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Thread: Step Sequence Levels on Kim, Sotnikova & Kostner

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    Quote Originally Posted by pangtongfan View Post
    The technical caller was Russian. Obviously he would have been instructed pre event to give Adelina and Julia all level 4s and all other top skaters mostly level 3s (and if they do anything to legitimately not meet the levels drop them to level 2). Thus he did as he was supposed to do for the one Russian who didnt implode. This is not a competition but a reality show on ice. It is about as real as the Bachelor. Adelina has already been awarded the gold unless she falls atleast 2 times tommorow and Kim or Kostner skates flawlessly. Even then Adelina might be given the gold which Mother Russia has payed so much for.
    The technical caller is not Russian, because it's the technical specialist making the calls, and once the skater finishes his/her performance the panel together can review certain elements if there was doubt. The specialist is Vanessa Gusmeroli of FRANCE, the assistant technical specialist is Olga Baranova of Finland and the technical controller is Alexander Lakernik. Yes, he is Russian, but he is also the leader of the technical commitee.

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    I will trust the judges' and specialists' professional judgements instead of forumers and stay at home viewers. Plus they are no less decent than anybody else.

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    maybe work more on steps seq then ?
    but then this Cop is to blame putting too many minutes on footwork and step seq

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    In LP, everyone in top 4 except Yuna (Adelina, Mao, Carolina) received level 4 in step sequence. This is unreal. So,

    Adelina: Level 4 in both SP and LP
    Mao and Carolina: Level 3 in SP, Level 4 in LP
    Yuna: Level 3 in both SP and LP

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    Quote Originally Posted by usethis2 View Post
    In LP, everyone in top 4 except Yuna (Adelina, Mao, Carolina) received level 4 in step sequence. This is unreal. So,

    Adelina: Level 4 in both SP and LP
    Mao and Carolina: Level 3 in SP, Level 4 in LP
    Yuna: Level 3 in both SP and LP
    Yuna was never good in step seq and footworks
    even Mao drastically improved, when her jumps were MIA she used her step seq to get good levels
    it was evident since 2011

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    Adelina's Stsq is horrible.

    So slow, poor edge control... How can get lv4 with huge GOE?

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    I don't think anyone will take you seriously, sky_fly20. I love Adelina, and she is my top favorite in post-Yuna world. (unlike your favorite Yulia in your fantasy land, until yesterday)

    But unfair judging needs to be called on. This sport deserves better.

    I also stress, that a skater's visible relief after landing a jump doesn't mean that the skater is more emotionally invested. This is what TV viewers often get mistaken for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PftJump View Post
    Adelina's Stsq is horrible.
    Is this based on any technical expertise or do you just hate her?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PftJump View Post
    Adelina's Stsq is horrible.

    So slow, poor edge control... How can get lv4 with huge GOE?
    her step seq does not stop and goes on and on
    sure its not as fluid as Carolinas but it is definitely not slow

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    Basically the tech panel cheated in an element least visible and least understood by viewers. That is what it was.

    Anyhow. I congratulate Adelina. I think she will get even better post-Yuna. I am just sad that this sport once again proved that it's corrupt. In order to win against nearly insurmountable odds you need that much skills and fortitude. And sometimes even that isn't enough.

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    The answer is easy:
    Mr Lakernik (Russian origin) as the Technical specialist.
    The same man, who gave the flowers......

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    Quote Originally Posted by ILoveFigures View Post
    The technical caller is not Russian, because it's the technical specialist making the calls, and once the skater finishes his/her performance the panel together can review certain elements if there was doubt. The specialist is Vanessa Gusmeroli of FRANCE, the assistant technical specialist is Olga Baranova of Finland and the technical controller is Alexander Lakernik. Yes, he is Russian, but he is also the leader of the technical commitee.
    ummm that does not mean Lakernik wasn’t told to drop a level or two here and there, and also, Olga Baranova is not a Finnish name.
    Anyone with Eastern European background can be pressured, if you pay attention to what’s happening in the world, geo-politics-wise.

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    Step Sequence Levels?

    I was surprised to see Yuna get level 3 on both of her step sequences. I assume they were choreographed to be level 4, and that she is capable of executing a level 4.

    I thought of this as being a pretty black and white area - unlike GoE or PCS.

    I'm wondering what the difference is and if there is a review process. It seems to me it should be absolutely clear reviewing video what the correct level is.

    I apologize if this has been addressed elsewhere.

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    Here -> http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...rolina-Level-3

    This was one of the factors, a BIG one: because it is an element that isn't immediately obvious to viewers or even some seasoned fans in this forum. Basically the tech panel made sure to hold Yuna back. They did so in the SP by giving it only to Adelina, and once the rest of the field became clearer they gave level 4s to other skaters except for Yuna.

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    Having watched the SP and FS again, this is a total bogus. Having gifted level 4 only to Adelina in SP, the same panel gave level 4 to everyone in top 4 except for Yuna in FS. Watch Adelina trying to catch up to music with her elements. This is one of the most transparent BS this panel had exercised yet perhaps will be easily overlooked by many. Sad.

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