2016 Youth Olympic Games 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 CC IT Ded.
StN.
1 SHPILEVAYA A / SMIRNOV G RUS 57.93 29.93 28.00 6.96 6.79 7.17 7.04 7.04 0.00 #12
2 SKOPTCOVA A / ALESHIN K RUS 57.75 29.78 27.97 6.92 6.83 7.13 7.13 6.96 0.00 #11
3 LEWIS Chloe / BYE Logan USA 55.07 27.40 27.67 6.88 6.67 6.96 7.08 7.00 0.00 #10
4 LAJOIE Marjorie / LAGHA Zachary CAN 51.06 26.52 24.54 6.04 5.96 6.21 6.25 6.21 0.00 #4
5 YURCHENKO A / BYELIKOV V UKR 48.00 25.02 22.98 5.83 5.58 5.83 5.75 5.75 0.00 #7
6 KALEHANAVA E / PALKHOUSKI U BLR 47.88 26.03 21.85 5.46 5.42 5.46 5.54 5.42 0.00 #8
7 DAMULEVICIUTE G / KIZALA D LTU 44.58 23.44 22.14 5.54 5.38 5.67 5.63 5.46 1.00 #6
8 WAGRET Julia / COUYRAS Mathieu FRA 44.50 24.32 21.18 5.38 5.08 5.33 5.38 5.33 1.00 #5
9 GOLUBTSOVA Maria / BELOBROV Kirill UKR 41.37 20.23 21.14 5.33 5.17 5.25 5.50 5.17 0.00 #9
10 SEMENJUK Viktoria / GRUZDEV Artur EST 40.06 22.67 18.39 4.75 4.46 4.83 4.63 4.33 1.00 #3
11 MATTHAEI C / PFISTERER M GER 39.29 21.21 18.08 4.46 4.21 4.67 4.75 4.50 0.00 #2
12 RIGHI Francesca / PAPETTI Pietro ITA 38.22 21.80 17.42 4.42 4.21 4.50 4.42 4.21 1.00 #1

Free Dance

 Pl. Name Nation TSS
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TES
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PCS
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SS TR PE CC IT Ded.
StN.
1 SHPILEVAYA A / SMIRNOV G RUS 83.95 41.65 43.30 7.21 7.00 7.42 7.25 7.21 1.00 #10
2 LEWIS Chloe / BYE Logan USA 81.30 38.88 42.42 6.88 6.92 7.25 7.17 7.13 0.00 #11
3 SKOPTCOVA A / ALESHIN K RUS 76.87 37.05 41.82 6.96 6.88 6.79 7.13 7.08 2.00 #12
4 LAJOIE Marjorie / LAGHA Zachary CAN 74.81 36.99 37.82 6.21 6.08 6.38 6.46 6.38 0.00 #9
5 YURCHENKO A / BYELIKOV V UKR 66.96 32.58 35.38 5.88 5.63 6.08 6.00 5.88 1.00 #5
6 GOLUBTSOVA Maria / BELOBROV Kirill UKR 66.29 35.23 31.06 5.13 5.00 5.25 5.29 5.21 0.00 #3
7 WAGRET Julia / COUYRAS Mathieu FRA 61.14 29.62 32.52 5.46 5.13 5.58 5.54 5.38 1.00 #7
8 DAMULEVICIUTE G / KIZALA D LTU 60.94 28.54 32.40 5.46 5.21 5.58 5.50 5.25 0.00 #6
9 KALEHANAVA E / PALKHOUSKI U BLR 60.24 27.72 32.52 5.38 5.08 5.54 5.63 5.46 0.00 #8
10 SEMENJUK Viktoria / GRUZDEV Artur EST 58.54 31.33 27.21 4.75 4.21 4.63 4.58 4.50 0.00 #2
11 RIGHI Francesca / PAPETTI Pietro ITA 57.32 30.82 26.50 4.50 4.17 4.58 4.54 4.29 0.00 #4
12 MATTHAEI C / PFISTERER M GER 57.11 29.61 27.50 4.54 4.33 4.79 4.71 4.54 0.00 #1

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SD FD
1 SHPILEVAYA A / SMIRNOV G
RUS
141.88 1 1
2 LEWIS Chloe / BYE Logan
USA
136.37 3 2
3 SKOPTCOVA A / ALESHIN K
RUS
134.62 2 3
4 LAJOIE Marjorie / LAGHA Zachary
CAN
125.87 4 4
5 YURCHENKO A / BYELIKOV V
UKR
114.96 5 5
6 KALEHANAVA E / PALKHOUSKI U
BLR
108.12 6 9
7 GOLUBTSOVA Maria / BELOBROV Kirill
UKR
107.66 9 6
8 WAGRET Julia / COUYRAS Mathieu
FRA
105.64 8 7
9 DAMULEVICIUTE G / KIZALA D
LTU
105.52 7 8
10 SEMENJUK Viktoria / GRUZDEV Artur
EST
98.60 10 10
11 MATTHAEI C / PFISTERER M
GER
96.40 11 12
12 RIGHI Francesca / PAPETTI Pietro
ITA
95.54 12 11

2016 Youth Olympic Games 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 CH IN Ded.
StN.
1 DUSKOVA Anna / BIDAR Martin CZE 61.82 34.84 26.98 6.54 6.57 6.86 7.00 6.75 0.00 #9
2 BORISOVA Ekaterina / SOPOT Dmitry RUS 60.80 34.25 26.55 6.93 6.29 6.61 6.75 6.61 0.00 #7
3 USTIMKINA Alina / VOLODIN Nikita RUS 56.38 32.13 24.25 6.18 5.96 6.07 6.14 5.96 0.00 #4
4 BRASSEUR Justine / OSTIGUY Mathieu CAN 48.51 27.06 21.45 5.46 5.14 5.39 5.46 5.36 0.00 #10
5 ROSE Sarah / GOODPASTER Joseph USA 46.47 26.56 19.91 4.93 4.79 5.04 5.25 4.89 0.00 #5
6 ZHAO Ying / XIE Zhong CHN 45.84 24.87 20.97 5.39 4.93 5.07 5.54 5.29 0.00 #8
7 GAO Yumeng / LI Bowen CHN 43.96 24.90 19.06 4.86 4.50 4.86 4.93 4.68 0.00 #2
8 KIM Su Yeon / KIM Hyungtae KOR 35.86 19.83 17.03 4.46 3.93 4.11 4.50 4.29 1.00 #3
9 CALDARA Irma / CAPUTO Edoardo ITA 35.49 18.49 17.00 4.39 4.18 4.11 4.46 4.11 0.00 #6
10 POBIZHENKO A / SHARPAR D UKR 28.16 14.23 13.93 3.68 3.29 3.39 3.68 3.39 0.00 #1

Free Skate

 Pl. Name Nation TSS
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TES
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PCS
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SS TR PE CH IN Ded.
StN.
1 BORISOVA Ekaterina / SOPOT Dmitry RUS 107.86 52.44 55.42 7.14 6.75 6.86 7.07 6.82 0.00 #9
2 DUSKOVA Anna / BIDAR Martin CZE 104.31 51.68 54.63 6.86 6.96 6.54 6.96 6.82 2.00 #10
3 USTIMKINA Alina / VOLODIN Nikita RUS 96.39 47.06 49.33 6.36 5.89 6.18 6.29 6.11 0.00 #7
4 ZHAO Ying / XIE Zhong CHN 93.22 48.14 45.08 5.64 5.54 5.61 5.82 5.57 0.00 #5
5 BRASSEUR Justine / OSTIGUY Mathieu CAN 92.08 47.35 45.73 5.68 5.57 5.68 5.86 5.79 1.00 #8
6 ROSE Sarah / GOODPASTER Joseph USA 80.06 38.06 44.00 5.39 5.54 5.21 5.75 5.61 2.00 #6
7 GAO Yumeng / LI Bowen CHN 75.82 36.33 39.49 4.93 4.96 4.79 5.11 4.89 0.00 #4
8 KIM Su Yeon / KIM Hyungtae KOR 72.67 36.76 35.91 4.57 4.36 4.54 4.61 4.36 0.00 #3
9 CALDARA Irma / CAPUTO Edoardo ITA 64.66 32.62 33.04 4.29 3.93 4.00 4.32 4.11 1.00 #1
10 POBIZHENKO A / SHARPAR D UKR 46.14 20.51 26.63 3.61 3.14 3.21 3.43 3.25 1.00 #2

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 BORISOVA Ekaterina / SOPOT Dmitry
RUS
168.66 2 1
2 DUSKOVA Anna / BIDAR Martin
CZE
166.13 1 2
3 USTIMKINA Alina / VOLODIN Nikita
RUS
152.77 3 3
4 BRASSEUR Justine / OSTIGUY Mathieu
CAN
140.59 4 5
5 ZHAO Ying / XIE Zhong
CHN
139.06 6 4
6 ROSE Sarah / GOODPASTER Joseph
USA
126.53 5 6
7 GAO Yumeng / LI Bowen
CHN
119.78 7 7
8 KIM Su Yeon / KIM Hyungtae
KOR
108.53 8 8
9 CALDARA Irma / CAPUTO Edoardo
ITA
100.15 9 9
10 POBIZHENKO A / SHARPAR D
UKR
74.30 10 10

2016 Youth Olympic Games Ladies Results

Short Program

  Pl. Name Nation TSS
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TES
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PCS
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SS TR PE CH IN Ded.
StN.
1 SHIRAIWA Yuna JPN 60.87 35.44 25.43 6.64 6.11 6.46 6.29 6.29 0.00 #9
2 TURSYNBAEVA Elizabet KAZ 59.11 32.57 26.54 6.43 6.36 6.82 6.64 6.93 0.00 #16
3 NIKITINA Diana LAT 58.81 34.44 24.37 6.18 5.93 6.07 6.18 6.11 0.00 #13
4 TSURSKAYA Polina RUS 58.65 30.76 27.89 7.04 6.86 6.93 7.11 6.93 0.00 #11
5 SAKAMOTO Kaori JPN 56.25 32.22 24.03 6.43 5.79 6.00 6.00 5.82 0.00 #15
5 BYUN Ji Hyun KOR 56.25 32.22 24.03 6.07 5.75 6.00 6.00 6.21 0.00 #8
7 GALUSTYAN Anastasia ARM 55.89 31.91 23.98 6.07 5.82 6.04 6.04 6.00 0.00 #10
8 SOTSKOVA Maria RUS 53.40 29.29 25.11 6.50 6.25 6.04 6.43 6.18 1.00 #14
9 JARVENPAA Anni FIN 48.27 27.38 21.89 5.54 5.21 5.43 5.57 5.61 1.00 #4
10 GIANG Vanna USA 48.14 25.55 22.59 5.68 5.46 5.64 5.68 5.79 0.00 #1
11 GENNARO Lucrezia ITA 47.45 26.41 21.04 5.21 5.11 5.25 5.36 5.36 0.00 #7
12 BENJAMINSEN Juni Marie NOR 47.18 27.40 20.78 5.29 5.11 5.14 5.32 5.11 1.00 #6
13 LI Xiangning CHN 46.97 26.39 20.58 5.43 4.86 5.11 5.25 5.07 0.00 #12
14 MEDGYESI Fruzsina HUN 43.45 23.83 19.62 4.89 4.75 4.93 5.04 4.93 0.00 #5
15 HOCKE Annika GER 41.52 21.12 20.40 5.18 4.82 5.29 5.07 5.14 0.00 #2
16 HAGAROVA Alexandra SVK 38.75 21.36 17.39 4.43 4.14 4.46 4.39 4.32 0.00 #3

Free Skate

 Pl. Name Nation TSS
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TES
+
PCS
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SS TR PE CH IN Ded.
StN.
1 TSURSKAYA Polina RUS 127.39 69.46 57.93 7.29 7.13 7.33 7.29 7.17 0.00 #15
2 SOTSKOVA Maria RUS 116.10 64.01 52.09 6.71 6.25 6.50 6.46 6.63 0.00 #7
3 TURSYNBAEVA Elizabet KAZ 108.77 57.43 53.34 6.50 6.38 6.79 6.75 6.92 2.00 #13
4 NIKITINA Diana LAT 106.79 57.50 49.29 6.21 5.96 6.17 6.33 6.13 0.00 #16
5 SHIRAIWA Yuna JPN 105.79 54.37 52.42 6.75 6.38 6.54 6.63 6.46 1.00 #11
6 SAKAMOTO Kaori JPN 98.98 52.19 46.79 6.33 5.50 5.83 5.83 5.75 0.00 #12
7 GIANG Vanna USA 87.51 44.11 44.40 5.58 5.38 5.58 5.67 5.54 1.00 #10
8 BYUN Ji Hyun KOR 87.45 42.44 47.01 5.88 5.79 5.71 6.08 5.92 2.00 #14
9 GENNARO Lucrezia ITA 86.73 43.66 43.07 5.33 5.17 5.54 5.46 5.42 0.00 #6
10 HOCKE Annika GER 83.68 41.13 43.55 5.42 5.13 5.63 5.54 5.50 1.00 #4
11 GALUSTYAN Anastasia ARM 77.32 32.90 45.42 5.83 5.50 5.46 5.88 5.71 1.00 #8
12 HAGAROVA Alexandra SVK 74.52 41.15 34.37 4.46 4.21 4.21 4.38 4.21 1.00 #3
13 LI Xiangning CHN 74.27 39.74 35.53 5.00 4.00 4.54 4.42 4.25 1.00 #5
14 MEDGYESI Fruzsina HUN 74.16 35.55 40.61 5.13 5.04 4.83 5.21 5.17 2.00 #2
15 JARVENPAA Anni FIN 72.64 34.69 40.95 5.38 5.08 4.88 5.21 5.04 3.00 #9
16 BENJAMINSEN Juni Marie NOR 69.98 33.38 38.60 5.08 4.71 4.71 4.83 4.79 2.00 #1

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 TSURSKAYA Polina
RUS
186.04 4 1
2 SOTSKOVA Maria
RUS
169.50 8 2
3 TURSYNBAEVA Elizabet
KAZ
167.88 2 3
4 SHIRAIWA Yuna
JPN
166.66 1 5
5 NIKITINA Diana
LAT
165.60 3 4
6 SAKAMOTO Kaori
JPN
155.23 5 6
7 BYUN Ji Hyun
KOR
143.70 5 8
8 GIANG Vanna
USA
135.65 10 7
9 GENNARO Lucrezia
ITA
134.18 11 9
10 GALUSTYAN Anastasia
ARM
133.21 7 11
11 HOCKE Annika
GER
125.20 15 10
12 LI Xiangning
CHN
121.24 13 13
13 JARVENPAA Anni
FIN
120.91 9 15
14 MEDGYESI Fruzsina
HUN
117.61 14 14
15 BENJAMINSEN Juni Marie
NOR
117.16 12 16
16 HAGAROVA Alexandra
SVK
113.27 16 12

2016 Youth Olympic Games 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 CH IN Ded.
StN.
1 YAMAMOTO Sota JPN 73.07 38.22 34.85 7.21 6.68 6.96 7.07 6.93 0.00 #16
2 SADOVSKY Roman CAN 72.61 37.71 34.90 7.04 6.75 7.04 7.07 7.00 0.00 #15
3 VASILJEVS Deniss LAT 70.16 33.70 36.46 7.32 7.18 7.18 7.39 7.39 0.00 #14
4 CHA Jun Hwan KOR 68.76 37.58 32.18 6.64 6.18 6.36 6.54 6.46 1.00 #8
5 ALIEV Dmitri RUS 67.24 33.06 35.18 7.21 6.93 6.93 7.00 7.11 1.00 #12
6 SHIMADA Koshiro JPN 63.18 32.15 31.03 6.39 5.96 6.29 6.18 6.21 0.00 #11
7 PULKINEN Camden USA 57.91 29.30 28.61 5.86 5.39 5.82 5.75 5.79 0.00 #7
8 SIAO HIM FA Adam FRA 49.19 25.44 24.75 4.93 4.75 4.89 5.04 5.14 1.00 #6
9 LI Tangxu CHN 49.19 21.61 28.58 6.04 5.64 5.50 5.86 5.54 1.00 #13
10 BANNISTER Adrien ITA 46.68 20.72 26.96 5.46 5.18 5.14 5.54 5.64 1.00 #9
11 CHEW Kai Xiang MAS 46.53 24.10 22.43 4.64 4.18 4.57 4.54 4.50 0.00 #2
12 GORODNITSKY Mark ISR 44.48 21.99 22.49 4.46 4.32 4.46 4.64 4.61 0.00 #5
13 LU Yunda CHN 44.20 19.66 24.54 5.18 4.79 4.71 5.00 4.86 0.00 #10
14 SHMURATKO Ivan UKR 42.39 21.07 22.32 4.46 4.29 4.36 4.64 4.57 1.00 #3
15 LANKILA Lauri FIN 30.65 13.68 17.97 3.68 3.50 3.39 3.79 3.61 1.00 #1
16 CALCAGNO Mauro ARG 23.92 8.21 17.71 3.57 3.32 3.43 3.64 3.75 2.00 #4

