2013 Worlds Ladies FS
Warm-Up Group 1
1 Brooklee HAN AUS 20 50.62
2 Monika SIMANCIKOVA SVK 19 51.18
3 Kerstin FRANK AUT 22 49.66
4 Nathalie WEINZIERL GER 24 48.14
5 Kexin ZHANG CHN 23 48.80
6 Valentina MARCHEI ITA 21 50.41
Warm-Up Group 2
7 Sonia LAFUENTE ESP 16 52.44
8 Jenna MCCORKELL GBR 18 51.23
9 Alena LEONOVA RUS 13 56.30
10 Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA RUS 14 54.72
11 Elena GLEBOVA EST 15 54.59
12 Natalia POPOVA UKR 17 51.67
Warm-Up Group 3
13 Gracie GOLD USA 9 58.85
14 Viktoria HELGESSON SWE 10 58.36
15 Akiko SUZUKI JPN 7 61.17
16 Mae Berenice MEITE FRA 11 56.90
17 Adelina SOTNIKOVA RUS 8 59.62
18 Zijun LI CHN 12 56.31
Warm-Up Group 4
19 Ashley WAGNER USA 5 63.98
20 Kanako MURAKAMI JPN 3 66.64
21 Carolina KOSTNER ITA 2 66.86
22 Mao ASADA JPN 6 62.10
23 Kaetlyn OSMOND CAN 4 64.73
24 Yuna KIM KOR 1 69.97
Ladies' FS would be really exciting, Yuna being a last skater to skate her FS.
Wow, good placement for Kaetlyn to be.....Poor Gracie way back to 13th.....
Only if Kaetlyn doesn't get spooked skating between Yuna and Mao...
Originally Posted by millie
Gracie should be okay. She skated first at CoR (granted, in the SP) and won that portion of the competition.
Gracie does well when she is behind the pack her ranking skate order is on her advantage, Top 5 is within reach
cant say the same for Osmond's skating order, though she will still get a huge inflation even with Osmond's 2 falls in the LP
I notice a trend Osmond skates well when she is Canada but bombs when she is out of her comfort home zone country ( e.g. 4CC's )
Osmond should be a lock for 5th or bronze/silver medal .
this will be the podium selections
Looking at the start order, I'm already feeling some absurd inflation going on in the last group. But hopefully the judges have realized that a fall automatically warrants a -3 GOE and a double-footed/UR'ed jump deserves negative points.
Yuna , Carolina are safe for a podium finish
Originally Posted by ForeverFish
also Osmond will get huge inflated scores, I think Osmond can get the silver medal if Kostner gets her FS meltdowns
Kanako's FS will be dinged with major UR's, she wont stay 3rd in the FS
Katelyn, here's a girl practicing at a mall rink..like she said she has nothing to lose. She came here hoping to finish in the top ten and look where she is at now. In her interview Katelyn said that she is going into the long program skating as if she is on the mall rink..no expectations...With regards to Katelyn bombing out, Gracie hasn't had a stellar season either...The problem with Gracie is that the American media has her pumped up so much, that she's the next best thing since sliced bread...It reminds me of the Gimmie Kimmie era. Now it is Here's Gracie. Gracie has been held up to to high of a standard, that she can't live up to...to much pressure..
Now let's be clear here, millie. I don't think anyone here has said anything to the tune of "Kaetlyn will bomb the FS and skid right out of the top ten." But I also don't see her holding onto fourth place with the three top ladies currently behind her and hungry to medal. And as for Gracie Gold, I agree that she's entered this competition with a ridiculous amount of pressure that she can barely handle. The USFSA needs to stop treating her like the poster girl for Olympic redemption, especially in her first senior season.
Like it or not, though, this is how the game is played at the senior international level. If you can turn the pressure into a memorable performance, then you're good to go. If you're at serious risk of falling apart (as we've seen both Gracie and Kaetlyn do this season), then you'd better figure out what's going on and fix it before the federation asks you to hang up your skates.
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I'm not an expert, but I think Carolina should do the same 3-3 in the SP and the FS.
Her 3T+3T was so obviously URed that I don't understand how she managed to get credit for it. 3F+3T was rotated, but almost a quarter short of rotation. Maybe attempting the same combo will help her focus and, thus the consistency.
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Originally Posted by Moment
I believe that is her plan for the upcoming season. She hasn't done 3f3t in competition since Worlds 2010 (and even before that, she hadn't done it almost the entire 2009/2010 season), so re-introducing it was a big challenge for her I guess. I think they just wanted to play it save in the short program to still do 3t3t and slowly get her used to the 3f3t again in the FP. Ironically, it didn't help her this season as she fell on the 3t3t in both Europeans and Worlds, but landed her 3f3t successfully both times she attempted it at Challenge Cup and Worlds.
Originally Posted by Moment
I strongly believe this was her preparation to re-introduce 3f3t into the SP. I also saw her successfully practice 3lz3t and 3sal3t this season so she is basically able to add the 3t to any jump.
I think the 3T-3T in the FS wouldn't make sense since it makes more sense to save her repeated jumps for her 3S and 3L in her FS. And her consistency of the 3-3 in the SP has been pretty bad this season, but at least she continues to go for it. I think it would make more sense for Kostner to go for 3F-2T in the SP come Olympics time, if she wants to have a shot at securing silver. She should realise that even with a perfect 3Z-3T/2F/2A Yu Na, and a fall on her 3-3, she was still only 3 points shy of her after the SP. Makes more sense for her to go clean and guarantee a medal. You can bet that Gracie, Liza and Sotnikova will be more consistent by Sochi in the SP/LP so Kostner can't really afford the errors.