MEN'S FREE SKATE - RESULT & VIDEOS (Updated)
1. Han YAN (CHN) - 245.62 Free Skate, 2nd Copy
2. Maxim KOVTUN (RUS) - 238.65 Free Skate, 2nd Copy
3. Takahiko KOZUKA (JPN) - 226.92 Free Skate, 2nd Copy
4. Denis TEN (KAZ) - 224.80 Free Skate, 2nd Copy
5. Richard DORNBUSH (USA) - 218.57 Free Skate
6. Florent AMODIO (FRA) - 213.39 Free Skate
7. Peter LIEBERS (GER) - 200.80 Free Skate
8. Nan SONG (CHN) - 196.80 Free Skate
9. Yi WANG (CHN) - 185.22 Free Skate
Hi, it's my first post!!!
Just wanted let you know that Haruka Imai said "it was so hot and made me so tired" in interview.
Maybe, it explained poor performances and Taka's terrible sweat.
I agree about Song v. Yan. yan will go to sochi. Welcome Lady Bee . wonder if it was the heat.
What impressed me the most with Han yan was the fact that he had no meltdown. He just got a 90+ score at his 1st senior GP in his home country with lots of cheering before his skate and he seemed really nervous. But he had just 2 mistakes and at the end he managed to win the whole competition. And that at the age of 17. He seemes to be able to control his nerves - and that makes me hopeful for the future.
They just showed Dornbush on American TV. He did not do a good job, alas. We have only two spots for men on the U.S. team; he has to up his game.
Impressive guy, though. The announcers said that he was going to major in applied physics in college. Good for him!
ETA: I think Johnny Weir is doing a great job as commentator. He's subdued, generous with praise, tactful about skaters' errors, and informative.
I could not agree more with Johnny's comments about Florent Amodio's choreography. I was just thinking it was not a program with an Olympic feel to it before he said it. And he was just skating to the music without working with the music. I am a fan of Florent's but this one just didn't do it for me. It's a shame since he is so great with choreography.
Amodio single jump was so big it got cheers! Lol. I wonder if that could be done as a transition but it's not it's a single jump. It looks like a flying entry into a spin but straight up so i guess that's a transition version.