06-21-2014, 04:24 AM
If you read posts on this forum from Ziggy, who is known to be highly critical of Mao's urs, you would note that even he said that he would not have downgraded Mao's triple axel and triple flip / triple loop combo in the World's LP. Blades of Passion likewise said that her triple axel should not have been downgraded.
Originally Posted by YLFan
Many also criticized the downgrade on Mao's triple axel in her Grand Prix SP including the Eurosport commentators who were perplexed by her low score. You can also refer to the women's long programs thread for SOchi on this website, youtube and on numerous tweets to see the numerous posts that have criticized what is widely perceived to be Mao's deflated score in the Sochi LP and Lipnitskaya's inflated scores.
The only thing "rubber stamped" were lower scores for Mao.
06-21-2014, 09:34 AM
Rather than placement, here is my choice for "really hoping to have a break out year"
Women Mirai (You're a big girl now. Put in the time and effort, you have the goods)
Ice Dance Shibs (It's tough as siblings but they have the D/W smarts and dedication. Whatever it takes. Let's see if Marina can give them the right vehicle)
Pairs Zhang and Bartholemey (I know they had a fantastic Nationals. But that was staying on their feel and landing elements. Now let's see them shine!)
Men Adam Rippon (last year so disappointing for him. Not sure Arturian is the right coach for him. )
06-21-2014, 10:22 AM
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