2017 NHK Trophy Ladies Results

Short Program

PL. Name Nation TSS TES PCS SS TR PE CO IN Deduction StN.
1 Evgenia MEDVEDEVA  RUS 79.99 41.71 38.28 9.43 9.57 9.64 9.54 9.68 0.00 #12
2 Carolina KOSTNER  ITA 74.57 37.25 37.32 9.21 9.18 9.36 9.36 9.54 0.00 #8
3 Polina TSURSKAYA  RUS 70.04 38.78 31.26 7.82 7.57 7.96 7.79 7.93 0.00 #2
4 Rika HONGO  JPN 65.83 34.00 31.83 7.96 7.79 8.11 7.89 8.04 0.00 #10
5 Mirai NAGASU  USA 65.17 34.45 30.72 7.82 7.29 7.82 7.68 7.79 0.00 #9
6 Satoko MIYAHARA  JPN 65.05 31.02 34.03 8.50 8.29 8.54 8.50 8.71 0.00 #11
7 Alena LEONOVA  RUS 63.61 34.13 29.48 7.39 7.04 7.50 7.39 7.54 0.00 #1
8 Yuna SHIRAIWA  JPN 57.34 28.86 28.48 7.46 6.89 7.04 7.07 7.14 0.00 #5
9 Mariah BELL  USA 57.25 26.94 30.31 7.54 7.29 7.64 7.68 7.75 0.00 #7
10 Nicole RAJICOVA  SVK 53.36 27.33 27.03 6.82 6.57 6.64 6.86 6.89 1.00 #6
11 Soyoun PARK  KOR 51.54 24.24 27.30 7.00 6.61 6.79 6.86 6.86 0.00 #4
12 Alaine CHARTRAND  CAN 49.60 23.06 27.54 6.89 6.79 6.71 7.11 6.93 1.00 #3

Free Skate

PL. Name Nation TSS TES PCS SS TR PE CO IN Deduction StN.
1 Evgenia MEDVEDEVA  RUS 144.40 70.60 74.80 9.36 9.39 9.18 9.43 9.39 1.00 #10
2 Polina TSURSKAYA  RUS 140.15 74.38 65.77 8.36 8.00 8.32 8.21 8.21 0.00 #11
3 Carolina KOSTNER  ITA 137.67 62.96 75.71 9.39 9.39 9.36 9.50 9.68 1.00 #12
4 Mirai NAGASU  USA 129.29 66.20 63.09 8.07 7.57 8.11 7.82 7.86 0.00 #8
5 Alena LEONOVA  RUS 127.34 65.22 62.12 7.61 7.50 8.04 7.71 7.96 0.00 #4
6 Satoko MIYAHARA  JPN 126.75 58.23 68.52 8.68 8.43 8.46 8.57 8.68 0.00 #9
7 Rika HONGO  JPN 122.00 58.55 64.45 7.96 7.79 8.25 8.07 8.21 1.00 #7
8 Yuna SHIRAIWA  JPN 114.60 55.29 59.31 7.61 7.14 7.57 7.39 7.36 0.00 #5
9 Alaine CHARTRAND  CAN 109.76 55.03 55.73 7.07 6.75 6.86 7.11 7.04 1.00 #1
10 Mariah BELL  USA 108.79 52.84 57.95 7.36 7.18 7.07 7.32 7.29 2.00 #6
11 Nicole RAJICOVA  SVK 106.42 51.27 55.15 7.04 6.68 6.93 6.89 6.93 0.00 #2
12 Soyoun PARK  KOR 84.25 35.19 50.06 6.50 6.21 6.11 6.25 6.21 1.00 #3

Total

PL Name Nation SP FS Points
1. Evgenia MEDVEDEVA  RUS 1 1 224.39
2. Carolina KOSTNER  ITA 2 3 212.24
3. Polina TSURSKAYA  RUS 3 2 210.19
4. Mirai NAGASU  USA 5 4 194.46
5. Satoko MIYAHARA  JPN 6 6 191.80
6. Alena LEONOVA  RUS 7 5 190.95
7. Rika HONGO  JPN 4 7 187.83
8. Yuna SHIRAIWA  JPN 8 8 171.94
9. Mariah BELL  USA 9 10 166.04
10. Nicole RAJICOVA  SVK 10 11 159.78
11. Alaine CHARTRAND  CAN 12 9 159.36
12. Soyoun PARK  KOR 11 12 135.79

2017 NHK Trophy Ladies Preview

Of those, finished competing on the Grand Prix this season, Wakaba Higuchi stands at 24 points, while Elena Radionova has 20.  They will both need some help from other competitors to have a chance at making the Final, so the event is wide open at this point, but a few spots could be filled this weekend.

This is a bit of a rematch of Rostelecom Cup, as Medvedeva, Kostner, Nagasu, and Bell are all competing again here.  Medvedeva and Kostner took the top two spots in Russia, while Bell got the best of Nagasu on the US side.  This will actually be the third time this season that Bell and Nagasu have competed against each other, and both have come out on top once.

Medvedeva has won gold at Skate America, Skate Canada, Trophee de France, Rostelecom Cup, and the Grand Prix Final.  If she wins gold here this weekend, she’ll only need to win gold at Cup of China to have won every single event on the circuit, despite this being just her third season competing.

Both Yuna Shiraiwa and Polina Tsurskaya are making their Grand Prix debuts.  Shiraiwa is the youngest at 15, while Carolina Kostner is the oldest at 30.  Eight of these ladies have scored over 190 points, while three have scored over 200 in their careers.  Medvedeva currently holds World record scores in every category.

Evgenia Medvedeva won the gold medal at Rostelecom Cup.  All of her short program jumps are in the bonus, including her triple flip +triple toe and her triple loop.  She has earned all Level 4s at both of her events this season (including the earlier Ondrej Nepela Trophy) and had positive GOEs on all of her elements.  In Russia, she netted 9 points from GOEs alone.  Her program components were in the mid 9s and she earned three 10.00 marks.  She reworked her free skate layout after Nepela, moving one of the jumping passes out of the bonus.  She still has a triple flip + triple toe and a triple salchow + triple toe.  She earned all Level 4s and all positive GOEs, except for her final double axel which she fell on, extremely unusual for her.  Even with the fall, she still earned 13 points from GOEs and had program components in the mid 9s, including three 10.00 marks, although they were all from the same judge.  She needs a gold or silver medal to guarantee her spot in the Final, while a bronze would keep her in the running.  She has the best short program, best free skate, and best total scores.

Carolina Kostner won the silver medal at Rostelecom Cup, behind Medvedeva.  She hit her triple toe + triple toe combination for the first time this season in her short program and also landed a triple loop.  She earned all Level 4s and had all positive GOEs worth 7 points.  Her program components were in the high 8s to mid 9s, not her best for the season.  Out of three events, she has not landed a triple + triple combination in her free skate, although Rostelecom Cup was her cleanest performance to date with no popped jumps or falls and she did add a double axel + half loop + triple salchow combination.  She received all Level 4s and positive GOEs totaling 11 points.  Her program components were in the high 8s to mid 9s.  She needs a gold medal to guarantee her spot in the Final, while a silver would keep her in contention.  She has the 3rd best short program, 5th best free skate, and 5th best total scores.

Rika Hongo placed 6th at Skate Canada.  Her short program had an under-rotated triple flip + triple toe and a triple lutz.  Her program components were in the low to mid 7s.  Her free skate was riddled with jump problems, including four under-rotation calls, but she does have a triple flip + triple toe and a double axel + triple toe + double toe planned.  Her program components were slightly better in the mid to high 7s.

Mirai Nagasu placed a disappointing 9th at Rostelecom Cup.  In her short program, she has stood up on triple axel at both of her events this season, earning a negative GOE at the US Figure Skating Classic and under-rotating it in Russia.  At Rostelecom Cup, her triple + triple combination was also downgraded and she fell, and she fell on an under-rotated triple lutz, giving her no clean jumping passes in the short program.  Despite that, her program components were still fairly good in the mid to high 7s.  She landed a quality triple axel in the free skate at the US International Figure Skating Classic, and while she stood up on it in Russia, it was under-rotated.  She also under-rotated two other jumps, which was better than the four jumps she had under-rotated at the US Classic.

Mariah Bell finished 6th at Rostelecom Cup and won’t be able to qualify for the Final, but could still compete for a medal here.  She hasn’t hit her triple lutz + triple toe cleanly in the short program this season but twice she has received all positive GOEs on everything else in the program and her program components were much better in Russia, scoring in the mid 7s.  She has hit her triple lutz + triple toe combination in her free skate twice with positive GOEs, and she fully rotated all of her jumps, much better than at the US Figure Skating Classic.  Her program components were what really held her back, scoring in the mid 7s, although this was better than she received earlier in the season.

Satoko Miyahara is competing in her first event of the season.  She won the silver medal right behind Medvedeva at the Grand Prix Final last year, but then had to miss the rest of the season.  It has been 11 months since she has competed, so this will be the first real test if she’ll be competitive for an Olympic medal in a few short months.  If she medals here, she’ll have a chance to qualify for the Final at Skate America.

