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Jenna
08-06-2012, 10:48 PM
The worst calls of the entire Olympics, and maybe ever. I definitely would have protested those calls. Those flips couldn't have been cleaner!

B.Cooper
08-07-2012, 07:28 PM
In the video replay from Olympics the 2 triple flips that received the downgraded were on the borderline 7 cheat (quarter cheat), so they should have been ratified at clean. However even if they were in doubt and had to replay them in slow motion the Technical Panel is always meant to go in favour of the Skater when in doubt and in this case I think don't think they did. If they had of been called fully rotated her technical score would have been higher than both Mirai and Joannie, thus placing her in 4th overall.

I do not believe that she should have been given higher components than Mirai and Joannie. I think she was placed fairly in the short but was judged unfairly in the Free skate!

Flatt's Olympic LP:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K_xsVCvEmQ&feature=related

Nagasu's Olympic LP:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ekjreo9CH-I&feature=related

And just for comparison, ;)
Ando's Olympic LP:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTX09GUugpo

and

Rochette's Olympic LP:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyzkQQms3rA&feature=related

Blair
08-07-2012, 10:11 PM
I have to say, Rachael's flips looked rotated to me. Even so, the best she would/could have scored in that performance would have been under 125 points with the flips rotated. She has a claim to be in 5th, but certainly no higher.

Her skating was sooo slow! No way that was podium material.

sk8ingcoach
08-09-2012, 05:15 AM
If the flips were marked clean, her higher technical score would have placed her above Mirai.

Jenna
08-10-2012, 02:40 AM
I think if Flatt was given credit for those flips, we also would have seen a bigger number from Mirai.

I'm still not convinced Mirai should have been off the podium. But Rachael should have been 5th for sure.

alchemy void
08-10-2012, 05:46 AM
Lepisto 5 triples >>>>>> Flatt 7 triples

(even considering the SP point defecit)

And I think the same is true of Ando, albeit with a few less >>>>>s. ;)

falling_dance
08-10-2012, 06:03 AM
Not only her components, but Rachael's Lutz attempt in the SP was not clean or well done. A tougher panel could have had grounds for marking it as UR

She lost a point on grade of execution for the short program lutz. During the slow-mo replay of the jump on the British Eurosport broadcast, Chris Howarth seemed pretty confident that the jump would be downgraded and went on to speculate that it might even get -3s from the judges.

love_skate2011
08-11-2012, 11:28 AM
Top 6 Confessions

1 I think Yagudin was overrated :shuffle: :mad:
2 I kind of think of Morosov as a sleazy pedo
3 Buttle/Miner(are they the same person ? :P)
has the same charisma as a basket of rocks
4 Yuzuru will be the new superstar after the God Pluschenko
5 I dont know the scoring for ice dancing
6 Lysacek reminds me of a wet gelled shrew/opposum