Gao article published today; seems she has been having lots of clean run throughs lately
I hope she can put it all together and skate well. Go Christina!
According to Twitter, both Gracie and Mirai have been landing their jumps outside of the run-throughs. (They seemed a tense when the music was on, and struggled with their combos.) Gracie landed a 3-3, 2A-3T, 3S-2T-2T, and 3Lo, among others. She and Frank "aren't worried," because the 3-3 has been fantastic in training.
Triple loops from Nagasu, triple salchow-double toe-double toe and double axel-triple toe from Gold
Vanessa Lam - SHORT - triple lutz, triple flip-double toe, double axel
Gracie Gold - SHORT - new program, triple lutz (hand down)-double toe, double loop, double axel
Kiri Baga - SHORT - triple toe-double toe, triple salchow (fall), double axel
Nice triple lutz-triple toe from Gold
Mirai Nagasu - FREE - triple flip-single toe, double axel-double toe (two-foot), triple loop, triple flip (possibly underrotated), single loop, walked through a few more jumps
A couple of triple loops from Gold and Nagasu
Caroline Zhang - Triple loop-triple loop, triple lutz
Samantha Cesario - SHORT - triple loop-triple loop, triple flip, double axel
Ashley Cain - SHORT - triple flip (fall), triple loop, double axel
Agnes Zawadzki - SHORT - triple toe-triple toe, double lutz, double axel
Does anyone know why Group A is practicing last?
Let's hope the Ladies bring it and don't skate scared like they have sometimes this season. Back in 2010 Ashley,Rachael and Mirai skated lights out when the pressure was on. Like Scott Hamilton said Rachael and Mirai skated like you want from the two Ladies going to the Olympics.
Christina Gao - SHORT - triple toe (turn out)-triple toe, double axel, triple loop (underrotated)
Triple lutzes from Hicks and Siraj
Franchesca Chiera - SHORT - triple lutz (step out, no combo), triple flip (fall), double axel
Triple toe-triple toe from Siraj (possibly underrotated on second toe), triple flip (turn out)-triple toe from Hicks earlier, fall on triple lutz from Hicks
Mariah Bell - SHORT - triple lutz (step out), triple flip-double toe, double axel
Clean triple toe-triple toe from Gao during Siraj's SP
Yasmin Siraj - SHORT - triple toe-triple toe (both possibly underrotated), triple loop, double axel
Courtney Hicks - SHORT - triple flip-double toe (turn out), double lutz, double axel
Warmup notes: big triple flip from Hicks, triple toes from Siraj and Hicks, triple loop from Siraj, triple lutz from Hicks
Ah. Thanks for clearing that up.It rotates do that group A isn't always skating first.
Ashley is on the ice.
Wagner hitting pretty much everything in sight, as is Edmunds; lots of popped lutzes from Wang, then hits triple lutz-triple toe
Barbie Long - SHORT - triple lutz-double toe, triple loop, double axel
Triple lutz-triple toe and triple flip-half loop-triple salchow from Edmunds
Leah Keiser - SHORT - triple toe-triple toe, triple lutz (fall), double axel
No music runthrough of second half of free skate from Wagner: triple loop-double axel sequence, triple lutz, triple loop, triple flip-double toe (step out)
Rachael Flatt - FREE - triple lutz-double toe, triple flip (hangs on), triple lutz (hand down), walked through a few jumps
Clean triple toe-triple toe from Keiser, triple lutz from Flatt after a few doubles
Polina Edmunds - SHORT - walked through jumps
Angela Wang - SHORT - double axel, triple lutz-double toe, triple flip
Ashley Wagner - SHORT - triple flip-triple toe, triple loop, double axel - business as usual for the defending champ
Warmup notes: nice triple flip from Edmunds, triple loop from Wagner
Can anyone hazard a guess as to why they moved this thread from edge but left identical one of Yuna's on main page?
Well it looks like as far as day one went for the ladies practices Wagner was the only one that really had her feet under her. Not surprised she's skating well. She's been strong all fall, and based on her interviews and tweets it seems like this year she's really growing/settling into the role of America's leading lady.
Let's hope the other ladies bring it all together in time for tomorrow nights sp!!!
Im reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally hoping Mirai is going to be able to get that third spot.
I really think the fight for third is a toss up.