View Poll Results: Which events would Sasha have won skating cleanly with others skating exactly as did

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  • 2003 U.S Nationals

    74 52.11%
  • 2003 Worlds

    70 49.30%
  • 2004 GPF

    66 46.48%
  • 2004 U.S Nationals

    78 54.93%
  • 2004 Worlds

    84 59.15%
  • 2005 U.S Nationals

    92 64.79%
  • 2005 Worlds

    10 7.04%
  • 2006 Olympics

    107 75.35%
  • 2006 Worlds

    119 83.80%
  • 2010 U.S Nationals

    36 25.35%
  • none of the above

    5 3.52%
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    The idea each event was Sasha's to win or lose was a joke. Slutskaya, Kwan, and Arakawa at their best would all beat her at her best, and so would Kim, Asada, and possibly Hughes, so how was any event hers to lose. The only one that was is 2006 Worlds but that is only because NOBODY was there. Yes she would have won the 2006 Olympics had she skated her best, but that is only because Slutskaya and Arakawa didnt. As it was Sasha and Shizuka both did 5 triples so skated equally clean essentialy and Shizuka won easily. Shizuka was capable of 7 triples and 3 triple-triples vs Sasha 7 triples and 1 triple-triple so Shizuka was the one capable of more and who skated even further from her hypothetical clean or best as it was. She would have probably won the 2004 Worlds with a clean skate but that is only since Shizuka was a nobody at the time and Sasha would be gifted it even her going clean due to being the heir apparent, and since the judges were tired of Kwan on top and why she wouldnt have won either, not really since Sasha was neccessarily best skater just the chosen one. As for Nationals if both Sasha and Michelle skate clean it is who the USFSA wants to win each time, so I dont really care each way. Only international competitions are meaningless, when more than one top skater per country at NAtionals the federation favorite, whoever that is, always win. As it was Michelle skated much better each time and it didnt even go there so who cares.

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    Shizuka may have skated clean jumps, but she did four donut spins (the logic of which escapes me.) Sasha had a very difficult variety. Remember that Evan won because of his strength in spins. Spins count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leafygreens View Post
    Shizuka may have skated clean jumps, but she did four donut spins (the logic of which escapes me.) Sasha had a very difficult variety. Remember that Evan won because of his strength in spins. Spins count.
    So do edges. Shizuka's edges were beautifully deep and strong. Sasha's edges were shallow and wimpy. Shizuka also didn't have issues with flutzing that I could see at that competition, unlike Sasha.

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