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.Learn why the triple axel is such a big deal: http://bit.ly/2oGrA7NSubscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOAt 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?Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com.Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyEFollow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06oOr Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H
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  • Sally Vee

     1 years ago

    Yuzuru Hanyu is the perfect example of insane difficulty and incomparable artistry. He is the model modern figure skater.

  • That Anime Person

     1 months ago

    I look up to him as a growing figure skater

  • Jeungri Oppa

     1 months ago

    Kristin Marie I know this is a joke, however comparing an anime character to an athlete who had trained their whole life to be at the top is undeniably rude. Figure skating especially is one of the hardest sports in the world, and you seriously need to open your eyes.

  • lexamazing

     1 years ago

    scoring is just so subjective. l was a competitive gymnast for years, and the scorers were always unpredictable.

  • Jeungri Oppa

     1 months ago

    Lechiffresix six that’s not true, since her jumps were cheated.

  • DuckyDae X

     6 months ago

    fjoolololol Judges have openly admitted bias, particularly in an Olympic setting.

  • Grace Hudson

     1 years ago

    One correction: a double axel is not a “slightly simpler jump” than a triple axel (around 2:54). The difference is BIG. Plenty can do double axels in their sleep while I think only 8 women have landed it in competition.

  • Jeungri Oppa

     1 months ago

    Grace Hudson false. Maybe 8 people in the us, however in junior and even novice competitions, the asian and Russian girls are attempting it.

  • Hannah Đỗ

     1 years ago

    this is to keep the sport from being stagnant, and the consistent top of the top need to balance both technical athleticism and artistry. Take Yuzuru Hanyu and Yuna Kim, expression and musicality masters on top of their great skating skills.

  • manuefige

     3 months ago

    @All of Jimin's Jams Namjoon stole Yup, it adds so much difficulty to enter an axel from this step, I can't even begin to imagine what it must be like for a 3A lmao. Let's ask the other skaters to do it and see who succeeds, I'm betting... not many lol

  • All of Jimin's Jams Namjoon stole

     3 months ago

    @manuefige YES. Plus his sp was also underscored. That back counter 3A... Was damn underscored and I'm pissed... And now, they're bullshitting him more than ever and I need an outletHe needs his true and proper scores. Same with the other skaters.

  • athenazelda

     1 years ago

    find someone who can do both with perfection... wait... Yuzuru Hanyu :D

  • X X Y

     1 years ago

    I love Nathan Chen, but he is a pain to watch compared to Yuzuru Hanyu. He has no artistry, where Yuzu's programs are a pleasure to watch.

  • That One

     8 months ago

    Nathan Chen is literally a baby. He was 17 in the 2016 Olympics. Most people are getting ready for prom or barely thinking about college at that age. I’m sure he’s improved and will continue to.

  • Gutsie ButterScoop

     9 months ago

    Stop, yuzurus artistry is great and all but it's overrated. As a guy, he lacks masculine features in his performances. Sometimes his arms seem to flop and lack strength. If he didn't thrash his arms at times, then we're talking.

  • Han Trinh

     1 years ago

    Artistry is why I would put Yuzuru Hanyu over Nathan Chen any day, at least for now. Don't get me wrong, Nathan is an excellent jumper, his movements are almost flawless but his performances lack the feels. Yuzuru, on the other hand, always attempts to put the emotional impact above all (while setting records at the same time).

  • I’m suing you

     3 months ago

    Anna Trinh He definitely worked on that. He is so much better with artistry.

  • Jacy Fang

     3 months ago

    I definitely agree that Hanyu's usual performance is more artistic than Chen's but over the past year, I think Chen has improved vastly on his PCS. At worlds, Chen gave a spectacular performance both technically and artistically which I didn't see last year in the Olympics.

  • Leonie H

     1 years ago

    Love this playlist so far! Great work you guys:)

  • Cherry #PLAY

     1 years ago

    Yuzuru Hanyu blends the jumps and artisty so well. That's why he's the king

  • Yumi Chan

     7 months ago

    sedekiman r As you said, art is subjective and incomparable, everyone have their own preferences. If all skaters performed cleanly and focuses on artistic aspect but all have similar technical elements then judging will be based entirely on judge's preferences and everything ends up a debatable mess. It is a competition so judges should judge the best way they possibly can.Also, it isn't fair to compare Yuzu or other current skaters to the generation of older skaters which competed under a different s...

  • kadova

     8 months ago

    @sedekiman r Plushenko said Hanyu is the best skater at the moment. Plushy should know figure skating better than you and me.

  • Candela Luna

     1 years ago

    I love these skating related videos. Great job Vox!