Free Skate

Pl. Name Nation TSS
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TES
+
PCS
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SS TR PE CH IN Ded.
StN.
1 VASILJEVS Deniss LAT 144.27 72.19 74.08 7.50 7.21 7.18 7.54 7.61 2.00 #14
2 ALIEV Dmitri RUS 142.53 72.03 71.50 7.21 6.93 7.04 7.25 7.32 1.00 #15
3 YAMAMOTO Sota JPN 142.45 72.65 70.80 7.39 6.79 7.00 7.11 7.11 1.00 #16
4 SADOVSKY Roman CAN 133.08 62.58 70.50 7.14 6.86 7.00 7.18 7.07 0.00 #11
5 CHA Jun Hwan KOR 130.14 61.56 68.58 6.82 6.75 6.86 7.00 6.86 0.00 #12
6 SHIMADA Koshiro JPN 119.34 57.32 64.02 6.54 6.18 6.36 6.54 6.39 2.00 #13
7 LI Tangxu CHN 116.51 58.67 57.84 6.07 5.57 5.82 5.82 5.64 0.00 #10
8 PULKINEN Camden USA 108.68 53.40 55.28 5.75 5.25 5.71 5.57 5.36 0.00 #6
9 BANNISTER Adrien ITA 106.71 52.49 54.22 5.57 5.04 5.57 5.36 5.57 0.00 #9
10 SIAO HIM FA Adam FRA 101.46 48.26 53.20 5.46 5.04 5.39 5.50 5.21 0.00 #7
11 LU Yunda CHN 93.06 46.04 47.02 5.04 4.50 4.61 4.79 4.57 0.00 #4
12 GORODNITSKY Mark ISR 91.30 45.18 46.12 4.64 4.36 4.71 4.71 4.64 0.00 #5
13 CHEW Kai Xiang MAS 90.94 43.80 48.14 4.93 4.64 4.68 5.00 4.82 1.00 #8
14 SHMURATKO Ivan UKR 83.39 44.69 40.70 4.21 3.89 4.04 4.21 4.00 2.00 #2
15 LANKILA Lauri FIN 61.43 25.29 36.14 3.68 3.61 3.50 3.71 3.57 0.00 #1
16 CALCAGNO Mauro ARG 55.58 20.00 35.58 3.71 3.43 3.61 3.43 3.61 0.00 #3

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 YAMAMOTO Sota
JPN
215.52 1 3
2 VASILJEVS Deniss
LAT
214.43 3 1
3 ALIEV Dmitri
RUS
209.77 5 2
4 SADOVSKY Roman
CAN
205.69 2 4
5 CHA Jun Hwan
KOR
198.90 4 5
6 SHIMADA Koshiro
JPN
182.52 6 6
7 PULKINEN Camden
USA
166.59 7 8
8 LI Tangxu
CHN
165.70 9 7
9 BANNISTER Adrien
ITA
153.39 10 9
10 SIAO HIM FA Adam
FRA
150.65 8 10
11 CHEW Kai Xiang
MAS
137.47 11 13
12 LU Yunda
CHN
137.26 13 11
13 GORODNITSKY Mark
ISR
135.78 12 12
14 SHMURATKO Ivan
UKR
125.78 14 14
15 LANKILA Lauri
FIN
92.08 15 15
16 CALCAGNO Mauro
ARG
79.50 16 16

2014 Olympic Games Ladies Free Skate

Group 1

So Youn Park, KOR: 48.72 TES + 46.11 PCS -1.00 = 93.83  Total: 142.97 and into 1st place

  • Triple lutz and a fall
  • Very nice double axel + triple toe
  • Triple flip and a step out
  • Good choreography in her step sequence but she seems to be marking through it rather than really stretching through everything and making the most of it
  • Good triple loop
  • Popped her lutz
  • Nice double axel out of a spread eagle
  • Ok layback position into a Biellman
  • Very nice triple salchow + double toe
  • A little slow on her sit spin especially in the back tuck position
  • Good camel position but traveling a tiny bit in the sit spin and losing her catch foot at the end of her spin
  • Too bad about the struggles in the more difficult jumps

Brooklee Han, AUS: 48.71 TES + 46.81 PCS -1.00 = 94.52 Total: 143.84 and into 1st place

  • Triple loop + double toe
  • Triple lutz step out and then a fall
  • Triple toe + double toe
  • Good donut position holding with both hands and nice speed into a catch foot but she could use more flexibility
  • Triple salchow
  • Great layback position into a really nice Biellman
  • Triple toe
  • Double axel with a nice landing position
  • Interesting choreography and style of movement in the step sequence but it seems a bit frantic and her free leg knee is really bent throughout
  • Triple salchow + double toe + double toe
  • Really nice backwards arabesque spiral and split jump in her choreographic sequence
  • Great speed in her combination spin
  • She has lovely spins and positions but just such odd technique on her jumps

Gabrielle Daleman, CAN: 48.40 TES + 47.43 PCS = 95.83  Total: 148.44 and into 1st place

  • Triple lutz hand down tries to add on the triple toe and under rotates and two foots the landing
  • Double axel + single toe and another two footed landing
  • Triple flip + double toe + double toe with both arms overhead
  • Camel spin dropping the leg into the catch foot position
  • Good layback but losing centering and speed in the Biellman
  • Good triple lutz with nice ice coverage
  • Double axel and a turnout
  • Triple salchow
  • I like the flow and quality of movement in her step sequence but not enough content for the higher levels
  • Triple loop step out
  • Good speed in her combination spin with nice camel and sit positions

Elizaveta Ukolova, CZE: 42.94 TES + 43.61 PCS -2.00 = 84.55 Total: 136.42 and into 4th place

  • Triple loop + double toe
  • Interesting choice of music for her as she’s such an introverted, slow and deliberate skater and Sing Sing Sing is just too big for her and makes her skating seem slower
  • Triple flip + double toe + double loop
  • Triple salchow two footed landing
  • Triple loop and fell on the takeoff
  • Ok layback spin into a slow Biellman but a nice position
  • Slow in her step sequence and not a lot of difficult turns and changes of edge
  • Good triple toe
  • Bobble out of a Russian split in her choreographic sequence
  • Triple lutz and just sat down on the landing
  • Double axel + double toe
  • Good camel position into a nice low sit spin but she could have more stretch through the free leg
  • Noe enough toe point in the final sit spin and ending way after the music

Anne Line Gjersem, NOR: 41.24 TES + 44.74 PCS = 85.98 Total: 134.54 and into 5th place

  • Good triple loop
  • Triple salchow + double toe + double toe had no speed out of any of the jumps
  • Triple toe
  • Triple loop + double toe
  • Not a lot of height in her jumps and she’s really struggling a bit to get any flow out of these jumps
  • Good positions in her combination spin if a little slow throughout
  • Flying camel spin really traveling and completely losing the spin trying to get into the catch foot position
  • Very upright in her step sequence and not much use of her upper body and changes of levels
  • This is a very one dimensional performance and she’s not really performing or telling the West Side Story story
  • Double axel
  • Triple salchow turnout + double toe
  • Double axel
  • Sit spin has good positions but again a lack of speed

Nicole Rajicova, SVK: 30.39 TES + 45.81 PCS -1.00 = 75.20 Total: 125.00 and into 6th place

  • Triple lutz and her foot slid out from under her on the landing
  • Triple salchow + double toe
  • Triple toe hand down + double toe
  • Camel spin dropping the foot to get into the catch foot into a sit spin and then a haircutter
  • Doubled her toe
  • Triple salchow really down on one side and almost puts her hand down but saves it
  • Awkward sit spin position with the leg behind and her foot really sickled
  • Not really finishing off any of these movements in the step sequence and only half extending her arms and legs
  • Double axel
  • I don’t really feel that she has any connection with this tango program and doesn’t have the fire or intensity to pull it off
  • Double axel really fighting for that landing

Group 2

Kaetlyn Osmond, CAN: 55.97 TES + 57.83 PCS -1.00 = 112.80 Total: 168.98 and into 1st place

  • Triple flip + single toe
  • Good double axel + triple toe
  • Triple lutz
  • Good stretch through her sit position with nice toe point but losing speed through the camel catch foot position
  • Good triple salchow
  • Double flip
  • Fall on her triple toe
  • Good Biellman position and maintaining speed throughout
  • Double axel + double toe + double toe
  • Good quality of movement in her step sequence but not as much flow and deep curves across the ice
  • Slow on her sit spin into an upright catch foot spin
  • Losing her edge a bit and dropping the leg on the spiral in her choreographic sequence

Elene Gedevanishvili, GEO: 39.85 TES + 53.60 PCS -1.00 = 92.45  Total: 147.15 and into 3rd place

  • Good triple lutz + double toe really nicely timed with the music
  • Triple lutz and a fall
  • Triple salchow a bit scratchy on the landing
  • Good flamenco bits to her step sequence but not enough passion and fire and speed and flow across the ice in this step sequence
  • Spiral into a double axel + double toe
  • Double salchow + double toe
  • Good camel spin with a nice twisted position but losing centering on the catchfoot
  • Triple toe
  • Double axel with a  two footed landing
  • Not enough flexibility in the spirals in her choreographic sequence
  • Flying sit spin
  • Really wild on the camel spin and having to put the foot down to get into the sit spin and really struggling through the catch foot and falling out of the spin
  • For a program that should have suited her so perfectly she was completely checked out and didn’t perform at all

Hae Jin Kim, KOR: 45.25 TES + 50.86 PCS -1.00 = 95.11  Total: 149.48 and into 2nd place

  • Triple lutz + double toe and really hung on to those landings there
  • Triple foot two footed landing + double toe
  • Triple toe
  • Good position in the catch foot pulling right into a donut spin
  • Not getting any stretch through her free leg in this step sequence and a bit slow throughout without deep edges
  • Triple loop a bit two footed
  • Catches an edge on a transition move and is a little close to the boards and falls
  • Triple flip forward on the landing but hangs on
  • Double axel + double toe + double loop
  • Good layback on the music into a nice Biellman
  • Much more freedom and quality of movement in the choreographic step sequence
  • Not a good illusion spin and very hunched over in the sit position
  • I’m not sure I felt her commitment to the character during the program and she could have brought even more

Kanako Murakami, JPN: 56.96 TES + 58.42 PCS = 115.38  Total: 170.98 and into 1st place

  • Very nice triple toe + triple toe
  • Triple lutz and really has to hang on to the landing
  • Double loop
  • Good camel position into an upright catch spin with a flexed foot and a hie twisted sit position to finish it off
  • Triple flip + double toe
  • Triple flip
  • Double axel
  • Triple salchow + double loop with a bit of a touchdown between
  • Not enough flexibility through the camel catchfoot
  • Flying camel spin into a nice stretched out sit spin with good toe point and ending with a layback into a good Biellman

Kexin Zhang, CHN: 49.84 TES + 48.57 PCS = 98.41  Total: 154.21 and into 3rd place

  • Nice Triple flip + triple toe
  • Triple lutz
  • Good height on the triple loop
  • Good layback position but I’d like to see her arms be in a better position into a nice stretched out Biellman
  • Ok camel position into a nice donut spin with an interesting variation with both arms tucked in to the leg
  • Double axel + triple toe
  • Triple flip
  • Triple salchow + double toe
  • Not any performance coming from her and she’s not finishing off the movements and seems to be going through the motions a bit and not any of the fire needed for a tango program
  • Good double axel
  • Good speed in the upright catch foot but she needs to be a bit lower in some of these sit positions

Mao Asada, JPN: 73.03 TES + 69.68 PCS = 142.71  Total: 198.22 and into 1st place

  • This dress is absolutely gorgeous
  • Fabulous triple axel with nice height, might have been a tad two footed but really nice
  • Triple flip + triple loop
  • Triple lutz
  • Upright catchfoot spin into a nice broken leg sit spin but lacking just a tad bit of speed
  • Flying camel losing a lot of centering but pulling into a nice catchfoot
  • Good double axel + triple toe
  • Nice triple salchow
  • Triple flip + double loop + double loop
  • Triple toe
  • Definitely the most technically difficult program attempted today and she hit everything
  • Good Biellman position
  • Really getting into the program in this choreographic step sequence and nice freedom across the ice
  • That is an Olympic medal worthy program and it’s so sad about the short program

Group 3

Zijun Li, CHN: 55.79 TES + 54.96 PCS = 110.75  Total: 168.30 and into 4th place

  • Triple flip + triple toe pretty good but she’ll lose a few GOE points on the 2nd landing
  • Double axel + triple toe
  • Good triple lutz
  • Nice camel spin position with open arms into a donut position with her hip dropped a bit
  • Nice upright catch foot spin but losing her balance a bit on the exit going into the sit spin
  • Triple salchow + double toe tiny and a bit hesitant
  • Triple flip
  • Triple loop
  • She seems to be running out of speed here toward the end and the jumps are getting smaller as she’s going on
  • Double axel
  • Cute folk feel to her step sequence but a little stationary in places and not letting her whole body move across the ice
  • Good Ina Bauer and spirals in her choreographic step sequence
  • Really pretty layback positions into a one arm Biellman with not quite enough stretch
  • She really is lovely to watch but just needs more time

Mae Berenice Meite, FRA: 60.86 TES + 56.04 PCS -1.00 = 115.90 Total: 174.53 and into 2nd place

  • Good double axel
  • Triple salchow + triple toe
  • Triple lutz
  • Nice triple flip
  • I’d like to see something on her face here and really play off the sassiness of the rock theme
  • Triple loop fall
  • Slow and not a lot of levels and movement through the whole body in the step sequence and very flat on the edges
  • Nice twisted camel position into a broken leg sit spin but an awkward mood shift in the music change right in the middle of that spin
  • Triple loop + double toe + double toe
  • Double axel forward on the landing but manages to tack on the triple toe
  • Interesting upright variation in her combination spin
  • Finally performing a bit here in her choreographic step sequence
  • Ok layback into a pretty good Biellman
  • Not as much performance as she had in the short program but overall a good skate

Akiko Suzuki, JPN: 60.57 TES + 65.78 PCS -1.00 = 125.35 Total: 186.32 and into 2nd place

  • Triple flip + double toe + double loop
  • Double axel + double toe a little bit hesitant going into it but she pulls it off
  • Triple lutz really close to the boards and has to fight to hang on to it
  • Broken leg camel spin dropping the leg into a catchfoot
  • Such a lovely joy in this step sequence and she just lights up the arena
  • Triple flip off on the takeoff and can’t land the jump
  • Big telegraphing in that triple loop and messy
  • Good triple salchow + double toe
  • Gorgeous spiral in her choreographic step sequence and such lightness and airiness in this part of the program
  • Triple salchow
  • Upright catchfoot spin into a nice sit spin and maintaining speed throughout
  • Camel spin with nice arms to accentuate the music and ending with a layback spin
  • Not the skate she wanted to send her career with but still an absolute joy to watch

Valentina Marchei, ITA: 55.56 TES + 60.75 PCS = 116.31 Total: 173.33 and into 4th place

  • Stunning start to this program and really capturing the audience’s attention and bringing the Latin feel
  • Double axel + triple toe two footed on the 2nd jump
  • Triple lutz really two footed
  • Triple flip
  • Double axel a little forward on the landing but hangs on
  • Good sit spin but losing speed throughout the changes of position
  • Ok layback and not a great arm position but a nice haircutter
  • A bit choppy and flat on the edges in the step sequence
  • good Triple salchow
  • Triple lutz + double toe out of a spiral
  • Nice curve on the arabesque spiral
  • Double salchow + single toe + double toe
  • Good sit spin into an upright catch foot and ending after her music just a tad

Polina Edmunds, USA: 63.02 TES + 60.19 PCS -1.00 = 122.21 Total: 183.25 and into 3rd place

  • Good triple lutz + triple toe
  • Triple flip + half loop + triple salchow really close to the boards but pulls it off nicely
  • Good camel spin position into a nice twisted sit position with good speed throughout the change of feet and position changes
  • Good double axel with nice flow out of the jump
  • Very good stretch through her sit spin but she could be a bit lower
  • Much smoother in her step sequence today but still a few choppy places and for the most part she’s carving a good edge
  • Triple flip and a fall
  • Triple lutz good recovery
  • Nice arabesque spirals into an Ina Bauer in the choreographic step sequence
  • Triple loop + double toe
  • Good double axel
  • Very nice twisted layback spin into a Biellman picking up a bit of speed
  • She still skates like a junior skater but is very lovely to watch on the ice and doesn’t let mistakes rattle her

Nathalie Weinzierl, GER: 38.47 TES + 52.26 PCS -1.00 = 89.73  Total: 147.36 and into 12th place

  • Triple lutz a little down on one side on the landing but hangs on to it
  • Messy double axel + double toe + double toe
  • Triple lutz and a fall
  • Not good arm positions in th layback pulling up to a Biellman
  • Double salchow
  • Double loop
  • Camel spin dropping the foot into the catchfoot
  • Triple salchow falls into a lunge position
  • Good sit spin position
  • Not a lot of performance, finesse and flow in the step sequence
  • triple salchow + double toe
  • Ok Ina Bauer in the choreographic sequence
  • Kind of a tough skate for her after a great short program

Group 4

Julia Lipnitskaia, RUS: 66.28 TES + 70.06 PCS -1.00 = 135.34  Total: 200.57 and into 1st place

