He had no chance to win against a relatively clean Boyang but 2 quads is already a big progress. Congratulations Shoma!
I have to say If one day I don't see Nobu crying after competition, that day I would cry instead of laughing.
I am just thinking, if Shoma land a 2A instead of falling on 3A in SP, he might have won.
Of course, with 2 rotated quads his PCS would have helped him win, but can his PCS save him forever against Boyang's 3 quads and 3A? I guess we'll have to see in future competitions.If he didn't underrotate the second quad toe he would have won today... If both of them skated cleanly in the long (Shoma with a clean 4t and Boyang doing his penultimate spin) but Shoma landed the 3 axel in the short he would have won again So I wouldn't say that he has no chanche to win against Boyang, surely he has much less room for error since much of his scores his on goe and pcs
Uno skated to “Don Juan de Marco” and opened with a huge quad toe loop that fired up the partisan spectators on hand. However, he underrotated the front end of his ensuing quad toe loop/double toe loop combo.
The hometown favorite battled on, hitting six triple jumps and receiving level four scores on his spins, but it wasn’t enough in the end. Jin received higher marks for technical elements, while Uno earned more for program components.
“I don’t think I skated well today because I had to include two quads in my program,” stated Uno. “My quads are not so consistent yet. I think that is why I couldn’t skate well.”
Uno said he did not feel any anxiety despite skating in front of so many friends and family.
“My triple jumps were consistent and I have confidence,” he commented. “Maybe that’s why I was not nervous.”
Japan Times article on the JGP
Video of Shoma landing a 3A (looks underrotated though) in practice.
That's exactly how his 4T started out, we first saw him land one in practice and so far it's been pretty consistent in competition. Hopefully the same will happen to his 3A!--That has filled me with hope. It IS possible for Shoma to land a 3A! Next step, land it in competition! Although, once Shoma gets the hang of a jump, he seems to be very consistent. Just look at his 4T.