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