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- Jan 9, 2014
I don't know if I saw the exact word "muscled" but there were pretty frequent and widespread discussions of concerning jump technique. So it seems to me like you're nitpicking here if you're searching just for that specific word. I think the ratio of praise to criticism is about equal to when Medvedeva very first came on the scene (this was Isabeau's very first JGP event and as she competes more, I absolutely guarantee the amount of criticism will increase, especially if she becomes as successful as Zhenya did).Why not true? I did not say that there was no criticism. There was some although the fanfares of praising were much louder including some comments that she is "better than current junior Russians". What I said is that the criticism was quite tame. And although her axel technique is quite similar to Medvedeva's the ubiquitous in 2015-2018 term "muscled" was never used.
I think Isabeau was a little overscored, and I don't think she'll be the only athlete on the JGP to have that happen. I like the idea to increase the number of spots to 8 for all disciplines regardless how the ISU decides to select finalists, since that would give more athletes a chance in an uneven and difficult season. And I really hope the ISU decides and announces something soon so that we can argue about specifics rather than just suggestions.