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Saturday, March 31, 2012

World Championships: Ladies Free Skate

Alisa Mikonsaari, FIN: 33.59 TES + 33.65 PCS -1.00 = 66.24 Total: 110.40 and into 1st place
  • Fall on the opening triple salchow
  • Double lutz
  • Triple toe
  • Nice double axel
  • Good speed through the camel spin and nice donut position into a decent catchfoot extension
  • Triple salchow + double toe
  • Single toe turn out double toe
  • Spiral into a single axel
  • Awkward getting into the haircutter but lovely once she's in it and very slow on the Biellman
  • A little slow on the footwork and she seems to be very stiff and cautious
  • She needs more stretch through all the positions in this combination spin and really starts to lose speed by the end
Polina Korobeynikova, RUS: 42.53 TES + 40.74 PCS = 83.27 Total: 129.98 and into 1st place
  • Not sure why but she's wearing nude gloves on her hands 
  • Hits her opening triple flip but it was a planned triple + triple combo
  • Triple lutz + double toe
  • Under rotates and doubles her flip
  • Could use more stretch through her free leg in the sit spin but good speed
  • Nice double axel + double toe
  • Single loop with a two footed landing
  • Triple salchow + double toe with a turn out on hte landing
  • Solid double axel
  • She seems a little stiff today and you can see the nerves--I wonder if the pressure of coming in as the top Russian ladies finisher at Euros got to her
  • Lovely layback and haircutter positions in her spin but she loses speed in the Biellman
  • Nice edges through her step sequence and good flow across the ice
  • A little slow through her final combination spin
Romy Buhler, SUI: 35.12 TES + 38.07 PCS -1.00 = 72.19 Total: 116.21 and into 2nd place
  • Big opening triple lutz and she hangs on to the landing
  • Hands down and fall out on the triple salchow
  • Double toe + single toe + single loop
  • Nice double axel
  • Interesting take on the catch foot camel extension into a catchfoot front upright spin
  • Double toe and she is almost completely stopped on the landing
  • Nice arabesque spiral
  • Single salchow + double toe
  • Double axel + double toe
  • Needs a straighter leg on that sit spin
  • She has lots of lovely elements but needs to really stretch through her legs and finish everything off
  • Very nice way to get into the Biellman but she loses speed and centering
Natalia Popova, UKR: 48.54 TES + 41.22 PCS = 89.76 Total: 136.36 and into 1st place
  • Triple flip + double toe
  • Hung on to the landing of the triple loop
  • Triple toe with a turn out on the landing
  • Nice speed through the sit spin
  • Triple toe + double toe--she gets nice height on her jumps but not a lot of ice coverage
  • Triple salchow + double toe
  • Triple salchow
  • Double axel
  • Decent camel spin but she struggles a bit to grab the foot for the catchfoot position but a nice stretched out upright catchfoot spin at the end
  • I'd like to see more stretch through her free leg in the footwork 
  • Pretty layback spin into a nice haircutter
Sarah Hecken, GER: 44.57 TES + 39.24 PCS -1.00 = 82.81 Total: 129.20 and into 3rd place
  • Ekes out the landing on that triple flip
  • Triple salchow step out
  • Triple toe turn out double toe
  • Nice speed and position in the donut spin but needs more flexibility through the back for the catchfoot
  • Decent layback and haircutter
  • Fall on a triple toe
  • Triple salchow + double toe + double toe
  • Double axel + double toe
  • Double axel
  • Seems to be a bit choppy through this step sequence and skimming over the tops of the edges
  • Needs more stretch through her sit position and finishes the spin after the music
Kerstin Frank, AUT: 42.19 TES + 38.18 PCS = 80.37 Total: 126.17 and into 4th place
  • Hmm she has the nude gloves on too...
