2017 Internationaux de France Men’s Results

Short Program

 Pl. Name Nation TSS
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TES
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PCS
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SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Javier FERNANDEZ ESP 107.86 60.00 47.86 9.46 9.29 9.79 9.61 9.71 0.00 #10
2 Shoma UNO JPN 93.92 48.91 46.01 9.29 9.04 9.07 9.32 9.29 1.00 #11
3 Alexander SAMARIN RUS 91.51 50.98 40.53 8.25 7.79 8.14 8.14 8.21 0.00 #8
4 Moris KVITELASHVILI GEO 86.98 48.98 39.00 7.93 7.57 7.75 7.89 7.86 1.00 #4
5 Alexei BYCHENKO ISR 86.79 46.29 40.50 8.04 7.71 8.32 8.18 8.25 0.00 #9
6 Misha GE UZB 85.41 43.13 42.28 8.36 8.14 8.43 8.64 8.71 0.00 #6
7 Denis TEN KAZ 83.70 42.56 42.14 8.46 8.18 8.32 8.57 8.61 1.00 #3
8 Max AARON USA 78.64 41.54 38.10 7.93 7.32 7.50 7.71 7.64 1.00 #7
9 Kevin AYMOZ FRA 70.00 34.18 35.82 7.25 6.93 7.14 7.18 7.32 0.00 #2
10 Vincent ZHOU USA 66.12 32.12 36.00 7.46 7.04 7.00 7.29 7.21 2.00 #5
11 Romain PONSART FRA 63.81 31.56 34.25 7.07 6.57 6.79 6.86 6.96 2.00 #1

Free Skate

 Pl. Name Nation TSS
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PCS
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StN.
1 Shoma UNO JPN 179.40 90.20 91.20 9.32 9.00 8.89 9.18 9.21 2.00 #11
2 Javier FERNANDEZ ESP 175.85 85.49 92.36 9.43 9.07 8.93 9.36 9.39 2.00 #10
3 Misha GE UZB 172.93 86.09 86.84 8.57 8.46 8.79 8.64 8.96 0.00 #8
4 Alexander SAMARIN RUS 161.62 82.84 79.78 8.18 7.75 8.00 8.00 7.96 1.00 #9
5 Alexei BYCHENKO ISR 160.65 80.51 80.14 8.00 7.71 8.04 8.21 8.11 0.00 #7
6 Max AARON USA 158.56 82.70 75.86 7.86 7.32 7.54 7.64 7.57 0.00 #4
7 Vincent ZHOU USA 156.09 88.57 69.52 7.18 6.68 6.86 7.11 6.93 2.00 #1
8 Moris KVITELASHVILI GEO 153.52 75.52 79.00 8.00 7.68 7.79 8.07 7.96 1.00 #6
9 Kevin AYMOZ FRA 150.43 73.21 77.22 7.68 7.39 7.79 7.82 7.93 0.00 #5
10 Denis TEN KAZ 144.87 63.01 83.86 8.46 8.18 8.11 8.57 8.61 2.00 #3
11 Romain PONSART FRA 134.31 63.25 71.06 7.18 6.71 7.25 7.21 7.18 0.00 #2

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Javier FERNANDEZ
ESP
283.71 1 2
2 Shoma UNO
JPN
273.32 2 1
3 Misha GE
UZB
258.34 6 3
4 Alexander SAMARIN
RUS
253.13 3 4
5 Alexei BYCHENKO
ISR
247.44 5 5
6 Moris KVITELASHVILI
GEO
240.50 4 8
7 Max AARON
USA
237.20 8 6
8 Denis TEN
KAZ
228.57 7 10
9 Vincent ZHOU
USA
222.21 10 7
10 Kevin AYMOZ
FRA
220.43 9 9
11 Romain PONSART
FRA
198.12 11 11

2017 Internationaux de France Pairs Results

Short Program

Pl. Name Nation TSS
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TES
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PCS
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SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Evgenia TARASOVA / Vladimir MOROZOV RUS 77.84 41.90 36.94 9.32 9.00 9.43 9.29 9.14 1.00 #8
2 Vanessa JAMES / Morgan CIPRES FRA 73.18 38.47 34.71 8.64 8.50 8.86 8.75 8.64 0.00 #7
3 Nicole DELLA MONICA / Matteo GUARISE ITA 70.65 38.50 32.15 8.00 7.82 8.14 8.11 8.11 0.00 #5
4 Liubov ILYUSHECHKINA / Dylan MOSCOVITCH CAN 66.36 34.99 31.37 7.86 7.68 7.86 7.89 7.93 0.00 #6
5 Cheng PENG / Yang JIN CHN 62.40 33.17 29.23 7.46 7.18 7.36 7.32 7.21 0.00 #3
6 Marissa CASTELLI / Mervin TRAN USA 58.99 29.51 29.48 7.46 7.14 7.32 7.46 7.46 0.00 #4
7 Lola ESBRAT / Andrei NOVOSELOV FRA 51.90 26.99 24.91 6.29 6.00 6.14 6.39 6.32 0.00 #2
8 Zoe JONES / Christopher BOYADJI GBR 44.59 23.78 22.81 5.82 5.54 5.57 5.82 5.75 2.00 #1