  • Triple lutz + triple toe might have been a tad tight on the landing
  • Double axel + triple toe + double toe
  • Good donut spin into a catchfoot
  • Some good edges in her step sequence and good use of her full body throughout
  • Nice triple flip
  • Double axel
  • Triple loop two foots the landing and steps out but stays on her feet
  • Triple salchow and really tries to hang on to the landing but falls
  • Triple flip + double toe
  • Great layback spin into her signature Biellman
  • Gorgeous Ina Bauer and nice spirals in her choreographic step sequence
  • Sideways camel spin and ending with her upright spin
  • This program is so beautiful and haunting and it’s a shame about those two jump mistakes

Carolina Kostner, ITA: 68.84 TES + 73.77 PCS = 142.61  Total: 216.73 and into 1st place

  • Good triple lutz
  • Nice double axel + double toe
  • Great triple flip with nice ride out not he landing
  • Gorgeous camel spin position into a broken leg sit spin
  • Flying camel spin with a bent leg variation going right into the catchfoot
  • Triple loop and really squeaks out the free leg there
  • Triple toe + double toe
  • Nice triple salchow
  • Triple salchow + double toe + double toe
  • Her technical content is not nearly as difficult as what everyone else in this group will be attempting but everything was done exceptionally
  • Very nice step sequence with good edges and quality of movement and playing well to the audience
  • Camel spin with an ugly illusion into a nice sit spin and ending with a haircutter
  • This is such a subtle program

Adelina Sotnikova, RUS: 75.54 TES + 74.41 PCS = 149.95  Total: 224.59 and into 1st place

  • Triple lutz + triple toe with nice height on the jumps
  • Triple flip
  • Good triple loop
  • Nice flying camel spin keeping the leg up into the catchfoot
  • Huge height and distance on the double axel + triple toe
  • Triple flip + double toe + double loop and really botched that last jump there
  • Triple saclhow right on the music
  • Double axel and this is the best free skate she’s ever done
  • One foot Biellman is gorgeous
  • Big smile going into the choreographic step sequence but not a lot of stretch through her legs and flow and she’s a bit choppy and bouncy
  • Camel spin into a decent illusion and great toe point in her sit position ending with an upright catchfoot
  • What a time to conquer her nerves and skate the program of her life

Gracie Gold, USA: 69.57 TES + 68.33 PCS -1.00 = 136.90  Total: 205.53 and into 3rd place

  • Triple lutz + triple toe was textbook with a great landing position and ride out
  • Big double axel + triple toe
  • Triple loop right on the music
  • Camel spin dropped her leg going into the catchfoot
  • This step sequence has improved so much this season and is so light and easy across the ice with good flow, much better edges and good ice coverage
  • Triple flip and a fall
  • Triple lutz two footed landing
  • Good triple salchow + double toe + double toe
  • Good sideways bent let camel spin into a nice low stretched out sit spin
  • Gorgeous spiral positions with a nice change of edge
  • Good double axel with a nice landing position
  • Great winging of her foot on that arabesque spiral
  • Good layback position with nice use of her arms pulling up into a really good Biellman
  • Very good except for the flip but it’s going to be tough to climb on to the podium

Ashley Wagner, USA: 61.07 TES + 66.92 PCS = 127.99 Total: 193.20 and into 6th place

  • Triple flip + triple toe a little tight and two footed
  • Good double axel
  • Triple salchow
  • Good speed throughout the sit spin
  • Layback spin into a nice Biellman
  • Triple loop + double axel sequence out of a spread eagle
  • Nice triple flip
  • Good triple loop
  • Good speed and flow in the step sequence with good edge work  and nice timing with the music
  • Triple lutz + double toe + double toe
  • Great passion and fire in this choreographic step sequence
  • Nice twisted camel position into a sit spin
  • Those jump problems are not going to be enough to get her onto the podium but it was still a good skate for her

Yuna Kim, KOR: 69.69 TES + 74.50 PCS = 144.19  Total: 219.11 and into 2nd place

  • Triple lutz + triple toe was superb
  • Triple flip
  • Triple saclhow + double toe
  • Camel spin with a nice broken leg layback variation into a sit spin
  • So much flair in this step sequence and wonderful choreography; nice one foot section and great use of her full body
  • Triple lutz a bit of a tight landing
  • Ina Bauer into a double axel + double toe + double toe
  • Good triple salchow
  • Ok layback spin into a haircutter
  • Double axel stepping right into a camel spin and ending with an upright spin
  • A little tight in places and a little reserved but that should be enough
 Pl. Name Nation TSS
=
TES
+
PCS
+
SS TR PE CH IN Ded.
StN.
1 SOTNIKOVA Adelina RUS 149.95 75.54 74.41 9.18 8.96 9.43 9.50 9.43 0.00 #21
2 KIM Yuna KOR 144.19 69.69 74.50 9.21 8.96 9.43 9.39 9.57 0.00 #24
3 ASADA Mao JPN 142.71 73.03 69.68 8.75 8.36 8.79 8.79 8.86 0.00 #12
4 KOSTNER Carolina ITA 142.61 68.84 73.77 9.14 8.71 9.43 9.21 9.61 0.00 #20
5 GOLD Gracie USA 136.90 69.57 68.33 8.57 8.25 8.61 8.64 8.64 1.00 #22
6 LIPNITSKAYA Yulia RUS 135.34 66.28 70.06 8.68 8.46 8.68 9.00 8.96 1.00 #19
7 WAGNER Ashley USA 127.99 61.07 66.92 8.46 8.07 8.50 8.36 8.43 0.00 #23
8 SUZUKI Akiko JPN 125.35 60.57 65.78 8.36 7.82 8.21 8.29 8.43 1.00 #15
9 EDMUNDS Polina USA 122.21 63.02 60.19 7.54 7.29 7.57 7.61 7.61 1.00 #17
10 MARCHEI Valentina ITA 116.31 55.56 60.75 7.46 7.18 7.75 7.71 7.86 0.00 #16
11 MEITE Mae Berenice FRA 115.90 60.86 56.04 7.11 6.57 7.14 7.07 7.14 1.00 #14
12 MURAKAMI Kanako JPN 115.38 56.96 58.42 7.54 6.93 7.36 7.32 7.36 0.00 #10
13 OSMOND Kaetlyn CAN 112.80 55.97 57.83 7.25 6.96 7.32 7.25 7.36 1.00 #7
14 LI Zijun CHN 110.75 55.79 54.96 7.04 6.57 6.82 6.96 6.96 0.00 #13
15 ZHANG Kexin CHN 98.41 49.84 48.57 6.43 5.71 6.11 6.14 5.96 0.00 #11
16 DALEMAN Gabrielle CAN 95.83 48.40 47.43 6.11 5.75 5.82 6.00 5.96 0.00 #3
17 KIM Haejin KOR 95.11 45.25 50.86 6.61 6.07 6.29 6.50 6.32 1.00 #9
18 HAN Brooklee AUS 94.52 48.71 46.81 6.00 5.43 5.96 5.86 6.00 1.00 #2
19 PARK So Youn KOR 93.83 48.72 46.11 6.04 5.50 5.82 5.75 5.71 1.00 #1
20 GEDEVANISHVILI Elene GEO 92.45 39.85 53.60 6.93 6.32 6.75 6.75 6.75 1.00 #8
21 WEINZIERL Nathalie GER 89.73 38.47 52.26 6.71 6.39 6.46 6.64 6.46 1.00 #18
22 GJERSEM Anne Line NOR 85.98 41.24 44.74 5.64 5.32 5.61 5.71 5.68 0.00 #5
23 UKOLOVA Elizaveta CZE 84.55 42.94 43.61 5.61 5.29 5.29 5.68 5.39 2.00 #4
24 RAJICOVA Nicole SVK 75.20 30.39 45.81 5.82 5.54 5.50 5.89 5.89 1.00 #6

 

Pl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 SOTNIKOVA Adelina
RUS
224.59 2 1
2 KIM Yuna
KOR
219.11 1 2
3 KOSTNER Carolina
ITA
216.73 3 4
4 GOLD Gracie
USA
205.53 4 5
5 LIPNITSKAYA Yulia
RUS
200.57 5 6
6 ASADA Mao
JPN
198.22 16 3
7 WAGNER Ashley
USA
193.20 6 7
8 SUZUKI Akiko
JPN
186.32 8 8
9 EDMUNDS Polina
USA
183.25 7 9
10 MEITE Mae Berenice
FRA
174.53 9 11
11 MARCHEI Valentina
ITA
173.33 12 10
12 MURAKAMI Kanako
JPN
170.98 15 12
13 OSMOND Kaetlyn
CAN
168.98 13 13
14 LI Zijun
CHN
168.30 11 14
15 ZHANG Kexin
CHN
154.21 14 15
16 KIM Haejin
KOR
149.48 18 17
17 DALEMAN Gabrielle
CAN
148.44 19 16
18 WEINZIERL Nathalie
GER
147.36 10 21
19 GEDEVANISHVILI Elene
GEO
147.15 17 20
20 HAN Brooklee
AUS
143.84 22 18
21 PARK So Youn
KOR
142.97 23 19
22 UKOLOVA Elizaveta
CZE
136.42 20 23
23 GJERSEM Anne Line
NOR
134.54 24 22
24 RAJICOVA Nicole
SVK
125.00 21 24

2014 Olympic Games Ladies Short Program

Group 1

Elena Glebova, EST: 22.59 TES + 23.60 PCS = 46.19

  • Triple toe + double toe (intended to be a triple triple)
  • Nice triple salchow with a great landing position
  • Double axel was a little odd on the takeoff and didn’t really have any height
  • Good layback spin with a a haircutter
  • Good stretched out sit position with nice toe point and maintaining speed through the back tuck position
  • Slow on the step sequence and some messy changes of edge; I don’t feel she’s fully committed to this program as she seems to be marking through the choreography a bit
  • Camel spin into a catch foot and she could have more flexibility on both positions

So Youn Park, KOR: 25.35 TES + 23.79 PCS = 49.14 and into 1st place

  • Did not get off the ice on her triple salchow + triple toe attempt and only gets a single salchow
  • Triple lutz + double toe–nice recovery to tack on the combo
  • Going a little bit slow through the Biellman but a decently stretched out position
  • Good height and nice landing positions on the double axel
  • Flying entry to the sit spin but not a very stretched out position and losing speed throughout
  • She has nice expression and style on the ice and is very pleasing to watch especially in this step sequence although her edge work is not always clean and she’s had a few odd slips and bobbles
  • Good camel position into a sit spin with nice speed; change of foot into a camel and an upright catchfoot

Gabrielle Daleman, CAN: 28.07 TES + 24.54 PCS = 52.61 and into 1st place

  • Triple lutz hand down on the landing trying to pull off the triple toe and two foots the landing
  • Triple flip a little forward on the landing
  • Good layback position but losing speed through the Biellman
  • Flying camel spin into a nice donut position and a really nice catch foot position but she’s pulling her foot sickled
  • Very nice double axel right on the music
  • Very choppy and on top of her blades in the step sequence but good tango fire and speed across the ice
  • Good stretch through her positions in the final spin

Natalia Popova, UKR: 24.30 TES + 23.12 PCS = 47.42 and into 3rd place

  • Triple flip a bit of an odd landing and tacks on a single toe
  • Good triple toe
  • Decent camel spin position into a nice donut and catch foot with good flexibility
  • Good double axel
  • Good camel spin into a nice sit spin with stretched out positions and good speed
  • Not very deep in her edges on the step sequence and a little too upright and not using her full body
  • Good layback but she could have a better arm position and really losing speed through the Biellman

Jenna McCorkell, GBR: 25.34 TES + 23.00 PCS = 48.34 and into 3rd place

  • Triple flip + double toe nicely done
  • Triple toe really sideways in the air and forward on the landing but manages to hang on
  • Ok layback position into a haircutter
  • Very nice double axel with a solid landing position and good ride out
  • Good sit position but not difficult variations throughout
  • Slow through the step sequence and not great choreography
  • Good twisted sit position but really losing speed through the back tuck position

Kerstin Frank, AUT: 26.64 TES + 21.36 PCS =48.00 and into 4th place

  • Triple lutz + double toe with lots of height on the first jump
  • Good layback position but very slow in the haircutter
  • Very slow in the step sequence and not matching the intensity of the music–she’s skating very daintily and it’s just not matching up to Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Seems to be out of breath already
  • Triple salchow off in the air and puts her hands down on the landing
  • Not a great sideways laying camel position
  • Spiral into a nice double axel with great height
  • Ok camel spin into an upright catch foot and losing speed through the change of foot
  • I don’t think this was the right vehicle for her skating at all

Group 2

Kexin Zhang, CHN: 32.68 TES + 23.12 PCS = 55.80 and into 1st place

  • Triple toe + triple toe with a lot of distance covered on the first jump
  • Triple lutz
  • Interesting entry to the layback with both arms overhead and a nice Biellman position maintaining speed
  • Flying entry to the camel spin with a decent position but slow going into the donut
  • Double axel
  • This music seems to really escape her performance wise
  • Not a lot of upper body movement in her step sequence and not very deep in her edges
  • Nice flexibility in her upright catch foot spin but no toe point and losing speed

Kaetlyn Osmond, CAN: 27.51 TES + 28.67 PCS = 56.18 and into 1st place

  • Triple toe + double toe (intended triple + triple)
  • Triple flip a little bit of a wonky landing but hands on
  • Nice illusion entry to her layback spin and a good Biellman with really nice speed throughout
  • I love the choreography in this program and the homage to Fosse throughout the Rich Man’s Frug
  • Double axel out of a spread eagle and she stepped out and fell onto her knees
  • Good speed and flow across the ice in her step sequence
  • Good speed in her sit spin with nice positions throughout
  • Traveling a bit on her final combination spin and can’t seem to find her centering

Brooklee Han, AUS: 26.37 TES + 22.95 PCS = 49.32 and into 4th place

  • Triple toe step out
  • Really nice spiral into her triple salchow + double toe
  • Good camel spin into a nice donut spin picking up speed but not enough flexibility and stretch and falling out of her catch foot a bit
  • Spiral into a double axel
  • Gorgeous layback position with good speed maintained through the Biellman
  • A little hunchy in the step sequence and a lot of bending at the waist; not a lot of stretch through her free legs throughout and not very clean changes of edge
  • Great speed in the sit spin especially through the back tuck position

Isadora Williams, BRA: 18.93 TES + 21.44 PCS = 40.37 and into 10th place

  • Opened up her shoulder on the triple lutz and only manages a double with a two footed landing
  • Triple salchow hand down on the landing and no combination completed
  • Slow on the sit spin but nice position
  • Ok camel position but almost no speed into a nice catch foot; the one good thing about her spins is that the speed is consistent throughout even if they are slow
  • Double axel out of a spread eagle–not a lot of height or distance but good landing
  • Slow lyaback into a Biellman
  • Not really stretching through her free leg at all in this step sequence and losing some of the fire and spunk she had at the top of the program; also lacking some of the power needed to really get across the ice

Hae Jin Kim, KOR: 29.23 TES + 25.14 PCS = 54.37 and into 3rd place

  • Triple lutz step out
  • Pretty good catchfoot position into a donut in the camel spin but very slow
  • Good layback into a Biellman; slow but speed maintained throughout
  • Triple flip + double toe
  • Good double axel
  • Nice choreography and quality of movement in the step sequence and good use of her full body although she is a bit slow and tentative in places
  • Ok camel position with an ok illusion spin

Polina Edmunds, USA:  32.98 TES + 28.06 PCS = 61.04 and into 1st place

  • Triple lutz + triple toe very nicely done
  • Very good triple flip
  • Decent camel position picking up speed through the donut and catch foot positions
  • Not performing as much as she’s capable in this step sequence and a bit choppy on some of her edges and seems just a tad bit slow
  • Good speed on her layback spin into the Biellman
  • Very nice double axel and she’s really selling it now
  • Camel spin into a sit spin with really nice speed, but losing it a bit after the change of foot
  • She looked so nervous going into that skate but really handled the pressure well and pulled it off

Group 3

Nicole Rajicova, SVK: 26.63 TES + 23.17 PCS = 49.80 and into 6th place

  • She needs more stretch through her arms and upper body in this opening choreography to really finish off the movement
  • Triple lutz + double toe
  • Good triple salchow with a nice ride out of the jump and good timing with the music
  • Decent layback into a haircutter
  • On top of her blades a lot in the step sequence and not cutting the deep edges necessary for the higher levels
  • Very good double axel
  • Pretty good sit position
  • Needs a bit more flexibility through her camel catch foot but overall good spin

Elizaveta Ukolova, CZE: 29.72 TES + 22.15 PCS = 51.87 and into 6th place

  • Good but very tentative triple loop
  • Great height on her triple lutz + Rippon double toe
  • Ok layback posiiton and a gorgeous Biellman position but very slow
  • Camel spin into a nice low sit spin but not enough stretch; great upright catch foot spin
  • Very upright on the step sequence and not a lot of upper body movement; very on top of her edges and not cutting deep curves
  • There is also no performance from her and she seems to be looking down a lot and hasn’t been showing any emotion
  • Nice double axel out of a spiral
  • There’s so much to like about her skating but she just needs more speed and to bring up the performance levels

