03-25-2014, 01:08 AM
Based on some theories russian federation may have had a season long plan to send shekhovtseva everywhere sotnikova went to give her th highest scores and move the sotnikova corridor steadily upward. Or shekhovtseva was used season long to campaign among all the judges for higher scores for Russians and especially sotnikova. Then really lucked out when the expert fixer was appointed to the ladies panel and shekhovtseva used balkovs fixing skills to make more judges give sotnikova higher scores and because shekhovtseva was being used to move the corridor for sotnikova ever upward anyway when you mix that with Olympic inflation maybe they could get away with it.
03-25-2014, 01:35 AM
I know you are saying this with sarcasm, but the joke is on you. The olympic medals in figure skating (past and present) literally mean nothing after the Sochi fiasco. They are a joke. Anyone who has ever won one might as well stick a "best dad" or "best mom" badge on their jacket and wear that around.
Originally Posted by gmyers
Moving forward from 2014, skaters' abilities and legacies will speak for themselves in the forum of public opinion.
As Yuna said, let her be remembered simply as a skater, and not as a gold medal or silver medal winner.
03-25-2014, 02:02 AM
So you're saying even if Yuna did get sochi gold if an investigation found fraud that the initial awarding of sotnikova gold ruined the idea of gold forever?
Originally Posted by Ven
03-25-2014, 04:21 AM
Yuna's legacy is secure. She and Mao were the two best skaters since the birth of COP. That's almost a decade of domination between them. Not only did they dominate, they also defended COP against those who disliked the increased physical demands on athletes and resulting ugly performances in competitions brought by COP. But COP advocates could point to Yuna and Mao's skating as a proof that the system can work without sacrificing neither the technical merits nor the artistry. There are so many memorable programs between these two that were medal-winning performances at the same time. (Even Sonia Bianchetti, who intensely dislikes COP, has had no choice but to acknowledge Yuna's skating)
It will be interesting to see how the next generation of women's skating will unfold before our eyes.
03-25-2014, 04:32 AM
On the Ice
lol, I've got it. If you like skater you should.. you must call her Mao, Caro, Adelina, Yuna, Julia etc.
Otherwise you call her sotnikova, kim, lipnitskaya, kostner..
How it's stupid, biased and disrespectful!
03-25-2014, 06:38 AM
I'm a woman. I can be as contrary as I choose!