Free Skate

Pl. Name Nation TSS
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TES
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PCS
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StN.
1 Vanessa JAMES / Morgan CIPRES FRA 141.14 70.95 70.19 8.79 8.54 8.93 8.86 8.75 0.00 #7
2 Evgenia TARASOVA / Vladimir MOROZOV RUS 140.36 67.05 73.31 9.32 9.04 9.07 9.18 9.21 0.00 #8
3 Nicole DELLA MONICA / Matteo GUARISE ITA 126.94 62.97 64.97 8.07 7.89 8.25 8.29 8.11 1.00 #5
4 Liubov ILYUSHECHKINA / Dylan MOSCOVITCH CAN 126.71 62.49 64.22 8.00 7.89 8.07 8.07 8.11 0.00 #6
5 Cheng PENG / Yang JIN CHN 125.74 66.89 60.85 7.61 7.46 7.64 7.68 7.64 2.00 #4
6 Marissa CASTELLI / Mervin TRAN USA 118.16 58.89 59.27 7.36 7.25 7.46 7.54 7.43 0.00 #3
7 Lola ESBRAT / Andrei NOVOSELOV FRA 94.82 45.21 49.61 6.36 6.00 6.21 6.25 6.18 0.00 #1
8 Zoe JONES / Christopher BOYADJI GBR 85.84 42.47 45.37 5.68 5.46 5.71 5.82 5.68 2.00 #2

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Evgenia TARASOVA / Vladimir MOROZOV
RUS
218.20 1 2
2 Vanessa JAMES / Morgan CIPRES
FRA
214.32 2 1
3 Nicole DELLA MONICA / Matteo GUARISE
ITA
197.59 3 3
4 Liubov ILYUSHECHKINA / Dylan MOSCOVITCH
CAN
193.07 4 4
5 Cheng PENG / Yang JIN
CHN
188.14 5 5
6 Marissa CASTELLI / Mervin TRAN
USA
177.15 6 6
7 Lola ESBRAT / Andrei NOVOSELOV
FRA
146.72 7 7
8 Zoe JONES / Christopher BOYADJI
GBR
130.43 8 8

2017 Internationaux de France Dance Results

Short Dance

Pl. Name Nation TSS
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TES
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PCS
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SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Gabriella PAPADAKIS / Guillaume CIZERON FRA 81.40 42.46 38.94 9.68 9.57 9.89 9.68 9.86 0.00 #9
2 Madison CHOCK / Evan BATES USA 73.55 37.07 36.48 9.07 8.96 9.18 9.18 9.21 0.00 #10
3 Alexandra STEPANOVA / Ivan BUKIN RUS 70.02 35.56 34.46 8.57 8.43 8.75 8.61 8.71 0.00 #6
4 Charlene GUIGNARD / Marco FABBRI ITA 69.73 36.24 33.49 8.39 8.21 8.36 8.36 8.54 0.00 #7
5 Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE CAN 68.94 32.69 36.25 9.11 8.93 8.93 9.21 9.14 0.00 #8
6 Elliana POGREBINSKY / Alex BENOIT USA 60.64 31.26 29.38 7.36 7.21 7.43 7.36 7.36 0.00 #4
7 Alla LOBODA / Pavel DROZD RUS 60.43 30.22 30.21 7.61 7.36 7.64 7.54 7.61 0.00 #5
8 Angelique ABACHKINA / Louis THAURON FRA 59.81 31.05 28.76 7.14 6.89 7.39 7.21 7.32 0.00 #2
9 Natalia KALISZEK / Maksym SPODYRIEV POL 58.58 29.30 29.28 7.32 7.14 7.32 7.39 7.43 0.00 #3
10 Lorenza ALESSANDRINI / Pierre SOUQUET FRA 54.07 28.53 26.54 6.79 6.50 6.64 6.68 6.57 1.00 #1

Free Dance

 Pl. Name Nation TSS
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StN.
1 Gabriella PAPADAKIS / Guillaume CIZERON FRA 120.58 61.52 59.06 9.75 9.64 9.93 9.89 10.00 0.00 #9
2 Madison CHOCK / Evan BATES USA 108.30 53.47 54.83 9.07 9.04 9.11 9.18 9.29 0.00 #10
3 Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE CAN 108.03 53.19 54.84 9.11 8.93 9.18 9.18 9.29 0.00 #7
4 Alexandra STEPANOVA / Ivan BUKIN RUS 107.22 54.34 52.88 8.75 8.61 8.86 8.89 8.96 0.00 #8
5 Charlene GUIGNARD / Marco FABBRI ITA 101.28 52.23 50.05 8.39 8.11 8.39 8.32 8.50 1.00 #6
6 Angelique ABACHKINA / Louis THAURON FRA 95.74 50.20 45.54 7.50 7.36 7.71 7.57 7.82 0.00 #4
7 Elliana POGREBINSKY / Alex BENOIT USA 93.50 48.49 45.01 7.50 7.25 7.61 7.54 7.61 0.00 #5
8 Natalia KALISZEK / Maksym SPODYRIEV POL 89.19 44.93 44.26 7.32 7.11 7.50 7.46 7.50 0.00 #1
9 Alla LOBODA / Pavel DROZD RUS 85.42 40.95 44.47 7.50 7.21 7.50 7.46 7.39 0.00 #3
10 Lorenza ALESSANDRINI / Pierre SOUQUET FRA 80.21 39.69 40.52 6.79 6.50 6.89 6.79 6.79 0.00 #2

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SD FD
1 Gabriella PAPADAKIS / Guillaume CIZERON
FRA
201.98 1 1
2 Madison CHOCK / Evan BATES
USA
181.85 2 2
3 Alexandra STEPANOVA / Ivan BUKIN
RUS
177.24 3 4
4 Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE
CAN
176.97 5 3
5 Charlene GUIGNARD / Marco FABBRI
ITA
171.01 4 5
6 Angelique ABACHKINA / Louis THAURON
FRA
155.55 8 6
7 Elliana POGREBINSKY / Alex BENOIT
USA
154.14 6 7
8 Natalia KALISZEK / Maksym SPODYRIEV
POL
147.77 9 8
9 Alla LOBODA / Pavel DROZD
RUS
145.85 7 9
10 Lorenza ALESSANDRINI / Pierre SOUQUET
FRA
134.28 10 10