Anne Line Gjersem, NOR: 26.13 TES + 22.43 PCS = 48.56 and into 10th place

  • Triple salchow + double toe a little wonky on both jump landings
  • Good triple loop with a decent landing position
  • An ok bent leg twisted camel spin with nice flexibility in the catch foot but she needs to tuck her hip under to have a better position
  • Nice upright spin position
  • Good double axel but not a lot of height and a bit hunched over on the landing
  • Not enough stretch through her free legs in the step sequence and very upright throughout; also a bit choppy and not really using the edges to move smoothly
  • A bit of spider hands in her layback but good speed in the haircutter

Elene Gedevanishvili, GEO: 27.51 TES + 27.19 PCS = 54.70 and into 4th place

  • Good triple lutz + double toe
  • Very nice triple salchow
  • Spiral into double salchow nicely done
  • A bit of an awkward position in the sit spin and losing speed through the back tuck position
  • A few bobbles in her step sequence and she’s looking down a lot but good speed and flow across the ice with lots of turns and changes of edge
  • Nice sideways spin into a layback but very slow haircutter and she doesn’t hold it for very many revolutions so might not receive credit of the feature
  • Better sit position here but really struggling to get the upright catch foot and more bobbles going into the ending pose
  • Such an uneven performance

Yuna Kim, KOR: 39.03 TES + 35.89 PCS = 74.92 and into 1st place

  • Gorgeous triple lutz + triple toe
  • Very nice triple flip
  • Good layback camel spin into a nice catch foot with good speed
  • Great double axel out of an Ina Bauer
  • Ok layback but I’m not crazy about her hand position and she only does a haircutter
  • Such nice ease and flow to her step sequence and great changes of edge and direction
  • Very nice camel position into a good sit spin with nice toe point and picking up speed toward the end
  • Very good skate but the one criticism I have is that the nerves were all over her face and she seemed to be very introverted and looking down at the ice but this type of music plays well to that type of performance

Nathalie Weinzierl, GER: 31.94 TES + 25.69 PCS = 57.63 and into 3rd place

  • Triple toe + triple toe
  • Good triple lutz
  • Ok layback spin into a nice Biellman
  • Good double axel
  • Very nice sit position but she could use more toe point and she had good speed throughout
  • A bit choppy and on top of her edges in the step sequence and not as much technical content and changes of direction of edge to get the higher levels
  • Final spin has good speed

Group 4

Viktoria Helgesson, SWE: 21.83 TES + 27.01 PCS -1.00 = 47.84 and into 16th place

  • Triple toe was a little off and we have our first fall of the event
  • Triple loop barely hangs on to the landing and doesn’t complete a combo
  • Ok layback spin but some traveling at the end
  • Double axel step out and hand down
  • Good toe point on the sit spin but not enough stretch
  • Ok positions in her combination spin as well but again not enough stretch and speed
  • Very slow and tentative in her step sequence and she seems to have lost her commitment to this program a bit

Kanako Murakami, JPN: 26.72 TES + 28.88 PCS = 55.60 and into 6th place

  • Triple toe + triple toe with good speed and heigh on both jumps
  • She needs more flexibility through her catch foot camel spin and some more speed
  • Ok camel position but into a nice upright catch foot and ending with good sit positions but seems to be off her music a bit
  • Completely popped her triple flip and only does a single
  • Good double toe
  • Good flow and quality of movement in the step sequence but not a lot of performance quality from her
  • Good layback position into a nice Biellman but losing speed

Valentina Marchei, ITA: 27.52 TES + 29.50 PCS = 57.02 and into 4th place

  • Triple salchow + double toe and two foots the landing–planned triple + triple
  • Good triple lutz with a nice landing position
  • Slow sit spin by the end and not a lot of difficult variations
  • Very nice double axel with a good landing position
  • Good haircutter with nice speed in her layback spin
  • Good use of her full body in the step sequence and I love that she’s expressing all the way through the ends of her finger tips
  • Struggling to control the upright catch foot spin and can’t seem to pull her foot in close enough

Gracie Gold, USA:  36.55 TES + 32.08 PCS = 68.63 and into 2nd place

  • Off on the triple lutz but manages to tack on the triple toe
  • Great layback position into a nice Biellman maintaining speed
  • Flying camel spin with a side leaning position into a catchfoot
  • Good toe point on the triple loop
  • Good footwork into her double axel but a little tight on the landing
  • Good changes of direction and edge in her step sequence with full use of her body
  • Good camel spin into an upright catch foot and ending with a very nice sit position
  • Overall a tighter more tentative performance than Boston and nerves were definitely a factor

Zijun Li, CHN: 30.01 TES + 27.54 PCS = 57.55 and into 5th place

  • Good triple flip + triple toe
  • Nice triple lutz
  • Good camel position into a nice twisted variation and ending with a donut into a catchfoot
  • Good upright catch foot spin with nice flexibility but losing speed throughout the spin
  • Nice double axel but very tiny and barely got off the ice
  • Very light in the step sequence but slow and not a lot of push across the ice
  • Great layback position into a one foot Biellman but losing speed and finishing just the slightest tad behind the music

Akiko Suzuki, JPN: 28.71 TES + 32.26 PCS = 60.97 and into 4th place

  • Opened up too early on the triple toe + triple toe attempt and does not complete the rotation on the first jump and two foots the landing
  • Good triple lutz + double toe
  • Good laid back camel position into a decent catch foot
  • Nice speed in the layback spin but not enough stretch or speed in the one foot Biellman
  • Good double axel on the music with a nice landing position
  • Gorgeous spiral in her step sequence with nice changes of edge and direction and use of her full body
  • Good speed in her final spin but she could be just a bit lower in her sit positions

Group 5

Julia Lipnitskaia, RUS: 33.15 TES + 33.08 PCS -1.00 = 65.23 and into 3rd place

  • Triple lutz + triple toe very easy
  • Good double axel with nice ride out
  • Flying camel spin into a nice donut position and into a good catchfoot
  • Great speed and flow through the turns in the step sequence with clean edge changes for the most part
  • Triple flip and she takes a big tumble on to the ice–off in the air and too close to the boards
  • Great Biellman spin
  • Good sit spin with a nice low position into an upright catch foot
  • Shame about the flip as the rest of the program was great

Carolina Kostner, ITA: 37.49 TES + 36.63 PCS = 74.12 and into 2nd place

  • Very nice triple toe + triple toe
  • Good triple loop
  • Nice spiral into a lying camel spin and a nice catchfoot
  • Good layback into a haircutter losing a bit of speed
  • Very nice double axel with good flow out of the jump
  • Gorgeous step sequence with nice flow across the ice and good choreography that perfectly captures the program
  • Great camel spin with an ok illusion losing her centering and ending with a nice upright spin
  • Absolutely gorgeous, ethereal program but she doesn’t have the same difficulty in her jumps as Yuna but I enjoyed this more so it will be interesting how the scores shake out

Ashley Wagner, USA: 31.43 TES + 33.78 PCS = 65.21 and into 5th place

  • Pretty good triple flip + triple toe but might have been under-rotated
  • Good speed on her sit spin with good positions
  • Nice sideways camel spin into a good twisted sit spin and nice scratch spin
  • Good triple loop right on the music
  • Spiral into a nice double axel
  • Good passion and fire in her step sequence with good use of her full body
  • Good layback spin into a haircutter and a Biellman
  • Good program for her but it’s really going to depend on what kind of credit she gets for the second triple in her combination

Mae Berenice Meite, FRA: 30.83 TES + 27.80 PCS = 58.63 and into 8th place

  • Triple toe + triple toe with incredible height and spring
  • Triple loop with hand down
  • Flying camel spin and dropped the leg before the catch foot and not enough toe point
  • Good double axel
  • Losing her centering a bit on the combo spin
  • I really like the choreography in this step sequence but she needs a bit more speed to really pull it off and perform it to it’s fullest
  • Good twisted position going into the layback with a pretty good Biellman but not a clean exit out of the spin

Adelina Sotnikova, RUS: 39.09 TES + 35.55 PCS = 74.64 and into 2nd place

  • Huge triple toe + triple toe
  • Very nice triple flip
  • Good camel spin with a good illusion and great stretch and toe point through her sit spin ending with a very nice upright catchfoot
  • Spiral into a good double axel with nice height
  • Good layback spin pulling right up into a fully stretched one foot Biellman
  • A little frantic in places and hunched over at the waist in her step sequence but lots of passion, intensity and performance
  • Good speed in her final camel spin with interesting position variations
  • She just threw it down

Mao Asada, JPN: 22.63 TES + 33.88 PCS -1.00 = 55.51 and into 16th place

  • Triple axel so close and a fall off the edge on the landing
  • Very nice triple flip
  • Good upright catch foot spin into a nice sit position
  • Stepping right into a catch foot camel spin
  • Double loop and no combination
  • Absolutely gorgeous step sequence
  • Beautiful layback spin into a nice Biellman but she loses her centering
  • With the tight field this is going to really put her out of the running and she’s going to have quite a fight in the free skate
 Pl. Qual. Name Nation TSS
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1 Q KIM Yuna KOR 74.92 39.03 35.89 9.04 8.61 9.11 8.89 9.21 0.00 #17
2 Q SOTNIKOVA Adelina RUS 74.64 39.09 35.55 8.82 8.57 9.11 8.89 9.04 0.00 #29
3 Q KOSTNER Carolina ITA 74.12 37.49 36.63 9.00 8.79 9.36 9.25 9.39 0.00 #26
4 Q GOLD Gracie USA 68.63 36.55 32.08 8.04 7.71 8.14 8.04 8.18 0.00 #22
5 Q LIPNITSKAYA Yulia RUS 65.23 33.15 33.08 8.43 8.07 8.14 8.43 8.29 1.00 #25
6 Q WAGNER Ashley USA 65.21 31.43 33.78 8.39 8.11 8.61 8.50 8.61 0.00 #27
7 Q EDMUNDS Polina USA 61.04 32.98 28.06 7.11 6.71 7.21 6.93 7.11 0.00 #12
8 Q SUZUKI Akiko JPN 60.97 28.71 32.26 8.18 7.79 8.00 8.11 8.25 0.00 #24
9 Q MEITE Mae Berenice FRA 58.63 30.83 27.80 7.07 6.64 7.04 6.93 7.07 0.00 #28
10 Q WEINZIERL Nathalie GER 57.63 31.94 25.69 6.50 6.14 6.57 6.36 6.54 0.00 #18
11 Q LI Zijun CHN 57.55 30.01 27.54 7.07 6.57 6.96 6.89 6.93 0.00 #23
12 Q MARCHEI Valentina ITA 57.02 27.52 29.50 7.32 7.04 7.54 7.36 7.61 0.00 #21
13 Q OSMOND Kaetlyn CAN 56.18 27.51 28.67 7.18 6.96 7.18 7.14 7.39 0.00 #8
14 Q ZHANG Kexin CHN 55.80 32.68 23.12 6.11 5.61 5.79 5.75 5.64 0.00 #7
15 Q MURAKAMI Kanako JPN 55.60 26.72 28.88 7.39 6.93 7.25 7.21 7.32 0.00 #20
16 Q ASADA Mao JPN 55.51 22.63 33.88 8.57 8.29 8.14 8.64 8.71 1.00 #30
17 Q GEDEVANISHVILI Elene GEO 54.70 27.51 27.19 6.89 6.50 6.89 6.71 7.00 0.00 #16
18 Q KIM Haejin KOR 54.37 29.23 25.14 6.54 5.89 6.39 6.11 6.50 0.00 #11
19 Q DALEMAN Gabrielle CAN 52.61 28.07 24.54 6.32 5.93 6.11 6.14 6.18 0.00 #3
20 Q UKOLOVA Elizaveta CZE 51.87 29.72 22.15 5.64 5.32 5.61 5.61 5.50 0.00 #14
21 Q RAJICOVA Nicole SVK 49.80 26.63 23.17 5.89 5.50 5.93 5.79 5.86 0.00 #13
22 Q HAN Brooklee AUS 49.32 26.37 22.95 5.82 5.54 5.86 5.68 5.79 0.00 #9
23 Q PARK So Youn KOR 49.14 25.35 23.79 6.14 5.68 6.00 5.89 6.04 0.00 #2
24 Q GJERSEM Anne Line NOR 48.56 26.13 22.43 5.68 5.36 5.71 5.50 5.79 0.00 #15
25 McCORKELL Jenna GBR 48.34 25.34 23.00 5.89 5.36 6.04 5.71 5.75 0.00 #5
26 FRANK Kerstin AUT 48.00 26.64 21.36 5.61 5.14 5.39 5.39 5.18 0.00 #6
27 HELGESSON Viktoria SWE 47.84 21.83 27.01 7.11 6.57 6.50 6.82 6.75 1.00 #19
28 POPOVA Natalia UKR 47.42 24.30 23.12 6.00 5.54 5.82 5.82 5.71 0.00 #4
29 GLEBOVA Elena EST 46.19 22.59 23.60 6.11 5.75 5.89 5.89 5.86 0.00 #1
30 WILLIAMS Isadora BRA 40.37 18.93 21.44 5.39 5.14 5.39 5.39 5.50 0.00 #10

2014 Olympic Games Free Dance

Group 1

Kolbe/Caruso, GER: 38.71 TES + 38.42 PCS -1.00 = 76.13 Total: 130.56 and into 1st place

  • A little far apart on the twizzles but nice speed and unison
  • Some awkward positions to start their dance spin and a little slow throughout
  • Twist up to a spread eagle straight-line lift with her on his shoulder and transitioning into a rotational lift
  • Really big bobble from her in one of the changes of holds in the step sequence and that’s going to cost them some levels
  • Curve lift with him in a spread eagle and her extended over the ice
  • Spiral with him picking her up into a split rotational lift–very interesting entry
  • Slow on their step sequence
  • Split rotational lift–interesting to have two in the same program

Paul/Islam, CAN: 41.98 TES + 40.81 PCS = 82.79  Total: 138.70 and into 1st place

  • Nice stretch through their free legs and good height and matching leg lines in their first step sequence
  • A little choppy on some of the twizzles but good speed, unison and distance from each other
  • Spread eagle lift with her over his legs and rolling up to his shoulder
  • A little trouble on one of the turns with a change in hold in the 2nd step sequence; hie use of her free arm and head and good pattern across the ice
  • Cartwheel up to a really difficult lift with her standing on his leg in attitude and him skating backward on one foot
  • Good positions in the dance spin
  • Split rotational lift with good speed and nice position for her
  • Rotational lift with her laying back in a haircutter position
  • Enchanting program and she has such gorgeous lines

Tobias/Stagniunas, LTU: 39.86 TES + 42.74 PCS = 82.60 Total: 139.00 and into 1st place

  • Slow and a tad bit off on the twizzles and a little far apart
  • Good speed going into their opening step sequence with nice changes of hold
  • Rotational lift with good speed and her wrapped around his shoulders
  • Great arched position for her in the dance spin
  • Hydroblade lift with her in a haircutter position
  • Off on their unison in the 2nd step sequence and a little bit clunky
  • A big of an ugly entry to a great straight-line lift with him skating backwards on one foot and her standing on his leg arching back over the ice and transitioning to a split rotational lift
  • A bit slow on their final rotational lift
  • Overall a bit heavy and clunky throughout the program

Sinitsina/Zhiganshin, RUS: 40.90 TES + 41.75 PCS = 82.65  Total: 140.66 and into 1st place 

  • A bit far apart on their twizzles and losing unison through the third set
  • Deep knees in the step sequence but some trouble on the changes of hold, she’s a bit hunched over in places and their free leg doesn’t always get all the way extended to the best lines
  • Catchfoot rotational lift with a change of position
  • Backflip into a straight line with him in a squat and her extended the other direction over the ice
  • 2nd step sequence doesn’t seem to match the music and seems a bit awkward choreographically
  • Interesting lift with her changing positions while he’s on one leg but they struggle a bit on the exit
  • Some pulling on the changes of position in the dance spin but nice positions
  • Rotational lift with good speed
  • They seem to have missed their final transitional lift movement there
  • They seemed clunky and heavy and very juniorish still here

O’Brien/Merriman, AUS: 39.03 TES + 36.82 PCS = 75.85  Total: 128.53 and into 5th place 

  • He bobbles on the first set of twizzles and loses his catchfoot
  • Step up and over his head in the curve lift
  • One arm rotational lift
  • A little slow and tentative on their step sequence but good matching leg lines
  • Good speed if some awkward positions in their dane spin but a nice layback from her to end it out
  • Interesting flip up to behind his back and ito a handstand while he’s kneeling on the ice
  • A little choppy and very slow on their 2nd step sequence
  • This is a fun circus theme to their program and they just need more speed and energy to really bring it to life

Group 2

Coomes/Buckland, GBR: 44.50 TES + 47.28 PCS = 91.78  Total: 151.11 and into 1st place 

  • Great opening lift with her tossed between his legs and flipped up with lots of changes of position but a little slow
  • Great stretch through their free legs in the step sequence but a little sharp
  • Choppy on their twizzles
  • Nice curve lift with good changes of position and good stretch through her free legs
  • Far apart from each other in their 2nd step sequence, a little slow and on top of their edges and a few little bobbles
  • Great position from her in the dance spin
  • One arm rotational lift
  • Cartwheel into their final transitional lift
  • Overall a pretty uneven performance

