Yes Daria's edges were clearly outside on her Lz. But Sasha's 2nd 4 Lz hasn't been called UR while it clearly wasWow, so only Sasha’s flip was called out of the top 5, her score was great but the fact she was the only one doesn’t sit right with me, especially when Daria’s and Anna’s (f)lutzes exist.
Well, if you really went through with it and didn't watch live, I am afraid you've missed the most amazing, excellent, insert random superlative here, Ladies' Free Skating event in history!OK, bye people, today is truly not my day. I' leaving, not sure whether the curiosity still won't prevail, but I'll try to keep myself from skating till at least the end of the free programs
Good luck to everyone.
Because of the entry rules, this is probably going to end up better than the Olympics.The level really has gone up, this could've been the Olympics and I would not have been mad. For reference, Trusova last year was third with 226 points, this year that score would leave her fifth. Anna also improved on her last year's winning score.
Certainly not with 2 quads. But frankly, I doubt 5 would help in Russia. They quite clearly are not interested in her winning. Is this pressure to come back to Eteri from the Fed? Or a lesson for future potential "traitors"?
Yes, again it shows that a clean Sasha isn't enough when the others are clean. If she had added a 3rd quad it still wouldn't have been enough against Anna, but she might have beaten Kamila.
It was a personal victory for Sasha. A clean programme with two difficult quads and a difficult combo after all the falls in the important events, a disaster at Rostelecom and an injury preventing her from doing more quads, after a stingy treatment in the short - she delivered, she displayed her spirit. She can now bring this back to her mind when she has another challenge.
The judges weren’t going to allow Trusova a win today. That was evident after the scores in the short program. Trusova is truly a brave girl. She has to work twice as hard just to be judged fair.Yes, again it shows that a clean Sasha isn't enough when the others are clean. If she had added a 3rd quad it still wouldn't have been enough against Anna, but she might have beaten Kamila.