Figure skating at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Ladies' singles

The ladies' single skating competition of the 2014 Winter Olympics was held at the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi, Russia. The short program took place on 19 February 2014, and the free skating took place on 20 February.[1] Adelina Sotnikova of Russia controversially won the gold medal.

Ladies' singles
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
VenueIceberg Skating Palace
Sochi, Russia
Dates19 February 2014 (short program)
20 February 2014 (free skating)
Competitors30 from 20 nations
Winning score224.59
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Adelina Sotnikova  Russia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Yuna Kim  South Korea
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Carolina Kostner  Italy
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RecordsEdit

For complete list of figure skating records, see list of highest scores in figure skating.

The following ISU season best scores (2013–2014) were set during this competition:

Component Skaters Score Date Ref
Short program   Yuna Kim (KOR) 74.92 19 February 2014 [2]
Free skating   Adelina Sotnikova (RUS) 149.95 20 February 2014 [3]
Total score 224.59 [4]

ScheduleEdit

All dates and times are (UTC+4).

Date Time Round
19 February 2014 19:00 Short program
20 February 2014 19:00 Free skating

ResultsEdit

Short programEdit

The short program (SP) took place on 19 February 2014.[5]

Pl. Name Nation TSS TES PCS SS TR PE CH IN Ded StN
1 Yuna Kim   South Korea 74.92 39.03 35.89 9.04 8.61 9.11 8.89 9.21 0.00 17
2 Adelina Sotnikova   Russia 74.64 39.09 35.55 8.82 8.57 9.11 8.89 9.04 0.00 29
3 Carolina Kostner   Italy 74.12 37.49 36.63 9.00 8.79 9.36 9.25 9.39 0.00 26
4 Gracie Gold   United States 68.63 36.55 32.08 8.04 7.71 8.14 8.04 8.18 0.00 22
5 Yulia Lipnitskaya   Russia 65.23 33.15 33.08 8.43 8.07 8.14 8.43 8.29 –1.00 25
6 Ashley Wagner   United States 65.21 31.43 33.78 8.39 8.11 8.61 8.50 8.61 0.00 27
7 Polina Edmunds   United States 61.04 32.98 28.06 7.11 6.71 7.21 6.93 7.11 0.00 12
8 Akiko Suzuki   Japan 60.97 28.71 32.26 8.18 7.79 8.00 8.11 8.25 0.00 24
9 Maé-Bérénice Méité   France 58.63 30.83 27.80 7.07 6.64 7.04 6.93 7.07 0.00 28
10 Nathalie Weinzierl   Germany 57.63 31.94 25.69 6.50 6.14 6.57 6.36 6.54 0.00 18
11 Li Zijun   China 57.55 30.01 27.54 7.07 6.57 6.96 6.89 6.93 0.00 23
12 Valentina Marchei   Italy 57.02 27.52 29.50 7.32 7.04 7.54 7.36 7.61 0.00 21
13 Kaetlyn Osmond   Canada 56.18 27.51 28.67 7.18 6.96 7.18 7.14 7.39 0.00 8
14 Zhang Kexin   China 55.80 32.68 23.12 6.11 5.61 5.79 5.75 5.64 0.00 7
15 Kanako Murakami   Japan 55.60 26.72 28.88 7.39 6.93 7.25 7.21 7.32 0.00 20
16 Mao Asada   Japan 55.51 22.63 33.88 8.57 8.29 8.14 8.64 8.71 –1.00 30
17 Elene Gedevanishvili   Georgia 54.70 27.51 27.19 6.89 6.50 6.89 6.71 7.00 0.00 16
18 Kim Hae-jin   South Korea 54.37 29.23 25.14 6.54 5.89 6.39 6.11 6.50 0.00 11
19 Gabrielle Daleman   Canada 52.61 28.07 24.54 6.32 5.93 6.11 6.14 6.18 0.00 3
20 Elizaveta Ukolova   Czech Republic 51.87 29.72 22.15 5.64 5.32 5.61 5.61 5.50 0.00 14
21 Nicole Rajičová   Slovakia 49.80 26.63 23.17 5.89 5.50 5.93 5.79 5.86 0.00 13
22 Brooklee Han   Australia 49.32 26.37 22.95 5.82 5.54 5.86 5.68 5.79 0.00 9
23 Park So-youn   South Korea 49.14 25.35 23.79 6.14 5.68 6.00 5.89 6.04 0.00 2
24 Anne Line Gjersem   Norway 48.56 26.13 22.43 5.68 5.36 5.71 5.50 5.79 0.00 15
Did not advance to free skating
25 Jenna McCorkell   Great Britain 48.34 25.34 23.00 5.89 5.36 6.04 5.71 5.75 0.00 5
26 Kerstin Frank   Austria 48.00 26.64 21.36 5.61 5.14 5.39 5.39 5.18 0.00 6
27 Viktoria Helgesson   Sweden 47.84 21.83 27.01 7.11 6.57 6.50 6.82 6.75 –1.00 19
28 Natalia Popova   Ukraine 47.42 24.30 23.12 6.00 5.54 5.82 5.82 5.71 0.00 4
29 Jelena Glebova   Estonia 46.19 22.59 23.60 6.11 5.75 5.89 5.89 5.86 0.00 1
30 Isadora Williams   Brazil 40.37 18.93 21.44 5.39 5.14 5.39 5.39 5.50 0.00 10
  • TSS - Total Segment Score; TES - Technical Element Score; PCS - Program Component Score; SS - Skating Skills;  TR - Transitions;  PE - Performance/Execution
  • CH - Choreography; IN - Interpretation; Ded - Deduction; StN - Starting Number

