I think she should be closer to the Russians, BUT, putting the combo at the top of the program, vs. the 2nd half seems to be the kiss of death this year. And it is coming out in PCS scores as well as tech GOE. Also, Chaeyeon's program-transitions and performance-could use an upgrade. This of course is not her fault, but the fault of the coaches, choreographers. More and more skaters are flat edging the flip, and they've even started hammering Trusova on it. Zhilina tends to land on a flat vs. edge, eventually that will catch up with her.Kimmy does UR. Mia lands her jumps in a way that guarantee that the technical panel will review. If the technical panel reviews, there will likely be an UR. I'm not sure her jumps are less rotated than other skaters, but she needs to get flow out of them or the low scores will continue.
To me, the only skater truly underscored was Chaeyeon.The JGP loves to call flip edges but they almost never call lutzes. It is not fair because some of the girls who got higher scores than Chaeyeon have noticeable flutzes. They also deserve edge calls. I also don't find Maria, Zhilina or Adelia ( although Zhilina is a personal favorite of mine) to deserve higher PCS than Chaeyeon. ( Sofia does... Everything she does is beautiful and even though I hate her program she sells it very well) So, I think Chaeyeon's score should be a 68-69. She should be close to Adelia and Maria.