Saturday, October 17, 2009

Delobel ready to start training after giving birth

Former ice dance world champion Isabelle Delobel of France is ready to start training again with partner Olivier Schoenfelder after giving birth earlier this month.

The Frenchwoman said during a news conference Saturday that the pair will start training at the end of October with next year's Olympics in Vancouver as their main goal.

Delobel said that "in three months, we will be able to offer something very strong."

Delobel gave birth to a son, Lois, on Oct. 1.

Delobel and Schoenfelder, who took the ice dance gold at the 2008 worlds, will also compete at the European championships in January.

The French duo missed this year's worlds in Los Angeles after Delobel sustained a right shoulder injury that required an operation.


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2009 TEB - Free Dance and Final result


Ice Dance - Free Dance







1 Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR CAN 97.39 49.50 49.89 8.30 8.15 8.40 8.40 8.45 2.00

2 Nathalie PECHALAT / Fabian BOURZAT FRA 89.77 45.46 44.31 7.45 7.20 7.45 7.55 7.40 0.00

3 Sinead KERR / John KERR GBR 86.25 42.10 44.15 7.45 7.05 7.40 7.50 7.60 0.00

4 Ekaterina RUBLEVA / Ivan SHEFER RUS 81.30 44.20 37.10 6.15 5.95 6.30 6.30 6.40 0.00

5 Emily SAMUELSON / Evan BATES USA 80.41 42.40 38.01 6.50 6.10 6.40 6.40 6.40 0.00

6 Madison HUBBELL / Keiffer HUBBELL USA 73.04 40.30 32.74 5.50 5.35 5.50 5.55 5.45 0.00

7 Kimberly NAVARRO / Brent BOMMENTRE USA 72.93 37.50 36.43 6.15 5.85 6.25 6.10 6.15 1.00

8 Kristina GORSHKOVA / Vitali BUTIKOV RUS 70.82 37.90 33.92 5.90 5.45 5.75 5.60 5.65 1.00

9 Zoe BLANC / Pierre-Loup BOUQUET FRA 69.80 39.20 30.60 5.20 4.80 5.20 5.25 5.25 0.00

10 Pernelle CARRON / Lloyd JONES FRA 68.81 36.60 33.21 5.60 5.35 5.55 5.60 5.70 1.00


Ice Dance - Final result

1 Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR CAN 197.71
2 Nathalie PECHALAT / Fabian BOURZAT FRA 181.64
3 Sinead KERR / John KERR GBR 177.11
4 Emily SAMUELSON / Evan BATES USA 158.07
5 Ekaterina RUBLEVA / Ivan SHEFER RUS 155.54
6 Kimberly NAVARRO / Brent BOMMENTRE USA 150.29
7 Kristina GORSHKOVA / Vitali BUTIKOV RUS 145.96
8 Madison HUBBELL / Keiffer HUBBELL USA 143.28
9 Pernelle CARRON / Lloyd JONES FRA 140.27
10 Zoe BLANC / Pierre-Loup BOUQUET FRA 138.12

