OK - lets get this REALLY straight - because your 'straight' is a pretty wiggly line, slc. we are NOT saying that. What has been said is that the judges DO cut Anky some real slack in some instances - giving 6's to serious errors that probably Ought to be 3's, and they also seem to "LIKE" Salerino's style, so he is earning 9's and 10's for piaffes and passage that some see as lacking basic requirements. And some rather Large Pirouettes are still getting 7's or 8's. There have been World record preformances that were only good, Not the best ever in the world! Why? Because the riders Before her really stepped up to the plate and had great rides - even Theo was quoted as saying 'I knew when I saw the scores of the riders before her, that Anky would set a world record'. My question would be WHY would you "Know" that??? Because Anky Must win? Because The judges were scoring really generous? I actually thought the scores for the other riders were pretty accurate - some of the rides that wound up Not being first place were better technically, more artistic, with a greater degree of difficulty, than Salerino's go. So why didn't they win? Why did Theo KNOW she would set a world record? (I am not picking on Theo, I am simply using his quote because it is a clear example of someone 'knowing' that Anky outscores the competition - he knew it Before he saw her ride, or at least that is what he Said!)
let me get this straight. you guys are saying that anky gets a HUGE amount of 'anky points' just for being who she is. she goes in, she rides like crap, and they give her 80 percents, because they as judges suck and are corrupt.
ok. that's where we'll start the discussion