Men's Short - Notes & Results
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Group # 1
Neil Wilson GBR Start # 1
Ordinals 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Music: Quixote by Magnus Fiennes Black catsuit with bit of sparkles
3a hung on for clean – first time I’ve ever seen him land it completely clean -- it wasn’t as pretty as it might have been but no deduction – on replay might have been a tiny bit cheated / 3f2t / strt ftwrk is goo fast & with music / ftwrk 3l big pause though / great deathdrop / sit ch sit sis fast centered & great pos / O goes well with music & lots of turns both ways but maybe a little too much on 2 feet / final combo spin is wonderful with great layback / what a great skate for him – don’t think I’ve ever seen him skate better – way to start the competition /
Tomas Verner CZE Start # 2
Ordinals 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
The New Classical Melody bright blue tshirt with dark grey shiny (lame) pants
3a3t lovely / ftwrk right into 3f / sit ch sit is fast with almost great pos - centered / some chor into his strt ftwrk :& here we go fast :& good with lots of turns both ways / 2a / flycam got very slow – pos was good – think enough revs / O ftwrk is good / combo spin is travelling a lot nice pos & speed though.
Trifun Zivanovic SCG Start # 3
Ordinals 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Music: Ukraine by D. Marshal black with sequin design on front & down sleeves /
3f bit tilted but clean 3t very tilted and stepped out / 3a fell / death drop is ok / O ftwrk is quite good fast & with music / ftwrk into 3z fell out / sit ch sit had just enough revs on back centered with good pos & ok speed / strt ftwrk is ok / combo spin sit pos on front & back are good cam on back is very short & weak /
Juraj Sviatko SVK Start # 4
Ordinals 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Music: Mucho Mambo, Black Machine how do I describe this shirt ?? V-neck with royal blue/turqoise ruffle around it & on cuffs on sleeves – body of shirt is yellow, blue & green abstract design black pants have insets on lower leg of the same fabric / strarts out doing dancing & chor to music into ftwrk into 3z fell / 3f fell (was to be combo) / more dancing / elements have been moved from what is on our ‘cheat sheet’ / 2a kind of spun out of it / think I missed the flying sit / O ftwrk is dancy & with music / sit ch sit was good / strt ftwrk is Morozov style & he did it quite well / combo spin was good in the sit pos but rest were kind of weak /
Ari-Pekka Nurmenkari FIN Start # 5
Ordinals 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Tango Buenos Aires by C Garden Black with sparkly vest :& bright red shirt
3z think he got a bad pick – not near enough height & fell / 3f3t / flysit was good – low fast / O ftwrk is very tango-y / high 2a / sit ch sit is centered, good pos & speed / diag ftwrk is good – again tango feel / some chor into his combo spin includes donut to high catch foot / He kept up the performance all the way through / The cheat sheet says the lutz was supposed to be part of the combo and therefore I don’t think there was enough ftwrk into it.
Vakhtang Murvanidze GEO Start # 6
Ordinals 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 6
Music” Take Five by D Brubeck all in black with wide open V neck
3a high fell out then both hands down / 3z step out turn 3t / fly cam is ok / ftwrk big pause 2f / combo spin is very good with nice catch foot on the camel pos / lots of movement to muusic at end of boards setting up his strt ftwrk & the crowd loves it – ftwrk is quite good – I was typing & not watching it really closely / cam ch cam didn’t last really long but I wasn’t counting revs / O ftwrk was going really well & was good until he fell backwards onto his rear and couldn’t get up in time to finish it /
Bona Fide Member
A disappointment for Murvanidze. He has such charismatic presentation I hate to see him make so many technical errors.
Keeper of Michelle's Nose
I wouldn't want to meltdown with a Russian coach.
When Nicole let gold slip away in 95 or when MK messed up at 97 nats, Richard and Frank were hugging them, patting thier backs and reassuring them that it was not the end of the worlds.
Zulin's body language in K&C was awful. I don't think he wanted anything to do with poor Vakhtang.
Group # 2
Kristoffer Berntsson SWE Start # 7
Ordinals 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4
Music: Like I Love You; Session Bright pink-red tpshirt & black pants /
Starts out with some great dance moves in place / around for the 3a huge lean into the circle & fell on his side / 3z3t held the z landing til he was set for the toe / flysit is very nice / O ftwrk circle is a bit small but ftwrk is ok / ftwrk right into 3f with a hand down / sit ch sit is super-fast & excellent pos / strt ftwrk is quite good / combo spin starts with cam to goes to outside edge then to multiple sit position variations on both feet / ends with some dance moves in place to music / I disagree that he should be this high – Neil’s program was easier but no mistakes – 2 big errors in this one
Ivan Dinev BUL Start # 8
Ordinals 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2
The Feeling Begins by P Gabriel Black with gold lame
3f3t / cheat sheet is wrong / 3a leanging way outside the circle don’t know how he managed to land it clean but he did / sit ch sit / O ftwrk expresses music very well but little on slow side / ftwrk 3z leaning way forward and fell / combo spin is good / music explodes and he’s doing his strt ftwrk which is very good /
Vitali Danilchenko UKR Start # 9
Ordinals 5 6 6 8 8 8 8 9 9
Music: Pulp Fiction soundtrack / black semi-sheer sparkly shirt & black pants
Lots of stroking around the rink into 3a leaning outside circle fell / ftwrk big pause 3z was 2-1/2 came out forward on 2 feet / strt ftwrk has long series of one-foot skating & turns / flycam has great speed, centered & stretch with hands behind back / 3f did the same thing as on lutz / O ftwrk in contrast to strt, has lots of 2footed skating/ combo spin to end is ok /
Zoltan Toth HUN Start # 10
Ordinals 4 5 5 6 6 6 7 7 8
Piano Concerto # 1 by Tchaikovski black with lots of silver trim in shape of sort of vest that has piano keys on it
I love this music / very deliberate into 3a landed forward & hopped on toe then turn out / 3f same kind of landing turn 3t / strt ftwrk went well with music but on the easy side / ftwrk 3z / combo spin is ok – well centered / some chor into fly sit which had good fly & sit was pretty good / dramatic build in music and he’s doing his O ftwrk which I like much beter than the strt / sit ch sit is very good /
Yamato Tamura JPN Start # 11
Ordinals 1 1 2 2 3 4 5 6 6
Piano Concerto By Grieg semi sheer navy blue blousey shirt with ruffle down his back with a few sequins
Dramatic piano & he’s got the attitude / 4t step out didn’t do 2nd jump / ftwrk 3z landed pitched a bit forward but stayed clean / flysit goes on forever in great pos & very fast / music softens and so does his skating / 2a / combo spin is good – nice pos fast, centered / S ftwrk has the crowd going & is dramatic & to the music / death drop is just great / diag ftwrk is very good /
Matthew Savoie USA Start # 12
Ordinals 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 4
Spirit of Taiko by Kitaro Dark ?? think I saw some green with lighter coloured design around hips
3a / 3f3t very nice / stgrt ftwrk is traditional style & quite good / flycam is very good with layover pos & then bent leg layover / sit ch sit has nice low pos & centered bit on slow side if I have to nitpick / O ftwrk is probably quite difficult but somehow didn’t impress me / ftwrk right into 3z fell out / combo spin is great ending in fast scratch /
Wish I could see Matt's performance...
That's my USA cheer.
The Eurosport announcers were WOW on his 3A which they described as "coming out of nowhere." Would love to just see a clip of that.
At least he can go home saying that in a moment of time, he was leading the competition in the short!