Ladies FS - Cup of China 2013
Warm-Up Group 1
1 Xiaowen GUO CHN
2 Kexin ZHANG CHN
3 Zijun LI CHN
4 Agnes ZAWADZKI USA
5 Nikol GOSVIANI RUS
Warm-Up Group 2
6 Haruka IMAI JPN
7 Kanako MURAKAMI JPN
8 Anna POGORILAYA RUS
9 Carolina KOSTNER ITA
10 Adelina SOTNIKOVA RUS
Tripping on the Podium
More or less: more is more
Xiaowen GUO (CHN)
Music: Don Juan de Marco (soundtrack) by Michael Kamen
Lilac dress with flowy sleeves, deep back. Silver and gold sparkle on body
3Lz - e
3T - nice and solid
FCSp - travel after jump entry
2A - very slow entry, but held on, foot down early
3S+2T+2Lo - held onto the loop
Quite solid skate, 6 triples (maybe some URs). She need more POW, though, to match this music
SP: 50.53+43.65=94.18 (PB), 139.50 (PB)
A nice start to the ladies free. To me, the only woman that didn't look out of sorts in the warm up was Gosviani, but hopefully this performance is the start of some strong skating!
If all those triples are rotated she should score well.
94.18 in the free. She hit 50 for TES. She looks pleased.
Good for her!
Quite a nice skate from Guo, but being eight points behind she still needs luck not to finish on last place.
Aww XiaoWen i'm impressed
What an awful event. I'm glad I didn't wake up early to watch it live, and just watched the highlights.
What a waste of time that was. Every skater was awful except Pogorilaya.
Kostner's programs are so disappointing after her great programs of the last two seasons, and her jump consistency is as bad as ever.
Sotnikova still can't get through a long program, with her awful jump technique. And her lingerie dress is so inappropriate, especially her age.
And Zijun Li is a warning sign about hyping prepubescent girls. She can barely jump now that she has grown, and her presentation of her programs was awful. The music was overwhelming her as she just went through the motions. She was deservingly last, even in this awful field.