To me, Julia is more like Tara Lipinski than Oksana Baiul.
The OP starts attacking Frank for saying the truth. Insanity!
Judges put JL's SS higher than Caro and Mao and that is WRONG WRONG WRONG!!!!!!
If Julia deserves 69, YuNa and Mao should recieve +76.
If you think that Julia should get the same SS scores as Mao, Carolina or Yu-Na, it means that either you are blind or you don't have any knowledge about the sport. Do you really think she improved that MUCH between Skate Canada and the Europeans/the Olympics? 9-10 points?? That's insane. There is obviously politking going on to help augment Julia's scores.
[QUOTE=Seruleane;851054]Exactly. Few skaters were as musical or expressive as Oksana.
She was an artist from within unlike those who are taught.
An artist still needs to have technique, whether it be a dancer, painter, etc. Oksana could project a story, but her technique was mediocre at best, even when she won the OGM.
"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain."
I do not think Julia is near any of the top skaters in presentation. Shut off the music and watch Schindler's list. Do the same for Mao, Caro, Juna, Ashley, Gracie. Julia looks and skates like a junior, please do not think she skates with any interpretation.
And the fact is her PCS jumped in one season in a few weeks several points. This is Russia people. No offense to Russian boarders but looks how SLC and Americans loved Russian skaters. Evgeny was gifted in Vancouver. The judging panel clearly will award huge scores to Russians if clean. We have seen this in Team event. They also held up S/S (I loved them-just terrible for bronze.) Did you see every skate by D_Mtowers/Moscovitch? "Hardest lifts in the world). Someone who watched event with me LOVED them and thought they should have had a medal. But Canadians don't get pairs medals in Russia. Payback for 2002. They are wonderful artistic good people but so nationalistic. All those left after plush-unreal.
Julia is overscored. She had a better season than Grace but people it is Sochi, Russia. We will see more of this disgusting scoring. Poor Kovtun, left at home. We all predicted Evgeni's withdrawal after team event. Acting. And I am a Plush fan. Drama Drama Drama.
It seems like he's only attacks Russian skaters scoring.
Mao88 has a right to his/her opinion. The name calling insulting of fellow posters should stop. Infractions will be next. Mao88 does a lot for the board, and while I totally disagree, he/she is not a troll, and mean insults should be stopped. Please, enough drama on the TV, today.
Ahh, Frank is at it again, playing mind games with 14-15 year old girls. Disgusting, I say.