03-03-2014, 07:48 AM
On the Ice
She has always been a hawkish person. I remember how, several seasons ago, before Vancouver, Yuna who was getting ready to take the ice, got caught on camera cracking up and turning to Orser with a smothered laugh. Yuna later explained that this was because she saw Tarasova give her the evil eye after histrionically celebrating Mao's performance, as if it would psych her out.
03-03-2014, 07:54 AM
OH MY.... I can only justify her harsh comments by saying she must be getting senile :/
Originally Posted by lilahozi
03-03-2014, 09:49 AM
Well, what she says is in exactly the same line as the judging. Many people have said that they could have lived with the result if Sotnikova had won over Yuna by 0,1 points or something like that, but that 5 points difference is just absurd and clearly shows that there was a prejudice right from the start. Same with Tarasova´s remarks, imo. Had she given credit to Yuna´s achievements (not the least of which: delivering flawlessly under immense pressure and in spite of an unfriendly audience,Tarasova did not even mention) but finished with saying that somehow she still felt that even if Kim was great, for her Sotnikova was just a bit greater on that day, she might have retained some credibility. But the way she uses everything in order to put down Kim (even the most ridiculous details like her dress ) and raise Sotnikova above all others, shows that the result is predetermined just like the result of the judging was.
Originally Posted by jcsamex
Besides, it is just silly to say that L´Équipe has no right to comment because a French judge was once caught cheating. That´s hardly the fault of L´Équipe, after all.
03-03-2014, 09:58 AM