Cant wait 2014 Worlds at Japan. Julia's score will go down like 2013 GPF.
I'm not sure what this means. You're saying that Julia deserves to win, so her scores need to be high? What?If a person deserves to win they need the scores to win! Those scores need to be high!
OMG seriously? HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE!? This is insane. I've seen her Euros and did not feel anything special about her performance. Not that it matters because I'm not a judge but still. The only thing that captured my attention was the spins. It's outrageous. *table flip
IMO, even Yuna's Lark Ascending was more touching than Yulia's Schindler's List program. I think the music as well as its history carried her. Not the other way around. I challenge anyone to mute the music and then just watch her skate. Sorry I just have to let this out. XD
Yes if a person deserves to win an event they need the most points to win. You can't give Julia lower scores that would cause her to lose! If a judge feels she was getting all the PCS categories to their max you need to reflect that in her score. You can't be a judge and be like "Wow JUlia was great! But she's 15 and not mao or yuna or Carolina and only they deserve 8 or 9 so I can't give that!" What? How does scoring work if its like that?
Lets not forget that Mao and Gracie went underboard with their performances to be fair. Gracie was great but I expect better from her in the individual(less survival mode). Same for Mao but sad to say I expect the same(let's hope I'm wrong). What if Gracie went clean and got a 134/135 and Julia was fairly given a 138(I guess a lot will disagree she will ever EARN that but just assume). Would we even be discussing this. Most everyone says Julia won right? Yuna wasn't there to counter the inflation either. Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't Yuna in complete control going first in the SP.
Mao or Gracie
After all this ranting on here about Julia's scores I am now really hoping she wins Gold. That would really throw some of you into a hysterical tizzy. All this talk of because it is in Russia she will have inflated scores. Hello, there is only One Russian judge so others must be scoring her high too. There is some advantage to skating in one's home country but there also is added pressure to win too.
Besides, it's not me, you, or Frank Carroll or anyone else for that matter who get to decide the PCS that a skater receives on the night in question. Do you really think these judges from countries who would have every reason to try to mark her down are really just deciding to give her these extra points? Only one judge is even from Russia. No one has been able to satisfactorily explain this to me: why they think the judges aren't allowed to judge what they see. That's the point.
I would love to be so successful that my parents could retire. That is assuming her parents won't go back to work when this is over. I say good for them! It's got to be hard to maintain a job and give a girl of this caliber the time needed to train and travel. All the girls at my rink who are home schooled have a stay at home parent that brings them to skate for often 4-5 hrs a day 4-5 days a week. We do off ice too so that could be a 6 hr day. I would imagine Julia(thinking about converting to Yulia )has even longer days, I've seen reports of 8-10 hr days with off ice factored in! The nerve of some people. Attacking family members
The judges should be investigated for bribery.
I may as well be wrong but I think there might have been several factors at work here. The primary one is that the scores were for team medals. Second, it is the first time ever that formula was experimented. Third, the judges were told Putin was coming.
Just as an individual skaters might value individual medals more, the judges might have been loose with their scoring when there emerged a clear winner in this first ever team game. I know this is still an ISU event and all that but if what I read here is correct there were 2 tech specialists who were Russian, along with many Eastern European judges - Imagine the pressure on them when they were told Mr. President is on his way!
Julia is consistent and exciting to audience. But guess what? So was Rachel "Reliable" Flatt in Vancouver. We shall see what happens in ladies SP. Again, if what I read is correct there will be no Russian (nor American) judges in ladies events.