But the skating was good...
Jorik Hendrickx's skate was surprisingly enjoyable from one of these earlier bottom of the barrel skaters. Bit too much arm-waving, but very nice presentation otherwise.
It is really cool to see Hendrix developing.
Viktor PFEIFER (AUT)
Music: Breath by Audiomachine
Piano by Michael Orteta
Guardians at the Gate by Audiomachine
3Lz - 'tano, very nice
2Lz+3T - held onto landing, 'tano on Lz
2A - very low landing
2A - held on
Solid skate, no bigger mistakes. But no 3A (and repeat of easier triples) will hurt his TES...
FS: 63.70 + 61.64 = 125.34
Tot: 189.44, in 3rd (out of 5)
I love Viktor Pfeifer's programs this season. His arms, hands, posture are all very beautiful to watch and he really looks like someone who cares about the music.
What does it mean when fans throw you a plush-banana at a figure skating event?
Hendrickx having a significantly lower PCS than Kovtun is a travesty.
Viktor Pfiefer's spin positions seem almost designed to mock. They are hideous, and appear intended to demonstrate flexibility that he doesn't possess.
I did like how the dreadfully generic movie music suddenly had a dubstep bass drop.
It's a shame the tech demands of the sport have passed him by because there is much to Pfeifer's skating to admire.
ETA: Well yes the spin positions do head into Ripley's Believe It Or Not Territory, but I like that he wasn't afraid to take his time, and yes, tried to state TO music rather than through it.
Yakov GODOROZHA (UKR)
Music: Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgski
3A - stepout
3A - big stepout, hand down, no combo
3F+2T+2Lo - e
FCSp - wobbly on entry
2A - stepout
3Lo - fall
Quite a lot of messy jumps. He needs a lot more refinement.
FS: 60.26 + 53.84 - 1.00 = 113.10 (PB)
Tot: 174.98 (PB), in 5th (out of 6)
Just arrived. Happy to find the ISU stream is now working well for me. Expecting lots of questionable judging, so arming myself with chocolate and adult beverages to ease the sorrow. Let's Roll!
I'm shocked Godorozha is 19, almost 20. He skated like an uncoordinated prepubescent.