How figure skating scoring rewards risk over artistry

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, February 13, 2018
  • The new figure skating scoring system is complicated and controversial. Here's how it works.

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    At the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman to land a triple axel in an Olympic event, just the third woman ever to accomplish this feat. She failed to cleanly land the same jump at the 2018 US Figure Skating Championship, in San Jose California, but she still received 6.07 points for the jump, almost two points more than her teammate's perfect double axel, which received 4.09 points. Figure skating score is complicated, and the new scoring system has changed how competitors skate. But how does it work? is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out

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  • Ruza Hel
    Ruza Hel  2 days ago

    Well, i guess difficult techniques are more impressive to see? Also totally check out Surya’s single foot landing backflip! It’s awesomeeee.

  • - your - local - otaku-

    i'm looking for the one comment talking about yuri on ice

  • Mimosa Kokko
    Mimosa Kokko  21 days ago

    I could never

  • Frances Zapata
    Frances Zapata  21 days ago

    Two words: Surya Bonaly.

    She did dangerous moves and yet was punished because she wasn't "artistic enough."

  • Sarah Wenell
    Sarah Wenell  21 days ago

    Same thing is happening in gymnastics 🙄

  • Benjamin Nolan
    Benjamin Nolan  28 days ago

    Bring back the Bonaly!

  • Sally Lemon
    Sally Lemon  1 months ago

    A lot of artistry goes R.I.P for the techniques scoring

  • Sofia Permjakova
    Sofia Permjakova  1 months ago

    why did they not mention Elizaveta Tuktamysheva when they listed the people that have landed 3A?

  • Nellieken Attah Ochinke

    Am I the only person that can't count the number of spins that the skaters do because it's just so fast

  • Alex
    Alex  1 months ago +1

    Tbh I prefer artistry and beauty in figure skating more than risky and technical jumps like triple axel or quads, not because I don't like them they r really amazing as well but I feel like jumps are not always the roots of figure skating, like Yuzuru, Yuna Kim, Zagitova or Lipnitskaya, their performance s are always full of beauty without too much technical jumps and it's still mesmerizing to watch

  • parkjihoon
    parkjihoon  1 months ago

    After watching Kim Yuna skate, I never seen anyone else skate more cleanly and perfectly and interpreting the music better than ever.. it was magical watching her skate.. most other skaters just do technical ones well and missed the artistic part..

  • Maria Sara Florez
    Maria Sara Florez  1 months ago

    Figure skating is a sport, it isn't dance. Though it is characterized by an artistic component that few other sports have, I think it is important that subjective aspects like artistry don't make or break a performance. A skater should win a medal because they have outskated their competitors, not because they looked more gracious or because their music went better with their program. I find it funny that some people think it's ridiculous for athletic ability to be more rewarded... in a sport. The idea behind this kind of scoring is to push athletes forwards, and yes that takes risk. If you want more artistry that, go see Disney on Ice.

  • Richard Foo
    Richard Foo  2 months ago

    And still backflip is forbidden huh?

  • Hanabi Le
    Hanabi Le  2 months ago +1

    You can mame new video now because GOE range was changed from -5 to +5 and only 3 jumps at the second half will receive bonus points to prevent the program like Alina’s program in Pyeongchang 2018 to take advantage of the rule.

  • lan anh vũ
    lan anh vũ  2 months ago +1

    Nathan Chen has spent so much time to crossover before all of his jumps. It makes me can't enjoy his performance. But he is a good jumper, no cheat at all, like Boyang Jin.

  • Oskar winters
    Oskar winters  2 months ago

    i'd rather reward a beautiful perfection

  • Juinne R
    Juinne R  2 months ago

    Honestly? Im a figure skater and i dont really understand how the scoring works 🤷‍♀️

  • Tuna
    Tuna  3 months ago

    Tell that to Surya Bonaly

  • Luna Athaya
    Luna Athaya  3 months ago +1

    1:58 i see ashley:)

  • imię nazwisko
    imię nazwisko  3 months ago