Free skatingEdit

The Free skating took place on 20 February 2014.[6]

Pl. Name Nation TSS TES PCS SS TR PE CH IN Ded StN
1 Adelina Sotnikova   Russia 149.95 75.54 74.41 9.18 8.96 9.43 9.50 9.43 0.00 21
2 Yuna Kim   South Korea 144.19 69.69 74.50 9.21 8.96 9.43 9.39 9.57 0.00 24
3 Mao Asada   Japan 142.71 73.03 69.68 8.75 8.36 8.79 8.79 8.86 0.00 12
4 Carolina Kostner   Italy 142.61 68.84 73.77 9.14 8.71 9.43 9.21 9.61 0.00 20
5 Gracie Gold   United States 136.90 69.57 68.33 8.57 8.25 8.61 8.64 8.64 –1.00 22
6 Yulia Lipnitskaya   Russia 135.34 66.28 70.06 8.68 8.46 8.68 9.00 8.96 –1.00 19
7 Ashley Wagner   United States 127.99 61.07 66.92 8.46 8.07 8.50 8.36 8.43 0.00 23
8 Akiko Suzuki   Japan 125.35 60.57 65.78 8.36 7.82 8.21 8.29 8.43 –1.00 15
9 Polina Edmunds   United States 122.21 63.02 60.19 7.54 7.29 7.57 7.61 7.61 –1.00 17
10 Valentina Marchei   Italy 116.31 55.56 60.75 7.46 7.18 7.75 7.71 7.86 0.00 16
11 Maé-Bérénice Méité   France 115.90 60.86 56.04 7.11 6.57 7.14 7.07 7.14 –1.00 14
12 Kanako Murakami   Japan 115.38 56.96 58.42 7.54 6.93 7.36 7.32 7.36 0.00 10
13 Kaetlyn Osmond   Canada 112.80 55.97 57.83 7.25 6.96 7.32 7.25 7.36 –1.00 7
14 Li Zijun   China 110.75 55.79 54.96 7.04 6.57 6.82 6.96 6.96 0.00 13
15 Zhang Kexin   China 98.41 49.84 48.57 6.43 5.71 6.11 6.14 5.96 0.00 11
16 Gabrielle Daleman   Canada 95.83 48.40 47.43 6.11 5.75 5.82 6.00 5.96 0.00 3
17 Kim Hae-jin   South Korea 95.11 45.25 50.86 6.61 6.07 6.29 6.50 6.32 –1.00 9
18 Brooklee Han   Australia 94.52 48.71 46.81 6.00 5.43 5.96 5.86 6.00 –1.00 2
19 Park So-youn   South Korea 93.83 48.72 46.11 6.04 5.50 5.82 5.75 5.71 –1.00 1
20 Elene Gedevanishvili   Georgia 92.45 39.85 53.60 6.93 6.32 6.75 6.75 6.75 –1.00 8
21 Nathalie Weinzierl   Germany 89.73 38.47 52.26 6.71 6.39 6.46 6.64 6.46 –1.00 18
22 Anne Line Gjersem   Norway 85.98 41.24 44.74 5.64 5.32 5.61 5.71 5.68 0.00 5
23 Elizaveta Ukolova   Czech Republic 84.55 42.94 43.61 5.61 5.29 5.29 5.68 5.39 –2.00 4
24 Nicole Rajičová   Slovakia 75.20 30.39 45.81 5.82 5.54 5.50 5.89 5.89 –1.00 6
  • TSS - Total Segment Score; TES - Technical Element Score; PCS - Program Component Score; SS - Skating Skills;  TR - Transitions;  PE - Performance/Execution
  • CH - Choreography; IN - Interpretation; Ded - Deduction; StN - Starting Number
  • Skaters perform in groups of six. After the first two groups (12 skaters), the rink is re-iced.

