Question by WKA: Do you agree with Tatiana Tarasova? Tarasova clearly states that Adelina Sotnikova was better than Yuna Kim?
Honored trainer of the USSR Figure Skating Tatiana Tarasova said absolutely deserved victory Russians Adelina Sotnikova in the women’s singles tournament 2014 Olympics.
After the competition in foreign media publications have appeared on the fact that gold should get to Yuna Kim of South Korea. However, according to Tarasova program Koreans, runner-up was put on old samples. Coach thinks Sotnikov surpassed rival complexity jumps, as well as approaches to them and rotations.
«Adeline and the components had much to gain from Kim and Kim and even a little more given components & mdash , and it should not be! I would put it less, “- said Tarasova. She said that skating Koreans can be compared with the performance of Italian Carolina Kostner, who took third place, but not with Sotnikova.
Comparison of Sotnikova and Kim
In The New York Times analyzed the performances of skaters and concluded judicial fairness ratings.
First, I have been congratulating Adelina Sotnikova on her gold medal in ladies’ solo figure skating!
I agree that Yuna Kim was good, but I have no problem with the fact that Sotnikova beated Kim. In fact, I prefer Adelina Sotnikova than Yuna Kim, especially jumps.
Sotnikova element had a much higher base score, because she decided to make the most difficult version of a double jump – double axel. She has been praised for evenness, height and amplitude performance. She also received a 10 percent premium for the performance of this combination in the second half of the program.
Double jump Kim was one of the easiest, so this element has its lower base value. Sunset on the element was simple, and the jump was completed at a low speed.
Next winter Olympic, I believe that all Russian’s favourite, the young prodigy Yulia Lipnitskaya and our another prodigy Elena Radionova will get Golds, I think.
Answers and Views:
Answer by K
I never agree with Tarasova fullstop.
But I agreed with the Sochi result.
And I’m tired of the endless b*tching. Kim lost, get over it already, she’s not perfect.
Also, the USSR hasn’t existed in over twenty years. I strongly suggest you change your question. Even I find that offensive and I’m not even Russian.
Answer by ✿akit10✿¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪•*
Well, it’s expected. Tarasova is Russian after all and an indirect part of Adelina’s coaching team. I don’t think that her comments were appropriate but I’ve never really cared about her opinions anyway. It’s always been about the political game with her. She’s not convincing anyone who’s not already on her side and actually made the Russians look even worse. Bias is a really interesting thing. It can make normally intelligent and rational people believe in the most absurd things even when facts prove otherwise. I’m not a fan of either Yuna or Adelina so I consider my assessment pretty objective, and I do not believe the scoring and results to be correct. Yes there is a large degree of subjectivity in judging, but technical elements weren’t even called correctly. Tarasova can say whatever she wants. By going as far as to criticize Yuna’s dress of all things she’s lost credibility with a lot people.
Answer by Opera
Adelina: double footing, underroted jumps…wrong edge…level 3 stepped sequence cheated to level 4 which Adelina never received for the identical sequence. OUTrageous GOE score of so many “3”(the highest score for a jump) that Yuna and Carolina’s combined “3”‘s is still less than Adelina.
Queen Yuna was robbed!
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