A lot of fine skating. Johnny Weir favored Usacheva over Trusova on the basis iof basic skating skills. But Trusova commanded the ice. I am OK with the result.
Some skaters left technical points on the table, but even Starr Andrews, who finished at the bottom, has improved her overall skating this year.
I agree, and Trusova is not a favorite skater of mine. It was a close call. Coud have gone either way. I've had been fine with both outcomes. It's not like it matters - tomorrow is the key segment, not today.