All the skaters get negative GOEs and one point deduction for falls, as they are supposed to be under the rules.
Since you were complaining about skaters winning medals despite falls, I just brought up the most prominent case.
Why have you changed your view all of a sudden and think it's not a crime to fall as long as points are deducted?
I don't mind people being critical, but please at least try to be fair and objective.
Another talented one with no world or O's medals at all - Josee Chouinard. Her major issue: she didn't have a competitive mindset, but when she was on, she could hang out with the best of them.
I dont think Josee was ever World Champions material really though, atleast not in the judges eyes. At the 93 Worlds she skated her best short program ever by far and was placed a distant 4th, almost 5th. At the 94 worlds she skated an even better short program than the 93 Worlds (her best ever was now 94 Canadians) and in a weak and depleted field missing Kerrigan, Baiul, and Chen, she was placed a distant 3rd behind Sato and Bonaly.
I wouldn't think such a fall would have been possible had she entered the jump on a correct edge.
I happen to think skaters are penalized enough for falls on their TES, though I do sometimes wonder interruptions to their performance are reflected enough on program components.
I must say though, gold medalist of 08 Worlds wouldn't have won had there been stricter penalties for falls like you say, as her margin of victory was a mere point.
Though you and I have our differences, it seems we agree in the end that winner of 08 Worlds didn't deserve her gold medal.
Surya Bonaly : lack of basic edges, and grace.
Fumie Suguri : not that impressive compared to Slutskaya, Kwan, and other from her era.
Joannie Rochette : mostly nerves.
Caryn Kadavy : too short career
Christopher Bowman : lack of practices.
Takeshi Honda : nerves ?
Philipe Candelero : lack of practices !
Meno and Sand : style...too generic
Drobiazko & Vanagas : lack of basic skating (for her) and small federation...
Moniotte & Lavanchy : lack of originality ?
Rahkammo & Kokko : programs too easy...I'm happy they didn't win the World title (but I loved them...)
"If I agree well it's just to appease you 'cause I don't remember what were fighting for..." - Sarah McLachlan
Kwan and Slutskaya won all their major events by skating cleanly. Since Joannie never skates cleanly that would already make it difficult for her to win in their era. Is Joannie even really that much better than say Fumie Suguri in her prime? And Fumie was no threat whatsoever to Kwan or Slutskaya.