2017 Internationaux de France Ladies Results

Short Program

Pl. Name Nation TSS
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TES
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PCS
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StN.
1 Kaetlyn OSMOND CAN 69.05 34.35 34.70 8.64 8.39 8.68 8.79 8.89 0.00 #11
2 Maria SOTSKOVA RUS 67.79 35.26 32.53 8.21 7.89 8.18 8.14 8.25 0.00 #10
3 Yuna SHIRAIWA JPN 66.05 36.42 29.63 7.57 7.21 7.54 7.39 7.32 0.00 #4
4 Mai MIHARA JPN 64.57 31.93 32.64 8.29 7.82 8.11 8.21 8.36 0.00 #8
5 Alina ZAGITOVA RUS 62.46 32.27 31.19 7.89 7.68 7.57 7.89 7.96 1.00 #5
6 Elizabet TURSYNBAEVA KAZ 62.29 30.89 31.40 7.86 7.64 8.00 7.82 7.93 0.00 #9
7 Laurine LECAVELIER FRA 60.68 31.21 29.47 7.36 7.07 7.46 7.36 7.57 0.00 #6
8 Mae Berenice MEITE FRA 58.96 31.85 27.11 6.71 6.46 7.00 6.79 6.93 0.00 #3
9 Polina EDMUNDS USA 56.31 28.73 27.58 7.00 6.57 6.86 6.96 7.07 0.00 #1
10 Nicole SCHOTT GER 55.54 29.25 27.29 6.86 6.54 6.82 6.89 7.00 1.00 #2
11 Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA RUS 53.03 24.91 29.12 7.61 6.96 7.11 7.29 7.43 1.00 #7

Free Skate

Pl. Name Nation TSS
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StN.
1 Alina ZAGITOVA RUS 151.34 81.80 69.54 8.57 8.39 8.93 8.71 8.86 0.00 #7
2 Maria SOTSKOVA RUS 140.99 73.78 67.21 8.46 8.07 8.61 8.43 8.43 0.00 #10
3 Elizabet TURSYNBAEVA KAZ 138.69 73.21 65.48 8.18 7.82 8.39 8.29 8.25 0.00 #8
4 Kaetlyn OSMOND CAN 137.72 68.42 70.30 8.86 8.57 8.68 8.86 8.96 1.00 #11
5 Mai MIHARA JPN 137.55 73.45 64.10 8.14 7.64 8.25 8.00 8.04 0.00 #6
6 Yuna SHIRAIWA JPN 127.13 64.86 63.27 7.93 7.61 8.04 8.00 7.96 1.00 #9
7 Nicole SCHOTT GER 116.85 60.12 56.73 7.04 6.89 7.25 7.07 7.21 0.00 #1
8 Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA RUS 114.62 57.23 58.39 7.61 6.89 7.39 7.29 7.32 1.00 #2
9 Mae Berenice MEITE FRA 112.44 56.09 56.35 7.04 6.68 7.25 7.07 7.18 0.00 #4
10 Polina EDMUNDS USA 101.46 46.77 56.69 7.25 6.82 7.00 7.11 7.25 2.00 #5
11 Laurine LECAVELIER FRA 93.67 39.94 54.73 7.00 6.57 6.71 6.96 6.96 1.00 #3

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Alina ZAGITOVA
RUS
213.80 5 1
2 Maria SOTSKOVA
RUS
208.78 2 2
3 Kaetlyn OSMOND
CAN
206.77 1 4
4 Mai MIHARA
JPN
202.12 4 5
5 Elizabet TURSYNBAEVA
KAZ
200.98 6 3
6 Yuna SHIRAIWA
JPN
193.18 3 6
7 Nicole SCHOTT
GER
172.39 10 7
8 Mae Berenice MEITE
FRA
171.40 8 9
9 Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA
RUS
167.65 11 8
10 Polina EDMUNDS
USA
157.77 9 10
11 Laurine LECAVELIER
FRA
154.35 7 11

2017 Internationaux de France Dance Preview

With two events left in the Grand Prix series, only Virtue and Moir have qualified for the Final with 30 points.  Hubbell and Donohue have 24 points as do Bobrova and Soloviev and will have to wait and see how the next two weeks play out to determine if they receive a spot in the Final.

Papadakis and Cizeron won gold at Cup of China with personal best scores across the board.  They were also the first dance team to break the 200 point mark and currently hold the world record score.  They need a gold, silver, or bronze medal to qualify for the Final while a 4th place finish would keep them in the running.  Their short dance had a Level 4 rhumba, twizzles, and lift, and partial step sequence with Level 3 on their non touching step sequence.  They had all positive GOEs, worth nearly 11 points, and program components in the mid to high 9s.  They even received eight 10.00 marks, better than they scored at Finlandia Trophy earlier in the season.  They earned at least one 10.00 from five of the nine judges.  Their free dance had Level 4 twizzles, lifts, and spin, and the midline step sequence with Level 3 on their circular step sequence.  Their GOEs were all positive, netting 17 points and their program components were extremely high, in the mid to high 9s with their interpretation score averaging 9.93.  In all, they received 14 10.00 marks for their free dance, including at least one from seven of the nine judges.  They have the 2nd best short dance, best free dance, and best total scores.

Weaver and Poje won silver at Skate Canada with a personal best short dance score. They need a gold or silver medal to qualify for the Final.  Their short dance featured Level 4 twizzles, rhumba, partial step sequence, and lift, with only a Level 3 on the non touching step sequence.  They earned all positive GOEs worth almost 9 points and had program components in the low to mid 9s.  They made a switch to a new free dance before Skate Canada and while the move seems to have paid off, it should be even better at this event with more run-throughs under their belt.  Their free dance received Level 4 on their lifts, twizzles, and spin, and most impressively on their diagonal step sequence.  Their only Level 3 element was on the circular step sequence.  They had all positive GOEs, totaling 14 points and had program components in the low to mid 9s.  They did receive a one point deduction for an extended lift.  They have the 3rd best short dance, 4th best free dance, and 3rd best total scores.

