1 Gwendoline DIDIER FRA
2 Anna JURKIEWICZ POL
3 Elene GEDEVANISHVILI GEO
4 Carolina KOSTNER ITA
5 Kiira KORPI FIN
Warm-Up Group 2
6 Caroline ZHANG USA
7 Alexe GILLES USA
8 Mao ASADA JPN
9 Yukari NAKANO JPN
10 Yu-Na KIM KOR
11:29 CT Ladies are currently warming up
11:32 Kostner is in blue, Gedevanishvili in black. Kostner did a clean triple salchow earlier in warm-up; Gedevanishvili doubled hers.
Gwendoline Didier gets big ovation; looks very nervous.
3S-UR, hand down, double-footed
Very different, awkward catch-foot with right leg crossed over left shoulder in spiral
2A+2T-landed with no speed
3T (possible UR)+2T-landed
Lethargic final spin
Grand Total: 118.07
Anna Jurkiewicz (Poland)
3T-both hands down
fast catch-foot layback spin
3T+2T-solid, good height on first jump
1S-long, slow entrance
final spin compo-good speed
Good speed and expression in places but doesn't carry those traits throughout the program.
Grand Total: 115.06
Elene Gedevanishvili (Georgia)
3T+3T-double footed, possible UR
3S-good, with Y-scale spiral coming before it
2A-good with spiral going into it
Deathdrop traveled slightly
3S-fall, will only be counted as a sequence
slip while stroking
Robin Wagner is pleased
Grand Total: 143.43
Carolina Kostner (Italy)
3F-hand down, dropped free leg quickly
3T-UR, hand down
3R-hop out of it
Completely bailed out of her axel
3S-landed; possible UR
Good expression in places but the choreography of this program doesn't appear as difficult as past programs of hers have been. The footwork sequence is very dynamic, but overall the program doesn't really go anywhere.
Grand Total: 147.63
Kiira Korpi (Finland)
Doing last year's program
3S-good height but fell
Very weak extension on spiral
2A+2T-slight toe-axel on toe but otherwise clean
2A+2T-landed with little speed coming out
This performance had a more dynamic presentation then I've seen from her in the past but the jumps were just not there for her tonight.
Grand Total: 138.83
12:11 CT Warm-up group two. Huge crowd ovation for Kim and a big ovation for Asada as well.
Mao is in a different dress from WTT; it's red on the top and black at the bottom. Kim is in blue, and she just landed a solid triple lutz. Nakano in the same God awful costume from WTT.
Nakano just landed 3F. Asada landed 3F+2R+2R, Kim did 3Z+2T (clearly opened up 2nd jump, which was intended to be 3T). Zhang is in a light blue dress.
Nakano just landed 3Z. Kim landed 3Z.
Caroline Zhang (USA)
3F+2T-mule kick as present as ever but landed
3Z+2T-flutz, otherwise OK
2A-landed but slower entrance than in SP
3R+2T+2R-not much speed coming out of the first jump but was able to pull off the combo
Great pearl to bielmann at the end; spin combo traveled slightly
Very flat performance. This program is significantly weaker than her short, the latter of which actually showcased improved speed and expression.
Grand Total: 153.15
Alexe Gilles (USA)
2T+2T (bailed out on 2nd jump in the air)
3Z-hand down, possible UR
Spiral has adequate extension
2A-lovely spiral coming out of it
Very cute program! She maintained good expression throughout, and hopefully she can develop her consistency further to become recognized by the international judges who underscored her on PCS during the short.
Grand Total: 151.92
Mao Asada (Japan)
3A-UR, Double footed
Good spiral extension
3F+2R+Tano2R-possible UR on last jump but otherwise clean
2A-fell out of; very strange error
One-handed Bielmann to end, finished after music
Much improved from the Japan Open. She needs to take the 2nd 3A out pronto; it isn't working. Skated with improved speed and expression.
Grand Total: 173.99
Yukari Nakano (Japan)
3F+2T-leg wrap but otherwise clean
3Z-UR, double footed
3F-good besides wrap
3S(possible UR)+2T-landed but leaning in the air on 3S
3S-Double-footed and step out
Spins good throughout program.
Improved performance technically and choreographically from Japan Open. Showed much more personality, but this is still an inferior program to her "Giselle" from last year and her short program.
Grand Total: 165.70
Yu-Na Kim needs 97.92 to win.
Yu-Na Kim (South Korea)
Lost balance and completely bailed out on the triple flip
2A+2T+Tano2R-lovely, with Ina Bauer before it
Footwork a little slow
What a peculiar error on the triple flip, but she recovered extremely well. The program is very elegant and fun, and it's very much designed around the code of points. I like the program very much, it has lots of great moments but I wouldn't say it's a masterpiece.
Total: 133.95 (New world record!!!)
Total: 210.03 (New world record!!!)
1 Yu-Na KIM KOR 210.03
2 Mao ASADA JPN 173.99
3 Yukari NAKANO JPN 165.70
4 Caroline ZHANG USA 153.15
5 Alexe GILLES USA 151.92
6 Carolina KOSTNER ITA 147.63
7 Elene GEDEVANISHVILI GEO 143.43
8 Kiira KORPI FIN 138.83
9 Gwendoline DIDIER FRA 118.07
10 Anna JURKIEWICZ POL 115.06
I won't be doing commentary for the dance free; I have my life to tend to in the meantime.
That is all.