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tkaug
05-01-2011, 03:07 AM
Would you have DOWNGRADED Mao's Triple Axel in her Free Skating in the Worlds? It may have been a little short but not more than 1/2 rotation.

It seems that the caller Shin Amano has such a unique standard for his judgings. All of ladies' Level 4 on Step Sequences except the one of Akiko Suzuki's short in 2010 4CC, are given by him, on the other hand, he downgraded 2 of Mao's 3 Triple Axels in 2010 Worlds when many of the medias and commentators did not agree with that. It shouldn't be up to the callers THIS MUCH how the results turn out.

What do you think?

orbitz
05-01-2011, 03:14 AM
The under-rotation of Mao's 3A in the LP was quite obvious in the replay, I thought. So yes, I agree with the downgrade.

RunnersHigh
05-01-2011, 03:16 AM
On the rotation and edge call, tech panels were considerably accurate, fair & strict!
On spins not bad!
On steps meh!

Back to the topic, 3A DGed was fair, IMO.

Jenna
05-01-2011, 03:20 AM
Yes, I would agree with her marking at this championship. 3F< in SP was a little harsh, but it's Amano.

Triple Butz
05-01-2011, 03:55 AM
Yes, I would agree with her marking at this championship. 3F< in SP was a little harsh, but it's Amano.

I agree with Mao's calls. but not Kanako's and not Carolina's flip in the SP.

And Rachael got level four steps for impersonating Charlie Sheen ravaging a hotel room?

miki88
05-01-2011, 04:01 AM
I thought the 3a in the LP should be UR. A full downgrade seemed a bit harsh. And, Kanako combos in both programs didn't deserve to be called.

euterpe
05-01-2011, 04:02 AM
Amano did not have the entire say. Miriam Loriol-Oberwiler (SUI) was the ATS. If she didn't agree with Amano, Controller Susan Lynch's decision would be the tiebreaker. So at least 2 of the tech team agreed with every call.

BigB08822
05-01-2011, 07:29 AM
I think her 3axel was obviously UR, even in real time. However, there were questionable calls. Most notably was that Kostner's 3flip was not UR in the short. It was easily UR if Mao's was. That may have been enough to save Kostner the bronze.

misskarne
05-01-2011, 11:41 AM
Not getting into it completely since I was suffering on a ridiculously laggy stream and therefore missed just about all of it.

But even AuntJoyce thought Mao's 3A should have been < rather than <<.

hanca
05-01-2011, 11:48 AM
Not getting into it completely since I was suffering on a ridiculously laggy stream and therefore missed just about all of it.

But even AuntJoyce thought Mao's 3A should have been < rather than <<.

Yes, I agree that < rather than <<. There is no way it was 1/2 rotation less than it should have been. If it was, she would have to land forward, which she didn't do.

briancoogaert
05-01-2011, 12:48 PM
Yes, I agree that < rather than <<. There is no way it was 1/2 rotation less than it should have been. If it was, she would have to land forward, which she didn't do.
I agree. Cheated and under-rotated, yes, but not that much for being downgraded, IMO.

smarts1
05-01-2011, 01:33 PM
Yeah, I thought in both programs, the triple axel should have definitely gotten a < and not a <<. Even further, the triple axel in the LP had better rotation on it than in the SP. But either way, some of the calls in this entire event was very questionable and capricious at times.

loulou
05-01-2011, 01:57 PM
There's one point that's really important: you're more likely to find UR if you look for them.

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Some skaters who UR less than others, don't get all their jumps reviewed. Which means that some UR fall under the radar.

On the other hand, the skaters known for UR issues get all their jumps reviewed. Which means that they get busted for jumps that are indeed UR, but to the same extent of some of those that aren't called.

This is not only unfair for the competition result.
This kills the spirit of the hammered skaters.

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Asada was probably unbeatable in the current crop, if it was the old CoP, under which she learned her technique.
When rules changed, it became increasingly difficult for her.
She looks sad and discouraged, season after season.
I'm not sure the ISU is being smart pushing out skaters like Asada.

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They should start reviewing all the jumps, or none.

miki88
05-01-2011, 02:03 PM
Seriously, if the calling is going to be strict, be strict to everyone. It's ridiculous not to call Carolina's flip in the short if they called Mao and Kanako.

I also feel sorry for Kanako. She's already feeling the discouragement at her first Worlds! :(

briancoogaert
05-01-2011, 03:15 PM
Asada was probably unbeatable in the current crop, if it was the old CoP, under which she learned her technique.
When rules changed, it became increasingly difficult for her.
She looks sad and discouraged, season after season.
I'm not sure the ISU is being smart pushing out skaters like Asada.
You know, Miki Ando had the same problem with her 3/3's. And she is still World champion and has never been in 6th at Worlds.
The problem with Mao is not that. Her overall jumping technique is not good, and that's what hurt her the most. Even if complete, she doesn't have the GOE others have. ;)