Last edited by sask8; 02-10-2013 at 11:43 AM.
Thanks to all of those who collected the vids for all of us to enjoy.
LADIES FREE SKATE - RESULT & VIDEOS (Updated)
1. Mao ASADA (JPN) - 205.45 Free Skate, 2nd Copy, 3rd Copy
2. Akiko SUZUKI (JPN) - 190.08 Free Skate, 2nd Copy, 3rd Copy
3. Kanako MURAKAMI (JPN) - 181.03 Free Skate, 2nd Copy
4. Christina GAO (USA) - 176.28 Free Skate, 2nd Copy
5. Zijun LI (CHN) - 170.42 Free Skate, 2nd Copy
6. Gracie GOLD (USA) - 166.66 Free Skate, 2nd Copy
7. Kaetlyn OSMOND (CAN) - 159.38 Free Skate, 2nd Copy
8. Agnes ZAWADZKI (USA) - 158.99 Free Skate, 2nd Copy
9. Amelie LACOSTE (CAN) - 155.08 Free Skate, 2nd Copy
10. Kexin ZHANG (CHN) - 148.34 Free Skate, 2nd Copy
11. Julianne SEGUIN (CAN) - 146.58
12. Brooklee HAN (AUS) - 134.90
13. Reyna HAMUI (MEX) - 123.69
14. Chantelle KERRY (AUS) - 118.11
15. Crystal KIANG (TPE) - 109.15
16. Yeon Jun PARK (KOR) - 106.79
17. Melissa BULANHAGUI (PHI) - 106.36
18. Lejeanne MARAIS (RSA) - 105.06
19. Melinda WANG (TPE) - 96.95
20. Ami PAREKH (IND) - 88.39
Im late but wow, Congrats to Mao, she's back !
Im shocked Osmond didnt get overscored, but then again this wasnt held in Canada
but I am almost certain even with 2 falls, Osmond will be in Top 5 at Worlds as it i will be held on home ground and the inflation will be back
sad for Gracie
Because the UR call already decreases the BV of the jump?Originally Posted by Icey
But, whatever the naysayers still need to complain about, Mao is a real champion!
The development from the beginning of the season until now is just incredible. Even if she didn't fully rotate all of those triples by now, this was her first attempt at a 8-triple program, and for that she did really well. Both calls on the 3A and 2A-3T were quite strict (though justifiable), maybe another caller would have given credit to those jumps. If she continues on like she did this season, and keeps getting better, she might really manage a 8-triple program in Sochi!
You can never count out Mao, never ever. Since 2010, she has reworked her jumping technique, and additionally even made progress in other areas too. And despite my initial reaction, I even like her new dress.
Very happy for Akiko and Kanako. Both had amazing skates. There was so much beauty in the ladies competition. Worlds will be so exciting!
Chrisitina did really well too. Hopefully, she will continue like that next season and will show the USFSA who's boss
[QUOTE=Li'Kitsu;711420]And despite my initial reaction, I even like her new dress.
I thought it was hideous when I first saw it; however, after watching her skate in it, it was actually quite nice. Even with all the feathers...!
Lacoste has some fine qualities. Too bad about the jumps.
Can someone tell me what happened to Kexin Zhang? Did she got injured? I really love her high jumps.
The Japanese ladies are just so impressive and are in a league of their own, especially Mao. I'm very proud of her for sticking around and remaining competitive even after all the ups and downs she's had...remember when she was all anyone could talk about 8 years ago before/at Torino b/c she as too young to compete?
I hope Gracie isn't turning into another Mirai or Alissa. Next season will tell us more about her competitive nature. To much pressure this season with all this nonsense that people have been saying about her being the savior of US Ladies. As for Gao going to Worlds instead of Gracie she's older and it shows. Plus until this year Christina didn't stick out at all with her skating and actually had a mediocre season in 2011-2012. If she wanted to go to Worlds then she needed to beat Gracie. She didn't so she's not going.
Christina will be taking a year off from college this coming season. Christina is 18; Gracie 17.