Does Yuna Kim have a chance for gold against Julia Lipnitskaya?

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Does Yuna Kim have a chance for gold against Julia Lipnitskaya?

Poll closed Feb 17, 2014.
  1. Yes

    144 vote(s)
    90.6%
  2. No

    15 vote(s)
    9.4%
  1. Ilyich

    Ilyich New Member

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    The better question is if Yuna can win against *insert random Russian skater here* if they both skate clean. Horrible judging today.
     
  2. iarispiralllyof

    iarispiralllyof Active Member

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    I thought it was a fair placement, just that Yuna should be a little bit more ahead by 1 or 2 points

    The FP is going to be insanely close
     
  3. fenway2

    fenway2 Well-Known Member

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    Called it. :( Asking someone to skate 4 clean programs in a row at the biggest event of their life is a tall order for any skater.:eek:
     
  4. Dr.Siouxs

    Dr.Siouxs Well-Known Member

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    :2faced: Thanks for playing, Julia.
     
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  5. Dr.Siouxs

    Dr.Siouxs Well-Known Member

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    Although to be honest I'd rather have Lip on the podium than A-Sot.
     
  6. kuzytalent

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    If a Russian skater wins without Kim and Kostner falling atleast twice (I would add Asada but she is already out of it) nobody will take it seriously anyway. It wont even be a real medal, just something people laugh at that will taint the whole Russian team here, even the previous medals which were deserved. Thank god Julia didnt skate clean today, probably would have gotten an 82 or something. If Julia does a clean long she will get a 165 and still pull up to the gold medal though, and if she doesnt they will just give Sotnikova the 165 instead, even if they have to give out +4 and +5s in GOE and 11s in PCS (making a special rule only allowed for Russians) to get there.
     
  7. crs

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    You won't take it seriously lol! Julia's long program is more difficult than yuna's and carolina . Nobody here can predict which skater will go clean tomorrow Yuna included. pressure is going to be off the roof.
     
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  8. Johnny_Fever

    Johnny_Fever New Member

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    Yuna must have nerves of steel. She's the defending OGM, and she still knocked it out of the park today.
     
  9. Dr.Siouxs

    Dr.Siouxs Well-Known Member

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    Only in terms of levels. Program components wise, she's a hamburger next to fillet minon.
     
  10. Kabooke

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    Very true! Yet, Yuna also has nothing to prove. She's already done it all. I think that can also help to alleviate some of the pressure. I like that she hasn't put any pressure on herself that she has to win here. Just going out there and doing her thing. And doing it well!
     
  11. usethis2

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    Horrible judging and incomprehensible scores indeed. Yulia's kept close enough at 5th even with a terrible performance so that she can remain a backup just in case. That, of course, doesn't mean these girls aren't any less disposable or replaceable to Russian federation or the media.
     
  12. crs

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    if she had a terrible performance with only a mistake what do you call mao's?
     
  13. usethis2

    usethis2 New Member

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    And likewise to some forum members here, regrettably. It's amazing how quickly they switch their focus from Yulia to Adelina. I had been making case for Adelina before the Yulia fad caught on and now am observing a hilarious hipocracy now. These folks have absolutely no shame.
     
  14. crs

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    especially when they want to held up less than stellar skaters just because they don't want to see certain tremendously talented skater beat their faves.
     
  15. Vash01

    Vash01 Well-Known Member

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    One fall on a jump does not make a performance terrible. It wasn't her best, and it was probably her worst because she has set such a high standard for herself. Julia was rewarded for what she did well, and she lost points for what she did not do well. That's hardly "horrible judging and incomprehensible scores".
     
  16. Vash01

    Vash01 Well-Known Member

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    I never cared for Adelina, but I congratulate her on her great SP skate today. Julia is my favorite, and it's not a fad; she has earned the popularity by delivering consistently the entire season. One performance does not ruin a skater. I am not a bandwagon fan.
     
  17. mrinalini

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    Even if Yulia hadn't fallen in the SP, I doubt she would have surpassed Kim's score. No one has a chance against Kim if she's clean, and I find it laughable that anyone thinks the other skaters do.

    Watch: Kim will knock it out of the ballpark in the long and is assured of the gold - the second and third places are anyone's guess, but if I'm a betting person, I'd bet on the standings remaining the same. I've always said Kostner has the potential to beat Kim, but she'll have to skate a perfect program to do it, and we all know that's an impossibility for her. Adelina may go clean, but she still won't beat a clean Kim.
     
  18. kuzytalent

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    Based on the ridiculous scoring today a clean Sotnikova beating a clean Kim is far more likely than a clean Kostner beating a clean Kim. In fact I am certain the latter wont happen (even if Kostner skated cleanly to make the hypothetical there, which also will never happen). After the nonsense marks of today the latter could, although it will be a huge scandal if it does and destroy skating. The Worldwide reaction to the short program scoring proves that. Nobody who knows skating thinks Sotnikova is at the level of the other two yet, barely anymore than they thought Julia was, even if Sot is atleast a better skater than her.
     
  19. Vagabond

    Vagabond Well-Known Member

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    Julia who? :confused:
     
  20. Karpenko

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    I fear that this poll has tempted the skate gods into giving us a Sotnikova OGM, figures. :lol:
     
  21. smarts1

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    All I can say is... This is going to be a more interesting competition than Vancouver. The top 3 are neck and neck. I doubt Adelina will skate cleanly in the LP though.
     
  22. kuzytalent

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    Figure skating should be replaced in the next Winter Olympics with iced 75+ over bridge and snowman making for 6- if that happens. The sport would officially be a bigger crock than rythmic gymnastics.
     
  23. rosiekins

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    ITA with this post. The inflated scoring has never been more transparent or more ridiculous.
     
  24. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    So, the new question is : Does Yu Na Kim have a chance for Gold against Adelina Sotnikova ?
    Hahahaaa
     
  25. Manaud

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    Based on julias scores and the way the scores have been trending Yuma has to be perfect and adelina has to fall 1.5 times or more
     
  26. Ilyich

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    Shame on the scoring for the Russians! Shame!
     
  27. Manaud

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    Yeah....
     
  28. smarts1

    smarts1 Well-Known Member

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    Adeline's score is outrageous. That's all I'm saying...
     
  29. eurodance2001

    eurodance2001 Active Member

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    No, Yuna has no chance; the way this is going.. PCS are simply being used as placeholders. Sotnikova is NOT 5 points better in PCS than Mao, and Julia getting higher than Mao in PCS is a JOKE. People getting all cray over the supposed ice dancing manipulation, where are they NOW?? This is the outrage here! Yuna needs to be perfect and skate with EMOTION to even have a shot at this.
     
  30. smarts1

    smarts1 Well-Known Member

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    This is such a joke. These are the Olympics... Not the Russian National Championships.