Men's Preliminary Round Standings:
1 Q Takahiko KOZUKA JPN 165.00
2 Q Alexander MAJOROV SWE 136.64
3 Q Michal BREZINA CZE 130.87
4 Q Peter LIEBERS GER 129.89
5 Q Viktor PFEIFER AUT 123.22
6 Q Paolo BACCHINI ITA 122.29
7 Q Joey RUSSELL CAN 118.37
8 Q Kim LUCINE MON 117.78
9 Q Maxim SHIPOV ISR 116.42
10 Q Jorik HENDRICKX BEL 109.59
11 Q Misha GE UZB 109.39
12 Q Min-Seok KIM KOR 98.67
13 Mark WEBSTER AUS 95.84
14 Justus STRID DEN 95.16
15 David RICHARDSON GBR 93.20
16 Tigran VARDANJAN HUN 91.16
17 Mikael REDIN SUI 90.79
18 Kutay ERYOLDAS TUR 86.60
19 Stephen Li-Chung KUO TPE 85.71
20 Bela PAPP FIN 83.47
21 Harry Hau Yin LEE HKG 82.39
22 Vitali LUCHANOK BLR 81.51
23 Sarkis HAYRAPETYAN ARM 77.25
24 Georgi KENCHADZE BUL 73.72
Interesting, no one won the Pre Round because they all had partial credit.
Kozuka did receive "partial credit" for his quad, but even if you take away the points he earned from that, his score would still be 28 points ahead of the next contender. So he didn't win because he had partial credit.
Great job TAka. If he can repeat the same thing, with better rotation on the 4T the score will be enough to land him on podium. I expect his PCS to go up alot in FS. Best of luck.
No fall for top 11, 2 UR 4Ts. Maybe the ice helps in landing but not in rotations, not enough anyway.
Over all I think the QR is good for Kozuka as an extra practice with judges. There was no pressure so he could try his quad as well as the new ice in a competition situation. This should be a confidence booster. Excellent marks, which, if replicated, may be podium worthy.
Interesting Protocol. I was looking for how many points for each skater was earned by partial credit. Kozuka still would have been the best of the lot if he had left out the Quad.
Kozuka looks strong and ready. This is not Brezina's year.
Kuzuka. He received 6.20 partial credit for under-rotated, but landed, quad. New score 158.80 instead of 165.00.
Majorov.No parital credit. Score still 136.64
Brezina. He received 3.20 partial credit for a fall on a quad and 3.5 points for a fall on a Lutz. New score 124.17 instead of 130.87.
Liebers. He recieved 8.20 for a wonky wrong edge 3F+3T and he received 4.50 for a fall on a triple Axel. New score 110.52 instead of 123.22
Pfeifer. He received 4.70 for a wrong edge flip. (The men seem to be doing a lot of Lutzes in this competition, trying to pass them off as flips. There were nine edge calls of flips and only one on a Lutz.) New score 118.52 instead of 123.22
Bacchini. He got 1.59 for a wrong edge 2F. There was also something fishy about his triple Axel, but at least it was rotated with no fall. New score 120.70 instead of 122.29.
I missed the 2 falls by Brezina and one by Liebers. Hmm. I take back what I said about the special ice but keep the Kozuka comment. Who knows if the ice might have helped prevent a splat fest?
eta No partial credits but with point deductions, kind of harsh. There would be no manning up or pushing the sport. It would be about who can do the low level jumps the prettiest. Girls will rule.
Mathman, the effect of no partial credit will be completely different in the real competition, unlike with this mish mash group of QR skaters.
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As I posted much earlier, in another thread, I expect the men from Japan to skate as if inspired, because of the tragedy that has befallen their country. I think that the usual nervousness that afflicts many skaters at Worlds has to do more with one's self, than with one's country. In this case, I expect such nervousness to be lessened by an intense patriotic desire to represent their country well, above all, and to cheer up their suffering countrymen, and I wish them success in their efforts.
Kozu and Liebers!
I love the rest of the of Q, Misha Ge and Hendrickx, yey!!!!!!
What is this partial credit thing? New trend here, like artistry and all round skater?
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