  • Down on one side on the triple lutz landing and had to put a hand down
  • Nice triple toe + double toe
  • Double salchow + double toe
  • Decent position in her camel spin into a nice sit spin and decent flexibility through the catchfoot upright spin
  • Triple salchow + double toe was nice
  • Singled her toe jump and two footed the landing
  • Good double axel
  • Double axel step out and hand down--with no combination she won't get full credit for the jump
  • Not a very attractive position on the bent leg camel spin--leg was way out in front of her instead of behind in an arabesque position
  • She seems very bobbly in places in this step sequence and her upper body is very stiff
  • Does about two rotations in her final spin after the music ends before hitting her final pose

Sonia Lafuente, ESP: 50.04 TES + 42.84 PCS = 92.88 Total: 140.24 and into 1st place
  • She seems to be starting so slow with the intensity of this music
  • Nice opening triple flip
  • Good triple loop
  • Triple toe + double toe
  • A lot of traveling on her combination spin and not a lot of speed
  • Triple loop + double toe
  • She seems very hesitant and looks down at the ice and not up at the audience when she skates 
  • Double axel + double toe
  • Triple toe
  • Nice position in her spiral 
  • Good double axel
  • Lots of turns and changes of edge in her footwork
  • Nice extension through the upright catchfoot spin at the end of the program
Juulia Turkkila, FIN: 46.59 TES + 41.22 PCS = 87.81 Total: 135.56 and into 3rd place
  • Triple toe + double toe
  • Nice height on the triple salchow + double toe
  • Triple loop with one arm variation
  • Double axel + double toe + double loop and she two foots the last jump with no speed left
  • Triple salchow with a step out
  • Some of her choreography doesn't seem to go quite with the music
  • Triple toe
  • Nice double axel with good transition out of the jump
  • Good speed on her sit spin into a nice upright spin 
  • One foot section to open the step sequence
Elena Glebova, EST: 50.94 TES + 44.30 PCS = 95.24 Total: 144.28 and into 1st place
  • Triple lutz
  • Triple loop but not a lot of flow out of the jump
  • Double axel + triple toe with good spring in the second jump
  • Triple salchow + double toe + double toe
  • Nice layback into haircutter
  • Skimming over the top of the edges a bit on this step sequence
  • Double salchow + double toe very close to the boards
  • Nice double axel
  • Forward on the landing of the triple toe and has to put a hand down
  • Nice low sit spin with good speed right into the final combination speed maintaining good speed throughout
Amelie Lacoste, CAN: 44.89 TES + 46.34 PCS -2.00 = 89.23 Total: 138.60 and into 3rd place
  • Nice triple loop to open the program
  • Double flip + double loop
  • Triple salchow hand down and then a fall
  • Beautiful camel position into a (not so pretty) illusion but the rest of the combination spin is nice with good speed
  • Double flip
  • Triple loop + double loop
  • Nice low position in the sit spin with a good twist variation
  • She has so many great qualities as a skater and is a joy to watch but she lacks the technical content to really be competitive with only two different triples in her free skate
  • Fall on the double axel
  • Triple salchow + single toe
  • Nice layback spin into a good haircutter
Alissa Czisny, USA: 33.13 TES + 47.67 PCS -5.00 = 75.80 Total: 124.11 and into 9th place
  • I am not a fan of this costume with the sheer white skirt over the darker white briefs as it breaks the line of the costume and is distracting
  • Fall on the opening triple lutz
  • Fall on the triple loop
  • Hangs on to that triple flip
  • Nice spiral positions 
  • Great speed in her camel spin into a pretty donut position and stretching out to the catchfoot
  • Two foots the landing and hand down on the triple toe
  • Fall on the triple lutz
  • Hand down and fall on the triple loop
  • Really off in the air on the double axel and she falls
  • Nice speed and extension through her upright spin
  • Something is clearly going on because this is so unlike even Old Alissa to miss so many jumps
  • Gorgeous layback into a beautiful Biellman
Yretha Silete, FRA: 55.85 TES + 44.91 PCS -1.00 = 99.76 Total: 148.18 and into 1st place
  • Big opening double axel + double toe + double toe
  • Cat like legs to land that triple lutz
  • Fall on the triple flip
  • Nice triple loop
  • Good layback into haircutter but losing a lot of speed through the Biellman
