So wait Patrick got +3s GOE all over the place and 9s in PCS and still lost to Denis Ten in the FS? What did Denis score? 4's and 10's? If you can't even read numbers then I don't know what to tell you.
Tony Wheeler's blog was posted by someone in the Worlds' forum which I think is very insightful and I totally agree with. The judges are not holding Patrick up on purpose. It's the system that does not penalize falls enough and wants to encourage quads at the same time. That's the root of the problem. Tony's own judging even had less of a gap between D10 and Patrick in the FS!! Is he corrupted???
Judging was fair given the system they had to work with but having said that I am in the camp that it needs to be tweaked.
Last edited by walei; 03-17-2013 at 05:01 PM.
BTW, when Norbert Schramm was interviewed by Manleywoman, he gave a very good example of skaters being overscored - actually more like underscored in his case - long before Chan was even born.
Stale pastry is hollow succour to a man who is bereft of ostrich. - Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
Yes and he might be the most hated figure skater of all time too.
Patrick very much was overscored on PCS. One could talk about generous GOE too. Other skaters get hit much harder than Patrick does when they screw up.
That's why the whole thing was unfortunate because I think Chan would be a beloved skater if he didn't have all these questionable wins...
“Obviously, I gave them the opportunity. I skated third (in the last flight). Denis could have won it, and I think he made one or two mistakes in his program and (the winning margin) was one point — he could have done it. And I’m sure he’s kicking himself today.
“It was one point. There was no inflation. If there had been inflation, maybe I’d have had a 10-point lead after the (short). I had a great skate in the short program, and yet Denis had it. He just didn’t capitalize.”