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Figure Skating 2021 - 2022 Discussion Thread


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Ice dance- free dance

Free dance was full of drama.

 

Leaders after rhythm dance, Sinitsina/Katsalapov withdrew from free dance. In their absence, Stepanova/Bukin won the title comfortably, ahead of Davis/Smolkin. 

 

Khudaiberdieva/Bazin were third, despite not skating in the last group. They just overtook Morozov/Bagin by 0.10 points.

 

Both these teams expressed complaints about their scores afterwards.

 

Bazin said ''We wanted at least to have a chance to fight for an olympic spot. We trained, but we had this chance taken away from us. I will not say by whom.''

 

Morozov said ''We skated well today, probably it was our best skate of the season. Points and place, I will not make any comment.''

 

Zagorski/Guerreiro dropped to 8th. Zagorski gave everything, but struggled a lot physically. She had a fall and just managed to complete the program. She had serious breathing problems afterwards and wasn't present when their score was announced. 

 

 

Top 8- total score

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Full results - Total score - Ice Dance

 

Top 8- free dance

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Full results - Ice Dance - Free Dance

 

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Men's free skate

Kondratiuk won the title, over Kolyada, who had the highest score in the free skating. Semenenko dropped from 1st after short program to 4th in total score, while Mozalev climbed five places from 8th to 3rd. 

 

Top 8- total score

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Full results- Total score - Men

 

Top 8- free skate

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Full results - Men - Free Skating

 

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In the meantime, today men's short program in Japan's championships was held as well. Yuzuru Hanyu scored 111.38 points for first, followed by Shoma Uno, who scored 101.88. Hanyu said he will try a quad axel in his free skate.

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54 minutes ago, maestro said:

Bazin said ''We wanted at least to have a chance to fight for an olympic spot. We trained, but we had this chance taken away from us. I will not say by whom.''

 

Morozov said ''We skated well today, probably it was our best skate of the season. Points and place, I will not make any comment.''

While they make good points, one wishes they at least made full accusations, or none at all, instead of these half-baked. :p

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And just to add more to the drama of Russian Nationals, at yesterday's women's SP the judges placed 15-year-old Muravieva (not eligible for Beijing) 2nd.

 

World Champion Shcherbakova was up next and was placed 3rd. But, the rankings were later changed. Muravieva was deducted one point for going over time limit. Deducting points way after someone's performance is of course against all regulations, but hey, we are talking about Russian Nationals here. It's to be expected. :p

 

Anyways, looks like Valieva, Trusova and Shcherbakova are going to Beijing, with Valieva being an enormous gold medal favorite.

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Always fun U.S. nationals are starting today.

 

One of the pairs favorites Knierim/Frazier withdrew after Frazier tested positive. He is both vaccinated *and* boosted. Time will tell if they will get selected for the Olympics anyway as one of the top scoring teams.

 

It will be streamed on the Olympic Channel.

https://olympics.com/en/sport-events/2022-figure-skating-toyota-us-championships-nashville/

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23 minutes ago, dcro said:

Always fun U.S. nationals are starting today.

 

One of the pairs favorites Knierim/Frazier withdrew after Frazier tested positive. He is both vaccinated *and* boosted. Time will tell if they will get selected for the Olympics anyway as one of the top scoring teams.

 

It will be streamed on the Olympic Channel.

https://olympics.com/en/sport-events/2022-figure-skating-toyota-us-championships-nashville/

Hopefully making Olympic trials for various countries available on the Olympic channel outside of said country becomes a trend.

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Cain-Gribble/Leduc won the short program, narrowly ahead of Calalang/Johnson, with both teams posting impressive scores even for a national event standards.

 

If they both keep it up, then K/F will have a hard time passing their petition through.

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:CAN The Canadian Championships (and de-facto Olympic trials) are happening today and tomorrow.

 

There is a free live-stream on gem.cbc.ca, and it does not appear to be geo-blocked. Good lineup of commentators, too (Ted Barton, Kaetlyn Osmond and Elladj Baldé).

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6 minutes ago, NearPup said:

:CAN The Canadian Championships (and de-facto Olympic trials) are happening today and tomorrow.

 

There is a free live-stream on gem.cbc.ca, and it does not appear to be geo-blocked. Good lineup of commentators, too (Ted Barton, Kaetlyn Osmond and Elladj Baldé).

Canadian figure skating is pretty much sinking like Finnish ski jumping did back in the day. Kind of hard to get excited for this event. :p

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12 minutes ago, dcro said:

Canadian figure skating is pretty much sinking like Finnish ski jumping did back in the day. Kind of hard to get excited for this event. :p

This is basically the hangover from a golden generation. Canada won world championship golds and Olympic medals in every single disciplines last decade. Everyone involved is retired, except for the least exciting and most problematic skater from that group (Radford).

 

So this is a deep rebuild for sure. Still a couple fun battles to watch, and there is an infinite amount of drama around James/Radford for the people who like that kind of thing. At least the final flight in ice dance is going to be good xD

 

That being said, I don't think Canada will ever have a group as special as Chan, Osmond, Duhamel / Radford, Virtue / Moir and Weaver / Poje. At times Canada has had a lot of depth in one discipline (mostly men's) but there was never a time where Canada had medal contenders in all four events at roughly the same time.

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