American figure skaters were super boring and terrible (on many levels) but Russian Evgenia Medvedeva captured America’s heart. Her stunning loss to training partner Alina Zagitova was met with surprise and anger by her fans.
Me: hi yes, i'd like to report a robbery
Police: yes, what is it?
Me: Evgenia Medvedeva's Pyeongchang 2018 gold medal
— Blånchë ⚡️ WITH CHEN⚡️ (@ginpatsushoujo) February 23, 2018
Evgenia Medvedeva just got absolutely robbed
Figure skating should be about artistry, not just who can do more jumps in a more compressed period of time
— Dan Silver (@dsilver88) February 23, 2018
Zagitova and her coach took advantage of the scoring technicalities by loading all her jumps in the second half of her program, gaining her extra points. These things seem to matter more than the artistry with which Zagitova struggled.
Medvedeva not only landed all her jumps, but also wowed the world with her style and emotion.
— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) February 23, 2018
Figure skating judging has always been subjective and hard to figure out leading to these types of criticisms.
What?!?!?? Evgenia Medvedeva
was flawless. FLAWLESS. She transported her audience to a story and she showed so much emotion! And she get’s silver?!?? pic.twitter.com/geWxOiCuiG
— Mikayla (@Mikayla36692343) February 23, 2018
I hope Evgenia Medvedeva knows that what she showed tonight was one of the most beautiful free skates I have ever seen. She skated with her soul and did literally everything she could to win and I hope she finds comfort in that. pic.twitter.com/h9ttzQ8ou4
— YUZURU HANYU (@taekookstress) February 23, 2018
Goodnight to everyone but the Olympics Figure Skating judges because Evgenia Medvedeva DESERVED GOLD. Alina Zagitova was great but Evgenia just has IT. FIGHT ME.
— taylor (@lilredinmotion) February 23, 2018