Polina Tsurskaya is a bit of a wild card at this event.  She won two gold medals on the Junior Grand Prix last season with some of the highest junior marks recorded.  She had to have surgery and missed the Junior Grand Prix Final.  She placed 3rd at Russian nationals as a junior and a disappointing 10th at Junior Worlds, but that likely was not her at her best.  The surgery was on her knee and this will be a better indicator of how well it has healed and whether she can land all of the jumps without an issue.

 

My podium predictions:

Gold: Evgenia Medvedeva

Silver: Carolina Kostner

Bronze: Satoko Miyahara

 

Bios of the competitors:

Alaine Chartrand, CAN: She placed 11th at Four Continents.  She finished 11th at Skate Canada.  Her personal best is 186.11.  She is 21 years old.

Carolina Kostner, ITA: She finished 6th at Worlds and is the reigning European Bronze Medalist.  She won silver at Rostelecom Cup.  She is the 2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist; 2012 World Champion; 2008 and 2013 World Silver Medalist; 2005, 2011, and 2014 World Bronze Medalist; 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2013 European Champion; 2009 and 2011 European Silver Medalist; 2006 and 2014 European Bronze Medalist; and 2003 World Junior Bronze Medalist.  Her personal best is 216.73.  She is 30 years old.

Rika Hongo, JPN: She placed 16th at Worlds and 10th at Four Continents.  She finished 6th at Skate Canada.  She is the 2015 and 2016 Four Continents Bronze Medalist.  Her personal best is 199.15.  She is 21 years old.

Satoko Miyahara, JPN: She won bronze at Skate Canada and silver at NHK Trophy last season to qualify for the Grand Prix Final where she won silver.  She is the 2015 World Silver Medalist, 2016 Four Continents Champion, and 2014 and 2015 Four Continents Silver Medalist.  Her personal best is 218.33.  She is 19 years old.

Yuna Shiraiwa, JPN: She finished 5th at Junior Worlds.  She placed 4th at JGP Russia and won silver at JGP Germany last season.  This is her Grand Prix debut.  Her personal best is 186.80.  She is 15 years old.

Soyoun Park, KOR: She placed 8th at Skate America and 5th at Trophee de France last season.  Her personal best is 185.19.  She is 20 years old.

Alena Leonova, RUS: She finished 12th at Trophee de France last season.  She is the 2012 World Silver Medalist and 2009 World Junior Champion.  Her personal best is 191.39.  She is 26 years old.

Evgenia Medvedeva, RUS: She is the reigning World Champion and reigning European Champion.  She won gold at Rostelecom Cup.  She is the 2016 World Champion, 2016 European Champion, 2015 World Junior Champion, and 2014 World Junior Bronze Medalist.  Her personal best is 241.31.  She is 17 years old.

Polina Tsurskaya, RUS: She placed 10th at Junior Worlds.  She won gold at JGP Russia and gold at JGP Estonia last season to qualify for the Junior Grand Prix Final, but had to withdraw due to injury.  This is her Grand Prix debut.  Her personal best is 195.28.  She is 16 years old.

Nicole Rajicova, SVK: She finished 17th at Worlds and 6th at Europeans.  She placed 7th at Rostelecom Cup and 11th at NHK Trophy last season.  Her personal best is 179.70.  She is 22 years old.

Mariah Bell, USA: She placed 12th at Worlds and 6th at Four Continents.  She finished 6th at Rostelecom Cup.  Her personal best is 191.59.  She is 21 years old.

Mirai Nagasu, USA: She is the reigning Four Continents Bronze Medalist.  She placed 9th at Rostelecom Cup.  She is the 2016 Four Continents Silver Medalist, 2011 Four Continents Bronze Medalist, 2007 World Junior Silver Medalist, and 2008 World Junior Bronze Medalist.  Her personal best is 194.95.  She is 24 years old.

2017 Rostelecom Cup Ladies Results

Short Program

 Pl. Name Nation TSS
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StN.
1 Evgenia MEDVEDEVA RUS 80.75 42.69 38.06 9.36 9.43 9.64 9.54 9.61 0.00 #12
2 Carolina KOSTNER ITA 74.62 37.93 36.69 8.96 8.96 9.32 9.25 9.36 0.00 #6
3 Wakaba HIGUCHI JPN 69.60 36.26 33.34 8.32 8.14 8.46 8.36 8.39 0.00 #8
4 Kaori SAKAMOTO JPN 68.88 38.59 30.29 7.57 7.50 7.54 7.68 7.57 0.00 #5
5 Elena RADIONOVA RUS 68.75 34.21 34.54 8.50 8.43 8.71 8.75 8.79 0.00 #9
6 Elizabet TURSYNBAEVA KAZ 63.92 32.71 31.21 7.75 7.68 7.86 7.86 7.86 0.00 #10
7 Mariah BELL USA 63.85 34.05 29.80 7.39 7.32 7.54 7.46 7.54 0.00 #7
8 Valeriia MIKHAILOVA RUS 63.38 35.38 28.00 7.00 6.79 7.14 7.00 7.07 0.00 #1
9 Mirai NAGASU USA 56.15 27.91 30.24 7.86 7.29 7.54 7.61 7.50 2.00 #11
10 Nicole SCHOTT GER 55.55 27.99 27.56 6.89 6.75 6.96 6.96 6.89 0.00 #3
11 Mae Berenice MEITE FRA 54.24 28.93 26.31 6.50 6.32 6.71 6.64 6.71 1.00 #4
12 Anastasia GALUSTYAN ARM 48.10 24.04 26.06 6.54 6.36 6.43 6.61 6.64 2.00 #2

Free Skate

 Pl. Name Nation TSS
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1 Evgenia MEDVEDEVA RUS 150.46 75.35 76.11 9.39 9.39 9.57 9.61 9.61 1.00 #11
2 Carolina KOSTNER ITA 141.36 68.09 73.27 8.93 8.93 9.36 9.25 9.32 0.00 #12
3 Wakaba HIGUCHI JPN 137.57 69.37 68.20 8.50 8.36 8.61 8.61 8.54 0.00 #10
4 Elena RADIONOVA RUS 126.77 58.84 68.93 8.54 8.36 8.82 8.61 8.75 1.00 #7
5 Kaori SAKAMOTO JPN 125.12 62.46 63.66 7.93 7.75 7.96 8.18 7.96 1.00 #9
6 Mariah BELL USA 124.71 64.37 60.34 7.61 7.25 7.71 7.57 7.57 0.00 #4
7 Mirai NAGASU USA 122.10 61.64 60.46 7.86 7.25 7.57 7.57 7.54 0.00 #5
8 Valeriia MIKHAILOVA RUS 121.71 63.52 59.19 7.32 7.14 7.57 7.43 7.54 1.00 #6
9 Elizabet TURSYNBAEVA KAZ 121.03 58.01 63.02 7.79 7.71 8.04 7.89 7.96 0.00 #8
10 Nicole SCHOTT GER 113.17 57.03 56.14 7.11 6.79 7.04 7.04 7.11 0.00 #2
11 Anastasia GALUSTYAN ARM 106.80 53.31 53.49 6.68 6.21 6.96 6.79 6.79 0.00 #1
12 Mae Berenice MEITE FRA 106.72 53.65 53.07 6.57 6.32 6.82 6.71 6.75 0.00 #3

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Evgenia MEDVEDEVA
RUS
231.21 1 1
2 Carolina KOSTNER
ITA
215.98 2 2
3 Wakaba HIGUCHI
JPN
207.17 3 3
4 Elena RADIONOVA
RUS
195.52 5 4
5 Kaori SAKAMOTO
JPN
194.00 4 5
6 Mariah BELL
USA
188.56 7 6
7 Valeriia MIKHAILOVA
RUS
185.09 8 8
8 Elizabet TURSYNBAEVA
KAZ
184.95 6 9
9 Mirai NAGASU
USA
178.25 9 7
10 Nicole SCHOTT
GER
168.72 10 10
11 Mae Berenice MEITE
FRA
160.96 11 12
12 Anastasia GALUSTYAN
ARM
154.90 12 11

2017 Rostelecom Cup Ladies Preview

Evgenia Medvedeva did not lose a single event last season and she holds the top scores ever recorded for ladies.  In fact, the last time she lost an event was at this event back in 2015 when she won a silver medal.  The only person she has ever lost to as a senior is Elena Radionova, who is also competing at this event.  However, if anyone else walked away with the gold, it would be considered a huge upset.  The rest of this talented field will be competing for the other two spots on the podium.

The youngest competitor is Valeriia Mikhailova who is 15, while the oldest is Carolina Kostner at 30.  Three ladies are making their Grand Prix debuts, including reigning World Junior Bronze Medalist Kaori Sakomoto.  Four of these ladies have scored over 200 points.  Mirai Nagasu has the biggest technical element of any of these ladies as she’ll attempt the triple axel in both her short program and her free skate.

