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    Rank the winning Ladies performances at Worlds and Olympics for the last four years

    By scores: 1. Sotnikova 2014 Olympics: 224.59
    2. Kim 2013 Worlds : 218.31
    3. Asada 2014 Worlds : 216.69
    4. Ando 2011 Worlds : 195.79
    5. Kostner 2012 Worlds : 189.94

    The Quad opened in Moscow in 2011 with Ando's 195.79 narrowly beating an underprepared Kim with 194.50. Ando had 5 triples, all judged clean. Out of 108 possible +3 GOE's, Ando was given only 1 +3 GOE in the FS.

    In 2012 in Nice, Koster scored a 189.94 for the Gold, beating Leonova in second with 184.28. Many believe this was the least competitive Worlds of the quad. Koster executed 5 triples, all ratified, and received 5 +3 GOE marks in the FS.

    The 2013 World's in London, Ontario, featured Kim getting the gold with a 218.31 score, with a healthy margin over Kostner's 197.89 and Mao's 196.47 . Kim executed 6 triples, all judged clean, and received 33 +3 GOE marks in the FS. Kim's acclaimed 2013 performance scored a point below her Sochi silver medal performance which was not as well received.

    The 2014 Olympics were officially won by Sotnikova in a controversial decision, scoring 224.59, over Kim's 219.11 and Kostner's 216.73. Adelina executed 7 triples, and all were ratified by the controllers, though of course many on this forum did not find all to be clean. She also received 33 + 3 GOE marks in the FS, the same as Kim in 2013.

    The 2014 World's in Saitama Japan were won by Asada with a 216.69 score, beating Julia L. with a 207.50. Asada executed 7 triples, with 4 of the 7 judged clean. Mao received 7 +3 GOE FS scores.

    It is clear the scores tended to rise at the end of the quad, along with the number of +3 GOE's. I find it interesting that Ando got a single +3 GOE mark in 2011 in the FS, while Kim and Adelina both received 33 +3 marks at the end of the quad.

    Please rate, discuss or compare the 5 winning performances. Was Sotnikovs's the best? Was Kim's 2013 World's the second best? Was Kostner's gold in 2012 the worst (it scored below some of her other World's performances, including below her mistake filled 2014 world's).

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    In terms of aesthetic appearance, technical prowess, speed, presentation and disregarding the score cards, here's how they rank best to worst:

    1. Kim 2013
    2. Asada 2014
    3. Kostner 2012
    4. Sotnikova 2014
    5. Ando 2011

    Or were you looking for a mathematical breakdown? Because if so I summon the powers of our mighty Mathman to chime in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anyanka View Post
    In terms of aesthetic appearance, technical prowess, speed, presentation and disregarding the score cards, here's how they rank best to worst:

    1. Kim 2013
    2. Asada 2014
    3. Kostner 2012
    4. Sotnikova 2014
    5. Ando 2011

    Or were you looking for a mathematical breakdown? Because if so I summon the powers of our mighty Mathman to chime in.
    Pretty much the same ranking as me, if we were to pick their best performances and not just gold medal ones, Mao and Yuna could possibly trade places if I could throw in Mao's Olympic FS, I think she has a slight edge with her beautiful step sequence and I like her spins better (Yuna's I-spin isn't that aesthetically pleasing...) but I love them both, either way, both are on top for me.

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    Considering both SP and LP from those events:

    1. Kim 2013
    2. Asada 2014
    3. Sotnikova 2014
    4. Ando 2011
    5. Kostner 2012

    (This isn't who I'd consider the best skaters of the quad--simply those particular performances. I kinda want to put Mao ahead of Yuna, screw the bogus downgrades, but Yuna's 2013 performances were truly magical).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krunchii View Post
    Pretty much the same ranking as me, if we were to pick their best performances and not just gold medal ones, Mao and Yuna could possibly trade places if I could throw in Mao's Olympic FS, I think she has a slight edge with her beautiful step sequence and I like her spins better (Yuna's I-spin isn't that aesthetically pleasing...) but I love them both, either way, both are on top for me.
    I would place Mao ahead of Kim even without including Mao's Olympic LP because of the same reasons you mentioned for the Olympic LP: I prefer Mao's Biellmann, I-spin and arabesque especially and her step sequence. I would add her 2 triple axels (even the judges thought the one in the LP was rotated before the tech crew rudely intruded). I also love Mao's wave-like balletic arm and body motions. I know there was a step-out and a missed triple toe in the Lp, but for me the overall delivery had a lot of heart and rest of the tech content was really outstanding. Besides, the SP was flawless and quite moving for me. I do think Kim's performance in the LP 2013 was quite impressive in an objective sense, but for some reason it doesn't move me that much emotionally. Overall, I would place it like this:

