JGP Lake Placid Ladies Short Program

Tsz Ying Crystal Chik, HKG: TES + PCS = 31.32

  • Triple salchow, turn out, double loop
  • A little tilted in the air on the double axel and she has to step out of it
  • Nice donut position in her camel spin but her wrist breaks her arm line
  • Again in her layback her wrist position distracts from the spin
  • Nice presence throughout this step sequence but she isn’t getting much ice coverage and is running out of steam by the end
  • Double flip with both arms over her head
  • I’d like to see a lower sit position in this combination spin but nice flexibility in the upright position
  • She finished after her music

Courtney Hicks, USA: TES + PCS = 51.36

  • She seems very slow and tentative on this opening in her Zorba the Greek program and I’d like to see her commit to the character more
  • Triple loop step out + double toe
  • Good layback but I’m not crazy with the bent arms position and she needs to work on flexibility through the Biellman
  • She needs more stretch through her camel position but nice speed into the donut variation
  • Good height on the triple flip
  • Good double axel–she’s landing all the jumps but there seems to be a bit of a fight on each one
  • Good speed through her step sequence and use of her full body with nice ice coverage although she seems to not be completely in control in places
  • Good “Tw-Hicks” spin but she finishes after her music

Nicole Rajicova, SVK: TES + PCS = 38.38

  • Triple lutz fall out and she’ll be penalized for not completing a combination
  • Triple flip– a little tight on the landing
  • Single axel–looks like she popped it open
  • Interesting hair cutter variation with one arm open but it looks like it might be pulling her off her centering
  • Her step sequence seems unusually short, so she likely won’t have enough content for a higher level
  • She needs more arch and extension through her camel position but the other positions in her spin are nice
  • She also finishes after her music

Ji Hyun Byun, KOR: TES + PCS = 35.27

  • You can tell right off the top that she’s a young skater as she seems to be going through her choreography rather than really committing to the movement but some of that comes with experience
  • Triple salchow turnout + Double toe
  • Single flip
  • Decent position in her camel but she starts to lose it during the revolutions
  • Overall she seems to be lacking speed and power but she has a nice presence on the ice and good choreography
  • Good double axel
  • Nice layback spin but she could have more stretch through her Biellman
  • I like her musicality and she accentuates all the notes in the music during her footwork
  • Final combination spin finished way after her music

Evgenia Gerasimova, RUS: TES + PCS = 52.30

  • Lots of personality and eas on the ice at the top of her program with good speed into her first jump
  • Triple lutz + double toe–I love the little details she has like the arm sweep immediately preceding her jump
  • Nice triple flip
  • Good position on her camel spin with a good sit and nice flexibility through the upright–loses some of her speed through the change of foot
  • A little scratch on the double axel but she hangs on
  • Rough entry to her flying camel spin and she has almost no speed–might cost her some levels
  • Lots of turns and use of her full body through the step sequence but she seems to be losing a bit of power toward the end but nicely done
  • Good layback into a very nice Biellman with maintained speed

Clara Baiwir, BEL: 25.58

  • A little hesitant on the double axel and she falls
  • Fall on the triple toe and no combo so that will cost her points
  • Decent speed on her camel spin but she could use more stretch through her positions
  • A lot of stops and poses through her footwork and not much speed or power–she really needs to get into her knees and push through the edge changes to get her across the ice
  • Big loss of centering in her combination spin
  • She’s looking down at the ice a lot and I’d like to see her really project since this is a fun piece of music
  • Nice double flip
  • She still had about two position variations in her layback spin to complete before her music ended

Melanie Swang, THA: 31.62

  • Awkward music cut right at the beginning of her program
  • Two foots the double axel, stumbles and puts a hand down
  • Nice layback spin with good arm position and a good stretched out Biellman although she loses all her speed
  • A bit of a jarring music cut–it’s too bad about these because they distract from the program as a whole
  • Nice speed and changes of position in her sit spin
  • Double loop + double loop a little tight on the landing
  • Double flip
  • I’d like to see more commitment to this choreography in her footwork because she does have a nice presence on the ice and she could really sell this part of the program
  • Loss of centering on her spin and she loses her foot and has to awkwardly stop the spin
  • She also ended after her music

Brooklee Han, AUS: 44.96

  • She has such balletic arms and it would be nice to see her get into her knees and take some of the choppiness out of her skating
  • Nice triple toe + double toe
  • Tight on the triple flip and a fall
  • Good speed and positions through her camel with good flexibility in the donut variation
  • Spiral into a nice double axel
  • I’d like to see a straighter skating leg and nicer arm positions in her layback but her Biellman is gorgeous
  • Nice timing with the music on her step sequence with a good variety of music and nice use of her whole body–I’d like to see her really stretch through her free leg in some of these steps though
  • Good positions in her combination spin but she finishes way after her music

