Ladies - Long Program
Warm-Up Group 1
1 Irina MOVCHAN UKR 23 45.68
2 Elena GLEBOVA EST 20 46.28
3 Viktoria HELGESSON SWE 24 45.40
4 Juulia TURKKILA FIN 22 45.70
5 Bingwa GENG CHN 19 47.89
6 Jenna MCCORKELL GBR 21 45.99
Warm-Up Group 2
7 Cheltzie LEE AUS 18 48.20
8 Elene GEDEVANISHVILI GEO 15 51.61
9 Amelie LACOSTE CAN 14 51.98
10 Ira VANNUT BEL 17 49.23
11 Joshi HELGESSON SWE 16 50.25
12 Cynthia PHANEUF CAN 13 52.62
Warm-Up Group 3
13 Sarah HECKEN GER 12 52.73
14 Kiira KORPI FIN 9 55.09
15 Kanako MURAKAMI JPN 10 54.86
16 Mao ASADA JPN 7 58.66
17 Mae Berenice MEITE FRA 11 53.26
18 Rachael FLATT USA 8 57.22
Warm-Up Group 4
19 Miki ANDO JPN 2 65.58
20 Alena LEONOVA RUS 5 59.75
21 Yuna KIM KOR 1 65.91
22 Alissa CZISNY USA 4 61.47
23 Carolina KOSTNER ITA 6 59.75
24 Ksenia MAKAROVA RUS 3 61.62
I'm so excited!
Me too! Weekend is here, so I can watch alle the programs! What a way to end the season...
I'm so excited for later!
Miki looks strong and for me, she may win it if she gives a flawless program
Alena, she may get nervous if she hears high scores from Miki or she may have a lights off performance because she is in her hometown
Yu-Na , I guess will give a nice performance, she may win if she skates clean or get the silver
Alissa-if she relaxes and believes a medal may be in sight, hope she skates without pressure and delivers a performance worthy of a world-champion or medalist! I wish her all the best!
Hope she doesn't get intimidated after Yu-Na skates
Carolina-she may medal or not, I wish her all the best and I love her skating! She has improved so much! I feel she may have a few errors or may fall which I don't want to happen.
Ksenia may have a dream skate in my opinion, she also may medal
I believe MAO will have one heck of a performance and may medal as well, possibly catch the bronze or silver, she may do 2 triple axels already.
Kanako may land in the top 5 with a 7 triple performance with her triple toe-triple toe combination
Trixie Schuba's biggest fan!
This is an amazing draw for everyone! Everyone may turn in an amazing skate. No one is in a position that they say they "hate" (Kim hates to skate last).
The Russian fans will be screaming for Ksusha!
I'll be away all day tomorrow! Is there any place where I can download Ladies LP, so that I won't be spoiling myself?
Mao has been having 3A problems this week.... can she really fix it overnight? Nevertheless I will be enjoy the rest of her program.
The entire thing? Usually some YouTube channels have them in order.
Originally Posted by volk
I just heard that Mao lost 10 pounds since the earthquake so that explains why she did so poorly. I'm not expecting her to move up much.
OMG I thought the weight loss was for optimal performance on 3A.... that's awful hopefully the girl can cheer up soon
Originally Posted by Nena
Me too. I'm sad that Worlds hasn't been great for the Japanese skaters other than Kozuka. I'm hoping Ando will skate great in the free so Japan has something to be happy about.
Originally Posted by bibi24
Beliver in Sasha's Perfect Program
awww poor Mao. What a sad sad year for Japan. I hope she can skate well in the free, enough for us to see her smile.
Free skating will be so exciting! We have ten skaters with a shot at the podium.
I hope Yuna get the jitters out of her system and skate with confidence.
Miki has excellent chance to win, and if it's to happen, I want to see her do it with an aggressive skate.
Carolina looks good, has a good chance to medal, and a fair chance to win it with a clean skate.
Alissa's LP is beautiful and I really want to see her on the podium. She is the key for the deserved 3rd spot for the US, given Rachael's consistency.
I expect home favorites Ksenia and Alena to skate solidly and challenge podium favorites.
Mao, it's terrible to see her in the current state. She apparently lost substantial muscle mass in the last two months, and makes me wonder she has enough stamina to push it to the end in the free skate. I suspect she had bee resorting to extreme diet toward the end of season in each of the last two years. She looks sluggish, and seems unable to do fully rotated triples. I hope she finds a way for better conditioning, if she wants to continue until Sochi.
Like subtlety in ice dancing
Where did you hear that? I ask because that's so horrible I hope it's not true.
Originally Posted by Nena
Miki has been incredibly consistent in the FS this season (her consistency in the SP ain't too shabby either). You could very well get your wish!
Originally Posted by Nena
And while Kanako didn't do too swell in the SP, she isn't actually that many points behind, and she has a much more complex and sophisticated FS that will win over judges turned off by her frantic and cutesy SP.
And Mao is even less behind in points. Mao didn't get to where she is by rolling over. Getting such a low (well low for her) ranking in the SP should make her really determined and focused to show off her skills in the FS. And because she's not actually that behind in points, she could easily get on the podium, or even win. Unless what Nena said is true. :(
I have faith in Alissa. Come oon! =] She will make Detroit proud; she already has after the short program. =]
It's true. Sorry, in Japanese only.
Originally Posted by Serious Business
Not only that, in her recent interview, she said she had no idea whether it was morraly right to go to Worlds when her country went through such a saddest disaster.
Go Mao-chan, show us your smile
Rooting for Adrian, Javi and Kevin R!!! :)
That is sad. I wonder if she has relatives/friends missing/dead..or maybe she's just so sensitive to things like that and I wouldn't be surprised.
Originally Posted by Morning Glory
Tragic event that affected so many people in your own country...
I guess some people took it harder than others.