Welcome to Tigersue's Jungle. Here you may find a Jungle of thoughts and idea's. You may never know what you will find!
Yes, I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! I am a wife, a mother, a sister, and a friend.

Friday, February 19, 2010

How about the figure skating? Eh?

I love olympics. I always watch as much as I can, I'm not much of a sports watcher otherwise, but there is something about the olympics that gets me going.

Figure Skating is always my main interest, particularly the men's program. It has always been my favorite. Good for Evan Lysacek for winning the gold medal, and doing it without using a quad jump.

You can go here to check out the scoring differences and see for yourself how it all broke down. All you need to do is click on the plus sign next to each skater to see his score sheet. Also remember that each judge is scoring something different. There are judges for jumps, some for spins, some for the component (artistic score). Basically what it came down to was Evgeni Pulshenko did not do his three jump combination planned for his first jump sequence that included his quadruple toe loop. He had planned the quad toe, a triple toe, and a double loop jump. If he had done that double loop and landed it, he would have won. I'm sure of it.

Evan also did a Triple Lutz with a triple toe loop and the Russian did a Triple Lutz double toe loop. I don't know if that was a downgrade, that it looked like he did a triple toe, but when the judges looked at it close his rotation, landing was not complete so it would have been downgraded. Those two differences lost it for the Russian. He can only blame himself for not doing what he had planned.


Here is the scoring sheet. I tried to highlight some of the big differences, that undo the points for the quad jump. Although there are also downgrades on Evans, he had a harder program in general. One jump can win a program but not having the others hurts. Not only did Plushenko not have a three jump combination, he did not have a Triple, triple other than the quad combination that was supposed to be his three jump combination. He did not have as hard of a sit spin, and his transitions into his other jumps were not as good a Evan's given Evan a slight advantage over the majority of the elements done.

Figure skating is not all about jumps. It has been an ongoing arguement for years. It is about how you put it all together and who does it the best. Evan had more jumps in the last half of the program also giving bonus points to each jump. Little things can add up. I hope you find the score sheets interesting. I have really enjoyed looking at them as it has helped me understand the scoring a bit better.

Evan Lysacek

Triple Lutz + Triple ToeloopTriple Lutz + Triple Toeloop10.001.4011.40
Triple AxelTriple Axel8.200.608.80
Triple SalchowTriple Salchow4.501.005.50
Circular Step SequenceCircular Step Sequence 43.901.205.10
Flying Sit SpinFlying Sit Spin 43.000.803.80
Triple Axel + Double ToeloopTriple Axel + Double Toeloop10.45-0.569.89
Triple LoopTriple Loop5.501.006.50
Triple Flip + Double Toeloop + Double LoopTriple Flip + Double Toeloop + Double Loop9.13-0.408.73
Triple LutzTriple Lutz6.601.408.00
Double AxelDouble Axel3.850.804.65
Fly. Change Foot Sit SpinFly. Change Foot Sit Spin 43.000.503.50
Straight Line Step SequenceStraight Line Step Sequence 33.300.904.20
Change Foot Combination SpinChange Foot Combination Spin 43.501.004.50
Totals Executed Elements74.93 84.57

Music:Sheherazade by N. Rimski Korsakov

Program ComponentsUnfactored ScoreFactor
Choreography/Composition8.352.00
Transitions/Linking Footwork7.952.00
Interpretation8.402.00
Performance/Execution8.502.00
Skating Skills8.202.00
Factored Program Components82.80
DeductionsValue
Time Violation0.00
Music Violation0.00
Illegal Element0.00
Costume & Prop Violation0.00
Fall0.00
Interruption in Excess0.00













165.5182.7182.800.00




Evgini Plusenko

Planned ElementsExecuted ElementsBase ValueGOEScore
Quad. Toeloop + Triple Toeloop + Double LoopQuad. Toeloop + Triple Toeloop13.800.8014.60
Triple AxelTriple Axel8.20-0.367.84
Triple Axel + Double ToeloopTriple Axel + Double Toeloop9.501.0010.50
Triple LoopTriple Loop5.000.605.60
Flying Sit SpinFlying Sit Spin 32.600.142.74
Triple LutzTriple Lutz6.000.606.60
Change Foot Sit SpinChange Foot Sit Spin 43.000.703.70
Circular Step SequenceCircular Step Sequence 33.300.804.10
Triple Lutz + Double ToeloopTriple Lutz + Double Toeloop8.030.008.03
Triple SalchowTriple Salchow4.950.805.75
Double AxelDouble Axel3.851.004.85
Straight Line Step SequenceStraight Line Step Sequence 33.301.004.30
Change Foot Combination SpinChange Foot Combination Spin 43.500.604.10
Totals Executed Elements75.03 82.71

Music:Tango Amore by E. Marton

Program ComponentsUnfactored ScoreFactor
Choreography/Composition8.202.00
Transitions/Linking Footwork7.252.00
Interpretation8.752.00
Performance/Execution8.802.00
Skating Skills8.402.00
Factored Program Components82.80
DeductionsValue
Time Violation0.00
Music Violation0.00
Illegal Element0.00
Costume & Prop Violation0.00
Fall0.00
Interruption in Excess0.00
Total Deductions0.0

No comments: