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
3. Kanako MURAKAMI (JPN) - 181.03 Free Skate, 2nd Copy
4. Christina GAO (USA) - 176.28 Free Skate
5. Zijun LI (CHN) - 170.42 Free Skate
6. Gracie GOLD (USA) - 166.66 Free Skate
7. Kaetlyn OSMOND (CAN) - 159.38 Free Skate
8. Agnes ZAWADZKI (USA) - 158.99 Free Skate
9. Amelie LACOSTE (CAN) - 155.08 Free Skate
10. Kexin ZHANG (CHN) - 148.34 Free Skate
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
Last edited by Mao88; 02-10-2013 at 09:03 AM.
My dream Mao layout would be:
That's if Mao is feeling well and feeling her jumps. In all honesty though it might be a better idea to repeat the 2A instead of the 3Lz. She'll always have edge issues with the jump and with her +GOE and 10% bonus a 2A to round off her program wouldn't be a bad thing. Mao is getting 120+ scores for FS that haven't been entirely clean, so if she hits a 7 triple program with decent GOE can you imagine her score? It would be very hard to beat regardless, and it could come without having a second, very risky 3A.
Last edited by Ambivalent; 02-10-2013 at 07:48 AM.
For those of you old enough....Does Gold remind you of Nicole Bobek? (And Bobek could be really fantastic, or a train wreck...just depending upon the competition)
Agnes has a great deal of natural ability, but she has to work on her conditioning and stamina-it has been her downfall for years. I wouldn't worry about Gold on the World team, even when she skates poorly, they seem to be propping her up somewhat. One thing I will say about Gold, she has terrific speed and stamina throughout the program. She is a well conditioned athlete.
My two cents:
Mao delivered a strong comeback message. But her potential monstrous jump layout remains... just a potential, as we saw in the FS. My bet is bronze for Mao at the Worlds.
Osmond appears to be an upgraded version of Joannie Rochette, who remains as one of my favorite skaters. Very looking forward to Osmond's development in the next season and beyond.
Last edited by Leonardo; 02-10-2013 at 08:56 AM.
More thoughts: So glad to hear that Akiko did well. Congrats to the ladies of Japan! And Gao in fourth? Tremendous. But my first and most intense emotion is for Mao. How delightful to see her doing so well again.
Last edited by Olympia; 02-10-2013 at 09:24 AM.
A Japanese sweep of the podium for the ladies! Congrats to Mao, Akiko and Kanako!.
I am thrilled for Akiko for a strong comeback after her previous difficulties
this should give her confidence going into Worlds.
Also very happy for Christina, well done!
I have not had a chance to watch the videos yet. Mao88 thank you for for posting the videos,
as always you are the best!
Many congrats to medalists! to Mao Akiko & Kanako.
Without any of your performances, I could have never overcome my rather miserable Sunday...Thank you so much, girls!
But the one who stole my heart tonight was Zujin Li!
Glad Gao has decided to stay on another year. She is only 18, so why the unwillingness of some here to give her the same benefit of a doubt given other teenagers here. Delighted Susuzki has bounced back, but I am concerned she will never be given her due by the judges. With regard to the two overhyped skaters, all that glitters is not gold lol.