What is this 'Everyone" about her skating skill? Why don't someone just write a paper and sort ourt skaters' skating skill order so they don' t have to go to competitions to fight for medals. Everything can be decided on paper and by fans who have numerous time to watch.
But is that an assumption or a conclusion?
No DMD, NO. The OP is not questioning GOE given by 8 judges.
OP is questioning levels of stsq, judged by "3 tech panels".
By the way, 2 out of 3 tech panels are related to Russia. It is not at all outrageous to question whether those were biased or not, given that Russian skaters got way with some technical flaws like wrong edge, which was determined by , again, those "3" tech panels.
And within given analysis, OP proved his argument that tech panel made wrong judgement on stsq levels. I do not find any subjectivity in his "analysis" itself.
BoP - thanks for listing out another skater's step sequence, even when it was not required. What else do the adelina ubers have to say next?
When you’re talking about the judging, how can you conveniently take the tech panel, which has so much power to set the baselines for scorning, out of the picture?
Considering the bogus calls on, Sotnikova’s 3-3< (and flutz) and the step level, at a minimum, the four judges who scored 141-145 might not be completely irrational since the range would’ve gone down to 135-140 with the correct calls. That leaves the five scoring 151-155. We know for a fact the two judges are patently biased (or cheater). Are you suggesting that the rest three could’ve not been possibly influenced by the wife of the Russian Fed and the power behind?
Someone, I think who is way more authoritative and credible than you are, already debunked your last straw-judges invariably judge independently.
From a Dartmouth economics professor’s WSJ article--
I don't think you have ever responded to that?The reverse happens in figure skating. Not only does a figure skater with a compatriot judge get a higher score from that judge, but they also get higher scores on average from the other judges, too (compared with events when they are not represented on the panel). This is evidence of vote trading, of the kind that occurred at the Olympics in 1998, 2002, and (allegedly) is occurring in 2014. Most of the benefit of having a compatriot judge actually comes through the vote trading. Skaters even benefit from having compatriot judges on the panels of other events, which is consistent with the fact that the vote trading we know about is often across events.
1. Inflated the level of Adelina's step/turn sequences and deflated Yuna's to the tune of a 1.2 point total difference in base value.
2. Missed an edge call on a Adelina (a notorious flutzer) and an UR on the same combination (3lz-3T in the FS).
The rest can be blamed on the judges and their ridiculous GOEs and PCS scores. (lol)
BTW, Thanks BoP for your incredible efforts here!