1 Terra FINDLAY / Benoit RICHAUD FRA 28.63 1
2 Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANI USA 28.49 2
3 Charlene GUIGNARD / Guillaume PAULMIER FRA 28.19 3
4 Kharis RALPH / Asher HILL CAN 27.97 4
5 Anastasia VYKHODTSEVA / Alexei SHUMSKI UKR 27.56 5
6 Lucie MYSLIVECKOVA / Matej NOVAK CZE 27.55 6
7 Tatiana BATURINTSEVA / Ivan VOLOBUIEV RUS 27.22 7
8 Elizaveta TCHETINKINA / Denis SMIRNOV RUS 26.89 8
9 Chloe WOLF / Rhys AINSWORTH USA 25.23 9
10 Anne Sophie BILET / Adrien HAMON FRA 24.98 10
11 Maja VERMEULEN / Andrew DOLEMAN CAN 24.42 11
12 Oksana KLIMOVA / Sasha PALOMÄKI FIN 23.90 12
13 Nikola VISNOVA / Lukas CSOLLEY SVK 23.82 13
14 Xueting GUAN / Meng WANG CHN 22.40 14
15 Dora TUROCZI / Balazs MAJOR HUN 21.58 15
16 Dominique DIECK / Michael ZENKNER GER 21.42 16
17 Ruslana JURCHENKO / Alexander LIUBCHENKO UKR 20.94 17
CD Result Details: http://www.isufs.org/results/jgpfra2008/SEG005.HTM
Starting Orders/ Results index page: http://www.isufs.org/results/jgpfra2008/
top 3 dance teams a fingernail behind or ahead with Can a whole finger. Should be an exciting OD
Time Schedule interesting with the boys on last day.
On the Ice
Congrats to Terra & Ben!
Moving up the testing structure
Wow the top 3 really are quite close. I was wondering, though, didn't Terra Findlay once skate for Canada with John Mattatal (sp?)? Or am I confusing her with someone else?
No confusion. She did skate pairs with him but she became too tall and had jump problems so she switched to dance. Always was an elegant skater though.
Originally Posted by Kypma
She started her dancing with Liam Dougherty in Canada with her last Canadian national result being 7th in seniors in 2007.
Wow. It's great for a new team to win the CD! I remember Tarra and John Mattattal skating in pairs at Jr. worlds in 2004. I didn't know she has switched to dance. BTW, how old is she? If she skated with Dogherty in Sr's, then she must be on the higher end of the age limit for juniors. On a different note, I'm very pleased for Ralph & Hill. They're so dynamic, and the CD's are usually their weakness, so I'm really hoping for them to medal. One point is not an insurmountable gap for them to overcome.
BTW, I know this is off-topic, but does anyone know anything about Rylie McCulloch-Casarsa? She's the second ladies entry for Canada. According to her bio, she's only thirteen or fourteen (born in '94). To be honest, I've never heard of her. Does anyone know how strong of a skater she is?
(Edit: I just found her name on the Skate Canada website. Apparently, she was 6th in Novice at Nationals last season. She must have been majorly impressive at one of the summer competitions to get an assignment like this.)
Last edited by skatingfan04; 08-28-2008 at 12:24 PM.
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Wow! Really, the whole top 8 are stacked very, very closely.
And it looks like the international judges are not punishing the Shibutanis too severely for their size mismatch, which I had kind of feared.
I can't wait to see the free dances on the 3rd of September--but in 1000 depressions that the OD will not be broadcast.
Predictably, Michal Brezina is 1st and Armin Mahbanoozadeh is 2nd. I'm glad to know they both had good skates today.
I hope Eliot manages to pull up a few spots in the free skate.
Not surprised with the Ladies 1&2 but seeing Ninshina way down the list doesn't make sense. She was very special last year. Can she reach the podium after LP?
Not surprised with the Men 1&2 I remember Amodio (France) from last year, lots of talent..
Last edited by Joesitz; 08-28-2008 at 06:05 PM.
Nishino has been practicing 3/3s, and sometimes that can throw off jump timing. I recall Emily Hughes working on 3/3s two seasons back, and it threw her timing off so badly that she was underrotating her triples.
Growth spurt/puberty bug is another possibility: Yuki just turned 15, an age when skaters can suddenly find it difficult to do things that were once easy because of changes in the body.
Ice Dancing and Johnny Fan
Post OD standings:
1 Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANI
78.95 2 1
2 Kharis RALPH / Asher HILL
75.86 4 2
3 Lucie MYSLIVECKOVA / Matej NOVAK
73.17 6 3
4 Anastasia VYKHODTSEVA / Alexei SHUMSKI
73.01 5 4
5 Charlene GUIGNARD / Guillaume PAULMIER
71.45 3 6
6 Tatiana BATURINTSEVA / Ivan VOLOBUIEV
70.84 7 5
7 Elizaveta TCHETINKINA / Denis SMIRNOV
69.34 8 7
8 Terra FINDLAY / Benoit RICHAUD
67.63 1 11
9 Chloe WOLF / Rhys AINSWORTH
64.46 9 10
10 Maja VERMEULEN / Andrew DOLEMAN
63.87 11 9
11 Oksana KLIMOVA / Sasha PALOMÄKI
63.51 12 8
12 Anne Sophie BILET / Adrien HAMON
61.49 10 12
13 Xueting GUAN / Meng WANG
58.87 14 13
14 Nikola VISNOVA / Lukas CSOLLEY
57.44 13 16
15 Dora TUROCZI / Balazs MAJOR
55.65 15 14
16 Ruslana JURCHENKO / Alexander LIUBCHENKO
55.00 17 15
17 Dominique DIECK / Michael ZENKNER
53.87 16 17
Poor Findlay and Richaud have two deductions.
The standings after the OD are pretty much as I had expected. Looks like the medal contenders are the Shibutanis, Ralph/Hill, Mysliveckova/Novak (if they can stay on their feet in the FD), and Ukrainians V/S. The French G/P have an outside chance to sneak into the medals if they skate exceptionally well and one or more teams ahead of them have a rough go in the FD.