Chock and Bates won silver at Cup of China.  They need a gold or silver medal to guarantee a spot in the Final.  They short dance earned Level 4 for their twizzles and lift with Level 3 on the partial step sequence and the rhumba.  They had all positive GOEs worth 7 points and program components in the low to mid 9s.  heir free dance received Level 4 for their lifts, twizzles, and spin, with Level 3 on their step sequences.  They earned all positive GOEs worth 14 points with program components in the low to mid 9s.  They have the 8th best short dance, 6th best free dance, and 8th best total scores.

Stepanova and Bukin won the bronze medal at Rostelecom Cup with a personal best free dance and total score.  They need a gold medal to guarantee themselves a spot in the Final.  Their short dance received Level 4 for their twizzles and lift with Level 3 on all three step sequences.  They had all positive GOEs, receiving nearly 7 points.  Their program components were in the mid to high 8s.   Their free dance earned Level 4 for their lifts, twizzles, and spin, with Level 3 on their step sequences.  They again earned all positive GOEs, worth 13 points and had program components in the mid to high 8s.  They have the 9th best free dance and 9th best total scores.

 

My podium predictions:

Gold: Papadakis/Cizeron

Silver: Chock/Bates

Bronze: Weaver/Poje

 

Bios of the competitors: 

Weaver/Poje, CAN: They finished 4th at Worlds and 5th at Four Continents.  They won silver at Skate Canada.  They are the 2014 World Silver Medalists, 2015 World Bronze Medalists, 2010 and 2015 Four Continents Champions, 2012 and 2016 Four Continents Bronze Medalists, and 2007 World Junior Bronze Medalists.  Their personal best is 190.56.  She is 28 and he is 30.

Abachkina/Thauron, FRA: They finished 8th at Junior Worlds last season.  They placed 8th at Cup of China.  Their personal best is 152.17.  She is 17 and he is 22.

Alessandrini/Souquet, FRA: They placed 28th at Worlds.  They finished 9th at Trophee de France last season.  Their personal best is 131.78.  She is 27 and he is 23.

Papadakis/Cizeron, FRA: They are the reigning World Silver Medalists and European Champions.  They won gold at Cup of China.  They are the 2015 and 2016 European Champions, 2015 and 2016 World Champions, and 2013 World Junior Silver Medalists.  Their personal best is 200.43.  She is 22 and he is 23.

Guignard/Fabbri, ITA: They placed 11th at Worlds and 6th at Europeans.  They finished 5th at Rostelecom Cup.  Their personal best is 180.30.  She is 28 and he is 29.

Kaliszek/Spodyriev, POL: They finished 14th at Worlds and 8th at Europeans.  They placed 9th at Skate Canada.  Their personal best is 157.15.  She is 21 and he is 23.

Loboda/Drozd, RUS: They are the reigning World Junior Silver Medalists.  They finished 5th at Skate Canada.  They are the 2016 World Junior Bronze Medalists.  Their personal best is 164.37.  She is 18 and he is 21.

Stepanova/Bukin, RUS: They placed 10th at Worlds and 5th at Europeans.  They won bronze at Rostelecom Cup.  They are the 2015 European Bronze Medalists, 2013 World Junior Champions, and 2012 World Junior Silver Medalists.  Their personal best is 179.35.  She is 22 and he is 24.

Chock/Bates, USA: They finished 7th at Worlds and are the reigning Four Continents Bronze Medalists.  They won silver at Cup of China.  They are the 2015 World Silver Medalists, 2016 World Bronze Medalists, 2015 and 2016 Four Continents Silver Medalists, and 2013 Four Continents Bronze Medalists.  Their personal best is 189.01.  She is 25 and he is 28.

Pogrebinsky/Benoit, USA: They finished 7th at Cup of China.  Their personal best is 167.81.  She is 19 and he is 22.

2017 Internationaux de France Pairs Preview

With two events to go in the series, Sui and Han have qualified for the Final with 30 points, while Stolbova and Klimov have also qualified with 26 points.  Astakhova and Rogonov have 22 points and are a long shot for the Final, but still in the running depending on how the events the next two weeks pan out.  There are three teams at this event that still have a shot of qualifying for the Final.

Tarasova and Morozov won their first career Grand Prix gold medal with a personal best free skate at Rostelecom Cup.  They need a gold, silver, or bronze medal to qualify for the Final, while a 4th place finish would keep them in contention.  Their short program includes side by side triple toes and a throw triple loop.  They earned Level 4 for their twist, pair spin, lift and step sequence.  They had earned a Level 4 on their death spiral earlier this season at Nebelhorn Trophy.  They had program components in the low to mid 9s.  Their free skate included a Level 3 quad twist that earned positive GOEs, earning 8.74 points at Nebelhorn Trophy and 8.69 points at Rostelecom Cup.  They landed their side by side triple salchows and triple toe + double toe + double toe successfully along with their throw triple salchow and throw triple loop.  The only negative GOEs they received on their program were a very slight negative on the throw triple loop.  They earned Level 4 on their lifts and spins with program components in the low to mid 9s.  They lost a point for a time violation at both of their events this season.  They have the 2nd best short program, 4th best free skate, and 2nd best total scores.

James and Cipres won bronze in a tough field at Skate Canada.  They need a gold medal to guarantee a spot in the Final.  Their short program includes a solo triple salchow and a throw triple lutz.  They earned Level 4 on their lift and step sequence, but had earned a Level 4 on their death spiral at the Autumn Classic International.  They had all positive GOEs, earning 7 points, and their program components were in the mid to high 8s.  Their free skate included a side by side triple toe + double toe + double toe and a triple salchow.  Their throw jumps include a triple lutz and a quad salchow which she stood up on and was fully rotated for the second time this season.  They earned Level 4 on their death spiral, side by side spin, and two lifts.  Their program components were in the mid to high 8s.  They have the 6th best short program, 5th best free skate, and 6th best total scores.

