Sunday, February 10, 2013

4CCs Ladies free skate

Mao Asada (JPN) had almost ten points of lead after the short program and nothing to lose, but she tried anything she could an attempted an eight triples free skate. She tried both triple axel and triple flip-triple loop that were two footed and possibly under rotated. She then landed another triple flip, a triple lutz and a double axel-triple toe. 130.96

Akiko Suzuki (JPN), last to skate, realized the Japanese sweep that was expected in the men's event. She was almost perfect technically, landing six triples. She just popped the double axel, giving up the double axel-triple toe combo. She fought on some landings, but at the end she was able to present a nice skate. 124.43

Kanako Murakami (JPN) had a convincing free skate with seven triples including a lutz and a couple of flips. Her only mistake was singling her only axel in sequence with a triple flip. 116.99
Christina Gao (USA) was pretty solid in her free skate landing five triples. She just fell on the triple lutz, trying to take off from the outside edge. 113.94

Zijun Li (CHN), opening the second to last group, had an amazing free skate hitting seven clean triples including a triple flip-triple toe and a double axel-triple toe right after. She also did high quality spins and steps. She still receives very low components score (seven points less than her technical score) getting 54.22, but I am sure she will improve on that. 115.91
Gracie Gold (USA) had a disappointing free skate with few mistakes. She executed a good double axel-triple toe, but then had a fall on a triple loop, popped her second lutz and stepped out of her triple flip. 106.30

No comments:

Post a Comment