Great effort BOP. I have been looking for such an analysis, yours is the first I have seen, and it reveals what many of us have suspected. I don't think many of us have the knowledge to do a similar analysis.
Great analysis, BOP - that's the best one I've read so far.
Question for everyone: who else disagrees with the results and knows the rules in-depth like BoP? It would be awesome if you could get a group together for a collaborative blog to dissect the results in Sochi, and gear it towards the casual fan - at the very least it would help people learn more about the sport and what goes into the scoring.
I would love to see a step-by step analysis of the free skates of Yuna, Adelina, Carolina and Mao (Mao especially because of the "Adelina won because her BV was bigger").
And no, I do not hate Adelina. If anything, I feel sorry for her!
She's very good, she's very young, and I'm sure that 8 years from now she'd rather remember winning a well deserved bronze in 2014 and possibly a well-deserved gold in 2018 - instead of forever being aware that millions of people think that she didn't deserve that Sochi gold. The more evidence I find about this fix, the worse I feel for her She's so young and by all accounts a sweet girl, she didn't deserve this!