OverallEdit

The skaters are ranked according to their overall score.[7]

Rank Name Nation TP SP FS
  Adelina Sotnikova   Russia 224.59 2 74.64 1 149.95
  Yuna Kim   South Korea 219.11 1 74.92 2 144.19
  Carolina Kostner   Italy 216.73 3 74.12 4 142.61
4 Gracie Gold   United States 205.53 4 68.63 5 136.90
5 Yulia Lipnitskaya   Russia 200.57 5 65.23 6 135.34
6 Mao Asada   Japan 198.22 16 55.51 3 142.71
7 Ashley Wagner   United States 193.20 6 65.21 7 127.99
8 Akiko Suzuki   Japan 186.32 8 60.97 8 125.35
9 Polina Edmunds   United States 183.25 7 61.04 9 122.21
10 Maé-Bérénice Méité   France 174.53 9 58.63 11 115.90
11 Valentina Marchei   Italy 173.33 12 57.02 10 116.31
12 Kanako Murakami   Japan 170.98 15 55.60 12 115.38
13 Kaetlyn Osmond   Canada 168.98 13 56.18 13 112.80
14 Li Zijun   China 168.30 11 57.55 14 110.75
15 Zhang Kexin   China 154.21 14 55.80 15 98.41
16 Kim Hae-jin   South Korea 149.48 18 54.37 17 95.11
17 Gabrielle Daleman   Canada 148.44 19 52.61 16 95.83
18 Nathalie Weinzierl   Germany 147.36 10 57.63 21 89.73
19 Elene Gedevanishvili   Georgia 147.15 17 54.70 20 92.45
20 Brooklee Han   Australia 143.84 22 49.32 18 94.52
21 Park So-youn   South Korea 142.97 23 49.14 19 93.83
22 Elizaveta Ukolova   Czech Republic 136.42 20 51.87 23 84.55
23 Anne Line Gjersem   Norway 134.54 24 48.56 22 85.98
24 Nicole Rajičová   Slovakia 125.00 21 49.80 24 75.20
Did not advance to free skating
25 Jenna McCorkell   Great Britain 48.34 25 48.34 N/A
26 Kerstin Frank   Austria 48.00 26 48.00 N/A
27 Viktoria Helgesson   Sweden 47.84 27 47.84 N/A
28 Natalia Popova   Ukraine 47.42 28 47.42 N/A
29 Jelena Glebova   Estonia 46.19 29 46.19 N/A
30 Isadora Williams   Brazil 40.37 30 40.37 N/A

Judges and officialsEdit

Short Program judges[8]

Judge 1:   Robert Rosenbluth
Judge 2:   Karen Howard
Judge 3:   Franco Benini             

Judge 4:   Birgit Föll
Judge 5:   Diana Stevens
Judge 6:   Nobuhiko Yoshioka         

Judge 7:   Katarina Henriksson
Judge 8:   Adriana Domanska
Judge 9:   Koh Sung-Hee

