They think it's just her fans but I'm not necessarily a fan. This is why I felt that Carolina and Mao names and the fact that they were scored behind Adelina should be mentioned. Mao's pcs score should specifically have been included. I also would have mentioned Julia being ahead of Ashley. Now it's too late and they are not going to do anything about these unfair, annonymous judges because they think it's just Kim fans.
I haven't read anything where Phil agree with the score. Scott, Browning, Wylie understood the TES but not the components. They are still perplexed on that one.
Yeah, Phil Hersh is "impressed" alright.But even they had questions about the judging, which smelled of home cooking to sate a roaring Russian crowd at the Iceberg Skating Palace.
Sotnikova, 17, ninth in last year’s world championships, became her country’s first Olympic women’s singles champion by 5.48 points over Kim. The Russian’s combination of big jumps, speed and power made the case for building that margin in the technical marks, and it led the judges to get carried away so she didn’t lose it on the component scores.
Having expressed her gratitude to the judges for the scores that left her just .28 behind Kim after the short program, Sotnikova might think of sending caviar and champagne for their continued generosity in the free skate.
And please guys, if Mao Asada was on the receiving end of this judging, all her fans would be in a uproar and the Japanese Skating Federation would've NOT been pleased.