She might have done better, but even if she had fallen in just the SP, she still would have placed off the podium given Kim/Kostner's perfect skates and Sotnikova obviously being the Russian favourite once Julia erred in the SP.

The men's field is more inconsistent, but this is due to the demands of high difficulty (most attempting 2-3 quads, and a quad in the SP being practically mandatory unless you're Jason Brown).