Carron/Jones, FRA: 41.95 TES + 42.67 PCS = 84.62  Total: 142.87 and into 2nd place 

  • Really nice position in the dance spin with her in a layback and him in a stretched out sit spin
  • Nice straight line lift with him on one leg skating backward and her on his shoulder but she could have more arch in the position
  • Off on unison in their twizzles
  • Really nice stationary rotational lift with great core strength from her
  • Off on their unison and some places where their leg lines are not matching on the step sequence
  • Rotational lift with good speed
  • Cartwheel into a curve lift with her arched over the ice
  • Really struggling through that rotational lift and having trouble in their position changes and the set down
  • An ok performance but not very smooth and light and lacking the drama needed for Swan Lake

Zlobina/Sitnikov, AZE: 45.23 TES + 45.25 PCS = 90.48  Total: 148.63 and into 2nd place 

  • Nice lunge lift with her arched back over the ice with a great position and lots of strength
  • Good unison on their twizzles, decent speed and nice distance between them
  • Good stretch through her free leg in the step sequence, good matching leg lines
  • Reverse direction rotational lift very difficult
  • Not enough stretch through her positions in the dance spin and very slow through the last position
  • Nice curve lift with him on one leg and her changing positions
  • She’s breaking at the waist a lot in the 2nd step sequence instead of using her edges
  • Cool cartwheel lift to end the program

Hurtado/Diaz, ESP: 46.13 TES + 42.26 PCS = 88.39  Total: 146.97 and into 3rd place 

  • Straight line counterbalance lift with him in a squat
  • Good stretch through their free legs, good height through their extensions and ease through the change of holds
  • Traveling a bit on their twizzles and a little slow throughout
  • Rotational hair cutter lift with good speed
  • Great arabesque handstand lift from a kneeling position and then pressing up off the ice
  • Toss up into a handstand curve lift
  • Good speed and dcenet depth to their edges in the 2nd step sequence but a little slow at the end
  • Gorgeous transitional move with her arched over his back
  • Great arch lift standing on his legs
  • Some gorgeous pictures created in this dance and it lives up to the art they were trying to emulate

Guignard/Fabbri, ITA: 45.28 TES + 41.36 PCS = 86.64  Total: 144.78 and into 4th place 

  • Stationary rotational lift with her in a haircutter position
  • Flip around to stand on his leg and ending with a nice rotational lift
  • Really off on the twizzles
  • Nice flexibility and stretched out positions from her in the dance spin
  • Nice deep knees on their second step sequence and very close to each other in the holds
  • Great arch lift with her standing on his blade
  • Toss into a slow rotational lift to end the program
  • Overall a solid outing for them and stronger than their performance in the team event

Group 3

Zhiganshina/Gazsi, GER: 45.41 TES + 45.45 PCS -1.00 =  89.86 Total: 150.77 and into 2nd place 

  • A little far apart on their twizzles, a little choppy and far apart
  • Really nice extension through their free legs in the step sequence and nice changes of hold with good curves
  • Layback position for her is nice with a good camel from him but a little slow
  • Toss over his head into a straight line lift with him in a squat
  • Big pattern on their 2nd step sequence but a little slow
  • Great extension from her in the curve spread eagle lift but very slow into the rotation
  • Cartwheel up into a nice lift
  • Slow on their final lift
  • Interesting idea with the short dance and free dance continuing but the program was slow and didn’t have as much pizzaz as the short dance

Shibutani/Shibutani, USA: 43.42 TES + 48.28 PCS -1.00 = 90.70  Total: 155.17 and into 1st place 

  • Great choreography and energy at the top of their Michael Jackson free dance
  • Arabesque into a lift on his leg
  • Great speed and flow in their first step sequence
  • Really nice three sets of twizzles but just a tad bit too far apart
  • Nice deep edges in their 2nd step sequence with good changes of edge and nice changes of hold
  • Nice lasso around to her above his shoulder and good speed in the rotational lift
  • Good change of positions in their dance spin with nice speed
  • Great facials in their Thriller section and nice energy
  • Backward lasso into a split rotational lift
  • Good speed in their final rotational lift
  • Great energy and performance throughout and a good program for them

Cappellini/Lanotte, ITA: 49.50 TES + 52.42 PCS = 101.92  Total: 169.50 and into 1st place

  •  Good unison on the twizzles but a little far apart at the beginning
  • A little stiff with her free arm in the step sequence but nice stretch, extension and matching leg lines
  • Nice step up to a lift on his leg and flipping around to a rotational lift
  • Really nice split rotational lift with her extended over her back leg
  • Nice extension through the dance spin for her and good speed through the change of position
  • Step up to an attitude lift and kick over his head
  • Good changes of edge in their 2nd step sequence and good flow across the ice
  • Charming, light program but her upper body was a bit stiff throughout

Chock/Bates, USA: 49.01 TES + 50.17 PCS = 99.18  Total: 164.64 and into 2nd place 

  • Flip up to stand on his leg with great extension in her arms
  • Slightly off on the first set of twizzles and a little slow throughout
  • Gorgeous position for her in the dance spin
  • Flip up to a really difficult lift with her over his shoulder and then flipping down over his leg while he’s on one leg
  • Nice intensity in their step sequence but a bit slow in places
  • Rotational lift with her wrapping around his shoulder
  • Better speed in the step sequence with good matching leg lines
  • Flip around to stand on his legs and jump forward to the exit
  • Still a really solid program for them but didn’t seem to have the same impact it did at nationals

Weaver/Poje, CAN: 50.43 TES + 52.75 PCS = 103.18  Total: 169.11 and into 2nd place

  • Really nice deep edges and good extension through their first step sequence
  • Good layback position for her in the dance spin into a nice double sit position with good speed throughout
  • One arm rotational lift picking her up from a lunge position on the ice
  • Spiral picking her up and flipping her by the foot into a curve lift
  • Good use of her free arm in the 2nd step sequence with good intensity and speed throughout with good edges
  • Great strength in the curve lift with him in a curve and her extended over the ice
  • Twizzles had good speed but traveled a bit
  • Rotational haircutter lift with her arms around his neck
  • Very passionate intense program for them and very clean throughout

Group 4

Pechalat/Bourzat, FRA: 51.16 TES + 54.28 PCS -1.00 = 104.44   Total: 177.22 and into 1st place

  • Good twizzles with good unison
  • Good lift with her on his shoulders and a nice twist forward on the exit
  • Good deep edges and nice flow in their step sequence but a slight bobble from him on one of the changes of hold
  • Cartwheel up with a nice twist around in their curve lift
  • Nice light quality to their 2nd step sequence and good close distance between them
  • Handstand curve lift with him in a squat position skating backwards
  • Good speed in their dance spin with nice positions
  • Great speed going into the final portion of their free dance and a nice twist up into a rotational lift that could have a bit more speed
  • Overall a very good performance for them and it should keep them in the running for the bronze

Virtue/Moir, CAN: 56.22 TES + 58.44 PCS = 114.66  Total: 190.99 and into 1st place 

  • I like this dress so much better on her and it suits the program more
  • Nice curve lift with her stepping on his leg and her free leg extended
  • Nice ease through their first step sequence and it really floats across the ice
  • Curve spread eagle lift with him really arched back over the ice and her showing incredible strength
  • Good set of twizzles with nice unison and speed
  • Gorgeous transition moves into their dance spin with nice speed and good positions especially the final sit position
  • Cartwheel up into a haircutter lift wrapped around his head
  • One of my favorite lifts of the program with her up on his shoulder and reaching up to the sky
  • Great curves and very close together on the 2nd step sequence with nice floating free arm from her
  • Arabesque curve lift standing on his leg with such freedom
  • Gorgeous, floating program but still missing a bit of the emotional connection with the audience–this feels like a very introverted program which goes with the personal theme they were trying to create
  • They’ll be looking to score a personal best and break the world record if they hope to have a chance to catch Davis and White

Ilinykh/Katsalapov, RUS: 54.14 TES + 56.30 PCS = 110.44  Total: 183.48 and into 2nd place

  •  Gorgeous opening lift with her standing on his legs and arched way back toward his body and him one one foot right on the music
  • Nice change of positions for her in the straight-line lift with him in a lunge
  • Nice flow through their step sequence but a lot in hand in hand hold and skating a little far apart
  • Great speed in their rotational lift with nice changes of position for her
  • Good speed in their dance spin but she could have a better layback position
  • Nice speed on their twizzles but a bit of weak arm positions and they could complete the picture better
  • Nice edges in their second step sequence and better use of dance holds
  • Lots of position changes in their last lift
  • Very nice, high intensity and dramatic performance with great highlight lifts

Bobrova/Soloviev, RUS: 48.50 TES + 54.45 PCS = 102.95 Total: 172.92 and into 4th place

  •  Rotational Biellman lift
  • Good speed in their twizzles but pretty far apart
  • Nice stretch through their free legs in the step sequence but she is breaking at the waist a lot and she has spider hands in places instead of dainty fingers
  • Good speed in their dance spin with a good layback position for her
  • Great straight line lift with him in a squat and her stepping into his leg and extended over the ice
  • Very frantic throughout these transition moves here
  • A little stiff and frantic through their 2nd step sequence as well
  • Rotational lift with him holding her by the head
  • That won’t be enough to move them ahead of their Russian teammates

Davis/White, USA: 57.50 TES + 59.13 PCS = 116.63 Total: 195.52 and into 1st place 

  • Great slide and toss lift with nice changes of position and stretch through her legs
  • Good stretch through the free legs and matching leg lines through the step sequence and nice edges
  • Handstand lift on his shoulder into a nice split rotational lift and an exit off his back
  • Good layback position for her in the dance spin into a nice Biellman and a nice lift exit out of the spin
  • Good twizzles with nice speed, unison and distance between them
  • Good speed in their final step sequence with good performance quality and intensity
  • Rotational lift around his neck
  • Step up into a curve lift arching over him with a death drop into the ending pose
  • High energy, intense, dramatic and flawless performance
Pl. Name Nation TSS
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1 DAVIS Meryl / WHITE Charlie USA 116.63 57.50 59.13 9.71 9.75 9.93 10.00 10.00 0.00 #20
2 VIRTUE Tessa / MOIR Scott CAN 114.66 56.22 58.44 9.64 9.57 9.89 9.89 9.86 0.00 #17
3 ILINYKH Elena / KATSALAPOV Nikita RUS 110.44 54.14 56.30 9.32 9.14 9.61 9.54 9.50 0.00 #18
4 PECHALAT Nathalie / BOURZAT Fabian FRA 104.44 51.16 54.28 8.86 8.89 9.25 9.18 9.21 1.00 #16
5 WEAVER Kaitlyn / POJE Andrew CAN 103.18 50.43 52.75 8.75 8.54 9.00 8.82 9.04 0.00 #15
6 BOBROVA Ekaterina / SOLOVIEV Dmitri RUS 102.95 48.50 54.45 9.00 8.89 9.18 9.21 9.25 0.00 #19
7 CAPPELLINI Anna / LANOTTE Luca ITA 101.92 49.50 52.42 8.61 8.54 8.89 8.86 8.96 0.00 #13
8 CHOCK Madison / BATES Evan USA 99.18 49.01 50.17 8.36 8.14 8.54 8.39 8.54 0.00 #14
9 COOMES Penny / BUCKLAND Nicholas GBR 91.78 44.50 47.28 7.75 7.71 7.96 8.14 8.00 0.00 #6
10 SHIBUTANI Maia / SHIBUTANI Alex USA 90.70 43.42 48.28 8.18 7.82 8.21 8.11 8.04 1.00 #12
11 ZLOBINA Julia / SITNIKOV Alexei AZE 90.48 45.23 45.25 7.61 7.36 7.54 7.75 7.57 0.00 #8
12 ZHIGANSHINA Nelli / GAZSI Alexander GER 89.86 45.41 45.45 7.54 7.36 7.71 7.79 7.64 1.00 #11
13 HURTADO Sara / DIAZ Adria ESP 88.39 46.13 42.26 7.00 6.82 7.18 7.25 7.14 0.00 #9
14 GUIGNARD Charlene / FABBRI Marco ITA 86.64 45.28 41.36 6.96 6.64 6.96 7.04 7.04 0.00 #10
15 CARRON Pernelle / JONES Lloyd FRA 84.62 41.95 42.67 7.18 6.82 7.18 7.32 7.25 0.00 #7
16 PAUL Alexandra / ISLAM Mitchell CAN 82.79 41.98 40.81 6.86 6.64 6.86 6.93 6.82 0.00 #2
17 SINITSINA V / ZHIGANSHIN R RUS 82.65 40.90 41.75 6.96 6.86 6.86 7.11 7.07 0.00 #4
18 TOBIAS I / STAGNIUNAS D LTU 82.60 39.86 42.74 7.18 6.82 7.25 7.32 7.25 0.00 #3
19 KOLBE Tanja / CARUSO Stefano GER 76.13 38.71 38.42 6.39 6.18 6.50 6.57 6.54 1.00 #1
20 OBRIEN Danielle / MERRIMAN Gregory AUS 75.85 39.03 36.82 6.07 5.86 6.32 6.36 6.29 0.00 #5

 

Pl. Name Nation Points SD FD
1 DAVIS Meryl / WHITE Charlie
USA
195.52 1 1
2 VIRTUE Tessa / MOIR Scott
CAN
190.99 2 2
3 ILINYKH Elena / KATSALAPOV Nikita
RUS
183.48 3 3
4 PECHALAT Nathalie / BOURZAT Fabian
FRA
177.22 4 4
5 BOBROVA Ekaterina / SOLOVIEV Dmitri
RUS
172.92 5 6
6 CAPPELLINI Anna / LANOTTE Luca
ITA
169.50 6 7
7 WEAVER Kaitlyn / POJE Andrew
CAN
169.11 7 5
8 CHOCK Madison / BATES Evan
USA
164.64 8 8
9 SHIBUTANI Maia / SHIBUTANI Alex
USA
155.17 9 10
10 COOMES Penny / BUCKLAND Nicholas
GBR
151.11 11 9
11 ZHIGANSHINA Nelli / GAZSI Alexander
GER
150.77 10 12
12 ZLOBINA Julia / SITNIKOV Alexei
AZE
148.63 14 11
13 HURTADO Sara / DIAZ Adria
ESP
146.97 12 13
14 GUIGNARD Charlene / FABBRI Marco
ITA
144.78 15 14
15 CARRON Pernelle / JONES Lloyd
FRA
142.87 13 15
16 SINITSINA V / ZHIGANSHIN R
RUS
140.66 16 17
17 TOBIAS I / STAGNIUNAS D
LTU
139.00 17 18
18 PAUL Alexandra / ISLAM Mitchell
CAN
138.70 18 16
19 KOLBE Tanja / CARUSO Stefano
GER
130.56 19 19
20 OBRIEN Danielle / MERRIMAN Gregory
AUS
128.53 20 20

2014 Olympic Games Short Dance

Group 1

Reed/Reed, JPN: 26.87 TES + 25.42 PCS = 52.29 and into 1st place

  • Very nice twizzle sequence with three sets all in unison
  • Good speed into the Finnstep a few bobbles in the changes of holds and on the hop section in the middle
  • Good speed and flow in their non touching step sequence but they do not keep consistent distance between them
  • Haircutter rotational lift with good speed
  • Overall a very solid outing for them and they really sold the program

Carron/Jones, FRA: 30.50 TES + 27.75 PCS = 58.25 and into 1st place

  • Good speed with nice stretch through their free legs and good matching leg lines in their non touching step sequence
  • Spread eagle curve lift with her arching over the ice
  • Really off on the twizzles by about a half rotation and a little slow
  • Not enough stretch through the free legs in places in the Finnstep but pretty secure in the changes of holds; places where the edges could be deeper and they could be more into the ice

Sinitsina/Zhiganshin, RUS: 30.43 TES + 27.58 PCS = 58.01 and into 2nd place

  • Great speed and energy right off the top of the program
  • A little bit far apart on the twizzles and he was a little bobbly on the first set
  • Flip into a haircutter rotational spin
  • Great one foot step sequence to start their non touching footwork but she bobbles in the the middle
  • A little heavy through some of their transitional moves here
  • This program seems to be above their performance level a bit as they’re not quite matching the energy and facials
  • Pretty good on the Finnstep with some nice edges and pretty smooth with good speed

Kolbe/Caruso, GER: 28.22 TES + 26.21 PCS = 54.43 and into 3rd place

  • Pretty good unison on the twizzles but they travel toward each other throughout
  • Really slow going into the Finnstep, lots of bobbles in the changes of holds and not a lot of use of her free arm
  • Good push across the ice in their non touching step sequence but off on the unison in parts
  • Split rotational spin to end the program
  • Overall they just seemed a bit slow but good energy in the performance throughout

