Last edited by Mao88; 11-16-2012 at 03:38 PM.
how is Liza's PCS so low, it has even regressed this season, her PCS is even below Polina K. and Julia
Julia's PCS was slightly higher but the same as COC. They are lower relative to her junior PCS -- but again -- they are higher as a junior because her PCS mark was relatively higher than her competitors there. Seniors are a whole other ball game as far as her PCS mark.
And actually Julia has an acute flutz. Per the -GOE, it was not a severe edge, so she should be fine as long as she controls the edging.
what a fighter Julia is for such a young age
nerves of steel and heart of a lion, she did really well today
Ashley is happy with her SP performance today. Per her twitter:
Glad that both her and Jeremy have something to celebrate tonight!Great start to the competition tonight! Def an improvement upon SA so I'm very happy! Dinner with @jeremyabbottpcf to top off the night!
LADIES SHORT PROGRAM - VIDEOS & RESULT
1. Julia LIPNITSKAYA (RUS) - 63.55
2. Ashley WAGNER (USA) - 63.09 Short Program (British Eurosport Commentary)
3. Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA (RUS) - 58.26
4. Mae Berenice MEITE (FRA) - 54.83
5. Polina KOROBEYNIKOVA (RUS) - 54.50
6. Elena GLEBOVA (EST) - 52.61
7. Christina GAO (USA) - 52.55
8. Lena MARROCCO (FRA) - 48.86
9. Joshi HELGESSON (SWE) - 45.19
10. Jenna MCCORKELL (GBR) - 43.15
Last edited by Mao88; 11-16-2012 at 04:18 PM.
The only thing that really bucks me: Liza's PCS lower than Julia's?!
Damn it, why didn't I go to TEB - I could have thrown old tomatos at those blind jugdes for underscoring Liza again! She's such a musicial skater, so much expression. Kind of reminds me of Akiko always being underscored - maybe most of the jugdes don't have any feel for music themselves
Ashley did great, but I'm disappointed she didn't try the 3-3. You have to do those combos to get them clean - when is she going to do them? Nationals or worlds are rather bad ideas, so only GPF and 4CC left. And both are still way more important than TEB. She didn't have much to lose, this field isn't that deep, and even a 4th place should be enough for her. Plus, if she'd messed up the SP, she could have climbed up places with a great LP easily. And if any lady currently has the strength to fight back in her LP, it's Ashley. It's great she went clean, but it looks like a missed opportunity for me.
Julias skate is very impressive given her injury! I agree with her being 1st here, though I'm far from being a fan. Hopefully she'll stay 'problem-free' tomorrow too.