Ice Skating revisited – Sochi


The Russian figure skater won the gold legitimately. If you looked at the technical scores, she won in more layers than one. Because Yuna has been called the Queen of Skating, naturally there are those who will argue. Because Russia defeated her, there is extra angst, just because she is Russian. If I had been scoring the contest, I’d have given the silver to Caroline of Italy, and her skate to Bolero. As it was, she won the bronze.

Please anyone who cares about this, put your national pride aside, as should always be done in the Olympic Games, and be happy at least in the Women’s skating, they did it right.

Only Ice Dancing is fixed. It has been from the beginning, and other than when Torville and Dean won in 1984 (also dancing to Bolero), and couldn’t have gone any other way, I think there has been a fix in.

How many who are bitching about the Russian woman winning were agreeing with the Canadian writer who was so upset over the ice dancing this year.

Whatever, I believe the women’s contest was graded fairly, even if I wanted Italy to win the silver.

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About carolstepp

Music is about the most important thing in my life, and I follow a large number of musicians, particularly Irish, Scots, Classical, Crossovers of any of these. I was writing a blog about Celtic Thunder regularly on MySpace, and now I have left them after a year, and will start writing my blogs here. I am 70, retired, living on Social Security, and have a lot of social network fans.
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2 Responses to Ice Skating revisited – Sochi

  1. endo says:

    You should look at the component score also. right?

    • carolstepp says:

      I think the technical is the component. At least when we see the scores listed for the long program, they are listed as technical and artistic. The short program is the one where the components are most important. Every skater has to do seven required components, all technical. Then they are required to do those same moves in the long program, but they do not have to be done in a special order. If the skater(s) does one or two in the second half of the program, like the difficult triple axel (alone or in tandem for pairs), they get extra points. The Russian had the more difficult because she did two or three of those difficult components in the second half (the triple axel with a double toe loop), and one of the more difficult spins. So she got the most points in technical. I don’t remember the exact scores now, but I think Yuna might have out-pointed her on artistic ability, but it was not enough to bring her past the Russia combining the points from the short program and the long program. I thought the Italian outdid Yuna on artistic ability, but not technical.

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