPTED.
This is what I think will happen, though I hope I am wrong. So many say they were okay with the inflated scores as long as the placements were correct, but I believe the scores contribute to perceptions of the skaters by the judges and tech callers in future competitions, so I don't find the inflated scores innocuous. I fear Yuna and the others will not be getting the same inflation as Julia in the individual comp.
Originally Posted by FlattFan
I hope I'm wrong and look forward to writing a bolded "I was so wrong" post after the Individual comp is over. Accurate scoring for all and try to keep the inflation to a minimum, Olympics or no Olympics!
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