Meanwhile in a parallel universe ....
2013 Worlds Men FS
1. Justus Strid DEN 63.25
2. Maxim Kovtun RUS 65.85
3. Viktor Romanekov EST 65.33
4. Jorik Hendrickx BEL 62.04
5. Viktor Pfeifer AUT 64.10
6. Yakov Godorozha UKR 61.88
WARM-UP GROUP 2
7. Alexander Majorov SWE 68.32
8. Ross Miner USA 70.24
9. Peter Liebers GER 71.20
10. Tomas Verner CZE 68.05
11. Andrei Rogozine CAN 67.35
12. Misha Ge UZB 68.45
WARM-UP GROUP 3
13. Yuzuru Hanyu JPN 75.94
14. Florent Amodio FRA 75.73
15. Javier Fernandez ESP 80.76
16. Nan Song CHN 73.03
17. Max Aaron USA 78.20
18. Takahito Mura JPN 73.46
WARM-UP GROUP 4
19. Daisuke Takahashi JPN 84.67
20. Michal Brezina CZE 83.09
21. Patrick Chan CAN 98.37
22. Brian Joubert FRA 84.17
23. Denis Ten KAZ 91.56
24. Kevin Reynolds CAN 85.16
So who else is ready for Reynolds providing an amazing climax to the event by winning a silver medal? xD
His performance will seem even more amazing when skated after Ten who'll fall 6 times this time.
On a more serious note, hopefully everybody skates well and it's not a splatfest. Good luck, boys!
I am hoping for a cleanly skated event where the winner takes all. Not who falls the least or which name the judges pick out of a hat!
Ugh, it's annoying that I'll have to miss the first half of this. Hope everyone skates well--especially the last two flights!
When does it start already. I am so nervous and excited Does someone know a good stream?
Why did Pfeifer sack his coach and decided to be trained by a former Ice Dancer? Especially considering he is yet to learn the 3axel and a quad.
Working live stream for those who want it:
[though I'll bet those commentators STILL haven't taken a breath!]
[And they're finally running commercials that aren't for a medical condition! Progress!]
Try now. They're showing the first warmup group.
ISU Channel started...
I took the day off at work to watch the Men's final. It better be worth it
One does not simply skate into Sochi
Watching now. I don't like the position Daisuke is skating in. But maybe it will do wonders, who knows. I'm nervous.
Good luck to every boy!
Aaaaand Goooo Dai & Brian!
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Justus STRID (DEN)
Music: Where Do I Fit In by Nicola Piovanni
3A - fall
3Lz - tilted, fall
3F - bit forward
3S+2T+2T - swinging free leg on landing
2F+2T - turn in-between, stepout
2A - stepout
Very shaky performance: lots of jump mistakes, sadly. He does try to perform.
FS: 48.82 + 55.16 - 2.00 = 101.98
Tot: 165.23 (PB), in 1st (out of 1)
This program has no choreography at all.
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Maxim KOVTUN (RUS)
Music: Casablanca (soundtrack) by Max Steiner
4T+2T - bit forward landing
CCoSp - quite fast
3A - stepout
3F - fall
Good start, but fell apart in the 2nd part. Quite a shame. Top 10 is impossible.
FS: 75.81 + 66.74 - 1.00 = 141.55
Tot: 207.40, in 1st (out of 2)