Free Skating judges[9]

Judge 1:   Birgit Föll
Judge 2:   Yuri Balkov
Judge 3:   Franco Benini             

Judge 4:   Zanna Kulik
Judge 5:   Nobuhiko Yoshioka
Judge 6:   Alla Shekhovtsova          

Judge 7:   Hélène Cucuphat
Judge 8:   Karen Howard
Judge 9:   Adriana Domanska

  • Technical controller:   Alexander Lakernik
  • Technical specialist:   Vanessa Gusmeroli
  • Assistant technical specialist:   Olga Baranova
  • Referee:   Diana Barbacci Levy
  • Data operator:   David Santee
  • Replay operator:   Alexander Kuznetsov

ControversiesEdit

Immediately after the final scores were announced, journalistic questions arose regarding whether 17 year old Adelina Sotnikova's performance deserved higher scores than the performances of the 23 year old figure skater Yuna Kim.[10][11] Questions over the judges, the judging system, and the anonymity of scores were also raised in the press.[12]

Official responsesEdit

On 21 February 2014, the International Skating Union (ISU) issued a statement which asserted all rules and procedures were applied during the competition and that no official protest had been filed by any participating nation concerning the results of the competition.[13] Such a protest must be done within 30 minutes of the event.[14][15]

ISU's 21 February 2014 statement declaring their confidence "in the high quality and integrity of the ISU judging system". Adding "judges were selected by random drawing from a pool of 13 potential judges" and all nine judges on the free skating panel were from different nations.[13]

On 10 April, the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) and the Korean Skating Union (KSU) filed an official complaint with the ISU Disciplinary Commission (DC) concerning judging. The complaint was regarding "the wrongful constitution of the panel of judges and the unjust outcome of the competition". It requested that the DC conduct a thorough investigation, "take appropriate disciplinary actions against the concerned individuals", and institute corrective actions. On 14 April, the DC ruled the complaint inadmissible because a general request for investigation is not within DC's jurisdiction and the complaint was not addressed at an individual or federation as required.[16][17][18]

On 30 April, the KOC and KSU filed a second official complaint with the DC. This time the complaint was against Alla Shekhovtsova and Figure Skating Federation of Russia (FSFR), specifically citing a hug Shekhovtsova shared with Sotnikova and Shekhovtsova's marriage to the current Director General of the FSFR. On 30 May, the DC dismissed the complaint. It ruled Shekhovtsova "is not responsible for the judging panel's composition", her marriage did not create a conflict of interest, and since Sotnikova initiated the hug, Shekhovtsova did not break any rules by responding.[16][17][18]

As of June 2014, the KOC and KSU are considering appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).[18]

Opposing opinionsEdit

USA Today reported "A high-ranking Olympic figure skating official … said the geographic makeup of the judging panel 'was clearly slanted towards … Sotnikova.'"[19] The free skating panel included two Russian officials, a Russian judge and a Ukrainian judge.[20] Journalists questioned the appointments of Russian judge Alla Shekhovtsova, the wife of the former president and the current general director of Figure Skating Federation of Russia Valentin Piseev, and Ukrainian judge Yuri Balkov, who was suspended for a year after being caught on tape attempting to fix the ice dancing competition at the 1998 Winter Olympics.[21] The technical panel, that oversees correct execution of elements, is headed by fellow Russian Alexander Lakernik.[11] Shekhovtseva was photographed hugging Sotnikova in the arena, raising another question of bias.[22] The detailed score sheet shows that one judge gave Adelina Sotnikova +3 grade of execution (GOE) on all except two elements. In contrast, the score sheet of short program shows that one judge gave Yuna Kim +0 grade of execution on her triple flip, of which the NBC commentator Tracy Wilson commented as 'another perfect flip'.[6][11]