Evgenia Medvedeva started her season with a gold medal at Ondrej Nepela Trophy.  All of her short program jumps are in the bonus, including her triple flip +triple toe and her triple loop.  Her combination earned an impressive 12.24 points.  She earned Level 4 on all of her spins and the step sequence and had all positive GOEs, earning 9 points.  Her program components were in the low to mid 9s and she even received one 10.00 for performance.  Her free skate is backloaded with six jumping passes in the bonus, including a triple flip + triple toe and a triple salchow + triple toe.  She did earn an edge call on her triple lutz, which was the only negative GOE for the program.  She earned 12 points from GOEs and earned Level 4 on all of her spins.  Her program components ranged from 9.10 to 9.35, and she earned two 10.00 marks, one for performance and one for interpretation of music.  She has the best short program, 2nd best free skate, and best total scores.

Wakaba Higuchi is entering her second season on the Grand Prix.  She won a bronze medal in her debut at Trophee de France last season.  She won silver at Lombardia Trophy with personal best scores in the short program and overall.  Her short program includes a triple lutz + triple toe and a triple flip both in the bonus.  She earned all positive GOEs, netting her 7 points over the base value.  She earned Level 4 for all of her spins and her step sequence and had program components in the mid 8s.  Her free skate includes two triple lutz + triple toe combinations, but only four jumps in the bonus.  She earned all positive GOEs, earning 12 points.  She earned Level 4 on two of her spins and her step sequence and had program components in the mid 8s.  Her biggest upgrade from last season has been to max out her levels, and complete everything with quality to rack up the GOE points.  She has the 3rd best short program, 3rd best free skate, and 3rd best total scores.

Carolina Kostner is returning for her 10th season on the Grand Prix, but her first since 2013.  She has 12 total medals on the Grand Prix circuit, at every event except for Skate Canada.  She has qualified for the Final four times in her career, the last time in 2012, and she has won a medal every time she has qualified for the Final.  She started her season with a bronze medal Lombardia Trophy  and a silver medal at Finlandia Trophy.  At Lombardia Trophy she landed a triple flip + double toe and a triple loop.  She earned all positive GOEs, netting 7 points and earned Level 4 for two of her spins and the step sequence.  Her program components were in the low to mid 9s.  Her free skate did not include a triple + triple combination, which she’ll need to be competitive at the Olympics.  She also singled an axel and did not complete a lutz.  She did earn Level 4 on all of her spins and her step sequence and had mostly positive GOEs.  Her program components seemed a bit low for her, in the high 8s with only one mark in the 9s.  At Finlandia Trophy, she missed her combination and fell in the short program but earned Level 4 for all of her spins and steps.  Her free skate had a singled flip.  She has the 4th best short program, 10th best free skate, and 8th best total scores.

Mirai Nagasu is also competing in her 10th season on the Grand Prix.  She has medaled four times, the last time at this event back in 2013, and has never qualified for the Grand Prix Final.  She kicked off her season with a silver medal at the US International Figure Skating Classic.  Her short program includes a triple flip and her combo at the Classic was a triple lutz + double toe, instead of a triple + triple.  She earned Level 4 on all of her spins. She earned a negative GOE on her triple axel attempt, which was fully rotated and she stood up on.  Her program components were in the low to mid 7s.  In the free skate, she had a much better triple axel with only a very slight negative GOE, earning her 8.10 points.  The rest of the program had issues with four under-rotated jumps.  Her only clean triple with a positive GOE was the final jump in her program: a triple loop.  She also only has four jumps planned in her bonus, she she really needs to make them count.  She earned Level 4 for her spins and her program components were in the high 7s and low 8s.

Elena Radionova will be competing for the 5th season on the Grand Prix and she has never not finished on the podium.  She has qualified for four straight Grand Prix Finals, winning two medals. She started her season with a bronze medal at the Ondrej Nepela Trophy.  Her short program includes a triple lutz + triple toe (under-rotated) and a triple flip.  She earned Level 4 on all of her spins, but only a Level 2 on her step sequence and her program components ranged from mid 7s to mid 8s.  Her free skate had a glitch when she received no credit for a loop and then tried to add a triple loop in later but also received no credit for it as an extra jump.  She also earned an edge call on her triple flip.  She had one clean triple + triple combination, a triple lutz + single loop + triple salchow.  She earned Level 4 on two of her spins and had program components in the high 7s and low 8s.

Elizabet Tursynbaeva will be competing for the 3rd year on the Grand Prix, and she has never won a medal.  Her best finish was in her debut at Skate America in 2015, when she placed 4th.  She won bronze at Autumn Classic International to start her season.  Her short program included a triple lutz + triple toe (under-rotated) and a triple flip.  She earned Level 4 for her spins and had program components in the mid to high 6s.  Her free skate has four jumping passes in the bonus, including triple salchow + triple toe and double axel + triple toe + double toe.  She earned a Level 4 for her step sequence but only one of her spins.  Her program components were better, ranging from 7.10 to 7.45.

Mariah Bell will be competing in her 3rd season on the Grand Prix, in her 3rd event.  She has one medal, a silver from last year’s Skate America.  She placed 5th at the US International Figure Skating Classic earlier this season.  While her score at that event, was fairly low, her scores last season are a better indicator of what she is capable of and that she is in the medal mix.  Her short program includes a triple lutz + triple toe (fall) and a triple flip.  Her only negative GOE was on the opening combination and her program components were in the high 6s and mid 7s.  Her free skate started off with a nice triple lutz + triple toe, but she under-rotated her three jump combo and fell, singled a flip, and missed a spin completely.  She also only earned Level 2 on her step sequence.  Her program components were in the high 6s and low 7s.

 

My podium predictions:

Gold: Evgenia Medvedeva

Silver: Wakaba Higuchi

Bronze: Elena Radionova

 

Bios of the competitors:

Anastasia Galustyan, ARM: She placed 23rd at Worlds and 12th at Europeans.  She finished 9th at Rostelecom Cup and 11th at Trophee de France last season.  Her personal best is 162.58.  She is 18 years old.

Mae Berenice Meite, FRA: She finished 16th at Europeans.  She placed 7th at Trophee de France last season.  Her personal best is 174.53.  She is 23 years old.

Nicole Schott, GER: She placed 19th at Worlds and 10th at Europeans.  This is her Grand Prix debut.  Her personal best is 165.92.  She is 21 years old.

Carolina Kostner, ITA: She finished 6th at Worlds and is the reigning European Bronze Medalist.  She is the 2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist; 2012 World Champion; 2008 and 2013 World Silver Medalist; 2005, 2011, and 2014 World Bronze Medalist; 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2013 European Champion; 2009 and 2011 European Silver Medalist; 2006 and 2014 European Bronze Medalist; and 2003 World Junior Bronze Medalist.  Her personal best is 216.73.  She is 30 years old.

Wakaba Higuchi, JPN: She placed 11th at Worlds and 9th at Four Continents.  She won bronze at Trophee de France and finished 4th at NHK Trophy last season.  She is the 2015 and 2016 World Junior Bronze Medalist.  Her personal best is 217.63.  She is 16 years old.

Kaori Sakamoto, JPN: She is the reigning World Junior Bronze Medalist.  She won silver at JGP France and gold at JGP Japan last season to qualify for the Junior Grand Prix Final where she won bronze.  This is her Grand Prix debut.  Her personal best is 195.54.  She is 17 years old.

Elizabet Tursynbaeva, KAZ: She finished 9th at Worlds and 8th at Four Continents.  She placed 5th at Rostelecom Cup and 8th at NHK Trophy last season.  Her personal best is 191.99.  She is 17 years old.

Evgenia Medvedeva, RUS: She is the reigning World Champion and reigning European Champion.  She won gold at Skate Canada and gold at Trophee de France last season to qualify for the Grand Prix Final where she won gold.  She is the 2016 World Champion, 2016 European Champion, 2015 World Junior Champion, and 2014 World Junior Bronze Medalist.  Her personal best is 241.31.  She is 17 years old.

Valeriia Mikhailova, RUS: This is her Grand Prix debut.  Her personal best is 152.22.  She is 15 years old.

Elena Radionova, RUS: She won silver at Rostelecom Cup and gold at Cup of China last season to qualify for the Grand Prix Final where she finished 6th.  She is the 2015 World Bronze Medalist, 2015 European Silver Medalist, and 2013 and 2014 World Junior Champion.  Her personal best is 211.32.  She is 18 years old.

Mariah Bell, USA: She placed 12th at Worlds and 6th at Four Continents.  She won silver at Skate America last season.  Her personal best is 191.59.  She is 21 years old.

Mirai Nagasu, USA: She is the reigning Four Continents Bronze Medalist.  She placed 9th at Skate Canada and 5th at NHK Trophy last season.  She is the 2016 Four Continents Silver Medalist, 2011 Four Continents Bronze Medalist, 2007 World Junior Silver Medalist, and 2008 World Junior Bronze Medalist.  Her personal best is 194.95.  She is 24 years old.

