We are following up on yesterday's post regarding the judging system used by the International Skating Union and the veritable shitstorm that was triggered after what media had labbelled a controversial final result in women's free skating at the Sochi Olympics.
"How Sotnikova Beat Kim, Move by Move" is how the New York times titled an insightful article by Adam Leib, a coach and technical expert in figure skating. The varying degrees of difficulty in the routines performed by Adelina Sotnikova and Kim Yu-na were the decisive factors deciding over first and second in Leib's view.
Who said conspiracy?
Read the article here!
Sometimes you have to be an expert to make these finer distinctions. But on the other hand, can one expect the general public to ever reach a level of sufficient grasp to appreciate them?