you know.. they could have waited to do it in 4 years... it may have looked less suspicious.. but this is so blatantly obvious... i just cannot anymore...it's truly so scandalous what's happening with them just now. Hope they get their comeuppance next year and that RusFed drop them once they've got their team olympic medal Eteri is clearly paying for.
Those scores are not representative very much. Muramoto/Takahashi also got 5 points more than last week when they were skating at home ice (76 i think). And it is not they are experienced team either.he forgot to say davis /smolkin in the olympic podium contenders..... i mean didn't they get a score similar to bronze medalist from worlds just now? that should put them close to the podium
But they didn´t look very sharp today and Paul had a visible wobble before the twizzles, so I think lower scores are correct.So worried that last year's Bronze was a bone thrown at Piper and Paul for their years of great creative programs but that they will again get slotted behind other teams come the Olympics and Worlds. They scored well at SC but they dropped 4 points here, while other teams are scoring higher in their 2nd events.
i know... i am just baffled... i clearly am aware that challengers and GPs scores should not be compared.. i am also one of the ones who does not believe in world records because meh... judges.. panels... different elements etc... but still... 81+ for any RD anywhere in the world is podium material at olympics and it's kinda much ...Those scores are not representative very much. Muramoto/Takahashi also got 5 points more than last week when they were skating at home ice (76 i think). And it is not they are experienced team either.
not surprised...Breakdown of scores by element and judge
Russian, Turkish and Lithuanian judges put S/B ahead of G/P