- Mar 11, 2016
Wakaba would have won 2017 CoC, 2017 CoR, 2016 Internationaux de France, etc. with the same competition.Why did Zagitova win? She didn't have any jumps in her arsenal that Higuchi didn't also have.
Nobody is going to win every time. But true talent will eventually find a way to the top at least once against other similar talent. Even Rika Hongo won a Grand Prix event.
Mai would have won any GP she entered with the same competition.
Radionova would be two-time european champion if everyone else had bombed like when Samodurova won.
Some would be olympic champions if favorites had bombed like when others won.
All of that just to say that this is a very unfair and unecessary comparison. The comparisons that matter are the face-to-faces. Like the fact that Kaori was better than Wakaba at this competition. It's clear for everyone. Just not THAT better for some.
And "even" Rika Hongo is a Japanese national medalist and ranked 4th at worlds.