Ice Dance FD
Junior Ice Dance FD: Starting Order
Warm-Up Group 1
1 Charlotte AIKEN / Josh WHIDBORNE GBR 18 40.96
2 Sofia SFORZA / Francesco FIORETTI ITA 20 38.73
3 Dominique DIECK / Michael ZENKNER GER 16 42.35
4 Maria NOSULIA / Evgen KHOLONIUK UKR 19 39.36
5 Karina UZUROVA / Ilias ALI KAZ 17 41.70
Warm-Up Group 2
6 Gabriella PAPADAKIS / Guillaume CIZERON FRA 15 43.97
7 Anastasia GALYETA / Alexei SHUMSKI UKR 12 48.45
8 Kelly OLIVEIRA / Jordan HOCKLEY CAN 14 45.14
9 Lauri BONACORSI / Travis MAGER USA 11 48.63
10 Ramona ELSENER / Florian ROOST SUI 13 47.20
Warm-Up Group 3
11 Irina SHTORK / Taavi RAND EST 7 50.09
12 Nicole ORFORD / Thomas WILLIAMS CAN 8 49.81
13 Tiffany ZAHORSKI / Alexis MIART FRA 9 48.96
14 Evgenia KOSIGINA / Nikolai MOROSHKIN RUS 6 50.88
15 Sara HURTADO / Adria DIAZ ESP 10 48.84
Warm-Up Group 4
16 Ksenia MONKO / Kirill KHALIAVIN RUS 1 60.62
17 Charlotte LICHTMAN / Dean COPELY USA 3 55.28
18 Nikola VISNOVA / Lukas CSOLLEY SVK 4 52.00
19 Anastasia CANNUSCIO / Colin MCMANUS USA 5 50.94
20 Ekaterina PUSHKASH / Jonathan GUERREIRO RUS 2 55.76
The competition starts at 7PM on 3/4/2011; it's 5AM EST in the US.
It's been hours since this competition ended and I'm surprised nobody has posted, so I'll jump in. Medalists:
Gold: Monko/Khaliavin (RUS)--to nobody's surprise
Silver: Pushkash/Guerreiro (RUS)--also pretty much expected
Bronze: Lichtman/Copely (USA)--I didn't quite expect this. Great for them!
I presume all three of these teams must move up to Seniors for next season.
Zahorski/Miart (FRA) ended up in fourth after second-highest FD and highest TES even above M/K. Have made specific note to check this team out as they seemed to come out of nowhere.
M/K lacks motivation this season and not even trying to skate their best. Why, oh why did they stay in juniors, is this title really that important? Hope next season they will skate cleaner.
P/G looks better with Linichuk, but still have to improve if they want to be competitive in seniors.
And the French team really was on today, latina suits them very well.
The Americans didn't impress me, but deserve their medals
Result & videos where available.
To my annoyance, I haven't been able to find Lichman/Copley, yet. Enjoy.
Also thank you Shlepa for directing me to videos #1,2, & 4.
FPl. Name Nation Points SD FD
1 Ksenia MONKO / Kirill KHALIAVIN RUS 144.16 1 1
2 Ekaterina PUSHKASH / Jonathan GUERREIRO RUS 134.64 2 3
3 Charlotte LICHTMAN / Dean COPELY USA 133.36 3 4
4 Tiffany ZAHORSKI / Alexis MIART FRA 128.16 9 2
5 Nikola VISNOVA / Lukas CSOLLEY SVK 126.07 4 6
6 Evgenia KOSIGINA / Nikolai MOROSHKIN RUS 125.43 6 5
7 Anastasia CANNUSCIO / Colin MCMANUS USA 122.90 5 8
8 Nicole ORFORD / Thomas WILLIAMS CAN 122.22 8 7
9 Sara HURTADO / Adria DIAZ ESP 120.41 10 10
10 Irina SHTORK / Taavi RAND EST 117.50 7 12
11 Lauri BONACORSI / Travis MAGER USA 117.26 11 11
12 Gabriella PAPADAKIS / Guillaume CIZERON FRA 115.56 15 9
13 Anastasia GALYETA / Alexei SHUMSKI UKR 112.11 12 14
14 Ramona ELSENER / Florian ROOST SUI 110.39 13 15
15 Kelly OLIVEIRA / Jordan HOCKLEY CAN 109.66 14 13
16 Dominique DIECK / Michael ZENKNER GER 102.68 16 17
17 Karina UZUROVA / Ilias ALI KAZ 101.98 17 18
18 Charlotte AIKEN / Josh WHIDBORNE GBR 101.42 18 16
19 Maria NOSULIA / Evgen KHOLONIUK UKR 96.35 19 19
20 Sofia SFORZA / Francesco FIORETTI ITA 89.36 20 20
Enjoyed those performances. M/K were the class act of the field but they were a bit of their SB's, I think they were not on top form here. My favourite performance was by K/M, it was a delight, hopefully they can build on this. Great result for the Slovakians, they must have skated very poorly in the Europeans to not qualify they are a long way above that now. Very disappointed with the Spanish result, I would have them well above 10th in the free skate.
As Junior World Champs are M/K entitled to places on the Senior Grand Prix or will they have to be allocated them by the Russian team? There is a lot of depth in the Russain squad at the moment, going to be very tought to make their european or world squad.
Last edited by 3T3T; 03-06-2011 at 04:46 AM.
On the Ice
Here is a video Lichman/Copley:-
Originally Posted by CARA
Thank you, Mathieu. L/C did well. In my assessment, they skated better than they did at the US Nationals.
Originally Posted by Mattieu
Congratulations are in order for Tiffany ZAHORSKI / Alexis MIART, who leapfrogged 5 places to receive the 4th place finish.
I also watched Gabriella PAPADAKIS / Guillaume CIZERON's FD several times. The more I watched the sadder I felt for Cizeron, who seems to be unable to realize his full potential with his partner.
Given the complicated political situation, I wonder if one way to get around his partnership dilemma is to try out with a foreign female partner(s). There are many talented and promising young Russian female ice dancers. I know historically Russia and France have close and mutually beneficial relationship with each other.
Given the higly successful partnership between Marina Annisina (originally Russian) and Gendal Peizerat, the "influential coach Papadakis" may refrain herself better if Cizeron sought a Russian dancer. Just a thought.
Anyway, I wish all the French dance teams the best luck; thanks also for your input, Mathieu. It's been informative.
Last edited by CARA; 03-18-2011 at 07:31 PM.
On the Ice
Where you find FD of Gabriella and Guillaume? I only find the SD from Worlds.
Originally Posted by CARA
I think Guillaume is happy about Gabriella, they are French champions 5 times.
Last edited by Mattieu; 03-19-2011 at 10:55 AM.
Sorry Mathieu. I watched it a day after the actual competition. I went back to look the Youtube video up, but it no longer is there.
On the Ice
Thanks for anyway trying Cara!
You are welcome. It looks like the 2011 World figure skating champtionships will occur this spring. Currently 6 countries (The United States, Russia, Canada, Austria, Finland and Croatia) bid for sponsoring the event.
I hope it occurs for Pechalat/Bourzat along with Moir/Virtue & Davis/White, who are strongly favored to medal.