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    Finlandia Trophy

    JSF announced entries for the Finlandia Trophy yesterday.

    Men-
    Takahito Mura
    Daisuke Murakami
    Daisuke Takahashi

    Ladies-
    Aki Sawada
    Nana Takeda

    Takahito desparately needs to get himself on the podium to earn points to get a ticket to Vancouver- he has great jumps (super high 3A, a 50-50 4T) and his basic skating is improving too.
    It will be Dai Takahashi's first competition in more than 1 1/2 years. Almost positive that he will win the gold if he performs okay- depending on the other candidates in the Men's.
    Let's see how well Dai Murakami can appeal himself to the judges in his first Seniors competition. A good performance here, the NHK, and the Japan Nationals, will get him a ticket to the 4CC beating the other candidates (like Nanri, Nakaniwa) - and 2 slots to the GPS next season.

    Nana Takeda slipped in the NHK TBA slot in the last minute. She didn't do well in the GPS last year due to leg injury- which in my guess, has a lot to do with overweight ) If she gets herself shaped up, she can get her jumps back (3T-3T, Flip at least- can give up Lz) , her other elements are steady and she can get a PB with 160+. She needs it
    Aki Sawada- anyone remember her? Was one of the top skaters in the Juniors during 2004- 2005- 2006, one of the best jumpers. Has been suffering through 2 seasons from overweight. Takeshi Honda has been looking after her jumps from last season (as well as Mai Asada, Mao's sister), and it's all up to her jumps if she can survive in the Japanese Ladies' field or not.
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    Any info on other entries, anyone?

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    From the host country

    Ladies:
    Kiira Korpi
    Laura Lepistö
    Susanna Pöykiö

    Men:
    Mikko Minkkinen
    Ari-Pekka Nurmenkari
    Valtter Virtanen

    Dance:
    Oksana Klimova-Sasha Palomäki

    (According to their interviews in Finnish Figure Skating Magazine, Taitoluistelulehti, they will all go to Finlandia Trophy))

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kati View Post
    From the host country

    Ladies:
    Kiira Korpi
    Laura Lepistö
    Susanna Pöykiö

    Men:
    Mikko Minkkinen
    Ari-Pekka Nurmenkari
    Valtter Virtanen

    Dance:
    Oksana Klimova-Sasha Palomäki

    (According to their interviews in Finnish Figure Skating Magazine, Taitoluistelulehti, they will all go to Finlandia Trophy))


    Oh WOW!
    So all the 3 Finnish Ladies GPS qualifiers are competing as a warm-up competition! All of them could hit the podium. FYI the three ladies are called "fairies" among Japanese skating fans and they're very popular
    Kiira practically will have to face TEB without any rest... wow. Good luck to her!!

    I see veterans on the Mens, fresh faces on the Dance. Good luck to all of them!

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    Does Takahito Mura really have that much of a shot? I would assume a healthy Takahashi, along with Oda and Kozuka pretty much have those slots to Vancouver locked up.

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    USFS posted their entries on the International Assignments page of their site on Sept. 4: Stephen Carriere, Alexander Johnson (his first senior international), Becky Bereswill, Molly Oberstar, and Jane Summersett/Todd Gilles.

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    Does anyone know if Jenni Vahamaa will attempt? I hope to see her skate soon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mayamae_55 View Post
    Oh WOW!
    So all the 3 Finnish Ladies GPS qualifiers are competing as a warm-up competition! All of them could hit the podium. FYI the three ladies are called "fairies" among Japanese skating fans and they're very popular
    That sounds so nice. Yeah, what a battle for them this season. Three shall become two. Maybe FT will give a hint???

    I am also curious about Fumie, Valentina, Alena, Kristoffer, the Kerrs and of course Takahashi. Well actually I would have loved to see all the participants. Great opportunity for people living in the area to watch world class figure skating. Hopefully there will be a big cheering audience. Have fun!

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    Compulsory Dance Results

    1 Sinead KERR / John KERR
    GBR 34.11 17.44 16.67 6.80 6.45 6.65 6.80 0.00 #1
    2 Alla BEKNAZAROVA / Vladimir ZUYEV
    UKR 30.84 16.16 14.68 5.95 5.65 6.05 5.90 0.00 #9
    3 Anastasia PLATONOVA / Alexander GRACHEV
    RUS 30.63 15.70 14.93 6.15 5.65 6.10 6.05 0.00 #5
    4 Jane SUMMERSET / Todd GILLES
    USA 28.81 15.16 13.65 5.60 5.25 5.55 5.45 0.00 #2
    5 Christina BEIER / William BEIER
    GER 26.42 13.96 12.46 5.15 4.80 5.00 5.00 0.00 #7
    6 Nadezhda FROLENKOVA / Mikhail KASALO
    UKR 23.67 13.10 10.57 4.45 3.90 4.40 4.20 0.00 #10
    7 Phillipa TOWLER-GREEN / Phillip POOLE
    GBR 23.63 12.96 10.67 4.60 4.05 4.20 4.15 0.00 #3
    8 Kira GEIL / Dmytro MATSYUK
    AUT 22.75 12.50 10.25 4.30 3.85 4.05 4.20 0.00 #6
    9 Zsuzsanna NAGY / Mate FEJES
    HUN 21.64 12.06 9.58 4.30 3.45 3.85 3.65 0.00 #4
    10 Henna LINDHOLM / Ossi KANERVO
    FIN 14.12 8.00 6.12 2.90 2.05 2.50 2.30 0.00 #8

