“The first day of the Olympics is already overshadowed by such ridiculous, stupid, unprofessional decisions.” Russian specialists believe Mishina/Galliamov were underscored in the team event
Russian specialist believe that Anastasiia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov were underscored in the short program at the Olympic team event 2022.
Tamara Moskvina: The guys reliably skate the short program. It’s the most important. You have seen that even many famous skaters from other countries who skate well make mistakes. I’m very satisfied.
But… Without any “buts”, the result is the result of not only skating, but also other components that affect the scores.
Natalia Bestemiyanova: Mishina and Galliamov skated very well. It seems to me that it was the best performance in their lives. Just perfect.
But we are dealing with a Chinese pair who perform at home. Judges are more favorable to those who host the Olympics. And, of course, we all understand that pairs are are the only the Chinese skaters who can claim gold.
This is a very difficult situation for Mishina and Galliamov, but I really believe in their resilience, youth and experience. Today they showed it all. In my opinion, they skated better, but such is fate.
Alexander Smirnov (two-time European champion in pair skating): Our guys skated very well, and these 20 hundredths mean nothing. The second mark is subjective. Let’s assume that the hosts of the Olympics have made themselves a small bonus. “Home” judging will be present, you need to prepare for this. We need to show the best, which the guys did today.
The Chinese pair showed their maximum, and our guys – only the allowed maximum. The content in the free program of Mishina and Galliamov is much stronger. According to the technical score, our guys were better even with a very small mistake, which the viewers might not notice. There was a small asynchronicity in the parallel spin, but everything else was very cool.
And a new expert in figure skating (yeah because we don’t have enough of them) State Duma Deputy Dmitri Svishchev spoke about the fact that US judge Peggy Graham gave the Russian pair Anastasia Mishina – Aleksander Galliamov less points then other judges (81.12) in the short program of the 2022 Olympic team tournament.
At the same time, Graham gave the highest score to the Chinese pair Wenjin Sui – Cong Han (84.80).
Dmitri Svishchev: I believe that in the future the international federation should take away the opportunity to allow such biased judges to competitions.
If we judge athletes on a national basis, and not on professional qualities, then we will have nothing in sports, then sports will become useless.
Unfortunately, the Americans, realizing that a judge from the United States can influence the result of our pair, make an exclusively politically incorrect decision, it is impossible to talk about professionalism here.
Five judges say that Mishina and Galliamov are in first place, and one that is in last (in fact, in second – ed.). There should be a protest from our federation, you can’t let it pass.
The first day of the Olympics is already overshadowed by such ridiculous, stupid, unprofessional decisions.
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