2017 The Nordics Senior Ladies Results

Short Program

Pl. Name Nation TSS
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1 Carolina KOSTNER ITA 64.85 28.67 36.18 9.25 8.83 9.00 9.08 9.08 0.00 #10
2 Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA RUS 60.72 29.00 31.72 8.08 7.33 8.25 7.92 8.08 0.00 #8
3 Joshi HELGESSON SWE 56.10 27.70 28.40 7.17 6.58 7.42 7.08 7.25 0.00 #15
4 Anita ÖSTLUND SWE 54.48 31.46 23.02 6.17 5.42 5.92 5.67 5.58 0.00 #4
5 Anne Line GJERSEM NOR 51.63 27.77 23.86 5.83 5.67 6.25 6.08 6.00 0.00 #1
6 Jenni SAARINEN FIN 48.63 24.63 24.00 6.00 5.83 6.17 6.00 6.00 0.00 #7
7 Isabelle OLSSON SWE 48.22 22.96 25.26 6.58 6.08 6.42 6.25 6.25 0.00 #12
8 Matilda ALGOTSSON SWE 45.18 22.30 22.88 6.00 5.67 5.50 5.92 5.50 0.00 #13
9 Viveca LINDFORS FIN 44.04 23.30 21.74 5.92 5.33 5.25 5.42 5.25 1.00 #2
10 Helery HÄLVIN EST 43.81 21.59 23.22 6.00 5.67 5.75 5.67 5.92 1.00 #16
11 Joanna KALLELA FIN 42.62 21.10 21.52 5.42 5.33 5.58 5.33 5.25 0.00 #17
12 Hanna KIVINIEMI FIN 37.68 16.74 20.94 5.25 5.00 5.25 5.17 5.50 0.00 #3
13 Jemima RASMUSS NOR 36.13 17.53 18.60 4.33 4.75 4.50 4.92 4.75 0.00 #18
14 Juni Marie BENJAMINSEN NOR 34.91 18.51 17.40 4.58 4.08 4.25 4.42 4.42 1.00 #9
15 Emma Louise JENSEN DEN 26.28 13.40 14.88 3.92 3.50 3.67 4.00 3.50 2.00 #11
16 Malene ANDERSEN DEN 24.53 11.11 14.42 3.75 3.42 3.67 3.75 3.42 1.00 #6
17 Ingrid Katrina BAKKE NOR 24.38 9.70 15.68 3.92 3.75 3.92 4.00 4.00 1.00 #5

Free Skate

Pl. Name Nation TSS
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TES
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PCS
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SS TR PE CO IN Deduction
StN.
1 Carolina KOSTNER ITA 139.42 65.21 75.21 9.42 9.17 9.42 9.50 9.50 1.00 #17
2 Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA RUS 117.41 57.08 61.33 7.83 7.17 7.83 7.75 7.75 1.00 #16
3 Anita ÖSTLUND SWE 100.75 57.14 43.61 6.17 4.92 5.67 5.33 5.17 0.00 #14
4 Joshi HELGESSON SWE 90.02 39.82 51.20 6.58 5.83 6.50 6.42 6.67 1.00 #15
5 Viveca LINDFORS FIN 89.71 46.90 42.81 5.92 5.00 5.42 5.42 5.00 0.00 #9
6 Isabelle OLSSON SWE 84.45 41.05 44.40 5.83 5.25 5.67 5.50 5.50 1.00 #11
7 Anne Line GJERSEM NOR 84.03 41.29 43.74 5.67 4.92 5.75 5.58 5.42 1.00 #13
8 Matilda ALGOTSSON SWE 81.69 38.56 44.13 5.83 5.33 5.25 5.75 5.42 1.00 #10
9 Hanna KIVINIEMI FIN 74.38 39.71 36.67 4.75 4.42 4.42 4.75 4.58 2.00 #6
10 Joanna KALLELA FIN 74.17 36.78 38.39 4.92 4.58 5.08 4.58 4.83 1.00 #7
11 Jemima RASMUSS NOR 67.54 31.42 36.12 4.33 4.58 4.58 4.75 4.33 0.00 #5
12 Helery HÄLVIN EST 66.97 29.83 38.14 5.25 4.67 4.75 4.75 4.42 1.00 #8
13 Juni Marie BENJAMINSEN NOR 62.81 30.20 33.61 4.42 3.92 4.17 4.25 4.25 1.00 #4
14 Jenni SAARINEN FIN 58.65 24.91 39.74 4.67 5.25 4.50 5.25 5.17 6.00 #12
15 Emma Louise JENSEN DEN 52.58 26.71 25.87 3.25 3.33 3.25 3.42 2.92 0.00 #3
16 Ingrid Katrina BAKKE NOR 50.29 21.76 28.53 3.58 3.25 3.75 3.67 3.58 0.00 #1
17 Malene ANDERSEN DEN 35.25 21.18 21.07 3.00 2.67 2.42 2.83 2.25 7.00 #2

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Carolina KOSTNER ITA 204.27 1 1
2 Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA RUS 178.13 2 2
3 Anita ÖSTLUND SWE 155.23 4 3
4 Joshi HELGESSON SWE 146.12 3 4
5 Anne Line GJERSEM NOR 135.66 5 7
6 Viveca LINDFORS FIN 133.75 9 5
7 Isabelle OLSSON SWE 132.67 7 6
8 Matilda ALGOTSSON SWE 126.87 8 8
9 Joanna KALLELA FIN 116.79 11 10
10 Hanna KIVINIEMI FIN 112.06 12 9
11 Helery HÄLVIN EST 110.78 10 12
12 Jenni SAARINEN FIN 107.28 6 14
13 Jemima RASMUSS NOR 103.67 13 11
14 Juni Marie BENJAMINSEN NOR 97.72 14 13
15 Emma Louise JENSEN DEN 78.86 15 15
16 Ingrid Katrina BAKKE NOR 74.67 17 16
17 Malene ANDERSEN DEN 59.78 16 17

2017 World Championships Ladies Results

Short Program

Pl. Qual. Name Nation TSS
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TES
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PCS
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SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Q Evgenia MEDVEDEVA RUS 79.01 42.10 36.91 9.11 9.04 9.39 9.21 9.39 0.00 #32
2 Q Kaetlyn OSMOND CAN 75.98 41.23 34.75 8.61 8.43 8.86 8.71 8.82 0.00 #26
3 Q Gabrielle DALEMAN CAN 72.19 39.19 33.00 8.32 8.04 8.46 8.29 8.14 0.00 #33
4 Q Anna POGORILAYA RUS 71.52 37.21 34.31 8.54 8.36 8.64 8.64 8.71 0.00 #37
5 Q Karen CHEN USA 69.98 38.35 31.63 7.82 7.64 8.11 7.96 8.00 0.00 #28
6 Q Maria SOTSKOVA RUS 69.76 38.14 31.62 8.00 7.75 7.93 7.96 7.89 0.00 #35
7 Q Ashley WAGNER USA 69.04 35.27 33.77 8.50 8.14 8.61 8.39 8.57 0.00 #34
8 Q Carolina KOSTNER ITA 66.33 32.44 33.89 8.54 8.32 8.21 8.61 8.68 0.00 #8
9 Q Wakaba HIGUCHI JPN 65.87 36.84 29.03 7.39 6.96 7.36 7.21 7.36 0.00 #23
10 Q Elizabet TURSYNBAEVA KAZ 65.48 36.65 28.83 7.14 7.07 7.29 7.25 7.29 0.00 #31
11 Q Dabin CHOI KOR 62.66 35.46 27.20 6.89 6.64 6.86 6.86 6.75 0.00 #27
12 Q Rika HONGO JPN 62.55 31.45 31.10 7.82 7.61 7.75 7.86 7.82 0.00 #36
13 Q Mariah BELL USA 61.02 32.16 28.86 7.11 6.96 7.25 7.25 7.50 0.00 #19
14 Q Ivett TOTH HUN 61.00 33.60 27.40 6.79 6.54 7.00 6.93 7.00 0.00 #22
15 Q Mai MIHARA JPN 59.59 30.88 29.71 7.50 7.25 7.39 7.46 7.54 1.00 #24
16 Q Xiangning LI CHN 58.28 33.49 24.79 6.36 5.89 6.43 6.18 6.14 0.00 #10
17 Q Loena HENDRICKX BEL 57.54 30.71 26.83 6.71 6.43 6.86 6.68 6.86 0.00 #17
18 Q Nicole RAJICOVA SVK 57.08 29.93 27.15 6.79 6.54 6.86 6.79 6.96 0.00 #30
19 Q Kailani CRAINE AUS 56.97 31.54 25.43 6.29 5.96 6.64 6.36 6.54 0.00 #13
20 Q Zijun LI CHN 56.30 29.73 26.57 6.79 6.43 6.71 6.68 6.61 0.00 #21
21 Q Angelina KUCHVALSKA LAT 55.92 28.24 27.68 6.89 6.75 6.96 7.07 6.93 0.00 #29
22 Q Laurine LECAVELIER FRA 55.49 29.77 26.72 6.75 6.43 6.57 6.79 6.86 1.00 #20
23 Q Anastasia GALUSTYAN ARM 55.20 30.63 24.57 6.21 5.89 6.21 6.11 6.29 0.00 #5
24 Q Nicole SCHOTT GER 54.83 29.64 26.19 6.71 6.39 6.50 6.50 6.64 1.00 #25
25 Shuran YU SGP 52.87 30.31 22.56 5.89 5.25 5.68 5.68 5.71 0.00 #7
26 Joshi HELGESSON SWE 52.07 27.85 25.22 6.39 5.89 6.32 6.39 6.54 1.00 #2
27 Helery HÄLVIN EST 51.94 28.21 23.73 6.14 5.64 5.96 5.96 5.96 0.00 #14
28 Amy LIN TPE 51.86 28.03 23.83 6.04 5.64 6.04 6.00 6.07 0.00 #12
29 Emmi PELTONEN FIN 50.74 25.18 25.56 6.61 6.11 6.25 6.36 6.61 0.00 #6
30 Isadora WILLIAMS BRA 50.65 27.79 22.86 5.75 5.54 5.75 5.82 5.71 0.00 #18
31 Kerstin FRANK AUT 50.54 27.83 22.71 6.07 5.25 5.71 5.71 5.64 0.00 #16
32 Natasha MCKAY GBR 50.10 25.58 24.52 6.04 5.82 6.32 6.14 6.32 0.00 #15
33 Yasmine Kimiko YAMADA SUI 47.86 26.57 21.29 5.46 5.18 5.29 5.36 5.32 0.00 #11
34 Anne Line GJERSEM NOR 46.99 25.30 21.69 5.50 5.21 5.32 5.54 5.54 0.00 #1
35 Anna KHNYCHENKOVA UKR 46.98 26.30 21.68 5.64 5.07 5.39 5.50 5.50 1.00 #3
36 Dasa GRM SLO 46.63 25.03 22.60 5.79 5.39 5.61 5.68 5.79 1.00 #4
37 Michaela-Lucie HANZLIKOVA CZE 32.21 16.55 19.66 5.21 4.79 4.57 5.14 4.86 4.00 #9