  • Triple salchow + double toe--she has so much spring on those combination jumps and almost gets more height on the 2nd jump than the first
  • Triple toe + double toe
  • Double axel
  • She needs to really stretch through her free leg on that last spin
  • Hard to tell if she finished after her music--spun three or four times after a crash that may have been the ending but then there was a low whistling sound

Valentina Marchei, ITA: 48.87 TES + 49.09 PCS = 97.96 Total: 150.10 and into 1st place
  • Nice triple lutz + double toe
  • Hands down on the triple flip but she magically stays on her feet
  • Really sideways in the air on the triple salchow but manages to land it with a hand down
  • Good speed through her combo spin with nice positions and a good transition out of it
  • Nice layback into a haircutter
  • Pretty spiral position with nice stretch
  • Triple lutz a little scratchy on the landing
  • Triple toe forward on the toe pick on the landing but she hangs on
  • Double axel turn out double toe
  • Triple salchow turnout double toe
  • Nice energy through her footwork sequence
  • A little slowon the final combination spin
Kexin Zhang, CHN: 58.07 TES + 45.50 PCS -1.00 = 102.57 Total: 157.57 and into 1st place
  • Big easy opening triple toe + triple toe combination
  • Fall on the triple lutz, slowly slides into the boards and takes a bit to get back up
  • Triple flip + double toe
  • Good speed through the donut position in the camel spin with an inventive hold 
  • Pretty stretched out scorpion spiral
  • Triple toe
  • Scratchy on the triple loop but landed
  • Really nice layback spin with good speed on the Biellman
  • Triple salchow + double toe + double loop
  • Nice double axel
  • Good long strokes in this one foot sequence that take her half way across the ice and lots of upper body movement in the 2nd half
  • Nice position in her camel spin with great flexibility in the upright catchfoot
Jenna McCorkell, GBR: 46.91 TES + 46.51 PCS = 93.42 Total: 143.84 and into 5th place
  • Nice opening triple lutz
  • Good triple flip
  • Triple toe + double toe
  • Decent layback position but she needs more lift through her arms
  • Single salchow
  • Single loop
  • Double axel + double toe
  • Triple toe + double axel sequence
  • Seems very slow on this step sequence and she's not getting much ice coverage
Elene Gedevanishvili, GEO: 41.51 TES + 51.20 PCS -2.00 = 90.71 Total: 149.20 and into 3rd place
  • Off in the air on the triple lutz and falls
  • Single lutz and two footed
  • Nice height on the double axel + double toe but stumbles over her free leg a bit on the landing of the second jump
  • Good triple salchow
  • Triple loop very forward in the air and a fall
  • Triple toe + double toe with a step out
  • Triple toe
  • Great speed and position on camel spin, nice stretch through the sit position after the change of foot
  • A little bouncy through the one foot section of the step sequence instead of really pushing through her edges to get across the ice
  • Great speed in the camel spin into a nice layback and haircutter
  • She's got a lot of shoulder tape on so she must be battling an injury
Viktoria Helgesson, SWE: 46.19 TES + 50.16 PCS -2.00 = 94.35 Total: 148.54 and into 4th place
  • Triple flip
  • Double lutz
  • Nice triple loop
  • Nice passion through the step sequence with good edges although she seems to get stuck toward the middle
  • Good camel position with nice speed into a good catchfoot
  • Triple toe + double toe
  • Nice spiral and nice set up into it coming out of choreography
  • Two foots the double axel and am not sure she got the full rotation
  • Good speed through the combination spin but she could use more stretch through the upright catchfoot
  • Triple loop and a fall and without a combo on that one she won't receive full credit for the jump
  • Good triple salchow stepping right into her final sit spin and ending a few beats after the music
Ashley Wagner, USA: 62.91 TES + 57.44 PCS = 120.35 Total: 176.77 and into 1st place
  • Nice triple flip + double toe + double loop
  • Double axel + triple toe was too footed
  • Nice triple lutz
  • I love her attention to detail in this program down to her fingertips and the angle of her chin
  • Nice speed through the sit spin
  • Gorgeous spiral positions
  • Nice layback spin into a good haircutter and Biellman picking up a bit of speed
  • Spread eagle into triple loop right on the music
  • Nice triple salchow with great flow out of the jump
  • Triple loop + double toe looked two footed on the first jump
  • Good triple flip
