The X Games’ Frisky Ice Matej Svancer premiere ended in disappointment in Aspen on Saturday (local time).
Not because of a poor performance in the Big Air competition, but because of the inexplicably low rating of his jump. Of course, the “judges” were not responsible for this, because they do not exist. The “scores” were generated by a computer system, but she didn’t even realize the difference in Svancer’s two attempts.
The 17-year-old started with a 19 lead in Japan, followed by a triple 19 – his winning jump from the World Cup Finals in Steamboat Springs. Both attempts sparked Austria’s Olympic hope, but there were only 48.0 points for both. “I don’t want to talk about it, I just want to quickly forget it today and look forward,” said a frustrated Svanser. The debate about whether an “artificial intelligence system” makes sense for free skating has been going on for a long time.
American Alexander Hall won out of eight competitors, ahead of fellow Canadian Mac Forehand and Canadian Till Harley. After the competition, Svancer went to Vienna to unpack the red, white and red Olympic clothes at the start of the week. There will also be Anna Jacir, who finished fifth in the X-Games Slopestyle on Friday.
In the Big Air competition on Saturday, the 2018 Olympic champion is no longer there, because Jacir did not want to take a risk shortly before the Beijing Winter Games because the speed of preparation was too low. Two of her competitors also succeeded, which meant that there were only five active players to start with.
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