Kiri Baga, USA: 47.80

  • Fall on her opening triple flip
  • Triple toe + double toe with tano arm–a little wild on the second jump but she holds on
  • Nice changes of position in her combination spin
  • This is a little nitpicky but her tights are a little too dark for her skin tone and it really draws attention to the leg line
  • Good double axel
  • Very nice camel spin with an excellent opposite arm catch foot
  • Nice expression through her step sequence and good quality and variety of movement
  • Nice layback spin with good arms into a really nice Biellman that picks up speed

Satoko Miyahara, JPN: 54.76

  • She is so tiny it’s hard to believe she’s already competed on the JGP for one season!
  • Nice triple lutz + triple toe
  • A little tight on the triple flip but she lands it
  • A little rough getting into the flying camel but nice positions in the spin even if they are slow
  • Not a lot of height on the double axel but nice landing
  • Pretty positions in her layback with a nice Bielmann
  • Nice variety in her footwork and she gets into her knees to help with the edge changes
  • Her music ends right in the middle of her final combination spin so she had to complete the whole change of foot sequence without music
  Pl. Name Nation TSS
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1 Satoko MIYAHARA JPN 54.76 31.51 23.25 5.89 5.64 5.89 5.82 5.82 0.00 #25
2 So Youn PARK KOR 52.33 29.50 22.83 5.82 5.50 5.75 5.71 5.75 0.00 #12
3 Evgenia GERASIMOVA RUS 52.30 28.74 23.56 6.00 5.68 5.89 5.96 5.93 0.00 #20
4 Courtney HICKS USA 51.36 27.85 23.51 6.07 5.64 5.93 5.93 5.82 0.00 #17
5 Kiri BAGA USA 47.80 25.88 22.92 5.82 5.50 5.75 5.75 5.82 1.00 #24
6 Kako TOMOTAKI JPN 46.89 26.09 20.80 5.39 5.07 5.14 5.29 5.11 0.00 #9
7 Brooklee HAN AUS 44.96 25.50 20.46 5.11 4.96 5.25 5.11 5.14 1.00 #23
8 Angela WANG USA 44.71 23.34 21.37 5.50 5.21 5.18 5.46 5.36 0.00 #2
9 Alaine CHARTRAND CAN 43.42 24.25 20.17 5.25 4.93 4.89 5.07 5.07 1.00 #3
10 Josefine TALJEGARD SWE 42.42 21.70 20.72 5.07 5.07 5.14 5.29 5.32 0.00 #6
11 Beata PAPP FIN 39.53 20.30 19.23 4.79 4.54 4.86 4.96 4.89 0.00 #10
12 Nicole RAJICOVA SVK 38.38 18.87 19.51 5.07 4.68 4.86 4.89 4.89 0.00 #18
13 Netta SCHREIBER ISR 36.35 18.76 17.59 4.43 4.21 4.39 4.54 4.43 0.00 #1
14 Ji Hyun BYUN KOR 35.27 18.01 17.26 4.36 4.11 4.18 4.46 4.46 0.00 #19
15 Tina STUERZINGER SUI 34.52 19.57 16.95 4.50 4.07 4.29 4.21 4.11 2.00 #11
16 Madelaine PARKER NZL 33.08 17.57 16.51 4.11 3.93 4.25 4.21 4.14 1.00 #13
17 Melanie SWANG THA 31.62 17.06 14.56 3.75 3.43 3.68 3.68 3.68 0.00 #22
18 Tsz Ying Crystal CHIK HKG 31.32 15.29 16.03 4.21 3.82 4.07 4.04 3.89 0.00 #16
19 Brittany LAU SIN 31.11 15.45 15.66 4.11 3.68 3.86 4.04 3.89 0.00 #14
20 Pernille SORENSEN DEN 28.95 13.15 15.80 4.18 3.64 3.86 4.07 4.00 0.00 #8
21 Corinna Lijun LIN TPE 27.67 13.82 13.85 3.68 3.43 3.46 3.43 3.32 0.00 #5
22 Raya M. WILLOUGHBY MAS 26.36 12.62 14.74 3.82 3.54 3.68 3.71 3.68 1.00 #15
23 Clara BAIWIR BEL 25.58 12.52 15.06 3.79 3.57 3.75 3.89 3.82 2.00 #21
24 Anhelina BOSKO ARG 22.08 9.97 12.11 3.11 2.93 2.89 3.14 3.07 0.00 #4
25 Deirdre FAEGRE IRL 17.74 6.82 10.92 2.86 2.61 2.61 2.89 2.68 0.00 #7