Free Skate

Pl. Name Nation TSS
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PCS
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SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Evgenia MEDVEDEVA RUS 154.40 78.27 76.13 9.43 9.25 9.68 9.54 9.68 0.00 #22
2 Kaetlyn OSMOND CAN 142.15 70.21 71.94 8.93 8.68 9.14 9.00 9.21 0.00 #24
3 Gabrielle DALEMAN CAN 141.33 71.73 69.60 8.71 8.32 9.00 8.68 8.79 0.00 #23
4 Mai MIHARA JPN 138.29 74.40 63.89 8.18 7.46 8.29 8.00 8.00 0.00 #12
5 Carolina KOSTNER ITA 130.50 59.47 71.03 8.82 8.68 8.71 9.00 9.18 0.00 #17
6 Karen CHEN USA 129.31 65.98 64.33 8.25 7.64 8.21 8.04 8.07 1.00 #20
7 Dabin CHOI KOR 128.45 69.72 58.73 7.50 7.07 7.46 7.39 7.29 0.00 #13
8 Elizabet TURSYNBAEVA KAZ 126.51 68.36 58.15 7.39 6.89 7.32 7.39 7.36 0.00 #15
9 Mariah BELL USA 126.21 65.29 60.92 7.68 7.39 7.68 7.61 7.71 0.00 #11
10 Ashley WAGNER USA 124.50 56.33 68.17 8.54 8.32 8.43 8.57 8.75 0.00 #16
11 Maria SOTSKOVA RUS 122.44 58.65 64.79 8.29 7.89 8.00 8.18 8.14 1.00 #19
12 Wakaba HIGUCHI JPN 122.18 59.47 63.71 8.14 7.57 8.04 8.04 8.04 1.00 #18
13 Xiangning LI CHN 117.09 62.69 54.40 7.00 6.39 6.93 6.75 6.93 0.00 #9
14 Loena HENDRICKX BEL 115.28 58.65 56.63 7.11 6.71 7.32 7.07 7.18 0.00 #8
15 Anna POGORILAYA RUS 111.85 53.00 62.85 8.21 7.79 7.25 8.07 7.96 4.00 #21
16 Nicole RAJICOVA SVK 108.47 55.67 52.80 6.86 6.25 6.68 6.57 6.64 0.00 #7
17 Laurine LECAVELIER FRA 107.50 55.18 53.32 6.86 6.21 6.71 6.79 6.75 1.00 #2
18 Rika HONGO JPN 107.28 50.96 57.32 7.39 6.75 7.04 7.36 7.29 1.00 #14
19 Nicole SCHOTT GER 106.58 51.66 54.92 6.82 6.54 6.93 7.00 7.04 0.00 #5
20 Zijun LI CHN 103.50 53.96 49.54 6.46 5.93 6.18 6.14 6.25 0.00 #1
21 Ivett TOTH HUN 99.77 47.10 53.67 6.86 6.46 6.50 6.93 6.79 1.00 #10
22 Angelina KUCHVALSKA LAT 99.10 49.08 50.02 6.54 5.93 6.36 6.25 6.18 0.00 #4
23 Anastasia GALUSTYAN ARM 98.27 49.82 48.45 6.21 5.75 6.07 6.07 6.18 0.00 #6
24 Kailani CRAINE AUS 95.97 47.93 49.04 6.36 5.79 6.18 6.07 6.25 1.00 #3

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Evgenia MEDVEDEVA
RUS
233.41 1 1
2 Kaetlyn OSMOND
CAN
218.13 2 2
3 Gabrielle DALEMAN
CAN
213.52 3 3
4 Karen CHEN
USA
199.29 5 6
5 Mai MIHARA
JPN
197.88 15 4
6 Carolina KOSTNER
ITA
196.83 8 5
7 Ashley WAGNER
USA
193.54 7 10
8 Maria SOTSKOVA
RUS
192.20 6 11
9 Elizabet TURSYNBAEVA
KAZ
191.99 10 8
10 Dabin CHOI
KOR
191.11 11 7
11 Wakaba HIGUCHI
JPN
188.05 9 12
12 Mariah BELL
USA
187.23 13 9
13 Anna POGORILAYA
RUS
183.37 4 15
14 Xiangning LI
CHN
175.37 16 13
15 Loena HENDRICKX
BEL
172.82 17 14
16 Rika HONGO
JPN
169.83 12 18
17 Nicole RAJICOVA
SVK
165.55 18 16
18 Laurine LECAVELIER
FRA
162.99 22 17
19 Nicole SCHOTT
GER
161.41 24 19
20 Ivett TOTH
HUN
160.77 14 21
21 Zijun LI
CHN
159.80 20 20
22 Angelina KUCHVALSKA
LAT
155.02 21 22
23 Anastasia GALUSTYAN
ARM
153.47 23 23
24 Kailani CRAINE
AUS
152.94 19 24
Shuran YU
SGP
FNR 25
Joshi HELGESSON
SWE
FNR 26
Helery HÄLVIN
EST
FNR 27
Amy LIN
TPE
FNR 28
Emmi PELTONEN
FIN
FNR 29
Isadora WILLIAMS
BRA
FNR 30
Kerstin FRANK
AUT
FNR 31
Natasha MCKAY
GBR
FNR 32
Yasmine Kimiko YAMADA
SUI
FNR 33
Anne Line GJERSEM
NOR
FNR 34
Anna KHNYCHENKOVA
UKR
FNR 35
Dasa GRM
SLO
FNR 36
Michaela-Lucie HANZLIKOVA
CZE
FNR 37

2017 World Championships Ladies Preview

Evgenia Medvedeva has not lost an event since Rostelecom Cup in 2015.  She is the reigning World Champion, two-time European Champion and two-time Grand Prix Final Champion.  She holds world record scores for the short program, free skate and total.  Her personal best was set at Europeans where she scored 229.71.  She’s as close to a shoe-in as there is at these World Championships.  She has the top four total element scores in the short program, top three program component scores, top two total element scores in the free skate, and top two program component scores.  She is truly the complete package, with top levels, positive Grades of Execution, difficult jumps and top program component scores.  She backloads her short program, putting all the jumps in the bonus.  And while her free skate is not the most difficult technically being attempted at this event, she is so consistent and so good at all of her jumps that she is able to achieve top technical scores.  She has the best short program, best free skate, and best total scores.

Anna Pogorilaya entered this season with a new surge of confidence from her World Bronze medal last season.  She is the reigning European Silver Medalist.  She qualified for the Grand Prix Final with two gold medals and won bronze at the Final.  Her personal best came at the Final this year when she scored 216.47.  What is most striking is how she has developed as an artist this season.  She’s always been known as a strong jumper and flew a bit under the radar in a crowded Russian field.  But she used her consistency to consistently make World and European teams.  But this season, she’s really seen growth in her program component scores as she’s found her voice in her programs and learned to bring an audience in to the performance.  Her free program is slightly more difficult than Medvedeva’s but she isn’t as clean in her jumps and her progam components are still around 4 points less than what Medvedeva is receiving.  She has the 4th best short program, 3rd best free skate, and 3rd best total scores.

Carolina Kostner returned to competition after taking some time off after Sochi and then serving a suspension for her role in her former boyfriend’s doping case.  She is the reigning European Bronze Medalist.  Her personal best was sent in Sochi, where she scored 216.73.   Kostner has always been known for her strong artistic presence on the ice, and that hasn’t been lost in her time away.  In her first major competition back, she was keeping pace with Medvedeva on the program components side.  Where Kostner loses ground is on her jump content.  Her short program is worth about two points less than the other top ladies as she attempts the less difficult triple toe + triple toe combination.  She only has one triple+triple in the free skate, no lutz, and only one flip.  Because she is not doing the harder jumps, she’s starting off 5-6 points behind the rest of the top ladies.  She has the 7th best short program, 4th best free skate, and 5th best total scores.