    1. Asada 2014
    2. Kim 2013
    3. Ando 2011
    4. Sotnikova 2014 Olympics
    5. Kostner 2012

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    Kim and Asada are definitely the best. Asada wins the SP by far, but her LP was unfortunately overstuffed and unimaginative. The mistake she made at Worlds is enough for Kim to edge ahead overall for me, because that Les Mis performance was sublime. It has to be considered the overall best ladies LP performance of the CoP era.

    1. Kim 2013
    2. Asada 2014
    3. Sotnikova 2014
    4. Kostner 2012
    5. Ando 2011 (UGH. Very weak programs, nothing special about the presentation or skating skills, and her tech content wasn't great either)

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    Quote Originally Posted by anyanka View Post
    In terms of aesthetic appearance, technical prowess, speed, presentation and disregarding the score cards, here's how they rank best to worst:

    1. Kim 2013
    2. Asada 2014
    3. Kostner 2012
    4. Sotnikova 2014
    5. Ando 2011

    Or were you looking for a mathematical breakdown? Because if so I summon the powers of our mighty Mathman to chime in.
    ^ FS only. For the SP:

    1. Asada 2014
    2. Sotnikova 204
    3. Kim 2013
    4. Kostner 2012
    5. Ando 2011

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blades of Passion View Post
    Kim and Asada are definitely the best. Asada wins the SP by far, but her LP was unfortunately overstuffed and unimaginative. The mistake she made at Worlds is enough for Kim to edge ahead overall for me, because that Les Mis performance was sublime. It has to be considered the overall best ladies LP performance of the CoP era.

    1. Kim 2013
    2. Asada 2014
    3. Sotnikova 2014
    4. Kostner 2012
    5. Ando 2011 (UGH. Very weak programs, nothing special about the presentation or skating skills, and her tech content wasn't great either)

    Ando SP "the misssion" was beautiful!!

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    b-man, could you give the technical and pcs breakdown of the total scores?

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    I find it easier to rate according to the execution of the SP and LP separately.

    For SP:
    1. Asada Worlds 2014
    2. Kostner Worlds 2014 (the spins were better centred than the Sochi Olympics)
    3. Kim Worlds 2013
    4. Ando 2011
    5. Sotnikova Olympics 2014

    For LP:
    1. Asada Olympics 2014
    2. Kim Worlds 2013
    3. Sotnikova Olympics 2014
    4. Kostner Worlds 2012 - above Ando simply for the speed and aesthetics
    5. Ando Worlds 2011

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    Hold on a sec, Kim and Sotnikova received 33 +3 GOEs for FS and the next highest was Asada's 7 +3 GOEs?!! Aka a difference of 26?!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuisRollerArg View Post
    Ando SP "the misssion" was beautiful!!
    The music was, sure.

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    Asada wins the SP for me as well.

    FS:
    1. Kim 2013
    2. Asada 2014
    3. Kostner 2012
    4. Sotnikova 2014
    5. Ando 2011

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    SP: I love Kim and Asada 2014, so I put both of them in rank 1. At least Asada scored well in WC 2014, while Kim deserved more at Olympic
    FS:
    1. Kim 2013
    2. Asada 2014
    3. Sotnikova 2014
    4. Kostner 2012
    5. Ando 2011
    In fact, I prefer FS Kim 2011 to Ando. It was unique and full of emotion. Kim had strong spins, beautiful footwork, music and cheography. I really want to put Kim 2011 in rank 3

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    1.Kim 2013.
    2.Kim 2014.
    3.Asada 2014.
    4.Sotnikova 2014.
    5.Kostner 2014.
    6.Kim 2011.
    7.Kostner 2012.
    8. Lipnitskaya 2014 (World)
    9. Ando 2011.

    This is how I could rank the quadrannial.

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