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2008 Worlds: Mao Asada, Carolina Kostner, and Yuna Kim

Updated on March 12, 2015

Mao Asada in 2008

Well, I must confess I am disappointed.

Aside from the first fall, Asada's performance is still not as good as to claim the title.

Her jumps are -3,-1,-2,0,-2,-1 and 0. Her PCS is 7.5.

Her speed is too slow for her to use the full momentum of her skating and her power too seems quite compromised; she was badly shaken after the terrible fall at the beginning of the program.

Mao Asada in 2008

Her jumps are -2,-2 and 0. Her PCS is 7.5.

Though Asada is a lyrical skater, and she normally has enough strength to maintain her style to the end of program, her skating here is much desired in power and speed.

Carolina Kostner in 2008

The problem begins with her takeoff.

This is a disaster, but honest mistakes I should say. It's not like current Russian skating.

However, her jumps are 0, -3,-3,-3,-3,-3 and -2. Her PCs is 7.0.

This is another judging problem. This performance is no way close to the podium. It looks the ISU history is marred by either incompetence or fraud.

In her short program, her speed is good and her aggressiveness is noted. But except her jumps, there isn't much in her skating.

Her jumps are +1,-3 and 0. He PCS is 7.5.

Carolina Kostenr in 2008

Yuna Kim in 2008

Her speed is noted, and her expressiveness is also the very best among competitors.

Her jumps are +2, -3 and +1. Her PCS is 8.0.

You see Kim's presentation mark in the judge's protocol is much lower than it should have been. It should have been at least 32. Her moves in this short program gives her at least average 0.5 PCS ahead of her competitors.

Kim's short program's PCS is very biased against her.

In her free program, Kim appears suffering low fuel, but overall it's a decent outing.

Her jumps are 0,+1,0,-1, void, -2,and 0. Her PCS is 7.75. Again, her PCS in the judges' protocols shows that Kim received low marks unfairly.

In this competition, her presentation mark is around 62-64.

There is no way of Kim's losing to Kostner or Asada.

Who do you think is the winner of the 2008 Worlds?

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      3 years ago

      And that major maobot Robz still at it again with his utterly shame comedy. Mao with a major crash landing on 3A is still superior to any Yuna's program? What are YOU really smoking? hiropon?

      BTW, hirohead, Yuna was not in the last place. If you want to lie, at least do it somewhat believably. You're no better than the comedic Sochi judges.

      FYI if you still want to bring up about the dirty money of ISU...

      here's the answer for you. Crystal clear. Get it through your hiroponed head.

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      3 years ago

      One of the BULLSHIT competition EVER. Yuna-gold, carolina-silver,Mao-bronze

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      3 years ago

      Hey pinhead did you forget that Mao skated a clean SP whereas Yuna jacked up her SP and was in last place? Kim was too far behind to medal! She only landed 5 triples!! What are you smoking?!

      Mao's LP with a fall on 3A is still superior to ANY of Yuna's 6 triple programs, because it has TWO 3-3 including a super difficult 3F-3Lo and a 3F-3T in the second half.

      Yukari Nakano was robbed of Bronze so that the ISU could continue raking in dirty chaebol money.


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