World Championships Mens Short Program

Group 5
Javier Fernandez, ESP: 40.20 TES + 40.56 PCS = 80.76 and into 1st place

  • Huge, solid quad salchow to open the program
  • Popped the triple axel open; he had the height but didn’t pull in enough
  • Triple lutz + triple toe was very nice with good hang time
  • A little slow in the sit spin
  • Great choreography in the step sequence with a few innovative moves
  • Traveling a tad in the combination spin but good speed and postions

Kevin Reynolds, CAN: 47.69 TES + 37.47 PCS = 85.16 and into 1st place

  • Opens with a really nice quad salchow + triple toe
  • A little bit on his heel on the landing of the triple axel but hangs on
  • Quad toe with a turn out but he keeps his free leg up
  • Good stretched camel spin position but he jumps a little too far away on the change of leg
  • A little wild in places in the step sequence but I appreciate his commitment to the choreography and that he goes for it 100%
  • Nice flexibility in the sit positions

Brian Joubert, FRA: 44.20 TES + 39.97 PCS = 84.17 and into 2nd place

  • Quad toe  + double toe
  • Triple axel looked easy
  • A little slow and could use more flexibility through his upright catchfoot position
  • Nice to see his personality come out and to play with the audience in the in between moments
  • Swish triple flip right on the music
  • Traveling a bit on the change of foot in the sit spin
  • Good speed in the sit spin
  • Nice speed and attack in his step sequence but he could stretch through his lines more; the crowd is loving his step sequence and the element of excitement in places

Florent Amodio, FRA: 37.99 TES + 38.74 PCS -1.00 = 75.73 and into 5th place

  • Triple salchow
  • A little down in his hip on the landing of the triple axel but hangs on to it
  • Nice twisted layback position
  • While I’m not a fan of his choreography I do like that he really connects with the audience and accents every note of his music
  • Triple lutz + triple toe
  • Good speed in the sit spin
  • Loses his footing on the entry to his final spin and seems to be really injured–does not get back up for a while and seems to be limping but then manages to finish his choreography

Tomas Verner, CZE: 32.35 TES + 36.70 PCS -1.00 = 68.05 and into 10th place

  • Quad toe a bit sloppy on the landing but he’s on his feet
  • Triple axel, hand down and fall out
  • Good scratch spin but he needs to work on his stretch through the upright catchfoot position
  • Triple flip, flip out
  • Traveled the length of the ISU logo in his sit spin
  • Interesting choreography in his step sequence but it doesn’t all seem to suit his music
  • Good twisted sit position and nice stretch through the regular sit spin

Takahito Mura, JPN: 36.17 TES + 37.29 PCS = 73.46 and into 6th place

  • Did not even get off the ground on his quad attempt–looked like he had a problem tapping in
  • Huge triple axel
  • Triple lutz + triple toe
  • Nice twisted camel spin
  • Flying sit spin losing speed through the back tuck position

Group 6
Michal Brezina, CZE: 43.92 TES + 39.17 PCS = 83.09 and into 3rd place

  • A little hunched over on the entrance to his quad salchow but nails it
  • Triple flip + triple toe
  • Triple axel, turn out but he keeps his free leg up
  • Good free leg position in his camel spin
  • Nice height in the flying entry to the sit spin but he could have a more stretched free leg
  • Good energy in the step sequence and good ice coverage
  • A bit of a bobble in his final spin and he loses almost all of his speed.

Yuzuru Hanyu, JPN: 36.12 TES + 40.82 PCS -1.00 = 75.94 and into 6th place

  • Hard fall on the opening quad toe and slides all the way into the boards before he can get back up
  • Gorgeous spin positions in the camel with good speed maintained throughout
  • Nice low sit position with good stretched lines
  • Difficult entry into the triple axel and he lands it nicely
  • Triple lutz off in the air and hands down–didn’t complete a combo and he’ll receive a penalty for that as well
  • You have to give him credit for keeping the energy and performance up despite the difficulties

Denis Ten, KAZ: 50.81 TES + 40.75 PCS = 91.56 and into 1st place

  • Nice opening quad toe
  • Beautiful triple axel right on the music
  • Good twisted sit position, but losing all his speed in the back tuck position
  • Gorgeous camel spin position but a big jump on the change of foot
  • Triple flip + triple toe
  • Good intensity and use of his full body in the step sequence

Daisuke Takahashi, JPN: 41.50 TES + 43.17 PCS = 84.67 and into 3rd place

  • Two foots his quad toe
  • Solid triple axel
  • Good speed maintained throughout his sit spin
  • Good camel spin with change of foot
  • Triple lutz + triple toe a little back on the 2nd jump and has to put his foot down
  • Good upright spin with nice speed and ease in the changes of position
  • Brilliant choreography with nice edge changes in the steps

Patrick Chan, CAN: 52.70 TES + 45.67 PCS = 98.37

  • Quad toe a little low in his knees on the landing but somehow pulls off a triple toe on the end
  • Nice triple axel
  • Good stretch through his camel position on both legs
  • Solid triple lutz
  • Good speed in the twisted sit spin, right on the music
  • Nice choreography in his step sequence with good changes of edge and use of his full body
  • Good final spin