Peng and Jin are out of the running for the Grand Prix Final after finishing 5th at Skate Canada, but they could still play spoiler and win a medal.  While their short program at Skate Canada did not land them in the top 6, they had a more successful outing at Finlandia Trophy.  At that event, their short program included a triple toe and a throw triple loop.  They earned Level 4 on their twist, death spiral, and lift.  They had all positive GOEs and program components in the high 7s to mid 8s.  Their free skate includes side by side triple toe + double toe and triple salchow which they have not landed cleanly at either of their events this season.  Their throw jumps are a triple loop and triple salchow.  They earned Level 4 on their death spiral and two lifts at Skate Canada.  Their program components were in the low to mid 7s.  They have the 8th best short program and 9th best total scores.

Della Monica and Guarise finished 4th at Cup of China.  They need a gold medal to keep themselves in contention for the Final.  Their short program includes  side by side triple salchows and a throw triple loop.  They have earned Level 4 on different elements throughout the season, earning Level 4 on each element at least once this season, however they have hit Level 4 on the lift at all three of their events.  Their program components have been consistent in the mid to high 7s.  Their free skate features side by side triple salchows but they have only landed their triple toe + double combination once this season.  For their throws they have triple loop and triple salchow.  Again, they have earned Level 4 on everything at some points this season, but their spins have received Level 4 at all three of their events.  Their program components have again been fairly consistent, with Cup of China being the average in the low to mid 8s.

 

My podium predictions:

Gold: Tarasova/Morozov

Silver: James/Cipres

Bronze: Della Monica/Guarise

 

Bios of the competitors:

Ilyushechkina/Moscovitch, CAN: They finished 6th at Worlds and are the reigning Four Continents Bronze Medalists.  They placed 6th at Skate Canada.  Their personal best is 206.19.  She is 26 and he is 33.

Peng/Jin, CHN: They placed 5th at Four Continents.  They finished 5th at Skate Canada.  Their personal best is 204.49.  She is 20 and he is 23.

Esbrat/Novoselov, FRA: They finished 27th at Worlds and 13th at Europeans.  This is their Grand Prix debut.  Their personal best is 145.72.  She is 20 and he is 27.

James/Cipres, FRA: They finished 8th at Worlds and are the reigning European Bronze Medalists.  They won bronze at Skate Canada.  Their personal best is 222.59.  She is 30 and he is 26.

Jones/Boyadji, GBR: They placed 26th at Worlds and 14th at Europeans.  This is their Grand Prix debut.  She is 37 and he is 27.

Della Monica/Guarise, ITA: They placed 13th at Worlds and 8th at Europeans.  They finished 4th at Cup of China.  Their personal best is 193.50.  She is 28 and he is 29.

Tarasova/Morozov, RUS: They are the reigning World Bronze Medalists and reigning European Champions.  They won gold at Rostelecom Cup.  They are the 2015 and 2016 European Bronze Medalists and 2014 World Junior Silver Medalists.  Their personal best is 227.58.  She is 22 and he is 25.

Castelli/Tran, USA: They placed 7th at Rostelecom Cup.  Their personal best is 176.38.  She is 27 and he is 27.

2017 Internationaux de France Ladies Preview

With two events to go in the Grand Prix series, Evgenia Medvedeva (30 points) and Carolina Kostner (26 points) have both qualified for the Final.  Wakaba Higuchi has 24 points and will have to await the outcome of the next few weeks.  Four ladies still have a chance of qualifying for the Final based on their performance here and all four of these ladies have scored over 200 points this season.

Alina Zagitova won gold in her Grand Prix debut at Cup of China.  She needs a gold, silver, or bronze medal to qualify for the Final, while a 4th place finish would still give her a strong chance.  Her short program has a triple lutz + triple loop and a triple flip with all the jumps in the bonus.  She fell on the combo at Cup of China but she did earn Level 4 for all of her elements.  Her program components in China were slightly lower than she received at Lombardia Trophy, and were in the mid 7s to low 8s.  Her free skate is completely backloaded, with all seven of her jumping passes in the bonus, including a double axel + triple toe and a triple lutz + triple loop.  Her only error was on an under-rotated triple lutz and she earned 12 points from GOEs.  She earned all Level 4s and had stronger program components, in the mid to high 8s.  She has the 5th best short program, 2nd best free skate, and 2nd best total scores.

Kaetlyn Osmond won gold at Skate Canada with a personal best short program score.  She needs a gold, silver, or bronze medal to qualify for the Final, while a 4th place finish would still give her a strong chance.  Her short program includes a triple flip + triple toe and a triple lutz.  She earned all positive GOEs, worth 9 points, and had program components in the high 8s to low 9s.  Her free skate featured a triple flip + triple toe and a double axel + triple toe.  She did pop a flip into a double and fell on her double axel at the end of the program.  At the Autumn Classic International, she earned almost all +3 GOEs for her opening combo for 11.56 points overall, but the jump was messy at Skate Canada, and she only earned 8.20 points.  Her program components were in the high 8s to low 9s.  She has the 2nd best short program, 4th best free skate, and 4th best total scores.

Mai Mihara placed 4th at Cup of China.  She needs a gold medal to give herself a chance at the Final.  At the Autumn Classic International, her short program included a triple lutz + triple toe and a triple flip, but she received an edge call.  However, in China, she did not even place in the top 6 with her short program effort.  Her program components were in the mid 7s to low 8s.  She has been changing her free skate layout around, but she landed at triple lutz + triple toe combo and a double axel + triple toe combo in China.  Her program was clean with only a tiny negative GOE on her double axel and all Level 4 elements.  In all she earned 11 points from GOEs and her program components were in the high 7s to mid 8s.  She has the 7th best free skate and 8th best total scores.

