04-19-2014, 11:29 AM
Personally I think Mao should have won the free skate in Sochi. Skating early sure affected her long program's PCS. If she had skated in the last group, her score should have been 149, or even 150, not 142.
Originally Posted by chapis
The scores have always been crazy these recent years. Sometimes skaters skated so well but received unreasonable low score in PCS (Dai and Yuzuru in world 2012). 85 PCS was the reason Dai lost the gold in WC 2012. But he got 90.22 PCS in GPF 2012 and it helped him get the gold there despite being placed 3rd in the free skate.
04-19-2014, 11:42 AM
The LP scores should have been something like:
Yu Na- 150
Then with the right short program score for Sotnikova she would be lucky to keep the bronze over Mao.
04-19-2014, 11:48 AM
Brian Orser, Yuna's ex coach, said he only watched ladies event through TV so he couldn't say anything for sure about the scores. But he thought Caro should have been the winner overall. I see it's so subjective about this matter. But he also think Yuna and Caro should have been scored higher.
Originally Posted by pangtongfan
04-19-2014, 11:51 AM
Mao gave up atleast 10 points for her 2 big errors in the lP in vancouver, and more than that with lost GOE and PCS. Given that they had the same base value roughly Mao was never going to win even if both skated cleanly (given her jump GOE deficit she would always need a higher base value). So nothing out of line with the scores there. It wasnt anything like 2014 when Mao was actually attempting more difficulty by the rules than Yu Na and the others.
Originally Posted by Petitefleur
04-19-2014, 11:52 AM
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