Group 2

Guignard/Fabbri, ITA: 30.00 TES + 28.14 PCS = 58.14 and into 2nd place

  • Good timing with their music on the twizzles but a little bit bobbly
  • Good speed in the Finnstep; a little bit of trouble in some of the changes of holds but good use of her free arm throughout
  • She could have more stretch and extension through her free leg in some of these transitional moves
  • Jump up to standing on his leg and ending with hooking her leg around his neck and walkovering out
  • Not sure I love the music cuts in this program and the Sweet Charity thrown in for a few seconds with Cabaret
  • A few problems with the final non touching step sequence
  • Overall another fun program with high energy

Heekin-Canedy/Dun, UKR: 18.36 TES + 23.54 PCS = 41.90 and into 6th place

  • Starting with the Finnstep and they seem a bit tentative and are really gripping the holds and not using her free arm
  • She needs more stretch through her free leg in these transition moves
  • Really off on the twizzles unison and slow throughout
  • Off on their unison in the non touching step sequence and basic use of their upper body and arms
  • Slit rotational lift but her free leg needs to hit more of the split position
  • Overall a pretty uneven performance and not their best

Huang/Zheng, CHN: 23.14 TES + 25.82 PCS = 48.96 and into 6th place

  • Off on the unison in their twizzles and really on top of their blades making them a bit choppy
  • Nice big pattern and good matching leg lines at the start of their Finn Step but they’ve completely dropped their facials and performance throughout
  • Flip up to a curve lift with changes of position
  • Nice flow and edge quality in their non touching step sequence but not a lot of stretch through the free legs and their could be more performance as well
  • Pretty good outing for them overall

O’Brien/Merriman, AUS: 28.29 TES + 24.39 PCS = 52.68 and into 5th place

  • Starting with the Finnstep with good speed, pretty good changes of hold and nice use of her free arm through the beginning
  • Slowing down through the twizzle sequence but good unison
  • Their unison is good on the non touching step sequence but they are using different arms in places
  • Good speed in their haircutter rotational lift but a bit of a hard set down on the landing
  • Another fun program but a few bobbles here and there

Agafonova/Ucar, TUR: 25.14 TES + 24.70 PCS = 49.84 and into 7th place

  • Not very smooth through the beginning of the Finnstep but nice performance quality for them; she needs more point through her toes in the middle section
  • Traveling in the twizzles but good unison
  • Nice big changes of edge in the non touching step sequence with good depth and nice unison throughout
  • Double hydroblade transitional move very nice
  • Haircutter rotational lift had a big of a struggle getting off the ground
  • A lot of good things to like about their skating and they could really develop with more time

Group 3

Hurtado/Diaz, ESP: 31.78 TES + 26.80 PCS = 58.58 and into 1st place

  • Great use of their free arms in the Finnstep to really sell the feeling of their program and nice changes of hold; good deep edges through the final section
  • Really nice twizzle sequence
  • Good distance between them on the non touching step sequence with good unison and really nice performance qualities
  • Jump and flip into a curve lift with her in an overarched handstand position
  • Great really solid program, very clean and nice look on the ice

Tobias/Stagniunas, LTU: 27.79 TES + 28.61 PCS = 56.40 and into 5th place

  • A little choppy on the twizzles and traveling apart from each other throughout
  • Nice changes of hold and use of their free arms in the Finnstep and pretty good speed and edges
  • Slight unison issues in their non touching step sequences and touching down their free foot in places in the one foot section
  • Great reverse split rotational lift with her grabbing her foot closer to the ice
  • Technically this program didn’t match up to their performance level

Paul/Islam, CAN: 27.50 TES + 28.41 PCS = 55.91 and into 6th place

  • She catches an edge on her twizzle and lets go of her catch foot but keeps going
  • Very close on their non touching step sequence with good speed and flow across the ice and good matching leg lines with nice unison
  • Nice transitions in holds and ease in the free admin the Finnstep with good speed and flow across the ice
  • Toss into a split rotational lift
  • Very entertaining, gorgeous program from them but that mistake is really going to cost them

Zlobina/Sitnikov, AZE: 28.79 TES + 29.36 PCS = 58.15 and into 3rd place

  • Very good changes of edge in their non touching step sequence but losing a bit of speed toward the end
  • Good unison on their twizzles but losing speed throughout
  • Not waiting for their music after the change
  • A bit bobbly in places in the Finnstep and some messy changes of hold
  • Rotational lift on his shoulder and dropping her down and continuing the rotation to end the program

Shibutani/Shibutani, USA: 33.36 TES + 31.11 PCS = 64.47 and into 1st place

  • This blue dress is perfection on her
  • Good twizzles with nice distance between them and great unison throughout
  • Great ease in the Finnstep and nice posture from both of them and good edges
  • Great edges and musical timing in their non touching step sequence but just slightly losing the unison in places
  • Backwards entry to a rotational lift ending in a split position
  • Solid, technically sound program for them with really nice performance quality

Group 4

Chock/Bates, USA: 32.78 TES + 32.68 PCS = 65.46 and into 1st place

  • Gorgeous dress for Madison and this program really suits her personality
  • Great quality of movement from them in their Finnstep and such ease through these changes of hold and nice little touches with their free arms and heads to add to the program
  • Great split jump from her into the twiddles, very close together and great unison
  • Great flow and nice deep edges in their non touching step sequence and very close together
  • Their performance seems so genuine and not rehearsed
  • Great lift with her pressing up on his shoulders and nice rotation
  • REally, solid performance and that should easily put them into the lead

Cappellini/Lanotte, ITA: 32.85 TES + 34.73 PCS = 67.58 and into 1st place

  • Good twizzles with nice speed and unison
  • Great posture from him in the Finnstep with good changes of hold and good speed and flow across the ice
  • Nice non touching step sequence with good choreography
  • Great arched split rotational lift with her head nearly on her back knee
  • They gave everything in that performance and kept the energy up throughout

Zhiganshina/Gazsi, GER: 30.64 TES + 30.27 PCS = 60.91 and into 4th place

  • Very bobbly on the twizzles and he has to check his balance by losing the arm
  • A little far apart on their non touching step sequence
  • Hunched over in places in the Finnstep but nice changes of hold
  • Twist into a haircutter rotational lift but maybe a tad slow for the music
  • Cute, high energy program but not the same technique as the other teams in this group

Virtue/Moir, CAN: 37.64 TES + 38.69 PCS = 76.33 and into 1st place

  • I love this opening with the little cross over into the forehead touching steps
  • Nice mirroring steps to start their footwork  and great changes of edge throughout
  • Solid twizzles from both of them today
  • Nice posture, changes of hold and use of the head and free arms in the Finnstep; very light and easy across the ice
  • Arabesque twist up to a rotational lift with a back walkover exit
  • Probably their best outing of this program this season

Bobrova/Soloviev, RUS: 33.58 TES + 36.39 PCS = 69.97 and into 2nd place

  •  Decent Finnstep, some posture issues but good in the changes of hold
  • A bit bobbly from her and a little far apart on the twizzles
  • I love the stretch through his free leg and the deep knees from him in the non touching step sequence
  • Cartwheel up with lots of changes of position in the spread eagle lift
  • He really is the star of this team and is selling this program

Group 5

Ilinykh/Katsalapov, RUS: 36.36 TES + 36.68 PCS = 73.04 and into 2nd place

  • Great posture and flow in their Finnstep with good speed and quiet blades; nice changes of hold and ease through the sequence
  • A little bobble in a transition step which will only hurt their program components
  • Great flow and edges in their non touching step sequence
  • Nice speed and good unison on their twizzles
  • Great kick over into the final rotational lift

Coomes/Buckland, GBR: 30.08 TES + 30.25 PCS -1.00 = 59.33 and into 8th place

  • A little slow on the twizzles but good unison throughout
  • A little bit on top of the ice and choppy in the Finnstep; slow but well timed with the music
  • Good crossing start to their non touching step sequence; sloppy upper body and arms in places
  • One leg cartwheel flip up to their lift
  • Definitely a big contrast between them and the Russians

Pechalat/Bourzat, FRA: 36.43 TES + 36.35 PCS = 72.78 and into 3rd place

  • Very close on the twizzles and nice timing with each other and the music
  • Good edges and nice flow in their non touching step sequence and nicely timed with the music
  • Nice speed in their Finnstep with good use of their free arms and heads although she looks like she’s chewing gum in places and could have better facial expressions
  • Toss up to a rotational lift but the positions are not as appealing as some of the other teams
  • Great performance from them

Weaver/Poje, CAN: 31.93 TES + 35.00 PCS -1.00 = 65.93 and into 6th place

  • A little bit of traveling on their twizzles and a little slow and cautious
  • Uneven performance from her in the Finnstep and she keeps going in and out of their facials and dropping it; a little tight with the use of the free arm as well
  • Love the tap tribute in the middle of their program
  • Good edges in their non touching step sequence but a few places where their free legs don’t quite get out as much and have full stretch
  • Nice tribute to the era in their lift with her swinging around his body
  • Pretty good but lacked a little something and that’s going to have them down a bit in the standings

Davis/White, USA: 39.72 TES + 39.17 PCS = 78.89 and into 1st place

  • Great entry into their non touching step sequence with nice edges and just a hair off in a few places on their unison
  • Great twizzles with perfect unison, good speed and nicely timed to the music
  • Great expression, use of their free arms and flow in their Finnstep
  • Split rotational lift
  • The tiniest little mistake in their step sequence but a gorgeous program that just floated across the ice and that should have them in first but may not be a new record score
Pl. Qual. Name Nation TSS
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TES
+
PCS
+
SS TR PE CC IT Ded.
StN.
1 Q DAVIS Meryl / WHITE Charlie USA 78.89 39.72 39.17 9.68 9.57 9.93 9.86 9.89 0.00 #24
2 Q VIRTUE Tessa / MOIR Scott CAN 76.33 37.64 38.69 9.54 9.43 9.82 9.71 9.82 0.00 #18
3 Q ILINYKH Elena / KATSALAPOV Nikita RUS 73.04 36.36 36.68 9.18 8.89 9.25 9.29 9.21 0.00 #20
4 Q PECHALAT Nathalie / BOURZAT Fabian FRA 72.78 36.43 36.35 9.04 8.82 9.18 9.18 9.18 0.00 #22
5 Q BOBROVA Ekaterina / SOLOVIEV Dmitri RUS 69.97 33.58 36.39 8.96 8.75 9.29 9.18 9.25 0.00 #19
6 Q CAPPELLINI Anna / LANOTTE Luca ITA 67.58 32.85 34.73 8.68 8.46 8.75 8.79 8.71 0.00 #16
7 Q WEAVER Kaitlyn / POJE Andrew CAN 65.93 31.93 35.00 8.71 8.50 8.79 8.89 8.82 1.00 #23
8 Q CHOCK Madison / BATES Evan USA 65.46 32.78 32.68 8.14 8.00 8.25 8.18 8.25 0.00 #15
9 Q SHIBUTANI Maia / SHIBUTANI Alex USA 64.47 33.36 31.11 7.93 7.54 7.86 7.75 7.79 0.00 #14
10 Q ZHIGANSHINA Nelli / GAZSI Alexander GER 60.91 30.64 30.27 7.57 7.21 7.79 7.71 7.54 0.00 #17
11 Q COOMES Penny / BUCKLAND Nicholas GBR 59.33 30.08 30.25 7.61 7.39 7.61 7.75 7.46 1.00 #21
12 Q HURTADO Sara / DIAZ Adria ESP 58.58 31.78 26.80 6.61 6.43 6.82 6.86 6.75 0.00 #10
13 Q CARRON Pernelle / JONES Lloyd FRA 58.25 30.50 27.75 6.93 6.75 7.04 7.11 6.86 0.00 #2
14 Q ZLOBINA Julia / SITNIKOV Alexei AZE 58.15 28.79 29.36 7.32 7.25 7.43 7.32 7.36 0.00 #13
15 Q GUIGNARD Charlene / FABBRI Marco ITA 58.14 30.00 28.14 7.11 6.82 7.07 7.07 7.07 0.00 #5
16 Q SINITSINA V / ZHIGANSHIN R RUS 58.01 30.43 27.58 6.89 6.61 6.93 7.04 6.96 0.00 #3
17 Q TOBIAS I / STAGNIUNAS D LTU 56.40 27.79 28.61 7.14 6.89 7.25 7.32 7.14 0.00 #11
18 Q PAUL Alexandra / ISLAM Mitchell CAN 55.91 27.50 28.41 7.04 6.82 7.18 7.21 7.21 0.00 #12
19 Q KOLBE Tanja / CARUSO Stefano GER 54.43 28.22 26.21 6.54 6.29 6.57 6.71 6.61 0.00 #4
20 Q OBRIEN Danielle / MERRIMAN Gregory AUS 52.68 28.29 24.39 6.04 5.79 6.14 6.25 6.21 0.00 #8
21 REED Cathy / REED Chris JPN 52.29 26.87 25.42 6.29 6.14 6.50 6.61 6.25 0.00 #1
22 AGAFONOVA Alisa / UCAR Alper TUR 49.84 25.14 24.70 6.21 5.96 6.32 6.29 6.11 0.00 #9
23 HUANG Xintong / ZHENG Xun CHN 48.96 23.14 25.82 6.50 6.32 6.50 6.57 6.39 0.00 #7
24 HEEKIN-CANEDY Siobhan / DUN Dmitri UKR 41.90 18.36 23.54 5.93 5.75 5.89 6.18 5.71 0.00 #6

Olympic Games Ladies Preview

Just as in ice dance, a long rivalry is coming to an end in Sochi as Mao Asada and Yuna Kim are facing off for the final time.  The gold and silver medalists from Vancouver have been competing together since their junior days and both are retiring at the end of this season.  While these two are the biggest names in this event, there are several ladies with a chance to make the podium.

Mao Asada has had a rough few years after claiming Olympic silver and World gold in 2010.  She went to a new coach and had to relearn her jump technique and it was a long road back to the podium.  Her Nocturne short program is absolutely stunning and her entire packaging this season is light and happy and fits her so much better than the programs she’s had in the past.  She has been going for the triple axel in all of her programs all season and hasn’t had much success ranging from falls to under-rotation calls.  She doesn’t have triple + triples in her programs and doesn’t need them due to the point advantage she gets from the triple axel, but if the jump gets downgraded to a double then she finds herself at a disadvantage.  She has been consistently scoring over the 200 point mark this season and can expect to do so again at this event.

Yuna Kim hasn’t competed much since the 2010 Olympics, but when she has it’s been to great results.  She won gold at the World Championships last year in her only major competition and planned to compete on the Grand Prix this season but had to withdraw due to an ankle injury.  She competed in Golden Spin, a senior B event and won the event crossing the 200 point mark.  She still scored below the marks Mao has been getting this season and senior B events tend to be scored higher.  This will be her first time this season in front of a major international panel but she can’t be counted out.  She won gold in Vancouver by over 20 points but she’ll face a much greater challenge repeating that feat this season.

The biggest surprise of this season has been Julia Lipnitskaia.  After debuting on the senior circuit last season, she lost her junior worlds title and returned for her first full senior season.  She has been one of the most consistent skaters with her triple lutz + triple toe combination and recently became the youngest European Ladies champion in history.  She’s often criticized for being overscored on her program components but I find her skating captivating to watch and think her Schindler’s List free skate is one of the best ladies programs this season.  She’s proven that she can handle the pressure of skating in front of the home crowd as she competed both events in the team event and nothing seems to rattle this young skater.  She has the top total score for this season and is definitely a dark horse for the podium.

Carolina Kostner won her first World title in 2012 and after two rough Olympic outings, she’s returned looking for redemption and a spot on the podium.  She sat out most of the 2012-2013 season but was able to win the silver medal at Worlds behind Yuna Kim and delivered a stunning free skate to Bolero.  She’s kept this program for this season and added an ethereal short program to Ave Maria that she showcased in the team event.  She just missed qualifying for the Grand Prix Final and dropped to third at the European Championships behind the Russian skaters but has been showing improvement and increased strength as the season has gone on.  Her short program in the team event was the 3rd best this season, but she’ll need to clean up the jumps in her free skate if she wants to contend for a medal.

Adelina Sotnikova has been the hope for Russian ladies since she won her first senior national title at the age of 12.  She’s been long touted to earn one of the spots on the Sochi team but has struggled with consistency and handling the pressure over the years.  She finished just 9th at the World Championships last year and her results along with her teammates cost Russia a spot in this Olympics.  She qualified for her first Grand Prix Final this season and reclaimed her national title ahead of Julia Lipnitskaia.  She won the short program at Europeans but lost out to Lipnitskaia after the free skate.  She’s gone back to the free skate music that won her the Junior World title in hopes of standing on top of the medal stand once again, but the biggest obstacle between her and the podium is herself.

Gracie Gold had a rough start to her season, changing coaches right before the start of the Grand Prix to Frank Carroll and moving halfway across the country.  She only medaled in one of her Grand Prix events and her normally rock solid jumps seemed to abandon her in the free skates.  Not qualifying for the Final seemed to be a blessing in disguise as it allowed her uninterrupted training time with her new coach which has paid off in spades.  She showed up at the US Nationals with a brand new short program that showed off a more mature, sophisticated style of skating and had renewed confidence in her Sleeping Beauty free skate.  She won her first national title and withstood the pressure to make the Olympic team that had been put on her since she won the junior title in 2012.  She has some of the best jumps in skating including a gorgeous triple lutz + triple toe and is finally getting the program components in place to match her technical prowess.  She had a great skate in the team event to get her feet wet on Olympic ice and is gunning for the medal stand here.