Journalists and experts argued that scores given to Adelina Sotnikova were inflated both in the short and long programs. Many among them cite that certain judges gave generous scores along with fellow Russian competitor Yulia Lipnitskaya. In particular, numerous +3 grade of executions were handed out to the two Russian skaters as well as nods in component scores compared to other skaters.[10][11] Others noted that Sotnikova made a mistake by stepping out of one of her jumps which got a -0.9 grade of execution in the scorecards. Ryan Bradley, 2011 US champion, asked "Are we just going to ignore that she botched the landing of her 3 jump and pretend she was perfect?"[23][24] There are also debates about whether Sotnikova's triple lutz had a wrong edge on takeoff and the triple toe loop in her first jumping pass was under-rotated. Neither error was flagged by the event's technical panel. Retired national-level figure skater Tim Gerber wrote a letter to the ISU, claiming that Sotnikova's triple triple combination jump should have received wrong edge and under rotation. Gerber also asserted that the step sequence levels were not correctly awarded for Kim and Sotnikova. He stated that Kim's step sequence should have received a level four (instead of three) and Sotnikova's step sequence should have received a level three (instead of four), as Sotnikova's step sequence elements in free skating didn't meet the requirements to get level four, and Kim's met the requirements enough to get level four.[25]

Katarina Witt, a two-time Olympic champion, stated "I am stunned by this result, I don’t understand the scoring."[26][27] Several experts have also pointed out how Kim and Kostner's programs have significantly better artistry, choreography and skill on ice that should translate to higher component marks to other skaters. One judge in the scoresheets gave out significantly lower marks to Kim and Kostner in the component marks. Sonia Garbato, seven-time Olympic figure skating judge and former high-ranking ISU official, wrote: "No fair judge … could have awarded to Adelina higher marks in choreography, performance/execution, and interpretation of the music."[28] Four-time world champion Kurt Browning also expressed his surprise at the results, declaring that he did not understand how Kim and Sotnikova could have been so close in the programme component scores. He also pointed out how Sotnikova had her component scores boosted compared to her previous programs [29] Michael Weiss, a two-time world bronze medalist, wrote "couldn't disagree more that Yuna and Sotnikova had basically same Component marks?..in Both short & long? Home field inflation." Dick Button, two-time Olympic champion and longstanding skating analyst, commented: "Sotnikova was energetic, strong, commendable, but not a complete skater." [11][30]

Journals such as NBC,[31] Washington Post,[32] Chicago Tribune,[33] even Japan Times,[34] report this crisis as controversial and biased judgment. Other journals such as Der Spiegel,[35] Sueddeutsche Zeitung,[36] L'Équipe[37] defined this crisis as 'robbery' scandal. According to ESPN, almost 75% of people voting for the poll think Yuna Kim should win the gold medal. A petition in Change.org against the results of the event demanding an investigation and rejudgment has amassed over 2 million supporters breaking several web traffic records on the website.[38]

Supporting opinionsEdit

Three-time world champion and two-time Olympic silver medalist Elvis Stojko responded "It was totally fair, Adelina was ready. Kim didn't have enough technical ammunition."[39] Tara Lipinski, the 1998 Olympic champion, together with Johnny Weir, the 2008 World bronze medalist, have also expressed their agreement with the judges' decision on Sotnikova's performance.[40] Scott Hamilton, the 1984 Olympic champion, said that while Sotnikova's skating is not as aesthetically pleasing as Kim's, her athletic style "checks off every box" and "does everything the judges are looking for."[41] Alexei Mishin, the Russian 1969 world medalist and coach to three Olympic champions, said that "… Sotnikova's victory is absolutely natural and objective."[42] They all changed their stance from supporting Sotnikova to supporting Kim after 2014 Winter Olympics, except for Russian Figure skater Alexei Mishin. On 20 February 2014, The New York Times published a technical assessment of the competition titled "How Sotnikova Beat Kim" with a point-by-point and jump-by-jump comparison of the performances of the two skaters.[43] The New York Times also reported in a conjointly published article that Sotnikova's routine was athletically challenging stating that: "Sotnikova scored higher on the technical merit of her program. For instance, Kim did not attempt a triple loop or a double axel, triple toe loop combination, as Sotnikova did."[44] However, Mao Asada, Silver medalist of 2010 Winter Olympics, put 8 triple jumps and scored even less than Yuna Kim while Sotnikova put 7 and Kim put 6. [45]

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