Senior women who scored over 80 TES before 19/20 season in international competition:Thank you for the explanation It makes more sense now.
I still think it's sexist and need to evolve, though ; granted women scoring above 80 is a recent phenomenon (what do you consider recent, btw ? I feel like Medvedeva was already scoring above 80 in TES, and that was before the previous Olys ; maybe I remember wrong though), but that's what rule changes is all about - taking into account the recent evolutions of the situation and adapt the rules accordingly
And this idea that the women needed their PCS capped at 80% because nobody imagined them capable of jumping multiple ultra-Cs successfully, honestly it just reeks of a glass ceiling situation and insidious sexism to me. You can disagree of course, that's only my perspective, but I'll stand by it
Zagitova - 5 times - highest score 83.54
Kihira* - 4 times - highest 87.17
Tuktamysheva* - 1 time - 82.15
Women who scored over 75 TES before 18/19 season:
Kihira* - 5 times
Zagitova - 10 times
Tursynbayeva* - 1 time - 78.97
Kim (Yuna) - 1 time - 78.30
Medvedeva - 9 times - highest 79.18
Osmond - 2 times - highest 76.50
Tennel - 2 times - highest 79.64
Tuktamysheva* - 3 times
Mihara - 1 time - 76.07
Higuchi - 1 time - 75.65
Sotnikova - 1 time - 75.54
Miyahara - 2 times - 75.20
* Has ultra-c jump.
So from these numbers, I think the 80 cap was the right call in the past. Only 2 of these scores occurred before 2015.