Kim's deduction wasn't for a fall.
What is interesting here is the non-domination by the Japanese ladies, even though they had the most entries. That's been the pattern three years in a row. The Japanese ladies have at least 3 entries every year, but only one stands on the podium. This is the third year in a row that Akiko Kitamura made the JGPF but finished in the lower half of the standings. OTOH, no US lady made it to the podium this year. Kimmie Meissner won bronze last year. Congratulations to Katy Taylor for the 4th place finish. She did the US proud.
This is also the second year in a row that no Russian team made it to the Ice Dance podium. Last year Matthews/Zavozin won for the US, with Virtue/Moir second and Cappellini/Zanni third. This year, Virtue/Moir won the gold, with Davis/White of the US 2nd (they missed the JGP last year due to his injury), and Cappellini won bronze with her new partner.
Just like last year, the US had the most Pairs teams in the Final, but a Russian team won the gold medal and the US had to settle for gold and silver. Miller/Brubaker finished 3rd for the second year in a row.
This was the first time in the last 3 years that no Russian man made it to the JGPF podium. Uspenski was 3rd last year, but slipped to 4th this time. The US has won the Men's JGPF the last two years, but this year a Japanese man won. The US had to settle for gold and silver, just as in Pairs. However, the silver medal winner, Austin Kanallakan was the LAST man to qualify for the Final, and he is only 14 years old.