She had a good track record with the 3lo in the FS last season, but not so much the SP. I believe she URed it at TEB and the URed and 2-footed it at the GPF. Her 3f she almost never misses except for occasionally the one in the 2nd half of her FS. And she did 3f out of steps on the JGP and at Nationals in 2010 without any issues, so really I think she's trying to put the 3f-3t back in.
Originally Posted by jaylee
Going out and having a "disappointing" competition can be tremendously helpful or it can be demoralizing. Christina is a smart cookie. Bet she turns this into something that works to her advantage.
It definitely looks like she lacks training. Even her skating basics do not look very nice this time.
Christina Gao's free skate at the Ondrej Nepela Trophy 2013. She scored 100.70 for the long program and 152.84 overall. She finished in 3rd place.
Well, she did have an injury at Champs Camp, so some of it was probably due to lack of training. Her jumps that required a right foot to toe pick in seemed kind of tentative, and that was the foot she hurt.
I like Christina overall and think she has a decent shot of getting on the Olympic team. However, I'm not convinced that this season's FS music is right for her - some parts especially seem too heavy and grand for her...at this point I don't know if she has the gravitas in her skating to carry that kind of music. It's early in the season yet though, and perhaps it will improve with a better performance of the program.
You're wrong about Christina's 3Lo in the SP. It was a very consistent jump for her last season in the SP. So there shouldn't be any surprise she's still doing the 3Lo this season.
Originally Posted by silverlake22
Skate America 2012 +0.70 GOE: http://www.isuresults.com/results/gp..._SP_Scores.pdf
TEB: 3Lo/2T (she missed her 3T combo), +0.60 GOE: http://www.isuresults.com/results/gp..._SP_Scores.pdf
GPF: UR, -1.30 GOE: http://www.isuresults.com/results/gp..._SP_Scores.pdf
US Nationals 2013: +0.20 GOE: http://www.usfigureskating.org/leade...001SEG001.html
Four Continents: +1.10 GOE: http://www.isuresults.com/results/fc..._SP_Scores.pdf
The GPF is the ONLY competition where she missed it in the SP. And the fact that she last did 3F out of steps on the JGP and at Nationals in 2010 says a lot. If she thought she could do the 3F out of steps in the SP, I'm sure she would've put it back in since then.