Ladies - Long Program
Warm-Up Group 1
1 Qiuying ZHU CHN 10 35.28
2 Ksenia MAKAROVA RUS 9 45.90
3 Christina GAO USA 8 51.99
4 Valentina MARCHEI ITA 7 52.42
5 Bingwa GENG CHN 6 52.61
Warm-Up Group 2
6 Kexin ZHANG CHN 5 52.85
7 Kanako MURAKAMI JPN 4 53.09
8 Adelina SOTNIKOVA RUS 3 53.74
9 Mirai NAGASU USA 2 60.96
10 Carolina KOSTNER ITA 1 61.88
My live play by play for anyone without a video feed will be available at http://icemusings.blogspot.com/2011/...ree-skate.html. The event starts at 4:15 EST and my blog will be updated after each skater. Could be a tough fight for bronze here with the scores so close.
To tell the truth I'm not as pumped for this competition as I am for the men. And that's b/c I find the women dull, safe, and unexciting, even the new Russian phenoms.
Except for Adelina's creative "Bolero", complete with a purple jumpsuit, everything else is blah. Same old same old. I miss the excitement and passion of the old Mao Asada, especially at the 2010 Olympics. Ah, thast was one for the ages, I still remember the feeling of wanting to run outside around the block a couple of dozen times when she hit those gorgeous 3axels!
Those were the days...
I agree a little bit, i mean we all know Carolina can never lose the gold, so much for the excitement.
My LIVE BLOG for anybody without a feed; my money is on Adelina winning! http://backstagebarbie.blogspot.com/...ting_9452.html
here is a UK Eurosport feed for anyone seeking a stream:
Qiuying Zhu (CHN)
Music: Scent of a Woman (soundtrack) by Thomas Newman
3F - looked UR, 3turn on landing
3T - hand down/fall
3T+2T - looked UR on both
... stream effed up ... what did I miss?
LSp - not very pretty
Too bad about the opening obvious 2-foot on the 3F and then the subsequent fall on the 3T, but nice comeback with a lovely 3S, and two nice solid 2As.
Needs to work on speed and spins though.
Mirai being in this competition is excitement in and of itself. You never know what kind of performance you're going to get with her.
Score: 73.29, new PB, total 108.57, also new PB and into 1st
Ksenia Makarova (RUS)
Music: Diamonds are a Girls best Friend
3F - fall, looked UR
3Lo - swinging leg on landing
3Lo+2T+2Lo - 3Lo perhaps UR
An improvement over Skate America.
Gee I feel embarrassed for Ksenia, trying to be Marilyn Monroe. *insert embarrassed emoticon*
Reminds me of that Georgian skater that died her hair last year and then showed up at Skate America looking like that. :(
And her program was messy/sloppy, fall and iffy jumps, bleh.
Score: 97.57, new SB, total 143.57, SB and into 1st
I love Christina's dress!
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I don't see Christina Gao's career going anywhere. So boring.