NOBODY was going to beat clean Adelina or Julia, and Gold would have been third if she went clean. That's what the protocols say.
All of it lends even more circumstantial evidence towards the Russia/US conspiracy talk from the French newspaper.
Yeah she didn't really try and did a clean program right? When they gave Adelina 149, they had already decided that they won't give Yuna higher score than that.
Yuna was out there skating with a broken foot, on painkillers she couldn't feel her leg, against corrupt judges, booing crowd, as the last skater of the night with all of that pressure, when she could have just walked away 4 years ago.
But Tara ran away for good after she won her OGM. Who has no guts, exactly?
The judging system was disregarded and make-believe numbers were used in order to achieve a predetermined result.
Yuna has wanted to retire since 2010 but she keeps coming back for her country to get spots for the future skaters of her country. She really did need to be on the GP this season though to see how her programs stacked up against the other ladies. The new kids came on strong and were improving at a fast rate in just the last few months and were putting pressure on the veterans.
Of course if ALL of the triples = 3Axel + 7 triples, Yuna of course would have won despite all the Russianflation in the world. It's a bit like Vancouver 2010 where Mao could theoretically have won with 2 3Axels + 6 other triples (as in neither one was ever happening), except in Mao's 2010 case, Yuna was just dutifully milking the Code of Points, and in Sochi, Adelina was just being cheated to gold.
Whoa, winning Olympic silver with two near flawless program isn't really trying? Expections to the Queen has grown higher and higher.
That said, in my opinion, I did think she could have attacked her skate a bit more. I though she had a lovely FS, but I kinda missed a bit more of that POW! that I know she's capable of (ala Olys 2010 and WC 2013). I found this a bit more reserved.
Does anyone know where I can rewatch the ladies FS skates? Can't seem to find some, and I really want to see them again and see if my opinion is changed...
Yuna didn't try? She did her best considering it was an audience that by that time couldn't care less. The skater brfore her, Wagner, was trying to sell the heck out of her program, but they were having nothing of it.
This is really sad. From Thursday's event, both Carolina and Mao come away with a feel-good story, finally putting out a clean skate to garner the recognition that has long eluded her (Caro) and displaying the heart of a champion by bravely coming back from 16th place (Mao). But for Yuna, oh Yuna, only the backlash of having been robbed her gold medal. Was she riding her past laurels? Is she no longer the 2010 Yuna? Boy, wasn't she a little flat? The list goes on and on. Just to justify a very ostensibly controversial judging, just because it's more convenient to blame the victim than acknowledge a wrongdoing or the existence of chronic corruption. Do you, in your heart, believe that Yuna won this event despite this judging? Or do you believe she was bested by someone with a better ability? You have to make up your mind and stand by your convictions. Don't let your inner hyena bare its fangs.