1 Andrei ROGOZINE (CAN) 179.81
2 Artur DMITRIEV (RUS) 177.78
3 Morgan CIPRES (FRA) 162.01
4 Jiaxing LIU (CHN) 161.50
5 Jorik HENDRICKX (BEL) 159.67
6 Wenbo ZANG (CHN) 148.99
7 Sebastian IWASAKI (POL) 142.39
8 Kevin ALVES (BRA) 141.44
9 Petr COUFAL (CZE) 138.11
10 Stephen Li-Chung KUO (TPE) 136.27
11 Petr BIDAR (CZE) 131.30
12 Bela PAPP (FIN) 128.78
Last edited by Shaba22; 03-11-2010 at 03:30 PM.
Use this link if you are following this event closely. Dimitri in the Lead but the Americans yet to skate.
Oh dear, two deductions for Armin. I was hoping he would have a good day.
Poor Armin I really thought he'd medal here! Good luck to the rest of the men!
Yeah, 2 deductions and a total of about 25 points off his personal best (and that's a PB at the Junior level, not anything from his senior GP events).
Originally Posted by Dodhiyel
Wonder if it's anything to do with not having had any other junior level competitions this year.
Rooting for the divas with Kwanford
Darn it. Mao will not be impressed. : (
With international competitions, sometimes a young person is not experienced enough to know to travel to the venue soon enough to avoid jet lag problems in performance. Sometimes, they just pick up a foreign germ to which their body has no immunity yet, and while coming down with the illness, their coordination goes kerflooey. Sometimes, they even get food poisoning. I remember how Alexei Yagudin had to compete while very ill, sometimes. After a beautiful sp to Ziganochka, he became ill and his free skate was technically correct, but somewhat wooden. He got it done, though, like a hero, and won overall. His lips were so pale during that FS; I'll never forget that. He got so sick at his first Olympics, that he was actually falling during his performance, which was so abnormal for him, that the audience gasped. It turned out that he had quite a fever. Apparently, he had washed his hair and come down to the rink to watch other skaters with his hair still wet, and thus gotten *very* sick; he came in fifth overall that time. When one is young, these things happen. They learn from experience.
Armin may be going through a growspurt too. He looked notably taller at nationals than he did this fall. Also, male skaters don't peak until their twenties, Armin still has time.