Japanese qualifying competitions 2011
Official Results in English!
At this point, only results of Chu-Shikoku Kyushu regionals are uploaded.
Kanako Murakami won the senior ladies of Chubu by the score of 165.46 (57.92+107.54). She landed a clean 3F+3T in the SP.
Murakami's SP (3F+3T 3Lo<< 2A)
Is Kanako ditching the lutz for the loop or is it a required element (sorry haven't kept up w/any rule changes in the summer).
Jump layout of Murakami's FS is like this.
No 3-3 and two loops, it's quite mysterious. Not only the SP, Murakami has missed both loops (3Lo< and 1Lo) in the FS. Loop is the weakest jump for her and the ratio was 50% in last season. I guess their intention is to maximize the TES including the highest expected GOE when landed cleanly. If that's so, it's not a smart strategy. The lutz (e) is more solid. Murakami has never missed the lutz in last eight competitions. She can expect to gain a little more than the base value of a 3Lo. It might be a "challenge" for her but I'm doubtful if the judges would appreciate. Avoiding a 3-3 in the FS won't give good impression to the judges, especially when she's been chased by younger (Japanese) skaters with stronger technical abilities and ambitions..
1 Kanako Murakami 57.92 107.54 165.46
2 Rina Kondo 52.44 89.64 142.08
3 Sara Imamura 38.96 87.53 126.49
4 Maiko Mitsuya 36.42 88.71 125.13
5 Mai Hirono 41.62 74.58 116.20
6 Ayane Nakamura 38.48 67.70 106.18
7 Ayumi Goto 34.90 63.68 98.58
Murakami landed a 3F+3T (+1.40!) in the SP but missed all (three) loops.
1 Rika Hongo 45.84 96.65 142.49
2 Miyabi Oba 43.92 94.72 138.64
3 Ibuki Mori 45.94 89.99 135.93
4 Haruka Sakai 43.94 87.46 131.40
Hongo skated almost flawlessly (6 triples FS incl. a lutz and a flip).
Oba attempted the 3S-3Lo in the SP and fell, but landed a 3F in the FS.
1 Shoma Uno 59.38 114.35 173.73
A clean SP and a FS about the same with Poland JGP.
He is assigned to JGP Estonia along with Kihara. Kihara and Hino withdrew. They don't want to face Uno at Aichi competitions.
Senior men (all 6 advance to sectionals)
1 Tatsuki Machida 78.61 127.51 206.12
Senior ladies (top 13 to sectionals)
1 Shion Kokubun 49.42 102.91 152.33
2 Satsuki Muramoto 50.74 91.58 142.32
3 Ayaka Hosoda 46.98 89.47 136.45
4 Kana Muramoto 48.48 85.18 133.66
5 Ayano Kitamura 45.02 84.31 129.33
6 Eri Seto 42.84 84.38 127.22
Junior ladies (top 8 to sectionals)
1 Ayana Yasuhara 45.38 89.07 134.45
2 Rin Nitaya 41.44 90.17 131.61
3 Hinano Isobe 42.62 85.66 128.28
4 Saya Suzuki 49.12 78.69 127.81
5 Riona Kato 44.88 80.29 125.17
6 Akari Katagiri 37.86 86.72 124.58
Overall the scores seem high compared to the contents. Machida landed a 4T(+1.8) but fell three times, landed only three triples. There were 68 entries in junior ladies.
Senior men (all 10 advance to sectionals)
1 Takuya Kondo 49.10 88.86 137.96
2 Yuki Horinouchi 49.24 85.66 134.90
3 Yuta Onuma 44.39 83.70 128.09
WD Fumiya Itai 43.84
Senior ladies (all 16 to sectionals)
1 Kanade Hasegawa 45.24 80.90 126.14
2 Mutsumi Takayama 44.94 79.69 124.63
3 Chisako Kiuchi 41.42 72.30 113.72
WD Yuki Nishino
Junior ladies (13 to sectionals, incl. Shoji)
1 Mei Ito 41.12 78.36 119.48
2 Satomi Akuzawa 43.02 68.75 111.77
3 Nana Matsushima 42.48 68.59 111.07
4 Roanna Sari Oshikawa 38.72 72.15 110.87
5 Mio Sato 44.86 62.26 107.12 (not Miu Sato)
WD Risa Shoji, Karen Kemanai
Novice A ladies
1 Yuka Nagai 78.08
2 Mayako Matsuno 72.32
3 Saki Tamiya 71.64
Shoji didn't compete even though it was held at her home rink. Kemanai is also out but she doesn't have a bye to sectionals. Senior and junior events are of low levels generally. Only novice girls have made some impressions. Yuka Nagai landed three triples (3Lz, 3T, 3S) and a flawed 3F.
Yuzuru Hanyu is scheduled to compete in this weekend
Last edited by NMURA; 10-12-2011 at 04:26 AM.
Wicked Yankee Girl
Thank you for the reports.
Any photo or better yet video of Machida's LP? Lambiel designed both the program and the costume.
I bet Yamada is making her put in the triple loop since this was not a major competition. She probably wants Kanako to be more consistent and master the triple loop. Practice makes prefect.
BTW, I have been on the forum in so long and I'm so excited!!!!
Yuzuru Hanyu's SP score is 88.06 (50.46+37.6).
4T 3A 3Lz+3T all clean. A twitter report is that he landed a 4S+3T in the warmup. The two quad SP is definitely within the range of assumptions.
Wicked Yankee Girl
Very nice on the 4S3t. We haven't seen a good one since Tim Goebel!
wow those score even for national events. Good for Yuzuru for doing the 4T though! I need videos
I guess 3Lo+2A SEQ.
Originally Posted by NMURA
NMURA, thanks a lot for the reports!
Tohoku Hokkaido regionals
1 Yuzuru Hanyu 88.06 150.77(75.57+75.20) 238.83
4T(+2.0) 3A(+2.0) 3F 1Lz+2T 3A+3T< 3Lz< 3Lo+1T 3S
For his standards, this performance couldn't be called "fine". Anyway, the real "competition" is 3 weeks later. I'm looking forward to see the new age stars' battle between Hanyu and Gachinski.
Now he has no eged call on 3 flip, but start having problems with 3Lz. Is he changing jump technique?
Originally Posted by NMURA
Hope there will be some video.
Last edited by treeloving; 10-15-2011 at 10:44 AM.