Actually I believe you're wrong here. The categories are not reserved for level of skater - it's level of skate. So, 9.75 and 9.5. Also, even if you do use the table as you're interpreting it, Kamila would be considered a "platinum" skater. She's Russia's (at worst) number 2 (potentially number 1) and the reigning World Junior Champion. Remember also that the 3A started with high PCS after junior and Alina did before them.But this is already marking her within the highest possible "Platinum" category, which is arguably reserved for senior world or Olympic champions, not someone in her first international senior competition. So let's put her into "Diamond" for now, shall we? Still her PCS are within bounds, but pretty close to the ceiling.
If the judges continue like that, they will run out of PCS points for Kami when the Olympics come around...
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For all the complaints about Kamila's PCS. Liza's really don't make sense. So anyone saying if Kamila was any other skater her PCS would be lower..the strength of the Russian federation isn't limited to just Kamila.Really Liza with PCS better or close PCS to Alena and Kamila? Yes the technical is undeniable but Liza skates so slow with very little transitions and very slow spins.
Lol, sorry about the copyright infringement, it was indeed intended rather as a citation.Hey, that's my line from this post, should I demand a copyright?
The thig is you on one side condemn it by arguing about Kamila's score being too high because of the status of an "olympic medal contender", on the other hand you demand it being lower based on the same "logic", purely because her status of a fresh senior should be lower than that. But that's not possible, those are two conflicting attitudes. Either the scoring is based purely on rules and skate, then let¨s talk about technical issues and analyze where the scores should be higher/lower, no matter on what event it is, or it should be based on status. But then, what status should be the right one? There completely other than quality criteria decide, and that's what I really see witht hose who complain now, esp. when compared how they overprize other wobbly skated performances or performances with uncalled serious mistakes.
And not Tuktamysheva or Valieva?What a great short program for the women that was!
I feel that Chen and Saarinen might have been a bit overscored, but that's just me.
It will be very exciting tomorrow.
And yay! Gubanova 4th! I never thought that was possible.
I'm super happy for Liza winning the SP (well deserved) but her PCS don't make sense either. She was brilliant but her choreo/interpretation/skating skills are not on par with Kostornaia. Kostornaia's PCS was high (program still needs work and she doesn't have her usual speed/flow) but not egregiously high PCS. Liza's should be 33-ish PCS and with the fall I'd have Valieva around 32-33 (if clean, probably around 34-35). I also thought Karen, Loena, Amber and Jenni were overscored too (esp. Karen who I'd have given around a mid 33).For all the complaints about Kamila's PCS. Liza's really don't make sense. So anyone saying if Kamila was any other skater her PCS would be lower..the strength of the Russian federation isn't limited to just Kamila.
That said, aaaah. Liza winning the SP makes me so happy!
I hope Jenni delivers on the free as well, unlike at Worlds.And not Tuktamysheva or Valieva?
Did I mention Chen Karenina and Jenni Saarinova actually both now represent Russia? Would that change your mind?
This is such a lovely personal story @elbkup!Aliona is my very favorite skater in women and her demeanor ties into my reason for loving her so much… I grew up with a younger sister very much like Aliona in personality - total belief in herself and so positive!! I am more reflective and cautious. Even now in our 70’s our personalities have not changed; it floors me how often we fail to see eye-to-eye on so many fronts but we work thru it, embrace our differences completely.. it requires psychological flexibility, suspension of judgmental impulse, a shift in perspective and an ability to accept those whose perceptions are a bit different from our own. From what I gather about Aliona (and I do not pretend to know her per se) she is a truly good person with a kind heart wanting best from herself and for everyone.. the smile is real no doubt but an extension of her inner value. I think she is just lovely..
It DOES. That's where the capping comes in. But as long as it isn't disruptive it doesn't affect the rest of the PCS.