06-02-2014, 02:46 PM
Unlike you, I think any of the top 3 would be worthy champions. I thought Adelina deserved to win but I wouldn't have attacked Yuna or Caro supporters had either of those skaters won. I don't see Mao or Caro or Adelina supporters trashing Yuna, but check out Adelina's social media accounts and you see a lot of sad, pathetic Yuna fans posting mean things.
Originally Posted by lilahozi
You obviously think Yuna was perfect that night, that every element (including that scary borderline < 3Lz) deserved the high GOE received. I don't agree and I think the judges were a bit lenient on Yuna too. It doesn't make me a bad person, I just saw the competition differently than you
06-02-2014, 02:48 PM
A couple days later, when asked about the biggest disappointment at the Olympics, Kwan said about the judging controversy "don't change the judging system, it's the people in the system", "I hope it changes", and "it's not the system, just make sure you have the right people judging figure skating." In other words, the problem isn't the measuring stick; it's the people doing the measuring. That's the ringing endorsement of the results that Kwan gave according to some posters here.
Originally Posted by Mathman
Starts at 6:29 in this video:
06-02-2014, 02:51 PM
At least they have Scott Hamilton, who is willing to say anything and take any position, just as long as it's the one decided by his bosses.
People make fun of Elvis, but at least he's consistent with his opinion. He will always like the best jumper, and you know that ahead of time. He's honest, even if you disagree with him. Scott Hamilton on the other hand, one Olympics it's all about the jumping, and another one it's about more than the jumping, and this one is about this storyline, and that one is about this other storyline. Always some BS to sell you, don't look behind the curtain. The easiest way to spot dishonest people ... they always contradict themselves.
06-02-2014, 02:54 PM
Why would Mao, Caro, or Adelina supporters be trashing Yuna? Adelina is the one who got the gold. If Mao didn't bomb in the SP and placed second overall, all the Asada uberfans would be out with their pitchforks after Sotnikova. Carolina is just thankful that she held it together (though she expressed hem-haw sentiments about the results in an interview recently). I've seen several Sotnikova supporters trashing Yuna, including in these forums.
Originally Posted by drivingmissdaisy
Thank you again, for shoving words into my mouth. Nowhere did I ever say Yuna was perfect that night. She skated cleanly, but I repeatedly stated that I thought her LP was a snoozefest and her skating was muted as it has been post 2011.
06-02-2014, 02:59 PM
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Here is the first MK piece, where she says, "Under the scoring syastem, hands down, Adelina won fair and square. Personally I enjoy Yuna Kim's skating more because of her combination or artistry and athleticism. But Adelina's program was jam-packed (with technical difficulty)."
Taking all the interviews together, I have the impression that in the moment she (in common with the judges) was impressed with Adelina's performance, but that on subsequent viewings and further reflection, doubts began to creep in.
(Yes, I have the power to read Michelle's mind. )
Last edited by Mathman; 06-02-2014 at 03:01 PM.
06-02-2014, 03:04 PM
Originally Posted by Ven
Post #1189, Blades of Passion: "Sotnikova deserves to go above Kostner with this."
Post #1230, CanadianSkaterGuy: "WOW, expectedly super high PCS, but should certainly be leading."
Post #1362, ks777: "Adelina was magical, she didn't hold back. Yuna looked tenative throughout."
Post #1366, ucrgirl: "Yuna didn't seem to put enough effort into her programs to win when the others were spectacular."
Post #1369, sam-skwantch: "Congrats to Adelina. I think she actually was the best skater in this competition and deserving. Fair podium IMO."
Post #1451, nater: "Kim was hurt by the fact that she didn't improve her spins at all since Vancouver, only has 6 triples, and had empty programs. There was also pretty much no performance quality in those programs. She skated them like she had a BT Headset on and was talking to a sponsor on the phone."
Certainly there was outrage expressed but I would not say that nearly everyone without exception was outraged at the result. (I myself was outraged at Julia's PCS > Mao's but for me Adelina was scored right.)
06-02-2014, 03:07 PM
Say no to horrendous costumes
Controversy aside, I have to say I was very impressed with Adelina's performance. And my friends, who were watching with me at the time, said they dislike her style. I was very curious to see the girl who my friends dislike, well it turned out I don't dislike her at all. I am not a fan of that style (usually I don't watch lady event unless it's Olympic), but when she skated like that, objectively I have to say she left a good impression on me.
Originally Posted by Mathman
06-02-2014, 03:09 PM