Ashley Wagner has waited a long time to compete in this event.  After just missing out in 2010, she dedicated herself to making this 2014 team.  She won two national titles and medaled at two Grand Prix Finals but the pressure of making the Olympic team proved to be too much as she had several falls and mistakes and finished just 4th.  She was named to the team and is determined to prove that she belongs here.  She had a decent skate in the team event but did not receive full credit for her triple flip + triple toe and was visibly disappointed by the scores.  She also is debuting a new free skate at this event after her Romeo and Juliet program didn’t seem to fit her this season.  She’s returning to last season’s Samson and Delilah program which she admits is a “Frankenstein” program combining choreography from both.  She hasn’t had much time to train this program and fatigue could become an issue.  If she wants to make the podium she’ll need a fully rotated triple + triple in both programs and to avoid the two footed landings.

Akiko Suzuki is competing in her final season and is looking to improve on her 8th place finish in Vancouver.  Her biggest trademark over the last few seasons has been her consistency but she often is overlooked and forgotten as she doesn’t have star quality memorable performances.  She had some problems with her free skate in the team event, but her program to Phantom of the Opera is absolutely gorgeous and if skated clean should be a stand out.  She doesn’t have the technical content of some of the younger skaters and will need to hit every jump with positive GOEs if she hopes to challenge for a medal but she skates with more heart and love for the sport than anyone else in this event.

Kanako Murakami is the third Japanese skater and she is another youngster that has shown much promise but failed to live up to her potential.  After winning a medal at the Grand Prix Final in her first senior season, she has only won one Grand Prix medal since.  She struggles with nerves and skating two clean programs at the same event but does get better throughout the season.  She has improved at every World Championships and finished just off the podium in 4th last season.  She also started off this season slow, but was one of the few skaters competing here who went to the Four Continents Championships where she won gold with a personal best total score.  If she can skate like she did at that event, she could put herself in contention.

Polina Edmunds is a real wild card in this event.  She has great jumps and a youthful personality on the ice that can only come from a 15 year old.  She was the surprise silver medalist at US Nationals and earned her spot on an Olympic team that many had not even considered her to be in contention for.  She has very little international experience, just one junior B event and three Junior Grand Prixs.  This will be her senior international debut.  However, she handled the pressure like a pro at US Nationals after she finished 2nd in the short program and backed it up with a 2nd place finish in the free skate.  She also enters Sochi with no expectations on her as she’s not expected to factor into the medals and most of the attention has been on Gold and Wagner and that could definitely play into her favor as she has something to prove but none of the pressure that goes with it.

 

My podium predictions:

Gold: Mao Asada

Silver: Julia Lipnitskaia

Bronze: Yuna Kim

 

Bios of the competitors:

Brooklee Han, AUS: She finished 21st at Worlds and 16th at Junior Worlds last season.  She placed 14th at Four Continents.  She finished 8th at JGP Mexico and 11th at JGP Czech Republic.  Her personal best is 150.17.  She is 18 years old.

Kerstin Frank, AUT: She placed 24th at Worlds last season and 31st at Europeans.  Her personal best is 143.56.  She is 25 years old.

Isadora Williams, BRA: She placed 25th at Worlds.  Her personal best is 130.08.  She is 18 years old.

Gabrielle Daleman, CAN: She finished 6th at Junior Worlds.  She won bronze at JGP Poland and placed 4th at JGP Estonia.  Her personal best is 149.39.  She is 16 years old.

Kaetlyn Osmond, CAN: She placed 8th at Worlds.  Her personal best is 176.82.  She is 18 years old.

Zijun Li, CHN: She placed 7th at Worlds and is the reigning Four Continent Bronze Medalist.  She placed 10th at Cup of China.  Her personal best is 183.85.  She is 17 years old.

Kexin Zhang, CHN: She finished 23rd at Worlds and 11th at Four Continents.  She placed 8th at Cup of China.  Her personal best is 162.59.  She is 18 years old.

Elizaveta Ukolova, CZE: She placed 33rd at Junior Worlds.  She finished 9th at JGP Slovenia and 12th at JGP Czech Republic.  Her personal best is 136.72.  She is 15 years old.

Elena Glebova, EST: She placed 16th at Worlds last season and 7th at Europeans.  Her personal best is 155.71.  She is 24 years old.

Mae Berenice Meite, FRA: She placed 11th at Worlds last year and 5th at Europeans.  She finished 6th at Skate America and 5th at Trophee Eric Bompard.  Her personal best is 173.37.  She is 19 years old.

Elene Gedevanishvili, GEO: She finished 29th at Worlds last season and 10th at Europeans.  She placed 9th at Skate America and 9th at NHK Trophy.  She is the 2010 and 2012 European Bronze Medalist.  Her personal best is 165.93.  She is 24 years old.

Nathalie Weinzierl, GER: She finished 19th at Worlds and 10th at Junior Worlds last season.  She placed 8th at Europeans.  Her personal best is 151.88.  She is 19 years old.

Jenna McCorkell, GBR: She finished 20th at Worlds last season and 24th at Europeans.  Her personal best is 150.90.  She is 27 years old.

Carolina Kostner, ITA: She is the reigning World Silver Medalist and European Bronze Medalist.  She won bronze at Cup of China and silver at Rostelecom Cup.  She is the 2012 World Champion, 2008 World Silver Medalist; 2005 and 2011 World Bronze Medalist; 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2013 European Champion; 2009 and 2011 European Silver Medalist; 2006 European Bronze Medalist; and 2003 World Junior Bronze Medalist.  Her personal best is 197.89.  She is 27 years old.  She has the 3rd best short program and 8th best total scores.

Valentina Marchei, ITA: She finished 18th at Worlds last season and 6th at Europeans.  She placed 7th at Skate America and 6th at NHK Trophy.  Her personal best is 171.06.  She is 27 years old.

Mao Asada, JPN: She is the reigning World Bronze Medalist.  She won gold at Skate America and NHK Trophy to qualify for the Grand Prix Final where she won gold.  She is the 2010 Olympic Silver Medalist; 2008 and 2010 World Champion; 2007 World Silver Medalist; 2008, 2010 and 2012 Four Continents Champion; 2011 and 2012 Four Continents Silver Medalist; 2009 Four Continents Bronze Medalist; 2005 World Junior Champion and 2006 World Junior Silver Medalist.  Her personal best is 207.59.  She is 23 years old.  She has the best short program, 2nd best free skate and 2nd best total scores.

Kanako Murakami, JPN: She placed 4th at Worlds and is the reigning Four Continents Champion.  She placed 4th at Cup of China and 7th at Rostelecom Cup.  She is the 2013 Four Continents Bronze Medalist and 2010 World Junior Champion.  Her personal best is 196.91.  She is 19 years old.  She has the 9th best short program, 3rd best free skate and 4th best total scores.

Akiko Suzuki, JPN: She finished 12th at Worlds.  She won silver at Skate Canada and bronze at NHK Trophy.  She is the 2012 World Bronze Medalist and 2010 and 2013 Four Continents Silver Medalist.  Her personal best is 199.58.  She is 28 years old.  She has the 8th best short program, 7th best free skate and 6th best total scores.

Anne Line Gjersem, NOR: She finished 32nd at Worlds last season and 19th at Europeans.  Her personal best is 142.87.  She is 20 years old.

Hae Jin Kim, KOR: She finished 19th at Junior Worlds last season and 6th at Four Continents.  She placed 10th at JGP Slovenia and 8th at JGP Czech Republic.  Her personal best is 166.84.  She is 16 years old.

Yuna Kim, KOR: She is the reigning World Champion.  She is the 2010 Olympic Champion; 2009 World Champion; 2010 and 2011 World Silver Medalist; 2007 and 2008 World Bronze Medalist; 2009 Four Continents Champion; 2006 World Junior Champion; and 2005 World Junior Silver Medalist.  Her personal best is 228.56.  She is 23 years old.

So Youn Park, KOR: She placed 12th at Junior Worlds last season and 9th at Four Continents.  Her personal best is 162.71.  She is 16 years old.

Julia Lipnitskaia, RUS:  She is the reigning European Champion and the Junior World Silver Medalist.  She won gold at Skate Canada and Rostelecom Cup to qualify for the Grand Prix Final where she won silver.  She is the 2012 Junior World Champion.  Her personal best is 209.72.  She is 15 years old.  She has the 2nd best short program, best free skate and best total scores.

Adelina Sotnikova, RUS: She finished 9th at Worlds and is the reigning European Silver Medalist.  She won silver at Cup of China and Trophee Eric Bompard to qualify for the Grand Prix Final where he finished 5th.  She is the 2012 European Silver Medalist, 2011 Junior World Champion and 2012 Junior World Bronze Medalist.  Her personal best is 202.36.  She is 17 years old.  She has the 4th best short program, 3rd best free skate and 3rd best total scores.

Nicole Rajicova, SVK: She placed 30th at Junior Worlds last season and 17th at Europeans.  She finished 8th at JGP Slovenia and 15th at JGP Poland.  Her personal best is 128.25.  She is 18 years old.

Viktoria Helgesson, SWE: She finished 14th at Worlds last season and 14th at Europeans.  She placed 8th at Skate America and 7th at Trophee Eric Bompard.  Her personal best is 161.79.  She is 25 years old.

Natalia Popova, UKR: She finished 15th at Worlds last season and placed 23rd at Europeans.  She placed 7th at Skate Canada and 9th at Trophee Eric Bompard.  Her personal best is 155.52.  She is 20 years old.

Polina Edmunds, USA: She won gold at JGP Mexico and JGP Belarus to qualify for the Junior Grand Prix Final where she finished 4th.  Her personal best is 171.21.  She is 15 years old.  She has the 8th best short program, 5th best free skate and 6th best total scores as a junior.

Gracie Gold, USA: She placed 6th at Worlds.  She won bronze at Skate Canada and finished 4th at NHK Trophy.  She is the 2012 World Junior Silver Medalist.  Her personal best is 188.03.  She is 18 years old.  She has the 5th best short program, 5th best free skate and 9th best total scores.

Ashley Wagner, USA: She finished 5th at Worlds.  She won silver at Skate America and gold at Trophee Eric Bompard to qualify for the Grand Prix Final where she won bronze.  She is the 2012 Four Continents Champion and 2007 and 2009 World Junior Bronze Medalist.  Her personal best is 194.37.  She is 22 years old.  She has the 6th best short program, 8th best free skate and 5th best total scores.

2014 Olympic Games Men’s Free Skate

Group 1

Alexei Bychenko, ISR: 59.96 TES + 55.66 PCS -1.00 = 114.62 Total: 177.06 and into 1st place

  • Triple axel turn out + double toe
  • Quad toe fully rotated but a fall on the landing
  • Double axel
  • Camel spin into a sit spin but not a very low position and not enough stretch through the triangle position
  • There seems to be a lot of skating around between his elements and not a lot of choreography or transitions
  • A bit on top of his blades in the step sequences
  • Triple loop a bit forward  on the landing but hangs on
  • Triple flip + triple toe
  • The other thing he can work on is the landing positions to increase his GOE
  • Double lutz
  • Good speed on the camel spin with a flying change of foot into a twisted position
  • Triple flip
  • Triple toe + single toe with a messy ending
  • Not a lot of energy left here at the end of the program
  • Really wild on his final sit spin

Yakov Godorozha, UKR: 65.12 TES + 54.42 PCS = 119.54  Total: 182.19 and into 1st place

  • Triple axel + double toe a little slow in between jumps but timed well with the music
  • Triple flip + double toe a bit messy on the jump landings but hanging on
  • Triple axel
  • Triple flip turn out double toe + double loop
  • Very slow in the camel spin but picking up speed through the catchfoot
  • This is such a fun section of music and I’d like to see him perform it even more in the step sequence; very upright posture throughout and not a lot of use of his upper body
  • Triple lutz hangs on to the landing
  • Triple loop slight hand down on the landing
  • He’s landed everything so far but he’s giving away so many GOE points on these landings
  • Double axel
  • Slow combination spin but some nice positions including an upright catchfoot
  • Triple salchow
  • Not a lot of energy into the choreographic step sequence and really running out of steam here
  • Needs more stretch and toe point through his sit spin

Michael Christian Martinez, PHI: 62.58 TES + 57.86 PCS -1.00 = 119.44  Total: 184.25 and into 1st place

  • Very nice triple axel + double toe
  • Good triple lutz + triple toe
  • Spiral into a double flip
  • Great donut position into a broken leg sit spin
  • Nice choreography in his step sequence but a little slow
  • Triple loop hand down and slides into a fall
  • A little forward on the triple axel but hangs on
  • Triple lutz and hangs on to the landing
  • Double axel + half loop + double salchow with a messy landing
  • Slow at the end of his sit spin
  • Hydroblade right into a double axel
  • Not a lot of speed or energy left for this choreographic step sequence and it’s taking him a while to get across the ice
  • Good speed in his final spin ending with an insane upright spin and a really nice Biellman
  • He has so much talent and the more he has access to training the better he’s going to get.  He’s also the youngest skater in the field and has a lot of time ahead of him.

Zoltan Kelemen, ROU: 50.27 TES + 51.08 PCS -3.00 = 98.35 Total: 158.76 and into 4th place

  • Big triple axel + triple toe with lots of pop on the 2nd jump
  • Triple lutz fall–just tilted in the air
  • Triple flip step out
  • Triple axel turn out
  • Camel spin with a change of foot and struggling to hang on to the edge a bit as he goes for the catchfoot
  • Not a lot of speed or push through the ice in the step sequence
  • Triple loop just slides onto his side on the landing
  • Triple lutz fall
  • This is going to be a very disappointing program for him
  • Triple salchow very far forward on the landing and barely hangs on
  • Slow sit spin
  • Starting his choreographic step sequence just a hair early and lacking the energy this music demands
  • Double axel + double toe
  • Good speed on his sit spin but traveling a lot going into the camel spin

Abzal Rakimgaliev, KAZ: 53.92 TES + 56.30 PCS = 110.22 Total: 174.40 and into 4th place

  • Very nice triple salchow
  • Triple flip + double toe + double toe
  • Interesting entry to the triple axel but hands down and a messy landing
  • Good speed on the camel spin but not quite enough stretch through the catch foot position
  • Good movement in his step sequence but not a lot of power and flow across the ice
  • Triple axel + half loop + double salchow but won’t receive credit for the entire jump because only one three jump combo is allowed
  • Triple flip
  • Triple loop hand down on the landing
  • Camel spin but needs more arch through the twisted position
  • Good speed through the sit spin and a nice change of foot and finished just after his music
  • Triple toe + double axel

Viktor Romanenkov, EST: 32.42 TES + 48.02 PCS -2.00 = 78.44  Total: 139.99 and into 6th place 

  • Triple axel slide out on the landing
  • Double axel + triple toe turn out
  • Missed the takeoff in his lutz attempt
  • Good speed in his opening combination spin
  • Not a lot of speed and movement through his upper body in his step sequence and not really living up to this iconic piece of music
  • Triple loop really off in the air and falls
  • Decent positions in his sit spin but slow and seems to be marking through it
  • Popped the lutz again
  • Wonky axel
  • Really marking through all of his choreography at this point
  • Double toe
  • Single salchow
  • Slow on the combination spin and really seems to be out of energy as he exits the spin
  • Needs a lot more fire and passion for this choreographic step sequence and some odd stops in the middle
  • Really rough free skate for him

Group 2

Misha Ge, UZB: 69.63 TES + 65.56 PCS = 135.19  Total: 203.26 and into 1st place 

  • Triple axel and hangs on to the landing
  • Triple lutz
  • Triple flip
  • Everything so far has been landed but he’ll lose some points on the GOE for the landings
  • Triple loop with a much better landing
  • Good camel spin position with decent speed
  • Triple lutz + double toe + double loop
  • Triple flip + double toe
  • Double axel
  • Triple toe + triple toe with a two footed landing
  • Nice speed on his sit spin
  • Great energy and performance through this step sequence with nice quality of movement
  • Good speed in his final combination spin
  • Great choreographic step sequence and really captures the feel of the music and the most energy we’ve seen from a skater so far

Jorik Hendrickx, BEL: 73.88 TES + 67.64 PCS = 141.52  Total: 214.04 and into 1st place

  • Triple axel a little wonky in the air but a turn out and hangs on
  • Another triple axel and site same problem
  • Triple lutz + triple toe
  • Good push and flow across the ice in the step sequence
  • Decent camel spin position with nice speed and a good donut position
  • Triple salchow + double toe + double toe with both arms overhead
  • Triple lutz a bit two footed on the landing
  • Triple flip
  • Triple loop
  • A little high in his sit spin positions and he could use more stretch through his free leg
  • Nice quality of movement in his choreographic step sequence but just not a lot of content and difficult choreography
  • Double axel nicely timed with the music
  • Good camel spin but needs a bit more stretch through the catchfoot
  • Overall a very nice performance for him

Jeremy Abbott, USA: 78.10 TES + 82.02 PCS = 160.12  Total: 232.70 and into 1st place