Maria Sotskova won silver at Skate Canada.  She needs a gold or silver medal to guarantee herself a spot in the Final.  She hit her triple lutz + triple toe and triple flip, but under-rotated her double axel.  Her program components were in the high 7s to low 8s, better than she received at Finlandia Trophy.  Her triple lutz + triple toe combination was under-rotated as was her triple flip + single loop + triple salchow, however, she landed both jumps cleanly at Finlandia.  She also under-rotated the last double axel in the program at both of her events.  Her program components were lower here than earlier in the season, and she received low 7s to mid 8s.  She has the 8th best free skate and 9th best total scores.

 

My podium predictions:

Gold: Alina Zagitova

Silver: Kaetlyn Osmond

Bronze: Mai Mihara

 

Bios of the competitors:

Kaetlyn Osmond, CAN: She is the reigning World Silver Medalist and placed 4th at Four Continents.  She won gold at Skate Canada.  Her personal best is 218.13.  She is 21 years old.

Laurine Lecavelier, FRA: She finished 18th at Worlds and 5th at Europeans.  She placed 8th at Rostelecom Cup.  Her personal best is 188.10.  She is 21 years old.

Mae Berenice Meite, FRA: She finished 16th at Europeans.  She placed 11th at Rostelecom Cup.  Her personal best is 174.53.  She is 23 years old.

Nicole Schott, GER: She placed 19th at Worlds and 10th at Europeans.  She finished 10th at Rostelecom Cup.  Her personal best is 168.72.  She is 21 years old.

Mai Mihara, JPN: She finished 5th at Worlds and is the reigning Four Continents Champion.  She placed 4th at Cup of China.  Her personal best is 218.27.  She is 18 years old.

Yuna Shiraiwa, JPN: She finished 5th at Junior Worlds.  She placed 8th at NHK Trophy.  Her personal best is 186.80.  She is 15 years old.

Elizabet Tursynbaeva, KAZ: She finished 9th at Worlds and 8th at Four Continents.  She placed 8th at Rostelecom Cup.  Her personal best is 191.99.  She is 17 years old.

Maria Sotskova, RUS: She placed 8th at Worlds and 4th at Europeans.  She won silver at Skate Canada.  She is the 2016 World Junior Silver Medalist.  Her personal best is 205.30.  She is 17 years old.

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, RUS: She placed 7th at Cup of China.  She is the 2015 World Champion, 2015 European Champion, 2013 European Bronze Medalist, and 2011 World Junior Silver Medalist.  Her personal best is 210.40.  She is 20 years old.

Alina Zagitova, RUS: She is the reigning World Junior Champion.  She won gold at Cup of China.  Her personal best is 218.46.  She is 15 years old.

Polina Edmunds, USA: She is the 2015 World Junior Champion.  Her personal best is 187.50.  She is 19 years old.

2017 Internationaux de France Men’s Preview

With two events to go in the Grand Prix series, only Mikhail Kolyada has secured his place in the Final with 26 points.  Jason Brown has 22 points, and while it is unlikely, he still has a shot at the Final depending on how everyone else skates.  Six men at this event have a shot of making the Final, but most will need a gold medal to do so.

Shoma Uno is the only skater to score over 300 points this season and has done so twice, at Lombardia Trophy and Skate Canada.  He needs a gold, silver, or bronze medal to qualify for the Final, while a 4th place finish would still give him a strong chance.  At Lombardia Trophy he hit the quad flip and quad toe + triple toe, while at Skate Canada he only added a double to the combination.  He earned all positive GOEs in Canada, worth 10 points, and his program components were his highest of the season ranging from the low to mid 9s.  He even received three 10.00 marks, but they were all from the same judge.  He has been playing with the layout of his free skate and did not attempt the quad salchow at Skate Canada that he had landed at Lombardia Trophy.  He has three quads and a triple axel combination in the bonus, although his solo quad toe was under-rotated in Canada.  He completed four quads, and two of them had positive GOEs.  At Lombardia Trophy, he landed five quads, four with positive GOEs.  His biggest difference in scores between events, definitely has to be on the GOE side.  At Lombardia Trophy, he earned a whopping 23 points from GOEs in his free skate, while at Skate Canada, he only earned 6.  His program components were similar between events, in the high 8s to mid 9s.  He has the 2nd best short program, best free skate, and best total scores.

Javier Fernandez is out of the running for the Grand Prix Final after a 6th place finish at Cup of China, his worst finish since 2010.  His short program is intended to include a quad toe + double toe and a quad salchow.  However, in China he missed his opening quad.  At both events he earned all Level 4s, but he lost ground in China with a messy triple axel.  His program components were similar at both events, in the low to mid 9s.  His free skate is intended to have a quad toe and a quad salchow + triple toe.  He landed a quad salchow in his free skate in China, but tripled his opening quad, missed his triple axel combination, doubled a flip and earned negative GOEs on three of his jumps.  He did earn all Level 4s and had program components in the high 8s to low 9s.  He has the 4th best short program, 6th best free skate, and 5th best total scores, although they all came from the Autumn Classic International.

Max Aaron won the bronze medal at Cup of China with a personal best free skate score.  He needs a gold medal to guarantee a spot in the Final.  He landed a quad toe + double toe and a quad salchow in his short program, although the opening quad and his triple axel received negative GOEs.  Overall, he earned only tenths of a point from GOEs for this program.  His program components were better than earlier in the season, in the mid to high 7s.  In the free skate he landed a quad toe + double toe, quad salchow, and a quad toe in the bonus.  Both of his triple axels are in the bonus, along with a triple lutz + single loop + triple salchow combination.  He also earned Level 4 on his spins and his step sequence and only had two very slight negative GOEs.  His program components were some of his best, in the high 7s to low 8s.  He has the 9th best free skate and 8th best total scores.

