1 Daisuke TAKAHASHI JPN 163.49 86.19 77.30 7.95 7.35 7.85 7.70 7.80 0.00 #11
2 Nobunari ODA JPN 161.01 85.01 76.00 7.80 7.35 7.70 7.55 7.60 0.00 #7
3 Takahiko KOZUKA JPN 140.39 73.69 66.70 6.90 6.50 6.70 6.65 6.60 0.00 #9
4 Chengjiang LI CHN 122.06 59.36 62.70 6.60 6.10 6.40 6.15 6.10 0.00 #10
5 Alexander USPENSKI RUS 118.73 60.33 58.40 6.10 5.55 6.05 5.70 5.80 0.00 #8
6 Patrick CHAN CAN 113.54 59.24 57.30 5.85 5.55 5.70 5.80 5.75 3.00 #4
7 Kevin VAN DER PERREN BEL 113.35 53.45 59.90 6.25 5.70 6.00 6.10 5.90 0.00 #6
8 Jialiang WU CHN 112.83 63.83 49.00 5.20 4.75 5.00 4.90 4.65 0.00 #1
9 Kristoffer BERNTSSON SWE 105.05 50.45 56.60 5.75 5.50 5.60 5.70 5.75 2.00 #2
10 Geoffry VARNER USA 98.09 50.09 49.00 5.10 4.80 4.85 4.95 4.80 1.00 #5
11 Marc Andre CRAIG CAN 91.94 42.04 50.90 5.25 4.95 5.00 5.10 5.15 1.00 #3
I would not have picked Takahashi to win this, but win he did. The Japanese fans must have been thrilled with a sweep of the podium, just like in ladies.
What a great competition!
To say the truth, I expected Takahashi to win ever since I saw the practices. Oda didn't look good. He seemed so weak I was afraid he was going to fall apart in the LP. Takahashi, on the other hand, looked great and, for once, confident. He said in an interview that he finally got his jumps consistent.
I'm very impressed that both of them were able to skate to their potential. Kudos for Oda for closing the gap on Takahashi in the LP - the base value of his elements is more than five points lower, but thanks to his GoEs his TES were only 1.18 points lower than Takahashi. And what a feat to skate the program so cleanly that it did not receive a single -GoE in spite of him being ill!
Daisuke finally proves that when he's clean, he's dazzling. I hope that he'll be able to keep this consistency. Lack of competetive nerves is his weakest point.
I'm happy for Kozuka. I predicted him to medal on the senior stage sometime soon, and kudos to him for proving me right.
I can't wait to see the programs.
Last edited by Oscilla; 12-07-2006 at 05:19 AM.
Rooting for the divas with Kwanford
Thanks, Oscilla. Can't wait to see the vids. I'm excited for both of them - heck, all three of them (even though I never heard of Kozuka until today!) - but especially Takahashi because people have been writing him off. (Why are fans always so eager to do that?)
Goldenskate - how can we get some members in Japan?!
ETA: Look at Patrick Chan ahead of Van den Perren (sorry - didn't read the thread re capitalization etc. carefully).
Last edited by Spun Silver; 12-03-2006 at 03:02 AM.
I have seen the video clips from Takahashi, Oda and Kozuka, they were really awesome! I was very happy especially for Takahashi that he has found his confidence. What a wonderful skater he is as he is on!!!
WOW, how fortunate for the Japanese Federation that they had three male skaters of such high quality in this competition.
Originally Posted by Spun Silver
Kozuka is 2005jr world & final champion like korean girl who's gonna take
part in this year'GPF.
He's got really good skating skill. I think It is better to forcus on his skating tec.
I think you meant 2006 Jr. World Champion. 2005 Jr. Champions were Oda and Asada.
Originally Posted by angelika
You're right. He was 2006 jr champion.
Originally Posted by Oscilla
, i might've been drinking or something......
Was anyone thinking Kozuka? Good for him.
What a showing for the two. Looks like they're showing that they could be both on the Worlds podium.
On FSU there were live reports from TEB that described his soft knees and fluid way of moving in terms that made me think if he got his jumps together, which he obviously could do as a reigning World Jr. champion, he'd be the second coming of Oda, and I'm glad he gave a good performance at home and medalled.
Originally Posted by Joesitz
Masterpiece on ice~Daisuke Takahashi THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA!!!
Rooting for the divas with Kwanford
Now that is the skating of a star. Fabulous.
Oda has improved since Skate America, his jumps are amazing!!
Takahashi, when he's ON, what a joy to watch him!!!
Haven't seen Takahiko Kozuka, but after saw his FS clip from NHK, I think this choreography made by Marina Zueva suits very well Takahiko
Last edited by bx11; 12-04-2006 at 01:40 AM.