Ross Miner, USA: 35.21 TES +36.03  PCS – 1.00 = 70.24 and into 14th place

  • Two footed and fell on the opening quad salchow–just didn’t seem to have the speed and attack going into it
  • Triple axel, a little back on the landing but hangs on to it
  • Good speed in the combo spin and nice changes of position ending with a good scratch spin
  • Triple lutz + triple toe tight but he pulls it off
  • Nice stretched camel spin position but losing a little speed toward the end
  • He seems a bit slow in the footwork but nice use of the ice surface and variety in his movement
 Pl.   Qual. Name Nation TSS
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1 Q Patrick CHAN CAN 98.37 52.70   45.67 9.14 9.00 9.25 9.07 9.21 0.00 #34
2 Q Denis TEN KAZ 91.56 50.81   40.75 8.07 7.89 8.39 8.11 8.29 0.00 #32
3 Q Kevin REYNOLDS CAN 85.16 47.69   37.47 7.57 7.29 7.54 7.43 7.64 0.00 #25
4 Q Daisuke TAKAHASHI JPN 84.67 41.50   43.17 8.71 8.46 8.61 8.57 8.82 0.00 #33
5 Q Brian JOUBERT FRA 84.17 44.20   39.97 8.18 7.68 8.18 7.89 8.04 0.00 #26
6 Q Michal BREZINA CZE 83.09 43.92   39.17 7.96 7.57 7.96 7.75 7.93 0.00 #30
7 Q Javier FERNANDEZ ESP 80.76 40.20   40.56 8.14 7.89 8.07 8.21 8.25 0.00 #24
8 Q Max AARON USA 78.20 43.56   34.64 7.14 6.50 7.07 6.89 7.04 0.00 #21
9 Q Yuzuru HANYU JPN 75.94 36.12   40.82 8.39 8.04 7.93 8.25 8.21 1.00 #31
10 Q Florent AMODIO FRA 75.73 37.99   38.74 7.93 7.64 7.46 7.82 7.89 1.00 #27
11 Q Takahito MURA JPN 73.46 36.17   37.29 7.64 7.32 7.54 7.36 7.43 0.00 #29
12 Q Nan SONG CHN 73.03 41.10   31.93 6.57 6.25 6.43 6.32 6.36 0.00 #23
13 Q Peter LIEBERS GER 71.20 38.87   32.33 6.57 6.29 6.54 6.54 6.39 0.00 #19
14 Q Ross MINER USA 70.24 35.21   36.03 7.39 7.00 7.25 7.14 7.25 1.00 #35
15 Q Misha GE UZB 68.45 33.95   34.50 6.82 6.57 7.11 6.82 7.18 0.00 #22
16 Q Alexander MAJOROV SWE 68.32 36.69   31.63 6.46 6.21 6.32 6.18 6.46 0.00 #18
17 Q Tomas VERNER CZE 68.05 32.35   36.70 7.50 7.21 7.14 7.39 7.46 1.00 #28
18 Q Andrei ROGOZINE CAN 67.35 36.14   31.21 6.39 6.07 6.29 6.21 6.25 0.00 #7
19 Q Maxim KOVTUN RUS 65.85 32.29   33.56 6.89 6.57 6.75 6.71 6.64 0.00 #20
20 Q Viktor ROMANENKOV EST 65.33 37.08   28.25 5.82 5.46 5.79 5.61 5.57 0.00 #16
21 Q Viktor PFEIFER AUT 64.10 32.98   31.12 6.36 6.00 6.29 6.11 6.36 0.00 #5
22 Q Justus STRID DEN 63.25 34.42   28.83 5.89 5.54 5.86 5.68 5.86 0.00 #17
23 Q Jorik HENDRICKX BEL 62.04 32.90   29.14 6.07 5.57 5.82 5.82 5.86 0.00 #2
24 Q Yakov GODOROZHA UKR 61.88 34.06   27.82 5.71 5.36 5.64 5.50 5.61 0.00 #8
25 Maciej CIEPLUCHA POL 60.96 32.64   28.32 5.71 5.43 5.86 5.64 5.68 0.00 #12
26 Jin Seo KIM KOR 60.75 33.40   28.35 5.82 5.46 5.82 5.54 5.71 1.00 #14
27 Paolo BACCHINI ITA 60.31 31.37   28.94 6.00 5.61 5.79 5.68 5.86 0.00 #10
28 Abzal RAKIMGALIEV KAZ 59.14 30.96   28.18 5.64 5.36 5.68 5.61 5.89 0.00 #1
29 Zoltan KELEMEN ROU 58.24 30.85   27.39 5.57 5.18 5.57 5.50 5.57 0.00 #15
30 Ronald LAM HKG 57.94 32.30   26.64 5.46 5.18 5.39 5.25 5.36 1.00 #13
31 Alexei BYCHENKO ISR 57.53 31.24   27.29 5.54 5.21 5.57 5.43 5.54 1.00 #9
32 Kim LUCINE MON 57.35 30.24   27.11 5.54 5.14 5.54 5.39 5.50 0.00 #3
33 Paul Bonifacio PARKINSON ITA 51.54 24.69   26.85 5.57 5.18 5.39 5.32 5.39 0.00 #11
34 Christopher CALUZA PHI 49.15 21.44   27.71 5.57 5.54 5.46 5.50 5.64 0.00 #4
WD   Pavel IGNATENKO BLR                     #6