It wasn't a great skate by Kostner, but it was a solid one, and if ever there was a skater who really needed a clean skate, it was her. I hope this will give Caro some confidence going into the LP .
Still strange seeing her with someone other than Huth in the K&C, but looks like it was the right call. I wish she'd do something about the dress, it looks too low cut. The color is gorgeous on her, though.
Are they ever closer. Top 3 are a virtual tie.
Gotta be impressed with Koster and Nagasu.
Last edited by jaws12345; 10-30-2009 at 04:32 AM.
Good job Mirai and Carolina! Love Akiko too.
Oh Rochette ... what happened ):
Great competition today, FS tomorrow should be exciting! I hope Rochette bounces back though, her S&D FS is lovely.
What a topsy-turvy season it has been this year! Nothing it seems is for certain.
Yikes for Joannie. Her PB is the highest of all the ladies here though. If she could skate lights out tomorrow, I think she could still pull off the win. She's only 10 pts back. She is at a disadvantage because she's not in the final flight (who saw that coming?!). I guess we'll see!
It will be interesting to see Mirai's PCS tomorrow. Though the program is devoid is very Flat(like flatt's program), she will get quantum jump in her pcs for being in lead.
Joannie just needs to focus on her long program. I suspect she will move up but she is 10 points behind the first place finisher. Ouch
Last edited by demarinis5; 10-30-2009 at 04:49 AM.
Nice to see a couple of Euro girls in the top 3.
And Mirai too!
I don't know why yet but I was not crazy about Rachael's program. Maybe it will grow on me. She had on a beautiful dress, nice color on her.
gosh what a disappointment. Highest score of 62 for SP? I thought Joannie was really going to blow the field away. I am glad Carolina dumbed down her program to get a clean skate. she's so lucky she is in third as she only did a triple toe.
Should be noted Mirai got by far the biggest applause from audience. I agree with her in 1st... she's gangly and juniorish still, of course has things to work on, but that performance had a certain charm. Or else i was just caught by surprise with low expectations, having only seen her once before.
Korpi was well balanced.
Caro competent job today, and has high skills, but today's performance not HER best.
Akiko is nice, overall program will get better. Could work on her spins.
I'd easily switch Flatt and Fumie's scores (just on general impression.. i of course don't know what the protocols say).
Rochette!!! I do like the program though, this may well turn into her absolute best SP.
Sneaking back from work, and look what a surprise I found!
Mirai with a strong SP!
Kiira in second??
No Rochette in the final group !!!!!!????