Kaetlyn Osmond is having the best season of her career, winning two silver medals on the Grand Prix and placing 4th at the Grand Prix Final.  She finished 4th at Four Continents, her best career placement.  Her personal best came at the Grand Prix Final, where she scored 212.45.  She credits her success this season, to finally being healthy.  However, she hasn’t been able to put two clean programs together at an event.  She’s a very strong short program skater, and is often near the top of the leaderboard after that segment of competition.  But often she makes a mistake in the free skate and can’t quite seem to recover.  The layout of her programs gives her the technical ability to compete for the podium, it’s just the execution that’s holding her back.  She also has the capability to earn high program components, but when she makes mistakes, the performance side slips as well, so she gives up points on both sides.  She has the 2nd best short program, 5th best free skate, and 4th best total scores.

Maria Sotskova is in her first senior season.  She won a silver and bronze on the Grand Prix to qualify for the Final where she finished 5th.  Her personal best came at Trophee Eric Bompard where she scored 200.35.  She finished 4th at Europeans.  As deep as the Russian field is, just making the team is a huge accomplishment.  With Medvedeva and Pogorilaya the three spots for the next Olympics should be safe, so she’ll just be skating for herself to prove she can handle the pressure and try to secure her place in what is only going to be a deeper Russian pool next season.  Her scores have been bouncing back and forth throughout the season and her outing at Europeans was not the best.  She has a triple lutz + triple toe, giving her a bit of a technical advantage on paper.  She has the 8th best short program, 8th best free skate, and 8th best total scores.

Mai Mihara is also in her first senior season.  She won a bronze medal at Skate America and is the reigning Four Continents Champion.  Her personal best came at Four Continents, where she scored 200.85.  Unlike Sotskova, Mihara still skates very juniorish and her free program and costuming don’t do much to help that image.  In the short program, she’s scoring about 5 points less than Medvedeva in program components and between 10-12 points in the free skate.  She gives up a lot of points on the technical side in the grade of execution as well.  She has very difficult programs, but with the gap on the artistic side she can’t afford to be giving up any points technically with less than perfect landings.  With the withdrawal of Satoko Miyahara, she is the top ranked Japanese lady at this event, and the pressure is on her to place as high as she can to give Japan a chance at keeping three spots at next year’s Olympics.  She has the 7th best free skate and 7th best total scores.

Ashley Wagner ended the US ladies medal drought last season by winning the silver medal at Worlds.  She started her season with a gold medal at Skate America and had a pretty low bar to meet to qualify for the Grand Prix Final for the 5th consecutive season, but she had two disastrous programs and finished 6th overall and had to sit at home come December.  She had decent outings at US Nationals to win the silver medal and chose to sit out of Four Continents.  This is the spot she likes to be in though, coming in as an underdog and having to fight to prove she belongs with the top ladies.  Her personal best is 215.39, which she set last year at Worlds.  Her programs are very different from each other but really showcase her maturity and artistry.  Even in her tough outing at Cup of China, she was still receiving top program component marks.  Exogenesis is such a difficult piece of music to skate to and it almost demands perfection.  If she can skate a clean free skate, I expect her program components to go through the roof.  What you have to watch for with Ashley is two-footing and under-rotating jumps and little mistakes she’ll make toward the end of programs that just give points away here and there.  She has the 10th best short program and 10th best total scores.

Gabrielle Daleman is the reigning Four Continents Silver Medalist.  She set her personal best at that event, scoring 196.91.  She has slightly easier technical content, since she only does a triple toe + triple toe, however, her jump is good that she routinely receives +3 GOE from all the judges, making it worth as much as some of the more difficult combinations.  She has the 6th best short program and 9th best total scores.

Mariah Bell was the surprise silver medalist at Skate America.  She finished 6th at Four Continents.  She has such a sparkling, infectious personality on the ice and it’s hard not to fall in love with her.  Her short program to music from Chicago is absolutely perfect for her, however, where she really shines is in the free skate.  She tends to perform better when she competes alongside her training mate, Wagner, so I expect that this will be a good event for her.  She doesn’t have much international experience and almost no Championship experience.  She has the 10th best free skate score.

Other ladies in contention for the top 10 include Wakaba Higuchi (3rd at Trophee de France), Rika Hongo (10th at Four Continents), Karen Chen (US Champion), Laurine Lecavelier (5th at Europeans), Elizabet Tursynbaeva (8th at Four Continents), Da Bin Choi (5th at Four Continents), and Nicole Rajicova (6th at Europeans).

Those with top 10 scores not competing here include Satoko Miyahara (3rd best short program, 2nd best free skate, 2nd best total scores, 2nd at Grand Prix Final): injury; Elena Radionova (9th best short program, 6th best free skate, 6th best total score, 6th at Grand Prix Final): did not qualify for Russian team; Mirai Nagasu (5th best short program, 9th best free skate, 3rd at Four Continents): did not qualify for the US team.

 

My podium predictions:

Gold: Evgenia Medvedeva

Silver: Anna Pogorilaya

Bronze: Carolina Kostner

2016 Golden Spin of Zagreb Ladies Results

Short Program

Pl. Name Nation TSS
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PCS
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StN.
1 Carolina KOSTNER ITA 69.95 35.07 34.88 8.90 8.50 8.60 8.70 8.90 0.00 #16
2 Amber GLENN USA 67.93 37.05 30.88 7.70 7.40 7.95 7.75 7.80 0.00 #8
3 Alena LEONOVA RUS 64.18 33.58 30.60 7.65 7.20 7.75 7.75 7.90 0.00 #6
4 Alexandra AVSTRIYSKAYA RUS 63.66 34.94 28.72 7.40 6.85 7.25 7.20 7.20 0.00 #9
5 Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA RUS 63.01 30.97 32.04 8.25 7.70 8.10 7.95 8.05 0.00 #2
6 Karen CHEN USA 54.60 25.84 29.76 7.65 7.25 7.50 7.35 7.45 1.00 #17
7 Kailani CRAINE AUS 54.05 27.49 26.56 6.55 6.25 6.80 6.70 6.90 0.00 #18
8 Gracie GOLD USA 54.04 24.72 30.32 7.90 7.55 7.20 7.60 7.65 1.00 #11
9 Brooklee HAN AUS 53.65 29.17 24.48 6.20 5.75 6.30 6.10 6.25 0.00 #14
10 Dasa GRM SLO 50.19 26.31 23.88 6.15 5.75 5.95 6.00 6.00 0.00 #1
11 Laurine LECAVELIER FRA 49.16 24.80 25.36 6.55 6.10 6.25 6.40 6.40 1.00 #15
12 Katarina KULGEYKO ISR 45.69 23.01 22.68 5.85 5.45 5.65 5.65 5.75 0.00 #5
13 Elizaveta YUSHCHENKO ISR 45.27 22.47 22.80 6.00 5.50 5.70 5.65 5.65 0.00 #10
14 Matilda ALGOTSSON SWE 43.80 22.60 22.20 5.95 5.25 5.45 5.65 5.45 1.00 #12
15 Sonia LAFUENTE ESP 43.51 23.67 20.84 5.40 4.90 5.20 5.40 5.15 1.00 #3
16 Antonina DUBININA SRB 43.07 23.67 19.40 5.00 4.65 4.85 5.00 4.75 0.00 #19
17 Aimee BUCHANAN ISR 42.87 22.43 21.44 5.50 5.05 5.45 5.30 5.50 1.00 #13
18 Julie FROETSCHER FRA 42.63 22.63 21.00 5.40 4.95 5.10 5.50 5.30 1.00 #4
19 Janina MAKEENKA BLR 39.80 19.72 20.08 5.15 4.80 5.10 5.25 4.80 0.00 #7