  •  Triple toe–intended quad
  • Big triple axel + triple toe
  • Great speed and position in his camel spin through both feet and a nice back tuck position
  • Triple flip + double toe
  • Gorgeous step sequence making use of every note of the music with nice clean edges
  • Double axel
  • Triple axel
  • Triple salchow and he seems to be getting stronger as the program goes on
  • Triple lutz + double toe + double toe
  • Double axel
  • Great upright spin with nice speed
  • Such a subtle choreographic step sequence and it’s nice to see the audience appreciating it
  • Nice sit position in his final combination spin with good speed
  • Not going to get him into the medals but this was a performance for himself and is really a remarkable performance given how much pain he must be in after that fall yesterday

Florent Amodio, FRA: 49.00 TES + 74.06 PCS = 123.06  Total: 198.64 and into 4th place

  • Quad salchow was turned into a triple and two footed on the landing
  • Double salchow–intended quad
  • Triple axel a little low on the landing but hangs on
  • Great twisted layback camel spin position with his arms open
  • Nice performance and quality of movement in the step sequence with pretty good edges and great push across the ice
  • Triple axel hand down on the landing
  • Double axel
  • Triple lutz was too big and he steps out
  • Triple lutz
  • Double salchow
  • Good camel spin picking up speed through the sit portion
  • Really nice choreographic step sequence
  • Good positions in his final sit spin
  • Too many mistakes in that program to pull him up but a good performance

Tomas Verner, CZE: 73.98 TES + 78.92 PCS -1.00 = 151.90 Total: 232.99 and into 1st place

  •  Quad toe step out and then a fall
  • Quad salchow two footed landing
  • Triple axel really nicely done
  • Good triple flip
  • Doesn’t seem to be enough performance in this step sequence which is really unusual for him although he has nice flow across the ice
  • Not a very difficult spin which was mostly just an upright scratch spin with not a ton of speed so he won’t get a high level on that
  • Triple axel + triple toe was nice
  • Good triple loop
  • Triple lutz abandoned half way through and a two foot landing
  • Double axel + half loop + double salchow
  • Good low sit position with nice toe point
  • He still seems to be holding something back in this choreographic step seqeunce
  • Decent speed in his final spin with some interesting positions
  • A decent skate but something was missing and it lacks his usual spark

Kevin Reynolds, CAN: 79.83 TES + 73.64 PCS = 153.47  Total: 222.23 and into 3rd place

  • Quad salchow a bit two footed
  • Quad toe + triple toe + double loop looked so easy
  • Triple axel two footed + double toe
  • Decent camel spin position but very slow especially after the change of foot
  • Decent step sequence for him
  • Very nice quad toe
  • Double axel
  • Triple lutz not a lot of height and two footed
  • Some interesting positions in this spin including a twisted upright variation
  • A little off on the music in some of the transitional choreography
  • Triple lutz
  • Triple salchow _+ triple toe
  • I really like the choreography in this choreographic step sequence
  • Awkward camel position ending in a scratch spin
  • Some really brilliant moments in this program and really nice quads

Group 3

Denis Ten, KAZ: 88.90 TES + 82.14 PCS = 171.04 Total: 255.10 and into 1st place 

  • Big quad toe
  • Nice triple axel + triple toe with a solid landing position
  • Another big triple axel
  • Great choreography in his step sequence and nice flow across the ice with good speed
  • Really hie camel position into a good donut position keeping the speed throughout
  • Triple flip + half loop + triple salchow
  • Great triple lutz + double toe
  • Nice triple loop
  • Triple flip slight hand tap on the landing
  • Double axel a bit of a step out but tried to cover it up with choreography
  • Really slow through the ending of his sit spin
  • Nice choreographic step sequence and he’s really trying to keep the energy up
  • Great camel spin into a sit spin that could be much lower
  • Overall a really good program and that’s going to keep him in the running and put pressure on the other guys

Brian Joubert, FRA: 69.51 TES + 76.42 PCS = 145.93  Total: 231.77 and into 4th place 

  • Quad toe + double toe a little forward on the landing of his first jump
  • Quad toe
  • Big triple axel down on his side and almost has to put a hand down
  • Triple loop
  • Decent speed through his first upright spin but not very difficult variations
  • As close as these skaters are he needs these jumps to be perfect to make up for the lack of program components and the spin and step levels and some of these jumps are not going to get positive GOEs
  • Double lutz
  • Double axel
  • Triple flip
  • Triple salchow + double toe + double toe
  • Could be lower in his sit spin positions and losing speed toward the end
  • Losing his centering on the camel spin into the sit spin and a little slow throughout

Alexander Majorov, SWE: 66.05 TES + 75.00 PCS = 141.05 Total: 224.86 and into 5th place 

  • Quad toe turn out of the landing
  • Triple lutz turn out + triple toe
  • Triple loop nearly put his hand down and a turn out
  • Good speed in his first combination spin with some decent positions
  • A little slow and not using his full upper body in the step seqeunce
  • Triple flip forward on the landing + double toe + double toe
  • Double axel not sure if that was a pop but his legs really flew apart on the landing
  • Triple flip + double toe
  • Good low sit spin but traveling after the change of foot
  • Good triple salchow
  • That’s not going to be enough to do it with those messy landings and he doesn’t have the program components to make up for it

Michal Brezina, CZE: 75.31 TES + 77.36 PCS -1.00 = 151.67  Total: 233.62 and into 2nd place 

  • Quad salchow + double toe a little forward on the first jump
  • Popped his axel
  • He’s so hunched over going into these jumps–gets off another quad salchow
  • Interesting sit position with decent speed throughout
  • Lots of speed and flow through his step sequence but not all the edge changes are completely clean
  • Big triple axel + double toe + double toe
  • Triple flip + triple toe and was just too far down on the landing and fell
  • Triple loop
  • Triple lutz might have been slightly two footed on the landing
  • Double salchow
  • Good camel spin position but really losing speed through the change of foot
  • Good sit spin speed
  • There were too many mistakes for him to stay in contention with that program

Han Yan, CHN: 80.60 TES + 79.94 PCS = 160.54  Total: 246.20 and into 2nd place 

  • Good triple axel
  • Nice quad toe + triple toe
  • Triple flip +double toe
  • Pretty good changes of edge in his step sequence but his arms need some more work and he can use his upper body more
  • Not great camel spin positions from him and not a lot of speed
  • Single loop
  • Triple lutz + double toe + double loop
  • Good triple flip
  • Not great sit spin positions and having no speed by the end and finishing ahead of his music going into the choreographic step sequence
  • Triple salchow
  • Decent positons in his final spin with better speed
  • Really seemed to be out of energy at the end and a lot of great things in the program but not going to be enough

Tatsuki Machida, JPN: 88.22 TES + 82.72 PCS -1.00 = 169.94  Total: 253.42 and into 2nd place 

  • He’s changed his costume since the team event
  • Quad toe and just slips off his landing edge and falls
  • Quad toe a little forward on the landing + double toe
  • Big triple axel + triple toe
  • Good speed and a nice tucked position in his sit spin
  • Great movement across the ice in his step sequence but a bit choppy in places and he can be into his edges and his knees even more and it doesn’t seem to have the same energy it normally does
  • Big triple axel and really fights to hang on to the landing
  • Nice camel position with good speed
  • Good triple loop
  • Nice triple lutz
  • Triple flip + double toe + double lutz
  • Triple salchow
  • A bit more freedom in this choreographic step sequence but it needs just a tad bit more energy to really make it fly
  • Good camel spin into a triangle position and a change of foot
  • Very nice program after the mistake on the opening quad but he didn’t perform as much as he was capable

Group 4

Javier Fernandez, ESP: 77.80 TES + 89.14 PCS = 166.94  Total: 253.92 and into 2nd place

  • Big opening quad toe
  • Very nice quad salchow + double toe
  • Triple axel a little down on his side and a slight step out
  • Nice low sit spin position but not enough stretch in his free leg
  • Not enough speed and power through this step sequence but some nice choreography and one foot sections
  • Tripled his final quad salchow attempt
  • Double lutz + double toe with one arm
  • Triple loop
  • Triple flip + half loop + double salchow
  • Really struggling with the camel spin and slow going into the triangle position
  • Really getting the crowd going in his choreographic step sequence but he doesn’t seem to have the energy he needs to really sell it and get across the ice
  • Triple salchow
  • Final combinaiton spin has decent speed
  • That should put him ahead of Denis Ten but really leaves the door open for Takahashi

Daisuke Takahashi, JPN: 73.27 TES + 91.00 PCS = 164.27  Total: 250.67 and into 4th place 

  • Quad toe two footed but looked rotated
  • Nice triple lutz
  • Really good triple axel
  • Classic Daisuke step sequence with great edges and performance quality and the fire is definitely there today
  • Good positions and decent speed in his camel spin into a sit spin
  • Triple axel two footed + double toe
  • Triple flip + triple toe
  • Nice triple loop
  • Triple flip
  • Good triple salchow
  • Really nice speed in the sit spin with a great position and nice toe point
  • He’s really shining in this choreographic step sequence and while there’s not a ton of content he’s really emoting to the audience
  • Layback spin to end his program
  • A really really solid effort for him and one of his best this season

Yuzuru Hanyu, JPN: 89.66 TES + 90.98 PCS -2.00 = 178.64  Total: 280.09 and into 1st place

  • Fall on his opening quad salchow
  • Nailed the quad toe
  • Triple flip and puts his hands down–the door is now wide open for Patrick Chan and he needs to nail the rest of this program
  • He seems to have had the wind knocked out of his sails a bit in his step sequence
  • Really nice donut spin and maintaining speed throughout all the positions until he gets to the Biellman
  • Good triple axel + triple toe
  • Difficult entry to the triple axel a little forward on the landing + double toe
  • Triple loop
  • Triple lutz + half loop + triple salchow
  • Triple lutz
  • Nice Ina Bauer on the music and he’s really performing through this choreographic step sequence and has recommitted to this program
  • Good position in the sit spin with nice toe point and good maintained speed throughout
  • Really slow on the camel spin in his final combo spin
  • The door is open

Patrick Chan, CAN: 85.40 TES + 92.70 PCS = 178.10  Total: 275.62 and into 2nd place

  • Beautiful quad toe + triple toe
  • Quad toe and hands down on the landing
  • Triple axel step out and hands down
  • Great step sequence with some nice one foot sequences and good use of his full body and music; good edges, speed and flow across the ice
  • Flying entry to his sit spin with a nice twisted position and good speed
  • He needs to skate the rest of this program cleanly
  • Triple lutz + half loop + double salchow
  • Very nice triple lutz
  • Triple loop
  • Triple flip + double toe
  • Good camel spin position and picking up speed after the change of foot
  • Double axel out of choreography and he steps out
  • Really nice choreographic step sequence stepping up into his final combination spin
  • It’s going to be really interesting to see what they do with that program.  Not big mistakes but a lot of little ones.

Peter Liebers, GER: 75.97 TES + 78.86 PCS -1.00 = 153.83  Total: 239.87 and into 8th place

  •  Quad toe and just sits down on the landing and falls
  • Triple axel + triple toe nice recovery
  • Triple lutz
  • Stalked that triple axel a bit and turn out on the landing
  • Triple lutz + double toe + double toe
  • He needs more stretch through his free leg in the sit spin
  • Triple salchow a bit down on his side but hangs on to it
  • Triple loop a bit forward but hangs on to it
  • Good speed through his sit spin
  • Nice double axel
  • Some interesting movements through his choreographic step sequence
  • Good camel position into a donut with a nice change of leg but not a ton of speed
  • He needed all the GOE points he could get to stay in medal contention and there were too many messy jumping landings but this was a really strong result for him

Jason Brown, USA: 68.09 TES + 84.28 PCS = 152.37  Total:  238.37 and into 9th place

  • Spiral into double axel
  • Triple axel + triple toe and two footed on both jumps
  • Great camel spin positions with nice speed into a great catch foot position with nice flexibility
  • Spiral into a triple axel two footed and stepped out
  • Good layback spin
  • Nice step sequence which perfectly captures the feel of his program
  • Triple lutz + half loop + triple salchow a little tight on the landing
  • Triple flip + double toe
  • Hydroblade into what should have been a double axel and never got off the ground but is able to step right back up into it
  • Spiral into a tano triple lutz
  • Nice choreographic step sequence with good energy
  • Triple loop
  • Camel spin into a nice back sit spin losing a bit of speed through the change of foot
  • Overall just a little too tight today and that won’t be enough for a medal but he’s still going to have a solid result in his first Olympics
 Pl. Name Nation TSS
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1 HANYU Yuzuru JPN 178.64 89.66 90.98 9.07 8.96 8.89 9.21 9.36 2.00 #21
2 CHAN Patrick CAN 178.10 85.40 92.70 9.39 9.25 8.93 9.39 9.39 0.00 #22
3 TEN Denis KAZ 171.04 88.90 82.14 8.21 7.89 8.36 8.32 8.29 0.00 #13
4 MACHIDA Tatsuki JPN 169.94 88.22 82.72 8.39 7.93 8.36 8.32 8.36 1.00 #18
5 FERNANDEZ Javier ESP 166.94 77.80 89.14 8.64 8.75 9.00 9.00 9.18 0.00 #19
6 TAKAHASHI Daisuke JPN 164.27 73.27 91.00 9.11 8.82 9.04 9.14 9.39 0.00 #20
7 YAN Han CHN 160.54 80.60 79.94 8.54 7.75 8.04 7.89 7.75 0.00 #17
8 ABBOTT Jeremy USA 160.12 78.10 82.02 8.07 7.79 8.18 8.36 8.61 0.00 #9
9 LIEBERS Peter GER 153.83 75.97 78.86 7.75 7.79 7.86 8.07 7.96 1.00 #23
10 REYNOLDS Kevin CAN 153.47 79.83 73.64 7.43 7.14 7.43 7.43 7.39 0.00 #12
11 BROWN Jason USA 152.37 68.09 84.28 8.14 8.43 8.32 8.54 8.71 0.00 #24
12 VERNER Tomas CZE 151.90 73.98 78.92 8.00 7.57 7.86 7.96 8.07 1.00 #11
13 BREZINA Michal CZE 151.67 75.31 77.36 8.00 7.43 7.89 7.75 7.61 1.00 #16
14 JOUBERT Brian FRA 145.93 69.51 76.42 7.89 7.00 7.93 7.75 7.64 0.00 #14
15 HENDRICKX Jorik BEL 141.52 73.88 67.64 6.89 6.43 6.82 6.86 6.82 0.00 #8
16 MAJOROV Alexander SWE 141.05 66.05 75.00 7.64 7.25 7.57 7.50 7.54 0.00 #15
17 GE Misha UZB 135.19 69.63 65.56 6.39 6.07 6.82 6.43 7.07 0.00 #7
18 AMODIO Florent FRA 123.06 49.00 74.06 7.61 6.96 7.46 7.32 7.68 0.00 #10
19 GODOROZHA Yakov UKR 119.54 65.12 54.42 5.57 5.14 5.54 5.50 5.46 0.00 #2
20 MARTINEZ Michael Christian PHI 119.44 62.58 57.86 5.93 5.68 5.79 5.71 5.82 1.00 #3
21 BYCHENKO Alexei ISR 114.62 59.96 55.66 5.93 5.25 5.61 5.61 5.43 1.00 #1
22 RAKIMGALIEV Abzal KAZ 110.22 53.92 56.30 5.86 5.18 5.54 5.75 5.82 0.00 #5
23 KELEMEN Zoltan ROU 98.35 50.27 51.08 5.54 4.79 4.89 5.25 5.07 3.00 #4
24 ROMANENKOV Viktor EST 78.44 32.42 48.02 5.32 4.54 4.54 5.07 4.54 2.00 #6

 

Pl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 HANYU Yuzuru
JPN
280.09 1 1
2 CHAN Patrick
CAN
275.62 2 2
3 TEN Denis
KAZ
255.10 9 3
4 FERNANDEZ Javier
ESP
253.92 3 5
5 MACHIDA Tatsuki
JPN
253.42 11 4
6 TAKAHASHI Daisuke
JPN
250.67 4 6
7 YAN Han
CHN
246.20 8 7
8 LIEBERS Peter
GER
239.87 5 9
9 BROWN Jason
USA
238.37 6 11
10 BREZINA Michal
CZE
233.62 12 13
11 VERNER Tomas
CZE
232.99 13 12
12 ABBOTT Jeremy
USA
232.70 15 8
13 JOUBERT Brian
FRA
231.77 7 14
14 MAJOROV Alexander
SWE
224.86 10 16
15 REYNOLDS Kevin
CAN
222.23 17 10
16 HENDRICKX Jorik
BEL
214.04 16 15
17 GE Misha
UZB
203.26 18 17
18 AMODIO Florent
FRA
198.64 14 18
19 MARTINEZ Michael Christian
PHI
184.25 19 20
20 GODOROZHA Yakov
UKR
182.19 21 19
21 BYCHENKO Alexei
ISR
177.06 22 21
22 RAKIMGALIEV Abzal
KAZ
174.40 20 22
23 KELEMEN Zoltan
ROU
158.76 24 23
24 ROMANENKOV Viktor
EST
139.99 23 24