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2014 Olympics: Short programs
Adelina Sotnikova in 2014
It's a sad fact that Adelina didn't improve a bit from the 2013 World.
And the world was fooled by the ISU and the judges. Well, come to think of it, if you look back, this wasn't the first time. In history, the ISU judges always did that.
The real issue is how often the ISU judges can get away with their lies and institutional deception. Sometimes, it was just a dumb mistake. Sometimes it's incompetence. Sometimes, or perhaps most of times, it was an outright lie and fraud.
Here Adelina did decently, but if you can't tell how poor she actually was, you are not even a regular figure skating observer.
Her PCS is barely 7.0. Period.
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Yuna Kim in 2014
Wow! What a performance!
It appears as if Kim defies all odds against her. Her stamina and power could have held her back, but she shows why she is an unbeatable skater.
Kim execution skills are over the top. Kim's skating is what you call performance.
Her PCS is 9.25.
Caroilina Kostner in 2014
What a performance by Kostner.
She did as best as she could. That's a kudo for her. Jumps are all there and her moves appear okay for all purposes and intentions.
Of course, Kostner's upper body is stiff and her connectivity is still poor compared to Kim's, but she shows appreciable proficiency in her skating. With compliment, her PCS is 8.5.
Junia Lipnitskaya in 2014
Julia was a brave skater, but her skating is illegitimate. That's not what we call figure skating in senior level.
It's just a child's imitation of figure skating.
It takes little to nothing to know how baloney all the hypes the ISU, the judges, commentators and the so called figure skating experts created at the time. I have no personal feeling against Julia, but her skating is nothing but trash.
A child's failed imitation of ballerina's moves. Yeah, who cares anyway? All they need is medal and glory in mob politics.
That ain't figure skating!
I cannot imagine how any sane figure skating coach could produce such a monstrous deformity and claim himself or herself to be a figure skating coach?
This is shame. Her PCS is 6.0.