2 grand prix medals (both silver) and one bronze of 4cc?
i´m not a mirai fan nor a hater,
but her last season wasn´t the best. biryukova got 166 points at Rostelecom Cup, Mirai 172 and 150 in points in her Grand Prix. So in average, none of them was really better than the other last season.
mirai was happy to face a weak field in China, biryukova would have one silver with her 166 points there too.
mirai was great junior skater with great olympics but struggled the last 2 seasons, so that´s where she is now. biryukova is younger and showed equal performances last year. so seems like their face to face now, with mirai surely having more fans here and worldwide and is more famous.