I think Mao's win was justified Julia is extremely promising and will be a threat in the final, I think. But she seemed quite tentative today! She *is* fourteen and in her JGP, she shouldn't be too hard on herself!
Lipnitskaya really needs to work on her jumps when she's nervous like that--almost every jump landed had zero flow out and was bent over at the waist. She lost a lot of speed near the end of the program as well, particularly on the step sequence.
I'm glad that placed behind Asada.
She does need to work some on her jumps but I do want to point out out that her jumps actually were way off tonight compared to how they generally are. They are usually much better.
Originally Posted by evangeline
Ladies Free Skate - Result
1 Mao ASADA JPN 181.76 2 1
2 Julia LIPNITSKAIA RUS 177.92 1 2
3 Kiira KORPI FIN 169.86 4 3
4 Mirai NAGASU USA 163.46 3 4
5 Zijun LI CHN 160.06 5 5
6 Amelie LACOSTE CAN 135.46 6 9
7 Joshi HELGESSON SWE 134.43 7 7
8 Ying ZHANG CHN 130.65 9 6
9 Sofia BIRYUKOVA RUS 127.36 8 8
Free Skate Scores
1 Mao ASADA JPN 118.87 54.53 64.34 8.14 7.75 7.96 8.11 8.25 0.00 #9
2 Julia LIPNITSKAIA RUS 114.86 57.43 57.43 7.21 7.00 7.32 7.25 7.11 0.00 #10
3 Kiira KORPI FIN 110.17 51.03 59.14 7.43 7.04 7.32 7.54 7.64 0.00 #7
4 Mirai NAGASU USA 103.70 45.89 57.81 7.39 6.96 7.25 7.32 7.21 0.00 #8
5 Zijun LI CHN 100.85 51.58 51.27 6.61 6.21 6.32 6.54 6.36 2.00 #6
6 Ying ZHANG CHN 87.27 46.97 42.30 5.61 4.96 5.36 5.29 5.21 2.00 #2
7 Joshi HELGESSON SWE 84.76 38.16 47.60 6.04 5.64 6.04 6.04 6.00 1.00 #4
8 Sofia BIRYUKOVA RUS 82.97 37.07 45.90 6.21 5.50 5.50 5.86 5.61 0.00 #3
9 Amelie LACOSTE CAN 78.03 31.06 48.97 6.46 6.11 5.71 6.25 6.07 2.00 #5
WD Bingwa GENG CHN #1
Great win for Mao!!
Julia was incredible to me! Good she got 2 place. Now she knows she isn't invincible - she has things to work on. She could have easily won if she did what she CAN do. And that's a good sign that even with errors she can still make the 2 place finish
Yes, Julia was really off tonight (but here's just morning!), she almost fell in the 2A+3T, which is usually a strong combo for her, she didn't make any mistake in it during the past season... Mao's win was the correct result: the quality of her program was far ahed Julia's, the difference in the PCS should have been higher, I think deserved her score, Mao's should have been 66-67! I'm sad Mirai didn't get a medal, Kiira's program was good, but not THAT good, I think she was a bit overscored...
the Golden Era
and she will work more on her transitions to increase more her PCS, Julia still has chance to get to the GPF
Originally Posted by koatcue
Omg@ Mirai's technical score being lower than Ying Zhang's
Last edited by ortemis; 11-03-2012 at 05:16 AM.
If that's how Julia skates when she is "off"... Watch out, World! She really does have a spirit of a champion
11-03-2012, 05:19 AM
I usually don't like Julia's style, but I thought she would be the 1st since she attempted difficult jumps. She was underscored compared to Mao, I think.
Lovely skate from Mao, but I enjoyed her performance at Japan Open more. The music suits her very well. Much better than her SP. Generous score considering no 3-3, 3Lz, and 2ft landing on combination.
11-03-2012, 05:21 AM
the Golden Era
Congarts to Mao deserving win
Originally Posted by Lucky Star
a little off on her FS standard but I'm sure Julia will be better by her next GP, she is a very diligent girl
11-03-2012, 05:22 AM
More or less: more is more
Protocols are up
Asada got << on the 3T in her 2A+3T, but also both her flips got <. So she only got credit for 3 triple jumps. Also the 2nd +2Lo got <
Lipnitskaia got < on her 3Lz in her 3Lz+3T
Nagasu got << on both 3T and 3Lo, plus < on 3Lz, both 3F's and a +2Lo. That explains her low TES
Li got < on a 3Lz and 3F on which she fell
11-03-2012, 05:22 AM
Miss Asada was overscored in PCS. A 64 for that mediocre skate?
11-03-2012, 05:24 AM
11-03-2012, 05:27 AM
I agree that Julia was undermarked and had her name been Kaetlyn Osmond instead of Julia Lipnitskaya, she would have scored 120+!. However, Mao was the deserved winner, but I remain concerned about Mao's technical frailties.
Originally Posted by naan
In terms of Julia, the fact that she didn't win on her GP debut will probably be a good thing in the long term. It will make her even more determined and incentivised to improve further. She is still only 14 after all.