  • Nice edges in the step sequence and a cheer from the crowd for her ballet walks in the middle
  • Good position on the twisted camel and good speed through the position changes ending with a scratch spin

Alena Leonova, RUS: 60.57 TES + 59.10 PCS = 119.67 Total: 184.28 and into 1st place
  • Triple toe + triple toe might have been a bit two footed on the second jump
  • Triple loop has to fight to hang on to the landing a bit
  • Triple flip with a step out
  • Nice positions and speed in the camel spin
  • Triple flip + double toe so close to the boards that she can't get her free leg all the way out on the second jump
  • Double salchow + double toe
  • She seems to be wobbling a bit on transition moves so I wonder if her free just aren't completely under her
  • Double axel was good
  • Really slow in the sit spin and flexed foot on the bent leg position
  • She seems to be running out of gas at the end of this step sequence and is moving slower and seems to be forcing herself to do the movements
  • Ugly illusion spin into a sit and then a haircutter losing speed by the end
Mao Asada, JPN: 45.01 TES + 60.02 PCS = 105.03 Total: 164.52 and into 3rd place
  • This dress is just stunning and the perfect color on her
  • Single axel (popped an intended triple)
  • Triple flip + double loop
  • Nice triple lutz with great flow out of it
  • Good speed through the camel spin into a broken leg sit spin and picking up speed through the upright catchfoot
  • Double axel + double toe (looked like she opened up on an intended triple)
  • Double flip
  • Triple salchow
  • Nice straight leg in the sit spin 
  • This program suits her so nicely and she looks really relaxed when she's skating it
  • Not a lot of power in her step sequence but nice choreography
  • Single loop
  • Flying entry to the sit spin pulling into a donut and a nice catchfoot extension and ending with her trademark spiral
  • Those mistakes are going to be too costly for her to hang on for a medal
Kanako Murakami, JPN: 55.53 TES + 57.21 PCS = 112.74 Total: 175.1 and into 3rd place
  • Really high kick into her opening triple lutz
  • Triple loop--interesting bounce before the takeoff
  • Two foots the landing of the triple flip and has no flow out of the jump
  • Nice layback but she loses lots of speed in the Biellman
  • Good broken leg sit spin
  • Triple toe + triple toe might have been a bit tight on the landing
  • Triple flip + single axel sequence
  • Single axel--she's hitting most of her jumps today but her jump technique is really flawed and leads to her inconsistency 
  • Not a lot of power through this step sequence and she's not getting much ice coverage
  • Triple salchow + double loop + double loop
  • Nice upright catchfoot spin with good speed into a tucked sit spin
  • Those mistakes will cost her and she'll likely drop off the podium as well
Carolina Kostner, ITA: 63.22 TES + 65.72 PCS = 128.94 Total: 189.94 and into 1st place
  • Nice opening triple loop with nice extension of the free leg on the landing
  • Nice triple flip
  • Nice double axel + triple toe with great ice coverage
  • Double flip + double toe
  • Nice double axel
  • Good triple salchow and she is making these jumps look easy
  • Triple salchow + double toe + double toe very light and easy and right on the music
  • Nice step sequence with good edges although it looks like she was struggling to stay on her feet for a minute there in the middle
  • Nice speed and position in the camel spin into a nice stretched out sit spin with a flying change of foot to a layback spin
  • Losing a big of her centering in the final combination spin but that should be enough to put her into first.
Akiko Suzuki, JPN: 62.06 TES + 59.24 PCS = 121.30 Total: 180.68 and into 3rd place
  • Huge opening triple lutz
  • Nice double axel + triple toe
  • Triple flip
  • Nice combination spin with good speed and positions
  • Nice broken leg camel spin from a flying entry but she could use more extension through the catchfoot
  • Nice backwards arabesque spiral
  • Triple lutz + double toe + double loop 
  • Triple salchow had to fight for the landing a bit
  • Singles her lutz and tacks on a double toe 
  • Triple loop with a bit of a two footed landing
  • Her step sequence is so light and airy and always full of energy
  • A little off on centering in her final spin
Ksenia Makarova, RUS: 39.78 TES + 53.19 PCS -2.00 = 90.97 Total: 149.48 and into 9th place
  • Botched her first jump and fell on the 2nd.  She needed 20 points above her season's best to medal so she's out of it now.