Vincent Zhou finished 4th in his Grand Prix debut at Cup of China.  He needs a gold medal to keep himself in the running for the Final.  He started off with a bang with a clean quad lutz + triple toe worth 19.76 points.  However, he fell on a fully rotated quad flip and had his triple axel under-rotated and fell on it.  He also under-rotated the triple axel and his solo flip at Finlandia Trophy.  At both events, his GOEs actually lost him points on the technical score.  His program components were much better in China, scoring in the low to mid 7s.  His free skate had a quad lutz + triple toe that was again well done, earning him 19.90 points.  He also attempted a quad flip, quad salchow, quad lutz, and quad salchow + double toe.  The solo salchow and lutz were both under-rotated and he fell on the salchow.  He also has one triple axel in the bonus and a triple lutz + single loop + triple flip combination.  His program was a bit cleaner at Finlandia, but his jump content was a lot more difficult in China, and he did score over 100 points on the technical side.  His program components were all in the mid 7s.  He has the 10th best free skate score.

Alexei Bychenko won bronze at NHK Trophy last week.  His short program includes a quad toe and a triple lutz + triple toe.  He earned all positive GOEs and had program components in the mid 7s to low 8s.  His free skate has a quad toe + triple toe and a quad toe.  He doubled a loop and had a messy landing on a triple axel, but otherwise the program was fairly clean.  His program components were in the high 7s to low 8s.  He needs a gold medal to guarantee a spot in the Final.

Alexander Samarin won bronze in his Grand Prix debut at Skate Canada with personal best scores across the board.  He needs a gold medal to guarantee a spot in the Final.  His short program includes a quad lutz + triple toe and a quad toe, although neither are in the bonus.  His triple axel was under-rotated and earned negative GOEs.  His program components were on the lower side, in the low to high 7s.  His free skate includes a quad lutz and a quad toe.  His only errors were under-rotating his triple axel combination and a messy double axel at the end of the program.  He only earned Level 3 on his spins, so that is an area he could improve on.  His program components were slightly better, in the mid 7s to low 8s.

Misha Ge finished 4th at Rostelecom Cup with personal best scores across the board.  He hasn’t included a quad in his short program at either of his events this season, but he has landed his triple lutz + triple toe and triple flip.  He earned all positive GOEs at Rostelecom Cup and had program components in the low to mid 8s.  His free skate also does not include a quad and while he has five jumping passes in the bonus, two are his lower value double axels.  He earned all positive GOEs in Russia, worth 11 points, and had program components in the low to mid 8s.  He needs a gold medal to keep himself in the running for the Final.

 

My podium predictions:

Gold: Shoma Uno

Silver: Javier Fernandez

Bronze: Vincent Zhou

 

Bios of the competitors:

Kevin Aymoz, FRA: He placed 15th at Europeans and 7th at Junior Worlds.  He finished 4th at JGP France and 6th at JGP Slovenia last season.  This is his Grand Prix debut.  His personal best is 218.63.  He is 20 years old.

Romain Ponsart, FRA: His personal best is 184.12.  He is 25 years old.

Moris Kvitelashvili, GEO: He placed 13th at Worlds and 6th at Europeans.  He finished 5th at Rostelecom Cup last season.  His personal best is 250.26.  He is 22 years old.

Alexei Bychenko, ISR: He finished 10th at Worlds and 5th at Europeans.  He won bronze at NHK Trophy.  He is the 2016 European Silver Medalist.  His personal best is 255.52.  He is 29 years old.

Shoma Uno, JPN: He is the reigning World Silver Medalist and reigning Four Continents Bronze Medalist. He won gold at Skate Canada.  He is the 2015 World Junior Champion.  His personal best is 319.84.  He is 19 years old.

Denis Ten, KAZ: He finished 16th at Worlds.  He placed 9th at Rostelecom Cup.  He is the 2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist, 2013 World Silver Medalist, 2015 World Bronze Medalist, and 2015 Four Continents Champion.  His personal best is 289.46.  He is 24 years old.

Alexander Samarin, RUS: He placed 8th at Europeans and is the reigning World Junior Bronze Medalist.  He won bronze at Skate Canada.  His personal best is 250.06.  He is 19 years old.

Javier Fernandez, ESP: He finished 4th at Worlds and is the reigning European Champion.  He placed 6th at Cup of China.  He is the 2015 and 2016 World Champion; 2013 and 2014 World Bronze Medalist; and 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 European Champion.  His personal best is 314.93.  He is 26 years old.

Max Aaron, USA: He won bronze at Cup of China.  His personal best is 261.56.  He is 25 years old.

Vincent Zhou, USA: He is the reigning World Junior Champion.  He placed 4th at Cup of China.  His personal best is 258.11.  He is 17 years old.

Misha Ge, UZB: He placed 12th at Worlds and 7th at Four Continents.  He finished 4th at Rostelecom Cup.  His personal best is 255.33.  He is 26 years old.

2016 Trophee de France Dance Results

Short Dance

 Pl. Name Nation TSS
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TES
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PCS
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SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Gabriella PAPADAKIS / Guillaume CIZERON FRA 78.26 40.43 37.83 9.43 9.29 9.50 9.50 9.57 0.00 #10
2 Elena ILINYKH / Ruslan ZHIGANSHIN RUS 68.72 33.29 35.43 8.79 8.61 9.07 8.93 8.89 0.00 #7
3 Madison HUBBELL / Zachary DONOHUE USA 66.77 32.37 34.40 8.64 8.43 8.57 8.61 8.75 0.00 #6
4 Piper GILLES / Paul POIRIER CAN 64.74 30.54 34.20 8.57 8.36 8.46 8.71 8.64 0.00 #2
5 Isabella TOBIAS / Ilia TKACHENKO ISR 63.70 31.07 32.63 8.18 7.86 8.25 8.29 8.21 0.00 #5
6 Marie-Jade LAURIAULT / Romain LE GAC FRA 57.37 28.88 28.49 7.25 6.86 7.11 7.25 7.14 0.00 #3
7 Alexandra NAZAROVA / Maxim NIKITIN UKR 56.61 29.10 28.51 7.04 6.93 7.14 7.25 7.29 1.00 #8
8 Cortney MANSOUR / Michal CESKA CZE 55.69 29.35 26.34 6.61 6.39 6.64 6.68 6.61 0.00 #1
9 Lorenza ALESSANDRINI / Pierre SOUQUET FRA 48.18 22.94 25.24 6.36 6.11 6.25 6.46 6.36 0.00 #9
10 Viktoria KAVALIOVA / Yurii BIELIAIEV BLR 46.81 20.54 26.27 6.57 6.36 6.61 6.75 6.54 0.00 #4

