GER Peter Liebers Start No: 21
Notes: Music: Cool Runnings Orange top with ruffle that's awful / popped axel to single / 3f / fly cam is on the weak side / 3z bit low on landing but clean / 3l hung on to landing / S ftwrk is ok - with the music / 2a / music picks up again and the crowd is clapping and some chor into strt steps that are fun and with the music / 3t2t / combo spin with some nice variations / 3s2t with a bit of weird landing on toe / didn't really see the sit spin / 1a into closing pose / 92.66 in free tot 150.33 into 10th /
RUS Sergei Voronov Start No: 22
Notes: Music: Variations by Danova black with red sparkles on vest white sleeves & peach ruffle on front of v / 3z / 3a high clean / 3l / none of the landings so far have been pretty but they've been clean / flip didn't gett off the ice - singled / I think I missed the O ftwrk before the music changed & slowed / spread eagle in full circle is very nice / 3a2t2l / upright spin with variations including A / butterfly back sit is well done / 2a / music is building 3t3t / strt ftwrk is a bit slow but musical / coach Urmanov said something to him as he came around this end of the boards / 3s / combo spin is good / free 115.26 new pg tot 172.92 into 1st overall /
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Darn. Patrick's off the podium. Oh well. Great skates for both him and Kevin.
Canada's earned 3 men's spots for next year at least!
USA Stephen Carriere Start No: 23
Notes: Music: Once Upon a Time in Mexico / burgundy top & brown pants / 3s / 3a / 3z2t / strt steps are with the music & use whole body - nicely done / combo spin has excellent sit pos & speed rest is quite good but the sit stands out / music changes & slows & a bit of chor / 3f - very nice air pos - neat feet / 3l / 3f2t / flysit is good / a bit of chor (for a second) S ftwrk is with music but I think a little simple / 3z hand down free foot down / 2a2t / flysit spin to end the program / 112.25 in the free tot 169.14 into 3rd overall /
YAY, 3 men's spots again for the USA next year! (4th + 9th)
JPN Takahiko Kozuka Start No: 24
Notes: Music: Piano Concerto - Gershwin / black with red panel in centre of shirt / 3a little swingy on landing and couldn't do 2nd jump / 3z low landing but clean / strt steps are with music - but seem to be lacking something to me / 3l / 3s / sit spin with variations is very nice / some chor now / spread eagle series with hydroblade / death drop to good spin / a bit more chor / 2a3t / music is building now / 3z2t1l / 3f / 2a2t / O ftwrk is with the music & builds as the music builds / combo spin to end is very fast with great pos & seems to go on forever / 119.98 in the free 180.05 tot into 1st /
Rosaleen, do you think was Kozuko overmarked in the LP?
I haven't really had time to think about it yet, possibly a little but he definitely did enough that he should have been in 1st - so maybe the margin is a bit big but the placements were correct. If there was any over-marking, I felt that it was that Ponsero's components marks were high.
Originally Posted by yelyoh
Thanks Rosleen! We don't get to see Jr.worlds on TV, so it is great to read the reports.
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1 Takahiko KOZUKA JPN 180.05 2 1
2 Sergei VORONOV RUS 172.92 5 2
3 Yannick PONSERO FRA 170.97 1 7
4 Stephen CARRIERE USA 169.14 6 4
5 Takahito MURA JPN 168.39 8 3
6 Patrick CHAN CAN 168.19 3 6
7 Kevin REYNOLDS CAN 165.14 11 5
8 Alexander USPENSKI RUS 157.68 12 8
9 Geoffry VARNER USA 152.54 10 11
10 Chao YANG CHN 152.48 7 14
11 Daisuke MURAKAMI USA 152.17 14 9
12 Ryo SHIBATA JPN 151.01 9 15
13 Peter LIEBERS GER 150.33 4 17
14 Moris PFEIFHOFER SUI 150.21 13 12
15 Viktor PFEIFER AUT 150.06 17 10
16 Adrian SCHULTHEISS SWE 146.27 16 16
17 Kim LUCINE FRA 144.46 22 13
18 Jinlin GUAN CHN 141.87 19 18
19 Yannick KOCON FRA 133.99 15 22
20 Pavel KASKA CZE 132.82 21 19
21 Luka CADEZ SLO 132.38 18 20
22 Mateusz CHRUSCINSKI POL 128.25 20 23
23 David RICHARDSON GBR 125.97 24 21
24 Vitali SAZONETS UKR 119.89 23 24
3 spots for both Canada and the US!
i was very much impressed with Yannick Ponsero in either Skate America or Skate canada or both. Not surprised here with the juniors.
Umanov got himself a big prize! good for him.
The Japanese men seem to be keeping up with the Japanese ladies (may be not quite, but they are on the way up). Two Japanese men in the top 5 is pretty impressive.
Nice to hear that the second place Russian was coached by Urmanov.
Urmanov is one of the few Russians that stayed in Russia instead of migrating to the west. It's a nice reward for him.
I remember watching him skate a nice SP at NHK trophy.
Originally Posted by Joesitz
But this is a disappointing result for him to only get a Bronze after Silver last year. He went from a 1st place SP to a 7th place LP.
Stephen's fourth! I'm so glad for him.
Thank you again for the play by play, Rosaleen. I'm reading these and wishing I could see them all in person.