Whew... I predicted the right top two and yet the podium and overall standing still pissed me off XD I'm actually a bit too upset to make commentary even though it's been some few hours since the event.
First things first, Alina is 15, so very little of everything from her backloaded program (which Zhenya also does, let's put that in the open, shall we) to her tragic costume to Eteri being unappreciative of her is hardly her fault. It's giving me headache the way people have been talking about this girl. I actually like Zhenya but even though it's a shame that her dominance halted at the Olympics I didn't get too upset as it was in the end a battle of 4 backloaded meh programs with high TES, with the one backloading the most winning. It's frustrating all around no matter who you like (and I like most of these ladies).
On another note, if you're busy and you only have time to watch one program, make it Satoko's. She was- just- made out of intricate artistry, and after a lot of choppy jumpy programs before her she was a breath of fresh air. Best performance I've seen of her. Her PCS is atrociously, scandalously low. I adore Caro to my core but the fact that they refuse to give Satoko her due PCS so much that she ended up below Caro is a travesty.
To close this on a positive note, Kaori has grown leaps and bounds just during this Olympics, I'm excited of what she can do in the future. Congrats on a respectable 5th finish on your first Olympics, bb /huggles Kaori