Free Dance

Pl. Name Nation TSS
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TES
+
PCS
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SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Gabriella PAPADAKIS / Guillaume CIZERON FRA 115.24 57.77 57.47 9.50 9.39 9.75 9.57 9.68 0.00 #10
2 Madison HUBBELL / Zachary DONOHUE USA 107.81 54.88 52.93 8.86 8.57 8.93 8.79 8.96 0.00 #9
3 Piper GILLES / Paul POIRIER CAN 106.04 53.50 52.54 8.64 8.46 8.79 8.96 8.93 0.00 #6
4 Elena ILINYKH / Ruslan ZHIGANSHIN RUS 98.68 47.69 52.99 8.68 8.61 8.79 9.14 8.93 2.00 #8
5 Isabella TOBIAS / Ilia TKACHENKO ISR 95.16 45.00 50.16 8.32 8.07 8.46 8.50 8.46 0.00 #7
6 Marie-Jade LAURIAULT / Romain LE GAC FRA 92.70 49.70 44.00 7.39 7.07 7.36 7.46 7.39 1.00 #3
7 Alexandra NAZAROVA / Maxim NIKITIN UKR 88.78 43.73 45.05 7.32 7.29 7.57 7.68 7.68 0.00 #5
8 Cortney MANSOUR / Michal CESKA CZE 85.23 43.52 41.71 6.93 6.68 7.00 7.18 6.96 0.00 #4
9 Lorenza ALESSANDRINI / Pierre SOUQUET FRA 81.94 43.00 38.94 6.50 6.21 6.57 6.61 6.57 0.00 #2
10 Viktoria KAVALIOVA / Yurii BIELIAIEV BLR 68.23 30.38 37.85 6.39 6.11 6.25 6.50 6.29 0.00 #1

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SD FD
1 Gabriella PAPADAKIS / Guillaume CIZERON
FRA
193.50 1 1
2 Madison HUBBELL / Zachary DONOHUE
USA
174.58 3 2
3 Piper GILLES / Paul POIRIER
CAN
170.78 4 3
4 Elena ILINYKH / Ruslan ZHIGANSHIN
RUS
167.40 2 4
5 Isabella TOBIAS / Ilia TKACHENKO
ISR
158.86 5 5
6 Marie-Jade LAURIAULT / Romain LE GAC
FRA
150.07 6 6
7 Alexandra NAZAROVA / Maxim NIKITIN
UKR
145.39 7 7
8 Cortney MANSOUR / Michal CESKA
CZE
140.92 8 8
9 Lorenza ALESSANDRINI / Pierre SOUQUET
FRA
130.12 9 9
10 Viktoria KAVALIOVA / Yurii BIELIAIEV
BLR
115.04 10 10

2016 Trophee de France Pairs Results

Short Program

 Pl. Name Nation TSS
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TES
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PCS
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SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Aliona SAVCHENKO / Bruno MASSOT GER 77.55 41.83 35.72 8.86 8.61 8.96 9.04 9.18 0.00 #6
2 Evgenia TARASOVA / Vladimir MOROZOV RUS 76.24 41.87 34.37 8.57 8.43 8.71 8.68 8.57 0.00 #5
3 Natalia ZABIIAKO / Alexander ENBERT RUS 71.36 39.50 31.86 8.00 7.71 8.04 8.04 8.04 0.00 #4
4 Vanessa JAMES / Morgan CIPRES FRA 66.05 35.16 30.89 7.75 7.57 7.71 7.79 7.79 0.00 #3
5 Marissa CASTELLI / Mervin TRAN USA 59.26 31.08 29.18 7.46 7.29 7.07 7.32 7.32 1.00 #2
6 Miriam ZIEGLER / Severin KIEFER AUT 52.06 27.60 25.46 6.54 6.21 6.32 6.43 6.32 1.00 #1

Free Skate

 Pl. Name Nation TSS
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TES
+
PCS
+
SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Aliona SAVCHENKO / Bruno MASSOT GER 133.04 62.90 71.14 8.96 8.71 8.75 9.04 9.00 1.00 #5
2 Vanessa JAMES / Morgan CIPRES FRA 132.53 67.91 64.62 8.07 7.79 8.18 8.21 8.14 0.00 #2
3 Evgenia TARASOVA / Vladimir MOROZOV RUS 130.70 63.21 67.49 8.61 8.32 8.43 8.43 8.39 0.00 #6
4 Natalia ZABIIAKO / Alexander ENBERT RUS 121.20 59.42 62.78 7.96 7.61 7.89 7.89 7.89 1.00 #4
5 Marissa CASTELLI / Mervin TRAN USA 116.92 57.50 60.42 7.61 7.54 7.46 7.61 7.54 1.00 #3
6 Miriam ZIEGLER / Severin KIEFER AUT 92.95 48.41 47.54 6.18 5.96 5.68 6.00 5.89 3.00 #1

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Aliona SAVCHENKO / Bruno MASSOT
GER
210.59 1 1
2 Evgenia TARASOVA / Vladimir MOROZOV
RUS
206.94 2 3
3 Vanessa JAMES / Morgan CIPRES
FRA
198.58 4 2
4 Natalia ZABIIAKO / Alexander ENBERT
RUS
192.56 3 4
5 Marissa CASTELLI / Mervin TRAN
USA
176.18 5 5
6 Miriam ZIEGLER / Severin KIEFER
AUT
145.01 6 6