That was my point... I think something must be getting lost in the translation. :scratch3:
OK, sorry. But the top three do not control their own destiny under IJS. The second and third place skaters can win the free skate and not win gold, because their short program doesn't add enough points overall to win. For example, Evgenia was in second after the short program and won the free skate at the 2018 Olympics but only came in second overall. Under the old ordinal system, she would have won gold because she placed first in the long.