You know, it was so close it could have gone either way. I guess in this case she (Gold) paid for her SP screwup. You've just GOT to deliver in the SP...can't afford to mess it up and still be in the running. Such a critical phase of the event. Better to mess up in the FS than the SP (this is what Cohen understood so well and why she was always in the hunt despite her troubles). If Gold hadn't singled that axel, she would have won, hands down.