Refreshing to see the American judging. Look what happened with Jeremy Abbott. You do not bring your "A" game you don't get rewarded. Even with his cache, he doubled his triple
axle made a few other errors and finished in third spot. He wont go to worlds since they can only send two. That would not happen here in Canada. What does Kevin Reynolds have to do to win,
a Quad Axle?
Men's short/ Free - since videos were hard to find or not available thought i would list them again.
1 Patrick Chan short http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeE5wY7-pzQ
2 Kevin Reynolds short http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIEkuFOXU8g Free http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZciKUG4zgo
3 Andrei Rogozine Free http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EqOB7W7yaI
4 Elladj Balde Free http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNTA0NzY3MTEy.html
5 Liam Firus short http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNTA0MjI3NzU2.html Free http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNTA0NzQ5MjI0.html
6 Nam Nguyen Free http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNTA0NzcyNjEy.html
7 Mitchell Gordon Free http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNTA0NzcyMTM2.html
8 Jeremy Ten short http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNTA0MjI0NDI4.html Free http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwgLiwehiJ8
11Emanuel Sandhu short http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSPPtXXTaEI Free http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAuvNcwSS6s
Thanks for Kevin's SP, figuristka! I hadn't found it yet.
I am late to be here, but I have watched Mens comp at CN Nats, though 90-min. digested one on J-Sports, finally!
Many congrats to all the medalists: Chan, Reynolds and Rogozine!
A scary fall on 3F from Patrick... Hope he did not injure himself. Am a bit concerned about him, because he did not seem to be his 'usual-self'. Must be very hard for him to be expected by his fed to win at every and all competitions he gets to enter, I guess.
Wow, 5 quads in two programs from Kevin. Loved Kiss & Cry when his Free score came up! Great moment for him and his coach. My little complaint was I hoped at least he could have won the Free, since 10point gap from the short did not affect the overall standings...
A gutsy performance from Rogozine! He SOooo wanted to capture the 3rd spot to Worlds, didn't he? He appeared so determined throughout his Free, though he lost the steam a bit towards the end due to stamina, maybe. I was pleasantly surprised that he surely has improved his skating as a senior skater since I saw him last time.
Both Kevin and Andrei still have lots of shortcomings compared to Patrick, of course, but I truly enjoyed their performances at this Nats. I really look forward to seeing them again , along with Elladj, to compete at 4CC soon!