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Friday, November 18, 2011

2011 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating: Trophee Eric Bompard Ladies Short Program LIVE BLOG

1) Sonia LaFuente (ESP)
     Music: Cry Me A River
  • I love this costume! The coloring on the straps is so interesting
  • Nice triple lutz to start off
  • Triple loop-double toe
  • Spiral into a double axel
  • All her jumps are landed, but none of them get a lot of height and they rotate pretty slowly
  • She needs to really straighten that leg on the camel spin
  • Decent footwork, but I wish she'd show a little more expression on her face
  • She needs to look up and out instead of down at the ice
  • She needs to straighten her knee on the I-Spin
SP Score: 27.43 (TES) + 22.08 (PCS) = 49.51

2) Yretha Silete (FRA)
     Music: Black Swan
  • Interesting to use this this music for the short, it's been mostly a free skate piece all season
  • She can jump, but there's not much style there
  • Stumble out of the double axel
  • This is somebody who shouldn't be doing a Bielmann spin, if you can't do it great, then don't do it at all
SP Score: 26.60 (TES) + 21.65 (PCS) = 48.25

3) Lena Marrocco (FRA)
     Music: Minnie the Moocher
  • This is a very different sort of program, grabs your attention right away
  • Doubles the flip, that will hurt
  • Turn out of the lutz, double toe on the end
  • Nice double axel
  • Her hands are very stiff, that breaks the arm line
  • I appreciate her attempt at performance, she should take some acting classes to teach her how to relax her face while still expressing the music
  • This step sequence showcases the nuances of the music
  • The whole thing looks a little frantic to me
  • Hits her last pose slightly after the music
  • That was a decent outing, not terrible, not great
SP Score: 22.95 (TES) + 21.00 (PCS) = 43.95

4) Elizaveta Tuktamisheva (RUS)
     Music: Tango by Piazzolla
  • Go Liza!
  • Nice 3-3 combo, get it girl!
  • She is looking stronger that Skate Canada, going to give those top ladies a run for their money
  • Her jumps just look so easy
  • This program looks more mature that at Skate Canada
SP Score: 34.99 (TES) + 27.05 (PCS) = 62.04

5) Mae Berenice Meite (FRA)
     Music: Derniere Lettre du Prince
  • She always wears such loud flashy costumes
  • Solid opening combination, she rotated very quickly
  • I think she would have done quite well under the 6.0 system
  • Did she go through a growth spurt in the off season?
  • She is going through the motions really slowly in this step sequence
  • Love the music by the way
  • Some one of her muscular build should FLY across the ice
  • Very nice stretch in the came spin
  • I don't know that that costume is the best for showing off her body line
SP Score: 28.71 (TES) + 21.78 (PCS) = 50.49

6) Viktoria Helgesson (SWE)
     Music: My Funny Valentine
  • What lives under that hair
  • I don't like this version of My Funny Valentine, but that's just a personal opinion
  • So far so clean
  • She looks like a new skater today, that Skate America medal has given her so much confidence
  • Interesting spin variations
  • I love that she skates like a woman and not like a little girl
  • I liked this program much better here than at Skate America
SP Score: 28.13 (TES) + 26.03 (PCS) = 54.16

7) Kanako Murakami (JPN)
     Music: Violin Muse
  • She needs to get the confidence back that she had last year on the Grand Prix
  • She is in a similar situation to Mirai Nagasu, she had a rough 1st Grand Prix so now she can skate lights out here
  • Funky second landing, but hits the 3-3!
  • She is carrying good speed throughout!
  • She is really looking good in this step sequence
  • I'd love to see her look up and out more rather than down at the ice
  • She is so happy, so different from her last outing!
SP Score: 28.88 (TES) + 26.89 (PCS) = 55.77

8) Alissa Czisny (USA)
     Music: La Vie En Rose
  • I love this program on her
  • Triple lutz, a little shaky on the landing, let's hope that's the only bobble
  • Turn out of the triple loop-double toe
  • Weird swing out of the double axel
  • Her jumps are not there today, but at least she didn't fall!
  • This is such an elegant program
  • Her PCS and the spin levels should hold her up pretty close the top even though the jumps were off
  • Not her best, but she recovered from early mistakes and didn't fall
SP Score: 27.49 (TES) +  (PCS) = 57.25

9) Carolina Kostner (ITA)
      Music: Allegretto From Trio No. 2 by Shostakovitch
  • Awesome speed
  • Triple toe-triple toe, very tight quick rotation
  • Is he underlayer of her costume different
  • Was that a hand down on that triple salchow?
  • A lot of ice coverage on the double axel
  • Oh goodness, a fall on footwork, a simple concentration break
  • She had a dear in the headlights look there for a minute and had trouble finding where to restart it
SP Score: 29.88 (TES) + 30.82 (PCS) -1.00 (DED) = 59.70


Pl.NameNationPointsSPFS
1Elizaveta TUKTAMISHEVA
RUS
62.041
2Carolina KOSTNER
ITA
59.702
3Alissa CZISNY
USA
57.253
4Kanako MURAKAMI
JPN
55.774
5Viktoria HELGESSON
SWE
54.165
6Mae Berenice MEITE
FRA
50.496
7Sonia LAFUENTE
ESP
49.517
8Yretha SILETE
FRA
48.258
9Lena MARROCCO
FRA
43.959



  Pl.  NameNationTSS
=
TES
+
 PCS
+
SSTRPECHINDed.
-
StN.
1Elizaveta TUKTAMISHEVARUS62.0434.99 27.056.686.257.076.896.930.00#4
2Carolina KOSTNERITA59.7029.88 30.827.867.367.617.827.861.00#9
3Alissa CZISNYUSA57.2527.49 29.767.506.937.437.647.710.00#8
4Kanako MURAKAMIJPN55.7728.88 26.896.866.396.796.796.790.00#7
5Viktoria HELGESSONSWE54.1628.13 26.036.576.146.686.576.570.00#6
6Mae Berenice MEITEFRA50.4928.71 21.785.615.185.505.575.360.00#5
7Sonia LAFUENTEESP49.5127.43 22.085.685.215.715.615.390.00#1
8Yretha SILETEFRA48.2526.60 21.655.465.185.435.615.390.00#2
9Lena MARROCCOFRA43.9522.95 21.005.324.935.325.435.250.00#3

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