Wicked Yankee Girl
Ladies LP 2:00 AM Eastern Time Saturday
Ladies LP 2:00 AM Eastern Time Saturday
Bingwa GENG CHN
Music: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Camille Saint-Saens
Binshu XU CHN
Music: Asian Dream of Song by Joe Hisaishi
Yan LIU CHN
Music: Why Are The Flowers So Red
Diane SZMIETT CAN
Music: Reverie by Modest Mussorgski
Beatrisa LIANG USA
Music: Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" by Antonin Dvorak; Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major by Ludwig van Beethoven; Symphonic Dances Op. 46 by Sergei Rachmaninov;Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" by Antonin Dvorak
Mirai NAGASU USA
Music: Carmen Fantaisie by Franz Waxman; Carmen by Georges Bizet; Adagio from Carmen Suite by Rodion Shedrin; Dance Boheme by Georges Bizet
Akiko SUZUKI JPN
Music: West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein
Fumie SUGURI JPN
Music: Spartacus by Aram Khatchaturian
Kiira KORPI FIN
Music: Crooked Room by Kerkko Koskinen; Passenger to Copenhagen by Kerkko Koskinen
Rachael FLATT USA
Music: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini by Sergei Rachmaninov;
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini Variation XVIII by Sergei Rachmaninov
Joannie ROCHETTE CAN
Music: Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saens
Music: Air by Bach;Cello Concerto by Antonio Vivaldi
Korpi really needs to ditch the reputation of a weak LP skater. It used to be the other way round. When she got the bronze at the Europeans, she was 5th after SP and the year before she made the Olympic team because her strong LP beat Alisa Drei at the Europeans. Her choice of music deserves better than another 80 or 90 point skate.
2am is much better than 4am! I had so little sleep this morning.
Last edited by sjwh08; 10-30-2009 at 03:34 PM.
^^ Love the photo of YuNa.
I found lots of pictures from the Russian Yuna forum.
But the listing in the first post is not the skate ordar, right? The will skate in the reverse order of their short program placement?
Joannie can still win this. So can Rachael.
Oh ye of little faith. Mirai is gonna skate the lights out
Originally Posted by Mathman
I would say Caro is in a better position than either Joannie or Rachael. She can afford a mistake and they can't.
I think Kostner can win this, and will if she skates halfway decent.. which, surely she has to manage *sometimes* in an LP, no?
Rachel has a decent shot, if Kostner doesn't step up and Rochette not near-perfect.
Joannie can definitely still win, but is dependent on Kostner not skating well, and at least a couple of small errors from Korpi and Nagasu. Certianly within the realm of expectation, but not in her control.
Korpi has an outside shot. Nagasu is an unknown factor to me, but can't count her out.
Should be an exciting FS!
I see the odds somtething like this:
The LP Personal Best
Joannie-124.16 (126.39 at the Japan Open) TS-176.28;178.51 ( if she hit like at the Japan Open)
This are the personal best of the top 7 ladies as you can see and the ones that are still in medal position. The second score or the TS(Total Scores) if the hit this scores.
So, If they were to hit the scores would hint that: Carolina,Joannie, and Fumie for the top three medals.
The scores can happen but I just don't see it happening for Fumie or Carolina. It may happen for Fumie but for I dont see it happening for Carolina. She is a good skater but the last time she hit a good score in the long was that the 2009 Europeans which was 114.06. Even if she were to hit that score, she would only score a 175.18. Her jumps have been off lately. I think it will be:
Fumie,Akiko, or Mirai for the bronze.
The four for the silver and bronze,Rachael,Fumie,Akiko, and Mirai, can switch around.
Speaking of scores I just read that Marai's 62.20 is the second best SP score for this season topped only by Yuna.
If her LP is close to or a little better than her pb she will medal and possibly win.
Last edited by janetfan; 10-30-2009 at 10:18 PM.
Thank God for Stephane Lambiel and Matt Savoie!
you think Mirai can win with a LP score of 106?
That was in junior events and they do less jumps and elements, so the score tent to be low. Mirai only two seniors events are last year SA and NHK, where she struggle with injury and growth sprout. She can difinitely score higher.
Originally Posted by shine
I find myself looking forward to this LP quite a bit, it's a rather hard one to predict!
1st warmup group on ice. Binshu Xu (who would have been 1st skater) has withdrawn. 5 skaters on ice.