  • Triple loop nice
  • Pretty layback spin into a nice Biellman
  • Triple loop + double toe
  • Fall on the triple salchow
  • Could use more stretch through her free leg in the sit spin
  • The music editing for this program is so odd with no real rhyme or reason to what comes when and weird overlaps 
  • A little slow on this step sequence and no real performance quality
  • Nice final combination spin with good positions

Pl.  NameNationTSS
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TES
+
 PCS
+
SSTRPECHINDed.
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StN.
1Carolina KOSTNERITA128.9463.22 65.728.397.968.258.118.360.00#22
2Akiko SUZUKIJPN121.3062.06 59.247.647.077.467.327.540.00#23
3Ashley WAGNERUSA120.3562.91 57.447.256.757.367.257.290.00#18
4Alena LEONOVARUS119.6760.57 59.107.436.967.437.437.680.00#19
5Kanako MURAKAMIJPN112.7455.53 57.217.396.967.187.117.110.00#21
6Mao ASADAJPN105.0345.01 60.027.647.297.617.367.610.00#20
7Kexin ZHANGCHN102.5758.07 45.506.005.435.715.685.611.00#14
8Yretha SILETEFRA99.7655.85 44.915.685.255.685.645.821.00#12
9Valentina MARCHEIITA97.9648.87 49.096.215.756.326.046.360.00#13
10Elena GLEBOVAEST95.2450.94 44.305.685.365.615.465.570.00#9
11Viktoria HELGESSONSWE94.3546.19 50.166.395.966.296.256.462.00#17
12Jenna MCCORKELLGBR93.4246.91 46.515.965.466.045.576.040.00#15
13Sonia LAFUENTEESP92.8850.04 42.845.545.075.465.325.390.00#7
14Ksenia MAKAROVARUS90.9739.78 53.196.796.396.576.756.752.00#24
15Elene GEDEVANISHVILIGEO90.7141.51 51.206.616.146.396.436.432.00#16
16Natalia POPOVAUKR89.7648.54 41.225.294.865.365.075.180.00#4
17Amelie LACOSTECAN89.2344.89 46.345.965.465.755.796.002.00#10
18Juulia TURKKILAFIN87.8146.59 41.225.364.965.295.045.110.00#8
19Polina KOROBEYNIKOVARUS83.2742.53 40.745.294.755.075.075.290.00#2
20Sarah HECKENGER82.8144.57 39.245.184.574.894.895.001.00#5
21Kerstin FRANKAUT80.3742.19 38.185.074.504.864.614.820.00#6
22Alissa CZISNYUSA75.8033.13 47.676.145.935.506.116.115.00#11
23Romy BÜHLERSUI72.1935.12 38.074.934.544.714.754.861.00#3
24Alisa MIKONSAARIFIN66.2433.59 33.654.503.864.324.214.141.00#1

Pl.NameNationPointsSPFS
1Carolina KOSTNER
ITA
189.9431
2Alena LEONOVA
RUS
184.2814
3Akiko SUZUKI
JPN
180.6852
4Ashley WAGNER
USA
176.7783
5Kanako MURAKAMI
JPN
175.4125
6Mao ASADA
JPN
164.5246
7Kexin ZHANG
CHN
157.5797
8Valentina MARCHEI
ITA
150.10119
9Ksenia MAKAROVA
RUS
149.48614
10Elene GEDEVANISHVILI
GEO
149.20715
11Viktoria HELGESSON
SWE
148.541011
12Yretha SILETE
FRA
148.18158
13Elena GLEBOVA
EST
144.281410
14Jenna MCCORKELL
GBR
143.841212
15Sonia LAFUENTE
ESP
140.241813
16Amelie LACOSTE
CAN
138.601317
17Natalia POPOVA
UKR
136.362016
18Juulia TURKKILA
FIN
135.561718
19Polina KOROBEYNIKOVA
RUS
129.981919
20Sarah HECKEN
GER
129.202120
21Kerstin FRANK
AUT
126.172221
22Alissa CZISNY
USA
124.111622
23Romy BÜHLER
SUI
116.212423
24Alisa MIKONSAARI
FIN
110.402324

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