2018 Olympic Games Team Event Men’s Free Skate

Mikhail Kolyada, RUS: 88.35 TES + 86.22 PCS -1.00 = 173.57

  • Quad lutz sits down on the landing
  • Quad toe step out and opened up early for a triple
  • Triple axel + double toe
  • Quad toe really hangs on to the landing
  • Triple axel
  • Triple lutz + loop + triple salchow nicely done with good height
  • Triple loop
  • This program doesn’t really jive with him artistically and he doesn’t seem to be really performing to or portraying Elvis
  • Double axel

Matteo Rizzo, ITA: 78.77 TES + 77.34 PCS = 156.11 and into 2nd place

  • Nice triple flip + triple toe
  • Triple axel + double toe
  • Triple lutz
  • He seems a bit slow and sluggish throughout the program and the music almost feels a bit slowed down too
  • Good triple axel
  • Triple lutz + single loop + triple salchow
  • Triple loop
  • He’s completing the jumps but doesn’t always have the most difficult entries or exits so he won’t get the higher GOE values to really compensate for not doing a quad
  • Double axel
  • His program is very paint by number and feels like it could go with any music and there isn’t a lot of performance quality from him.  Definitely something to work on in the future and will be reflected in his program components.
  • Double axel
  • He definitely did his job today going out there and landing all the jumps

Adam Rippon, USA: 86.20 TES + 86.78 PCS = 172.98 and into 2nd place

  • Nice double axel
  • Triple flip + triple loop
  • Nice footwork into double axel
  • The step sequence and the transitions are so mesmerizing
  • Triple axel + double toe + double loop
  • Good triple axel
  • Triple flip + triple toe nicely done
  • Good triple salchow
  • Love the one footed backward entry into the triple lutz
  • Great speed and centering in his spins with nice stretched out positions
  • Nice layback with great use of his arms
  • There is so much detail in this program
  • I love that he slows down the spin at the end of the program showing how much control he has over his whole body
  • An exquisite program from him
  • His triple lutz was deemed under-rotated, costing him some points on the technical side

Patrick Chan, CAN: 87.67 TES + 93.08 PCS -1.00 = 179.75 and into 1st place

  • Great quad toe + triple toe with nice height
  • Good quad toe nicely timed with the music
  • Doubled his axel and stepped out of it
  • Triple lutz + single loop + triple salchow
  • Triple axel fall
  • Triple loop a little off on his edge on the takeoff and hand down
  • Triple flip + double toe
  • There is something so effortless about his skating that you really have to appreciate
  • Double axel stepping right up into a sit spin
  • As soft as the rest of the program has been, I really appreciate the dynamic change in the step sequence to just add a bit of an exclamation point on the program
  • Overall not a bad program from him considering his struggles this season

Keiji Tanaka, JPN: 72.02 TES + 77.34 PCS -1.00 = 148.36 and into 5th place

  • Popped opening salchow into a double
  • Popped second salchow into a double
  • That is a huge loss of points there.  Each quad salchow is worth a base of 10.5 and one was intended to be in combination.  He was expecting at least 20 points.  He earned 1.39 for the first and 1.33 for the second, losing over 17 points over his planned base value.
  • Triple axel
  • Quad toe sat down on it
  • Triple axel + double toe + single loop
  • Triple flip + triple toe
  • Only earned a Level 1 for the camel spin, which is more points left on the table when so many are earning Level 4
  • Triple loop
  • Triple lutz
  • Just way too many costly mistakes for him to help out Team Japan today
Pl. Name Nation TSS
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1 CHAN Patrick CAN 179.75 87.67 93.08 9.50 9.29 8.93 9.39 9.43 1.00 #4
2 KOLYADA Mikhail OAR 173.57 88.35 86.22 8.82 8.43 8.61 8.57 8.68 1.00 #1
3 RIPPON Adam USA 172.98 86.20 86.78 8.61 8.39 8.82 8.75 8.82 0.00 #3
4 RIZZO Matteo ITA 156.11 78.77 77.34 7.64 7.39 8.18 7.71 7.75 0.00 #2
5 TANAKA Keiji JPN 148.36 72.02 77.34 8.00 7.57 7.50 7.96 7.64 1.00 #5

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