‘Difficult to beat US skaters in North America': Renowned Russian coach blasts ‘home soil' judging at Skate America
Added 10-20-19 12:37:02pm EST - “Prominent Russian figure skating specialist Alexei Mishin, who currently coaches Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, suggested that US athletes received "extra help" from the judges at the season-opening Skate America event in Las Vegas.” - Rt.com
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Tuktamysheva took bronze at the Grand Prix event in Las Vegas, finishing behind American rival Bradie Tennel, while Russian 15-year-old Anna Shcherbakova took gold.
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If Shcherbakova’s superb quad-jumping dominance was unquestionable, Tennel’s silver medal left some pundits mouth-opened, as they believed Tuktamysheva had been underscored in both her short and free programs.
Talking about his skater’s performance, Mishin said that the judging was “strange,” also suggesting that it was enormously difficult to compete against American athletes when they have home soil advantage.
Hi @[email protected], why did this 3T+3T(turn) from E. TUKTAMYSHEVA???????? receive GOE -4/-5 from J4/9, respectively? How come some skaters can get away with +GOE for similar mistakes at #SkateAmerica2019? #UnfairJudgingISU#[email protected]@playthegame_orgpic.twitter.com/3S2UBuNfhG
Hi @ISU_Figure@USFigureSkating, why did this 3T+3T(turn) from E. TUKTAMYSHEVA???????? receive GOE -4/-5 from J4/9, respectively? How come some skaters can get away with +GOE for similar mistakes at #SkateAmerica2019? #UnfairJudgingISU#ShameOnISU@olympicchannel@playthegame_orgpic.twitter.com/3S2UBuNfhG— FSU Fair Skating Union (@FSU_Figure) October 19, 2019
That eyebrow went all the way up when Tuktamysheva saw her score. ???? Lost levels on the last couple spins/steps + flip edge.— ???????????????????? ????????????????ツ (@DKTNNS) October 11, 2019
Camera cut off some of the program’s best choreographic touches, has the potential to really be magic with more mileage. https://t.co/NqcPkjqW91pic.twitter.com/029xcFvvZ7
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