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I don't think anyone is suggesting that. It's just that no matter how perfect the system and how honest the judges, there probably will always be some disagreement about results. Unfortunately, that's the nature of a judged sport. The goal is (or should be) to construct a system that everyone trusts and that minimizes the chance of cheating/manipulation as much as possible.
Originally Posted by lilahozi
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To me, that is not a paradox. Kwan was ahead of Hughes because of factored placements. Kwan had 1st in the SP and (temporarily, because the contest was not over yet), 2rd in the LP. This put her ahead of Hughes' 4th and (so far) 1st.
Originally Posted by drivingmissdaisy
Then Slutskaya skated and Kwan turned out not to be second best in the LP after all, but rather 3rd.
How is it a paradox to say that Michelle was 2nd in the LP before Irina skated but 3rd afterward?
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