LADIES’ TOTAL SCORES (Final)
1. Kanako Murakami JPN – 164.93
2. Rachael Flatt USA – 162.86
3. Carolinan Kostner ITA – 154.87
4. Joshi Helgesson SWE – 146.90
5. Amelie Lacoste CAN – 146.68
6. Viktoria Helgesson SWE – 142.26
7. Elene Gedevanishvili GEO – 139.36
8. Mae Berenice Meite FRA – 137.05
9. Caroline Zhang USA – 132.49
10. Jenna McCorkell GBR – 127.76
11. Min-Jeong Kwak KOR – 125.21
12. Alexe Gilles USA – 122.46
Carolina Kostner ITA (European champion) – Prelude to the Afternoon of Faun – triple toe, double axel, single axel, triple salchow, triple loop (downgrade/side fall, ouch), double loop, triple salchow-single toe-single loop, she was clearly shaken up after that loop, TES 37.14, PCS 58.45, Fall -1.00 = FS SCORE 94.59, TOTAL SCORE 154.87
Kanako Murakami JPN (World junior champion) – Mask of Zorro – triple toe-triple toe (big and easy), triple lutz (possible underrotation), single flip, triple flip-double toe, triple loop (hand down), double axel, triple salchow-double loop-double loop, a few questionable landings, TES 54.75, PCS 55.43 = FS SCORE 110.18, TOTAL SCORE 164.93
Joshi Helgesson SWE (Swedish silver medalist) – Palladio – triple lutz (two-foot?), triple loop (strong), triple toe-double toe, triple lutz-double toe, triple toe, double axel-double toe, double axel, TES 47.38, PCS 48.35 = FS SCORE 95.73, TOTAL SCORE 146.90, the Helgesson sisters are bringing it this season!
Rachael Flatt USA (U.S. champion/fellow Stanford Cardinal!) – double axel-triple toe, triple lutz-double toe, triple flip, triple lutz (solid), triple flip-double toe-double loop, triple loop, triple salchow, super effort from Flatt, TES 57.85, PCS 53.99 = FS SCORE 111.84, TOTAL SCORE 162.86
Caroline Zhang USA (2007 World junior champion) – triple flip-double toe, bailed-out lutz (disruptive fall), double axel, triple loop, change-of-edge spiral, single flip, triple loop (flip out/possible underrotation), double axel, strong layback, TES 35.97, PCS 46.86, Fall -1.00 = FS SCORE 81.83, TOTAL SCORE 132.49
Amelie Lacoste CAN (Skate Canada bronze medalist) – Scheherezade – double axel-double axel sequence, triple loop-double loop, single lutz, triple flip (hand down), steps into triple toe-double toe, walley into triple toe (lean and fall), double loop, TES 46.45, PCS 50.68, Fall -1.00 = FS SCORE 96.13, TOTAL SCORE 146.68
Final flight on the ice for warmup. Skate order: Lacoste, Zhang, Flatt, J. Helgesson, Murakami, Kostner. Viktoria Helgesson’s strong free skate has kept her in the lead – very nice!
Mae Berenice Meite FRA (French silver medalist) – parts of Michelle Kwan’s 1996 short music – triple loop-double toe, triple lutz (held on), triple flip (bad fall), triple loop (hand down), triple lutz-double toe, triple toe-double axel sequence, double axel, very fiery, impressive – she’s got a bright future, TES 49.10, PCS 40.68, Fall -1.00 = FS SCORE 88.78, TOTAL SCORE 137.05
Elene Gedevanishvili GEO (European bronze medalist) – Phantom of the Opera (is that a nightie?) – triple lutz-double toe (big), triple toe-double toe, triple lutz, single axel-double axel sequence, bailed out of salchow (tentative entry), triple toe, double axel (underrotated, step out), TES 44.79, PCS 49.30 = FS SCORE 94.09, TOTAL SCORE 139.36
Alexe Gilles USA (former U.S. junior champion) – Bohemian Rhapsody – triple lutz (underrotated, bad fall), complete waxel, triple flip-single toe (covered up the step out), triple loop (flip out), triple toe-double loop-double loop (finally, something worthy of her skills!), double axel-double toe, triple salchow (fall), TES 36.79, PCS 42.81, Falls -2.00 = FS SCORE 77.60, TOTAL SCORE 122.46, it was too bad – she looked completely lost after that opening lutz
Min-Jeong Kwak KOR (Korean silver medalist) – triple lutz-double toe (squeaked out), triple flip (quick foot down), double axel-double toe, single lutz, single salchow (completely lost timing), triple sal-double toe, back spiral into double axel, TES 39.20, PCS 41.60 = FS SCORE 80.80, TOTAL SCORE 125.21
Jenna McCorkell GBR (British champ) – double axel (step out), back sprial into triple lutz (big!), triple flip (hand down), triple loop, triple flip (downgrade, bailed out mid-air, two-foot), triple toe-double toe, double axel-double toe, TES 42.04, PCS 42.85 = FS SCORE 84.89, TOTAL SCORE 127.76
Viktoria Helgesson SWE (Swedish champ) – triple lutz (held on), triple flip-double toe (nice), steps into triple loop (very solid), triple toe, triple loop-single toe (hand down on loop), triple salchow, double axel-double axel sequence (just made it/quick foot down), nice effort from the older sis, TES 54.37, PCS 45.98 = FS SCORE 100.35, TOTAL SCORE 142.26
The first flight of ladies are on the ice for warmup. Skate order: V. Helgesson, McCorkell, Kwak, Gilles, Gedevanishvili, Meite.
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