I enjoy watching clean skaters, even when they don't have their best night.Oh my, this was a competition where I really really really missed the women from you-know-where.
Five women under 200 points hasn't happened since the GPF in 2014.
The short programs were a barnburner; this was rougher. I think everyone was feeling the pressure. Mihara put out the two cleanest programs and thus deservedly won, but I find her boring as all get-out. One thing I did find very admirable was how almost all of the women picked themselves up after their falls and went on to continue with great jump content and expression.
I'm still waiting for Kaori to skate this LP clean, because I think it will be absolutely stunning when she does. It showcases perfectly her speed and power. Other favourite programs from women's this season include Yelim Kim's SP, Leona Hendrickx's SP, and both of Bradie Tennell's programs.