She had a stepout and no spiral sequence and scored almost the same as Yuna 2010. So yeah, laugh at that.
I really like Adelina, and wanted her on the podium, but not like that. What a disgrace.
Russians don't need to worry about next Olympics.
IMO, they will be paid back 2014 Worlds. (Maybe they should keep away from that.)
Adelina, Julia can get this score? I don't think so. Never Forever.
She was the best and deserved to win and made changes necessary to win. She dropped loop combo as second jump and improved flips with combos. She worked hard and delivered when it counted. Tarasova method of keeping skates basically the same no matter how much trouble the skater has with them and pushing them to deliver when it matters most worked. I know Tarasova was not there but she was the leader of Sotnikova's team. And whatever it was worked. It almost didn't work! The PCS of the day reflected the day and not rep. It's like when Lipinski got 5.9's in the second mark or something. People hated that too! But it happens because the performance worked! It wasn't completely perfect but even the in flaws she was undeniably on her game the whole time! It was a mission and she accomplished her mission and it was an inspirational skate.
what made Adelina win was the home crowd cheer, it wasnt like Yuna was at her best and Sotnikova imploded
you can say she pulled a Hughes and the crowd rallied for her
People always think Kim is tentative because she doesn't look so happy like other skaters after landing difficult jumps. I talked about this in other threads. Her jumps are part of choreography, not some accomplishment to be excited about just because of not falling off. Just because a skater's mouth is ear to ear after landing a jump that doesn't mean the skater is "on."
P.S. I will miss her graceful, otherworldly skating forever.
I'm pissed. Adelina was good but she did not deserve OGM or a score 149 and she had flaws she was also overscored in the SP. The only reason I'm staying in figure skating is because of Yuzuru Hanyu and Li Zijun, I can't wait to see the 2018 Olympics because it would be better than Sochi.
I don't understand HOW Russia could've rigged it. Was Putin holding the judges' puppies hostage? Did they threaten that they'd ship them to Siberia? Did they pay them in vodka? What leverage could they have had when it's anonymous judging?
I don't agree with the result today, but I think the judges were caught up in the moment and the Russian crowd subconsciously made them tick up the PCS for the Russians. Sotnikova's TES marks were about right.
Thank god winning Olympic medals isn't everything.