Ah yes, and that falls in line with the long history of Korean figure skating judges rigging the sport in favor of their own competitors. God, just think of all those unworthy South Korean figure skaters who have stolen points from the Russians. It is truly a travesty!
No, I know. Adelina definitely should have won in Vancouver. It was an outrage!!
Part of the criteria for GOE bonus is difficult entry into an element. If elements are woven together that tightly they make those elements more difficult, and thus it should enhance the GOE. And yes, of course all this matters to PCS because the whole point of PCS is to award programs that are well woven together. The fact that Yuna's last elements were that tightly packed enhances the skate, and makes it more difficult.
It's easy to see that Yuna only does one back crossover during that part (at 4:08 in the previously linked video). Also, what is Adelina doing at the same timeframe? She's already in her prep position for the Axel. That's the claimed "actual packed choreography" right there. Adelina takes a full second longer than Yuna to prep for the jump but it's Adelina that gets credited with packed choreography according to some posters on this forum.
There was no difficult entrance the the 2A. The footwork stopped and she did strokes into the jump. Doing back crossovers directly before the jump negates whatever came before it, particularly when it is another credited element. Although I'm sure you think she should get more GOE on that spin because she did a 2A before.
Adelina Sotnikova is the 2014 Olympic champion!
That's the footnote of one of the users at fsunet. And after a while I have started to agree with the mood. The only weapon against the so called analysis is to stick to the fact.
Um no I never said Adelina's program was busy. I said her last 4 jumping passes have almost 0 choreography or foot work that she is ostensibly an expert at. She designed her program to be jump heavy in the last half an collect TES after a fairly basic footwork sequence. But figure skating is not only assessed based on TES (unless you are a Sochi judge and weight PCS within hundredths of a decimal point). Skaters who put work into conveying emotion, and putting out a strong performance deserve to be rewarded for such.
*And yes it is difficult to enter a 2A immediately after doing difficult footwork. Not sure what is so controversial about that notion. It is pretty obvious.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnXGtSK9hCw#t=14 If only the Ina Bauer mattered, they would exclude showing the 2A/spin.
In her Sochi Olympics FS, Yu-Na did ONE crossover after the footwork into the 2A and yes, that is indeed a set-up with a higher level of difficulty than the normal. I would not say it is the most difficult entrance ever, but it is wrong to say that there is no difficult entrance at all. No difficulty whatsoever would be a telegraphed set-up, such as you see the men do with their 3As or some other ladies skaters do with their 2A.
still preparing a thesis or expecting the Nobel Prize in chemistry?
If only Yuna had trained with the great Russian ice dancers. Then maybe she would know a thing or two about seamlessly incorporating elements!