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    Men's SP Results

    1 Daisuke TAKAHASHI
    JPN 83.23 44.85 39.38 7.96 7.58 8.00 7.88 7.96 1.00 #10
    2 Stephen CARRIERE
    USA 70.22 38.17 32.05 6.54 6.21 6.42 6.46 6.42 0.00 #15
    3 Sergei VORONOV
    RUS 68.50 35.15 33.35 6.92 6.42 6.71 6.67 6.63 0.00 #3
    4 Kristoffer BERNTSSON
    SWE 66.87 36.15 30.72 6.13 5.79 6.25 6.13 6.42 0.00 #18
    5 Daisuke MURAKAMI
    JPN 64.26 35.18 29.08 6.29 5.58 5.83 5.75 5.63 0.00 #14
    6 Michal BREZINA
    CZE 62.89 32.93 30.96 6.29 5.96 6.25 6.21 6.25 1.00 #16
    7 Konstantin MENSHOV
    RUS 62.07 31.91 30.16 6.33 5.79 6.00 6.04 6.00 0.00 #11
    8 Clemens BRUMMER
    GER 61.23 32.68 28.55 5.75 5.46 5.67 5.75 5.92 0.00 #19
    9 Peter LIEBERS
    GER 60.48 31.98 28.50 6.04 5.50 5.71 5.71 5.54 0.00 #6
    10 Paolo BACCHINI
    ITA 60.18 31.51 28.67 5.71 5.46 5.79 5.83 5.88 0.00 #17
    11 Alexander JOHNSON
    USA 54.94 26.73 29.21 5.96 5.58 5.75 5.88 6.04 1.00 #5
    12 Ari-Pekka NURMENKARI
    FIN 54.88 26.01 28.87 6.00 5.58 5.71 5.75 5.83 0.00 #7
    13 Przemyslaw DOMANSKI
    POL 53.18 29.18 25.00 5.21 4.83 5.00 5.00 4.96 1.00 #8
    14 Ian MARTINEZ
    CAN 51.48 25.77 26.71 5.46 5.00 5.25 5.33 5.67 1.00 #2
    15 Karel ZELENKA
    ITA 50.82 24.77 26.05 5.50 5.13 5.25 5.17 5.00 0.00 #9
    16 Kevin VAN DER PERREN
    BEL 49.14 18.64 30.50 6.46 5.92 5.83 6.25 6.04 0.00 #13
    17 Valtter VIRTANEN
    FIN 47.75 24.08 24.67 5.21 4.67 4.83 4.88 5.08 1.00 #12
    18 Vitali SAZONETS
    UKR 41.50 18.78 22.72 4.88 4.25 4.63 4.54 4.42 0.00 #4
    19 Mikko MINKKINEN
    FIN 41.09 18.45 22.64 4.75 4.38 4.42 4.63 4.46 0.00 #1

    Poor Brezina hope he recovers in the FS. [color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color] happened to Kevin Van Der Perren?????? Great job by Takahashi

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    Sr Mens SP

    Finlandia Trophy 2009
    Men
    Result FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
    1 Daisuke TAKAHASHI JPN 83.23 1
    2 Stephen CARRIERE USA 70.22 2
    3 Sergei VORONOV RUS 68.50 3
    4 Kristoffer BERNTSSON SWE 66.87 4
    5 Daisuke MURAKAMI JPN 64.26 5
    6 Michal BREZINA CZE 62.89 6
    7 Konstantin MENSHOV RUS 62.07 7
    8 Clemens BRUMMER GER 61.23 8
    9 Peter LIEBERS GER 60.48 9
    10 Paolo BACCHINI ITA 60.18 10
    11 Alexander JOHNSON USA 54.94 11
    12 Ari-Pekka NURMENKARI FIN 54.88 12
    13 Przemyslaw DOMANSKI POL 53.18 13
    14 Ian MARTINEZ CAN 51.48 14
    15 Karel ZELENKA ITA 50.82 15
    16 Kevin VAN DER PERREN BEL 49.14 16
    17 Valtter VIRTANEN FIN 47.75 17
    18 Vitali SAZONETS UKR 41.50 18
    19 Mikko MINKKINEN FIN 41.09 19

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