Men SP - Cup of China 2013
live results: http://www.isuresults.com/results/gpchn2013/SEG001.HTM
Warm-Up Group 1
1 Yi WANG CHN
2 Peter LIEBERS GER
3 Nan SONG CHN
4 Maxim KOVTUN RUS
Warm-Up Group 2
5 Han YAN CHN
6 Takahiko KOZUKA JPN
7 Richard DORNBUSH USA
8 Florent AMODIO FRA
9 Denis TEN KAZ
Ten showed up? heard That he had some sort of infection all over his body and was really ill... so either way i dont think we will see him do so well her if he has been very sick earlier...
He showed up, otherwise he wouldn't have been on the starting orders, which only includes skaters who 'checked-in' at the event, I think.
Bios have been updated. Sadly Song Nan has 'downgraded' from Buttle to Nichol (I thought his last season's programs were the best he's had ever).
Yan Han has Nichol's programs also. I don't understand the Chinese Fed's love affair with her, given how bland and forgettable the programs she gave to Li Zijun last season were.
Amodio has been freed from Morozov! :D
And it gets even better. Check who choreographed his programs. Lambiel, Anissina and Ribas. What an absolutely awesome combo!!! So excited for him!
Last mon'th's interview with Nichol about choreographing Chinese skaters (pls. use online translator)
China hired Nichol to choreograph both programs for 2 men, 2 ladies and one pair this summer.
Thank you for sharing, that was a very interesting interview.
Men Tech Panel
Ref: Prokop - SVK
Tech Controller: Zonnekeyn - BEL
Tech Specialist: Chung - KOR
Asst. Tech Specialist: Erviin - USA
Song Nan's new programs looked horrible this season when I saw the videos from about a month ago at a domestic competition. The music was very slow and forgettable, and looked like he used the movies from his previous programs with new music. Don't know how much was Nichol's work and how much he changedHope to see much better programs tomorrow.
Originally Posted by Ziggy
Go Han Yan, aka Flame on Ice. His real senior debut, so excited to be dazzled by his 2 new programs choreographed by Lori !!!
This is a moment of extreme importance for Kovtun! Even thought the event has two world silver medalists and euro champion based on how they are doing he should have a great chance to medal. He eventually has to do a senior SP cleanly! So that's the test if medaling is a long shot. Just do one senior SP cleanly!
he is the back up for Plushenko, lets see if he lives up to his Federation and Tarasova's hype
Originally Posted by gmyers
More or less: more is more
Yi WANG (CHN)
Music: A Beautiful Storm by Jennifer Thomas
Dark pants. Black and gray sparkly shirt.
4T - solid, but lacked preceding steps
3A - bit scratchy
3F+2T - foot down in-betwwen, bit shaky (or was it +1T ?)
Fistpumps, he seems pleased
More or less: more is more
Peter LIEBERS (GER)
Music: Clocks by Two Cellos feat. Lang Lang
Black costume. Gears on chest, and blue arrows down arms
3F+3T - hand down, stepout
3A - solid
SP: 37.27+32.07=69.34, in 1st out of 2
Okay, have to go to school now