There were overall 13 FALLS!! just in the last group.. Splatfest of epic proportions..
Despite the gold, a very dissapointing debut for Tuktamysheva.. wish her all the best next time.
And poor Yuki
Cesario and Gong are assigned to JGP in Great Britain. With only 2 JGP spots left I Hope Siraj replaces Cesario now.. she has already a medal and still doesnt have a 2nd assignment.
Goodness. Kristiene and Samantha each had 4 UR/DG in the LP, and was credited with one clean triple.
I'm happy that Shion Kokubun won the bronze. She skated closest to her ability among the top competitiors -- aside from a fall on the 3R, she did about as well as she could do. I hope she does better than 14th at her National's this year. Since it's her last year of ISU junior eligibility, she might disappear from int'l competitions next year unless she gets assigned to a senior B.
Last edited by feraina; 09-10-2010 at 02:30 PM.
I really hope you are right. Aside from Nina, there was only one fall at JGP Courchevel in the last group. But here, there were 13 falls in the last group!
Juniors are so unpredictable.
All the more impressive that at 13, Caroline Zhang skated two clean programs (6-triple LP's) at all three JGP events and JW. Yes, she has all her issues, but at 13 she was an amazing competitor! I hope she comes back strong soon under her new coach.
Not the best competition but Tuktamysheva did the hardest 3 jump combo! 3Lutz/2toe/2loop then she did a 3lutz again! Too bad about the 3 flip but maybe she will change where it is. Most surprising is falling on the double axel but it was at the end of the program.
Someone like Nina who is only 13 and only received one UR on the back end of a 3t-3t combo and managed to outscore both her teammates who are 4 years older is also making a statement despite her only placing 5th at her 1st event. She's proving herself to be one to watch in the future, her protocols show her technique is sound and her high PCS show her basic skating is strong. She may have bad luck this season and not end up with a 2nd event, but she still made an impressive debut and the USFS can see that. If she keeps it up, she'll have a lot more opportunities to compete on the JGP and hopefully the SGP in the future.
Last edited by silverlake22; 09-10-2010 at 03:01 PM.
It is sad to see, that so many ladies failed to make their minimum score. I don´t know, who are the potential candidates for european and world championships, but i think Sabina Paquier (ROU) must have the minimum score for the SP and FP from last years JGP but the score from Mirna Libric (CRO) is very crucial, hope she make it at her next JGP!
Hi! I've been reading this forum for a while and now I've decided to write for the first time. I just came back from Brasov, from the grand prix. Liza had a rough program in the long, but this is only because of the nerves. She had a great warm-up, but then her turn came, and before the music started she was already taking big gulps of air, she was very nervous. She looked very sad at the end. I will upload her long program tomorrow. About the other girls: Rosa was in tears after her program.She had a disastrous warm-up. I though that the american girls were very good, even if their scores were low. The girl from Japan who took bronze has a very very sweet smile, she was very happy after her program and she was all smiles on the podium.