I'm very happy with the podium.
LOL at the Eurosport guys, talking about the men moving up and down (in the standings) like yo-yos.
Yay, Jeremy! (And congrats to NO and NS!) So glad I delayed my run to "watch" in real time.
L'art pour l'art
Abbott!!! So happy for him - what a craaaazy freeskate overall, but artistically Abbott was just above them all. Such beautiful skating.
Congratulations to the medalists! Before the competition I thought Abbott and Oda would take Gold and Silver and Gachinski or Hanyu would fight for 3rd. But what a skate by Song! And what a competition.
1 Jeremy ABBOTT (USA) 228.49
2 Nobunari ODA (JPN) 227.11
3 Nan SONG (CHN) 226.75
4 Yuzuru HANYU (JPN) 226.53
5 Artur GACHINSKI (RUS) 222.54
6 Richard DORNBUSH (USA) 205.27
7 Kevin REYNOLDS (CAN) 204.41
8 Jialiang WU (CHN) 182.49
This is a great start for Jeremy. Though he wasn't technically perfect, he didn't let that affect his well-choreographed program. This will surely help him for his next GP.
And how about Richard Dornbush with a top 4 TES?
Nationals is going to be quite interesting...
Off the ice
It's like 2008 again! Nobody expected Jeremy to win CoC back then, either! Is another GPF title in his future, too?
I just wish Hanyu could have done enough for a medal. So close... I hope they'll find some way for him to improve his conditioning despite the asthma.
Congratulations to Jeremy, Nobunari and Nan!
Wow, talk about a nailbiter. Two points separating 1st and 4th?!
I'm over the moon that Jeremy finally won a Grand Prix again. He popped that axel, but I think he's finally got that one free skate where he feels free and fulfilled after a performance regardless of the technical content.
And here I thought I was the Jeremy fan. I think Nadine has me beat.
leave no stone unturned
wow that was a roller coaster of a splatfest!
I m happy for ABott, this program is fantastic, if only he could jump he would have been hard to beat!
Nan Song, doing the happy dance, had spotted him in juniors when he had won the silver medal!
Hanyu and Gatsinky, heart broken. Hanyu has a wonderful program though, I loved it, falls and all he is really special!
And whats up with Arthur was he injured, I know he is not the fastest skater up there but still i thought he had a boot problem, he was too slow. In the test skate this program looked great with many positive reviews. He didnt sell it at all :( I guess both wont be at GPF?
Nan won the Free Skate but Jeremy won by PCS.
GP Men's competitions have been exciting except for the exceptionally poor Skate America.
Nan: (1st in FS, 3rd overall) Well what can I say? He racked up more than 38 points in the first three elements. And if he didn't leave some points on the table (level 2 step sequence, edge call on the 3F, the 1T in his 3A combo) he might have won this!
Nobu: (second in FS, 3rd overall): two edge calls on his flip and lutz? Hm.... UR on the 3F, which was counted as a fall. He also had a level two spin. On the positive side, he got a 1.43 on his 3A-2T-2L and a 1.71 on his solo 3A. Nice work!
Jeremy: (third in FS, 1st overall) - the 4T was fully rotated, so he did get 7.3 points even after the -3. Otherwise, no UR or edge calls! And the 4T was the only element with -GOE. Solid GOE on the Axel at 1.29 and 1.30 GOE on the step sequence. Nice.
Yuzuru: -GOE on his 3Z and his two falls on the 3A-3T and the second 3Z. Great GOE on both the 4T (2.00!) and 3A (1.57)
Richard: (5th in FS, 6th overall) - UR on the 3Z, negative GOE on the 4T, 3A-3T and the 3Z-2T-2L But positive GOE on everything else.
Artur G. (6th in FS, 5th overall) - Negative GOE on several jumping passes. Only level two sit spin
Kevin - Well DG on the 4L (nice try!) and UR on the 3A and a edge call on the 3Z. But his highest scoring element was the 3F-3T-3L, which racked up 16.45 points, the highest scored element of the night!
Jialiang - UR on 3A and edge call on the 3F.
Jump elements (8 jumping passes)
Non jump elemnts (3 spins, 2 step sequences)
So it's looking to be a good year for Team Sato/Dungen so far: 2 wins on the GP from Alissa and Jeremy. Who would have thought?