Free Skate

l. Name Nation TSS
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TES
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PCS
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SS TR PE CO IN Deduction
StN.
1 Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA RUS 129.02 65.46 64.56 8.15 7.75 8.05 8.05 8.35 1.00 #16
2 Alena LEONOVA RUS 127.21 62.81 64.40 7.95 7.75 8.20 8.10 8.25 0.00 #17
3 Carolina KOSTNER ITA 126.28 55.40 70.88 9.05 8.70 8.70 8.80 9.05 0.00 #18
4 Amber GLENN USA 115.67 55.15 61.52 8.00 7.30 7.85 7.60 7.70 1.00 #19
5 Gracie GOLD USA 104.98 46.78 59.20 7.65 7.15 7.10 7.55 7.55 1.00 #13
6 Laurine LECAVELIER FRA 102.42 55.06 47.36 6.15 5.45 6.10 5.85 6.05 0.00 #8
7 Karen CHEN USA 101.03 47.31 54.72 7.05 6.55 6.85 6.90 6.85 1.00 #12
8 Kailani CRAINE AUS 98.99 46.51 52.48 6.75 6.20 6.60 6.50 6.75 0.00 #14
9 Alexandra AVSTRIYSKAYA RUS 98.11 48.27 49.84 6.70 6.00 6.05 6.30 6.10 0.00 #15
10 Matilda ALGOTSSON SWE 94.78 50.46 46.32 6.00 5.60 5.80 5.75 5.80 2.00 #9
11 Dasa GRM SLO 90.78 45.74 47.04 6.15 5.45 5.90 5.95 5.95 2.00 #11
12 Brooklee HAN AUS 85.70 37.66 49.04 6.20 5.85 6.30 6.10 6.20 1.00 #10
13 Aimee BUCHANAN ISR 85.68 46.08 39.60 5.30 4.40 5.05 5.00 5.00 0.00 #3
14 Antonina DUBININA SRB 81.18 44.14 37.04 5.05 4.35 4.65 4.65 4.45 0.00 #2
15 Katarina KULGEYKO ISR 76.32 36.92 40.40 5.45 4.70 5.00 5.20 4.90 1.00 #5
16 Sonia LAFUENTE ESP 72.91 34.39 39.52 5.30 4.55 4.90 5.05 4.90 1.00 #6
17 Janina MAKEENKA BLR 71.77 34.69 38.08 5.10 4.35 4.80 4.90 4.65 1.00 #1
18 Elizaveta YUSHCHENKO ISR 70.52 32.84 39.68 5.35 4.50 4.80 5.00 5.15 2.00 #7
19 Julie FROETSCHER FRA 64.16 31.08 34.08 4.65 4.10 3.95 4.55 4.05 1.00 #4

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Carolina KOSTNER ITA 196.23 1 3
2 Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA RUS 192.03 5 1
3 Alena LEONOVA RUS 191.39 3 2
4 Amber GLENN USA 183.60 2 4
5 Alexandra AVSTRIYSKAYA RUS 161.77 4 9
6 Gracie GOLD USA 159.02 8 5
7 Karen CHEN USA 155.63 6 7
8 Kailani CRAINE AUS 153.04 7 8
9 Laurine LECAVELIER FRA 151.58 11 6
10 Dasa GRM SLO 140.97 10 11
11 Brooklee HAN AUS 139.35 9 12
12 Matilda ALGOTSSON SWE 138.58 14 10
13 Aimee BUCHANAN ISR 128.55 17 13
14 Antonina DUBININA SRB 124.25 16 14
15 Katarina KULGEYKO ISR 122.01 12 15
16 Sonia LAFUENTE ESP 116.42 15 16
17 Elizaveta YUSHCHENKO ISR 115.79 13 18
18 Janina MAKEENKA BLR 111.57 19 17
19 Julie FROETSCHER FRA 106.79 18 19

2017 European Championships Ladies Results

Short Program

  Pl. Qual. Name Nation TSS
=
TES
+
PCS
+
SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Q Evgenia MEDVEDEVA RUS 78.92 42.00 36.92 9.14 9.07 9.36 9.21 9.36 0.00 #33
2 Q Anna POGORILAYA RUS 74.39 39.90 34.49 8.61 8.43 8.79 8.54 8.75 0.00 #30
3 Q Carolina KOSTNER ITA 72.40 36.80 35.60 8.89 8.61 8.96 8.93 9.11 0.00 #7
4 Q Maria SOTSKOVA RUS 72.17 39.66 32.51 8.25 8.00 8.21 8.04 8.14 0.00 #31
5 Q Laurine LECAVELIER FRA 63.81 35.63 28.18 7.11 6.82 7.18 7.00 7.11 0.00 #23
6 Q Ivett TOTH HUN 61.49 34.49 27.00 6.79 6.46 6.93 6.79 6.79 0.00 #25
7 Q Nicole RAJICOVA SVK 60.98 33.51 28.47 7.18 6.89 7.21 7.14 7.18 1.00 #32
8 Q Roberta RODEGHIERO ITA 57.77 30.68 27.09 6.79 6.54 6.86 6.79 6.89 0.00 #29
9 Q Nicole SCHOTT GER 56.88 31.46 25.42 6.43 6.04 6.39 6.43 6.50 0.00 #21
10 Q Anastasia GALUSTYAN ARM 56.40 31.14 26.26 6.68 6.29 6.64 6.61 6.61 1.00 #26
11 Q Loena HENDRICKX BEL 55.41 30.18 25.23 6.36 6.04 6.43 6.25 6.46 0.00 #13
12 Q Mae Berenice MEITE FRA 54.96 30.11 24.85 6.29 5.96 6.46 6.14 6.21 0.00 #28
13 Q Joshi HELGESSON SWE 53.93 26.89 27.04 6.86 6.46 6.82 6.79 6.86 0.00 #24
14 Q Emmi PELTONEN FIN 53.52 27.84 25.68 6.57 6.18 6.46 6.43 6.46 0.00 #12
15 Q Michaela-Lucie HANZLIKOVA CZE 52.39 30.48 21.91 5.61 5.18 5.68 5.43 5.50 0.00 #18
16 Q Helery HÄLVIN EST 51.72 28.65 23.07 5.86 5.54 5.82 5.79 5.82 0.00 #9
17 Q Kerstin FRANK AUT 51.47 29.04 22.43 5.89 5.21 5.79 5.57 5.57 0.00 #19
18 Q Matilda ALGOTSSON SWE 51.35 28.14 23.21 5.96 5.54 5.86 5.82 5.82 0.00 #22
19 Q Viveca LINDFORS FIN 49.48 28.16 22.32 5.86 5.39 5.61 5.46 5.57 1.00 #20
20 Q Angelina KUCHVALSKA LAT 49.05 24.76 26.29 6.82 6.43 6.46 6.61 6.54 2.00 #34
21 Q Anna KHNYCHENKOVA UKR 48.93 29.34 20.59 5.39 4.89 5.21 5.18 5.07 1.00 #17
22 Q Nathalie WEINZIERL GER 48.70 23.51 25.19 6.36 6.14 6.21 6.39 6.39 0.00 #27
23 Q Anne Line GJERSEM NOR 48.06 26.20 21.86 5.50 5.25 5.54 5.46 5.57 0.00 #10
24 Q Natasha MCKAY GBR 45.97 24.77 21.20 5.21 5.00 5.50 5.25 5.54 0.00 #6
25 Julia SAUTER ROU 45.59 25.22 20.37 5.21 4.86 5.18 5.04 5.18 0.00 #14
26 Dasa GRM SLO 43.48 22.28 22.20 5.61 5.32 5.64 5.50 5.68 1.00 #8
27 Yasmine Kimiko YAMADA SUI 42.33 22.88 20.45 5.21 4.93 5.07 5.21 5.14 1.00 #15
28 Elzbieta KROPA LTU 41.52 24.80 18.72 5.00 4.57 4.50 4.86 4.46 2.00 #3
29 Antonina DUBININA SRB 41.05 23.04 18.01 4.86 4.21 4.50 4.57 4.36 0.00 #11
30 Colette Coco KAMINSKI POL 39.83 21.62 18.21 4.61 4.54 4.61 4.57 4.43 0.00 #1
31 Aimee BUCHANAN ISR 38.49 21.72 18.77 4.86 4.39 4.75 4.71 4.75 2.00 #5
32 Birce ATABEY TUR 35.59 18.41 17.18 4.36 4.21 4.32 4.32 4.25 0.00 #2
33 Valentina MATOS ESP 34.79 18.08 17.71 4.57 4.25 4.39 4.54 4.39 1.00 #16
34 Hristina VASSILEVA BUL 24.55 8.75 15.80 4.18 3.79 3.86 4.04 3.89 0.00 #4

Free Skate

  Pl. Name Nation TSS
=
TES
+
PCS
+
SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Evgenia MEDVEDEVA RUS 150.79 75.86 74.93 9.29 9.04 9.54 9.54 9.43 0.00 #22
2 Carolina KOSTNER ITA 138.12 64.45 73.67 9.25 8.86 9.18 9.39 9.36 0.00 #23
3 Anna POGORILAYA RUS 137.00 67.75 69.25 8.71 8.50 8.68 8.75 8.64 0.00 #24
4 Laurine LECAVELIER FRA 124.29 64.09 61.20 7.64 7.11 7.93 7.64 7.93 1.00 #20
5 Maria SOTSKOVA RUS 120.35 59.19 63.16 8.18 7.75 7.61 7.93 8.00 2.00 #19
6 Nicole RAJICOVA SVK 118.72 60.83 57.89 7.36 6.93 7.43 7.14 7.32 0.00 #17
7 Loena HENDRICKX BEL 117.30 60.60 56.70 7.14 6.86 7.11 7.11 7.21 0.00 #15
8 Ivett TOTH HUN 111.16 53.38 57.78 7.18 7.04 7.21 7.43 7.25 0.00 #21
9 Emmi PELTONEN FIN 107.05 52.35 54.70 7.04 6.54 6.93 6.82 6.86 0.00 #9
10 Nicole SCHOTT GER 103.75 49.66 56.09 7.21 6.82 6.82 7.07 7.14 2.00 #16
11 Matilda ALGOTSSON SWE 103.28 52.66 50.62 6.43 6.18 6.39 6.32 6.32 0.00 #12
12 Roberta RODEGHIERO ITA 103.23 46.76 56.47 7.18 6.75 7.00 7.18 7.18 0.00 #18
13 Joshi HELGESSON SWE 98.93 46.87 52.06 6.79 6.18 6.46 6.54 6.57 0.00 #8
14 Anastasia GALUSTYAN ARM 98.74 45.72 53.02 6.82 6.39 6.57 6.68 6.68 0.00 #13
15 Helery HÄLVIN EST 94.96 47.36 49.60 6.50 6.00 6.14 6.18 6.18 2.00 #10
16 Natasha MCKAY GBR 94.88 48.20 46.68 5.82 5.54 6.14 5.75 5.93 0.00 #3
17 Nathalie WEINZIERL GER 94.70 47.61 49.09 6.50 5.93 5.93 6.25 6.07 2.00 #4
18 Angelina KUCHVALSKA LAT 90.58 43.62 46.96 6.14 5.71 5.86 5.75 5.89 0.00 #2
19 Mae Berenice MEITE FRA 90.11 43.98 50.13 6.68 6.11 6.04 6.36 6.14 4.00 #14
20 Anna KHNYCHENKOVA UKR 87.64 47.69 41.95 5.68 5.00 5.36 5.21 4.96 2.00 #5
21 Michaela-Lucie HANZLIKOVA CZE 85.84 40.15 46.69 5.96 5.68 5.79 5.89 5.86 1.00 #7
22 Viveca LINDFORS FIN 80.62 37.48 45.14 6.04 5.54 5.39 5.64 5.61 2.00 #6
23 Anne Line GJERSEM NOR 80.62 39.94 42.68 5.57 5.18 5.29 5.32 5.32 2.00 #1
24 Kerstin FRANK AUT 80.61 36.63 43.98 6.07 5.14 5.43 5.46 5.39 0.00 #11

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Evgenia MEDVEDEVA
RUS
229.71 1 1
2 Anna POGORILAYA
RUS
211.39 2 3
3 Carolina KOSTNER
ITA
210.52 3 2
4 Maria SOTSKOVA
RUS
192.52 4 5
5 Laurine LECAVELIER
FRA
188.10 5 4
6 Nicole RAJICOVA
SVK
179.70 7 6
7 Loena HENDRICKX
BEL
172.71 11 7
8 Ivett TOTH
HUN
172.65 6 8
9 Roberta RODEGHIERO
ITA
161.00 8 12
10 Nicole SCHOTT
GER
160.63 9 10
11 Emmi PELTONEN
FIN
160.57 14 9
12 Anastasia GALUSTYAN
ARM
155.14 10 14
13 Matilda ALGOTSSON
SWE
154.63 18 11
14 Joshi HELGESSON
SWE
152.86 13 13
15 Helery HÄLVIN
EST
146.68 16 15
16 Mae Berenice MEITE
FRA
145.07 12 19
17 Nathalie WEINZIERL
GER
143.40 22 17
18 Natasha MCKAY
GBR
140.85 24 16
19 Angelina KUCHVALSKA
LAT
139.63 20 18
20 Michaela-Lucie HANZLIKOVA
CZE
138.23 15 21
21 Anna KHNYCHENKOVA
UKR
136.57 21 20
22 Kerstin FRANK
AUT
132.08 17 24
23 Viveca LINDFORS
FIN
130.10 19 22
24 Anne Line GJERSEM
NOR
128.68 23 23
Julia SAUTER
ROU
FNR 25
Dasa GRM
SLO
FNR 26
Yasmine Kimiko YAMADA
SUI
FNR 27
Elzbieta KROPA
LTU
FNR 28
Antonina DUBININA
SRB
FNR 29
Colette Coco KAMINSKI
POL
FNR 30
Aimee BUCHANAN
ISR
FNR 31
Birce ATABEY
TUR
FNR 32
Valentina MATOS
ESP
FNR 33
Hristina VASSILEVA
BUL
FNR 34

World Championships Ladies Free Skate Results

Free Skate

 Pl. Name Nation TSS
=
TES
+
PCS
+
SS TR PE CH IN Ded.
StN.
1 Mao ASADA JPN 138.03 65.27 72.76 9.11 8.86 9.18 9.14 9.18 0.00 #21
2 Julia LIPNITSKAIA RUS 132.96 65.57 68.39 8.54 8.39 8.57 8.61 8.64 1.00 #22
3 Anna POGORILAYA RUS 131.24 67.19 64.05 8.04 7.75 8.04 8.14 8.07 0.00 #23
4 Ashley WAGNER USA 129.52 63.64 65.88 8.21 8.07 8.32 8.21 8.36 0.00 #18
5 Polina EDMUNDS USA 126.91 66.39 60.52 7.50 7.36 7.64 7.61 7.71 0.00 #16
6 Carolina KOSTNER ITA 126.59 53.81 73.78 9.29 9.07 8.93 9.46 9.36 1.00 #19
7 Gracie GOLD USA 124.27 58.58 66.69 8.32 8.21 8.29 8.50 8.36 1.00 #24
8 Akiko SUZUKI JPN 122.70 55.57 67.13 8.39 8.14 8.43 8.43 8.57 0.00 #20
9 So Youn PARK KOR 119.39 64.09 55.30 7.04 6.64 7.04 6.96 6.89 0.00 #8
10 Kanako MURAKAMI JPN 111.58 51.69 59.89 7.61 7.32 7.50 7.50 7.50 0.00 #14
11 Gabrielle DALEMAN CAN 109.06 55.77 54.29 6.89 6.57 6.86 6.75 6.86 1.00 #12
12 Joshi HELGESSON SWE 107.95 54.69 53.26 6.75 6.39 6.75 6.61 6.79 0.00 #7
13 Kaetlyn OSMOND CAN 107.72 50.51 58.21 7.21 7.18 7.21 7.39 7.39 1.00 #13
14 Valentina MARCHEI ITA 107.37 52.19 55.18 6.96 6.39 7.07 7.00 7.07 0.00 #1
15 Nathalie WEINZIERL GER 106.90 53.17 53.73 6.89 6.61 6.68 6.79 6.61 0.00 #15
16 Mae Berenice MEITE FRA 97.10 49.45 51.65 6.79 6.39 6.18 6.46 6.46 4.00 #17
17 Zijun LI CHN 95.97 46.63 50.34 6.54 6.14 6.11 6.39 6.29 1.00 #11
18 Eliska BREZINOVA CZE 95.81 50.33 45.48 6.04 5.43 5.82 5.57 5.57 0.00 #6
19 Brooklee HAN AUS 91.08 43.92 49.16 6.18 5.96 6.18 6.11 6.29 2.00 #9
20 Anna OVCHAROVA SUI 89.03 43.15 47.88 6.04 5.75 6.00 6.07 6.07 2.00 #10
21 Natalia POPOVA UKR 84.73 42.05 44.68 5.82 5.36 5.64 5.57 5.54 2.00 #3
22 Anne Line GJERSEM NOR 80.55 38.81 42.74 5.36 5.18 5.46 5.39 5.32 1.00 #2
23 Hae Jin KIM KOR 77.99 35.51 43.48 5.79 5.14 5.57 5.32 5.36 1.00 #4
WD Jenna MCCORKELL GBR #5

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Mao ASADA
JPN
216.69 1 1
2 Julia LIPNITSKAIA
RUS
207.50 3 2
3 Carolina KOSTNER
ITA
203.83 2 6
4 Anna POGORILAYA
RUS
197.50 6 3
5 Gracie GOLD
USA
194.58 5 7
6 Akiko SUZUKI
JPN
193.72 4 8
7 Ashley WAGNER
USA
193.16 7 4
8 Polina EDMUNDS
USA
187.50 12 5
9 So Youn PARK
KOR
176.61 13 9
10 Kanako MURAKAMI
JPN
172.44 10 10
11 Kaetlyn OSMOND
CAN
170.64 8 13
12 Nathalie WEINZIERL
GER
167.72 11 15
13 Gabrielle DALEMAN
CAN
164.78 14 11
14 Joshi HELGESSON
SWE
162.91 15 12
15 Mae Berenice MEITE
FRA
158.72 9 16
16 Valentina MARCHEI
ITA
157.64 22 14
17 Zijun LI
CHN
150.34 16 17
18 Eliska BREZINOVA
CZE
145.15 24 18
19 Brooklee HAN
AUS
144.28 18 19
20 Anna OVCHAROVA
SUI
143.22 17 20
21 Natalia POPOVA
UKR
135.05 21 21
22 Anne Line GJERSEM
NOR
130.03 23 22
23 Hae Jin KIM
KOR
129.82 19 23
WD Jenna MCCORKELL
GBR
20
25 Nicole RAJICOVA
SVK
FNR 25
26 Elena GLEBOVA
EST
FNR 26
27 Inga JANULEVICIUTE
LTU
FNR 27
28 Kaat VAN DAELE
BEL
FNR 28
29 Juulia TURKKILA
FIN
FNR 29
30 Anita MADSEN
DEN
FNR 30
31 Kerstin FRANK
AUT
FNR 31
32 Sonia LAFUENTE
ESP
FNR 32
33 Netta SCHREIBER
ISR
FNR 33