2009 TEB - Ladies' LP and Final result

Ladies - Long Program







1 Yu-Na KIM KOR 133.95 67.55 66.40 8.30 8.00 8.45 8.35 8.40 0.00

2 Mao ASADA JPN 115.03 55.07 60.96 7.75 7.30 7.75 7.70 7.60 1.00

3 Yukari NAKANO JPN 106.06 48.86 57.20 7.20 6.90 7.35 7.10 7.20 0.00

4 Carolina KOSTNER ITA 96.37 41.85 55.52 7.00 6.85 6.70 7.05 7.10 1.00

5 Caroline ZHANG USA 95.89 47.89 48.00 6.05 5.65 6.15 6.05 6.10 0.00

6 Elene GEDEVANISHVILI GEO 94.75 47.99 47.76 6.15 5.60 6.00 6.00 6.10 1.00

7 Alexe GILLES USA 93.70 45.70 48.00 6.10 5.75 5.90 6.10 6.15 0.00

8 Kiira KORPI FIN 84.63 35.15 50.48 6.45 6.10 6.20 6.45 6.35 1.00

9 Gwendoline DIDIER FRA 76.11 37.87 38.24 4.90 4.45 5.05 4.80 4.70 0.00

10 Anna JURKIEWICZ POL 71.20 30.76 41.44 5.25 4.95 5.20 5.30 5.20 1.00


Ladies - Final result

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

2009 TEB - Pairs' LP and Final result

Pairs - Long Program





1 Maria MUKHORTOVA / Maxim TRANKOV RUS 126.05 64.77 61.28 7.70 7.40 7.85 7.70 7.65 0.00

2 Jessica DUBE / Bryce DAVISON CAN 116.43 58.91 57.52 7.15 6.95 7.20 7.35 7.30 0.00

3 Rena INOUE / John BALDWIN USA 103.30 56.70 47.60 6.15 5.70 6.00 5.95 5.95 1.00

4 Aliona SAVCHENKO / Robin SZOLKOWY GER 101.44 46.16 57.28 7.45 7.20 6.60 7.40 7.15 2.00

5 Huibo DONG / Yiming WU CHN 94.75 54.63 41.12 5.55 4.90 5.20 5.15 4.90 1.00

6 Adeline CANAC / Maximin COIA FRA 94.22 48.82 46.40 6.00 5.65 5.85 5.80 5.70 1.00

7 Marissa CASTELLI / Simon SHNAPIR USA 83.51 44.63 38.88 5.05 4.70 4.75 4.95 4.85 0.00

8 Vanessa JAMES / Yannick BONHEUR FRA 79.70 44.22 38.48 5.00 4.55 4.80 4.85 4.85 3.00


Pairs - Final result

1 Maria MUKHORTOVA / Maxim TRANKOV RUS 192.93
2 Jessica DUBE / Bryce DAVISON CAN 180.97
3 Aliona SAVCHENKO / Robin SZOLKOWY GER 174.42
4 Rena INOUE / John BALDWIN USA 158.36
5 Adeline CANAC / Maximin COIA FRA 150.18
6 Huibo DONG / Yiming WU CHN 144.45
7 Marissa CASTELLI / Simon SHNAPIR USA 133.01
8 Vanessa JAMES / Yannick BONHEUR FRA 118.66

2009 TEB - Men's LP and Final result


Men - Long Program







1 Nobunari ODA JPN 163.33 86.43 76.90 7.80 7.25 7.80 7.80 7.80 0.00

2 Tomas VERNER CZE 148.96 72.86 76.10 7.80 7.40 7.55 7.70 7.60 0.00

3 Adam RIPPON USA 144.14 75.34 68.80 6.85 6.70 7.00 7.00 6.85 0.00

4 Brian JOUBERT FRA 135.24 64.24 72.00 7.60 6.75 7.35 7.10 7.20 1.00

5 Yannick PONSERO FRA 133.24 64.54 68.70 7.00 6.60 6.85 6.90 7.00 0.00

6 Sergei VORONOV RUS 131.65 67.65 65.00 6.65 6.30 6.55 6.65 6.35 1.00

7 Alban PREAUBERT FRA 123.14 62.14 62.00 6.15 5.90 6.40 6.25 6.30 1.00

8 Chao YANG CHN 117.91 65.51 52.40 5.60 5.20 5.25 5.20 4.95 0.00

9 Peter LIEBERS GER 116.21 63.71 52.50 5.45 4.90 5.35 5.40 5.15 0.00

10 Ryan BRADLEY USA 112.44 55.74 56.70 5.55 5.65 5.50 5.85 5.80 0.00

11 Javier FERNANDEZ ESP 109.60 54.00 57.60 5.60 5.45 5.85 5.95 5.95 2.00

12 Vaughn CHIPEUR CAN 103.98 48.58 55.40 5.90 5.30 5.40 5.70 5.40 0.00


Men - Final result

1 Nobunari ODA JPN 242.53
2 Tomas VERNER CZE 229.96
3 Adam RIPPON USA 219.96
4 Brian JOUBERT FRA 207.39
5 Yannick PONSERO FRA 205.74
6 Sergei VORONOV RUS 204.45
7 Alban PREAUBERT FRA 189.63
8 Chao YANG CHN 178.63
9 Ryan BRADLEY USA 177.65
10 Peter LIEBERS GER 176.52
11 Javier FERNANDEZ ESP 170.16
12 Vaughn CHIPEUR CAN 155.43

Friday, October 16, 2009

2009 TEB - Original Dance and current standings


Ice Dance - Original Dance







1 Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR CAN 61.91 30.90 31.01 8.15 8.00 8.40 8.25 8.10 0.00

2 Nathalie PECHALAT / Fabian BOURZAT FRA 56.34 29.00 27.34 7.20 7.05 7.30 7.35 7.15 0.00

3 Sinead KERR / John KERR GBR 54.73 26.60 28.13 7.20 7.20 7.45 7.65 7.55 0.00

4 Kimberly NAVARRO / Brent BOMMENTRE USA 48.17 25.80 22.37 6.00 5.40 6.05 5.95 6.05 0.00

5 Ekaterina RUBLEVA / Ivan SHEFER RUS 47.12 25.40 21.72 5.70 5.40 5.80 5.85 5.85 0.00

6 Emily SAMUELSON / Evan BATES USA 46.55 23.20 23.35 6.10 5.80 6.30 6.25 6.30 0.00

7 Kristina GORSHKOVA / Vitali BUTIKOV RUS 45.58 23.00 22.58 6.00 5.70 6.10 6.10 5.90 0.00

8 Pernelle CARRON / Lloyd JONES FRA 45.18 24.30 20.88 5.45 5.30 5.65 5.65 5.50 0.00

9 Zoe BLANC / Pierre-Loup BOUQUET FRA 44.24 24.20 20.04 5.25 4.95 5.45 5.35 5.40 0.00

10 Madison HUBBELL / Keiffer HUBBELL USA 43.07 21.80 21.27 5.50 5.35 5.70 5.70 5.75 0.00


Ice Dance - Current standings

1 Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR CAN 100.32
2 Nathalie PECHALAT / Fabian BOURZAT FRA 91.87
3 Sinead KERR / John KERR GBR 90.86
4 Emily SAMUELSON / Evan BATES USA 77.66
5 Kimberly NAVARRO / Brent BOMMENTRE USA 77.36
6 Kristina GORSHKOVA / Vitali BUTIKOV RUS 75.14
7 Ekaterina RUBLEVA / Ivan SHEFER RUS 74.24
8 Pernelle CARRON / Lloyd JONES FRA 71.46
9 Madison HUBBELL / Keiffer HUBBELL USA 70.24
10 Zoe BLANC / Pierre-Loup BOUQUET FRA 68.32

2009 TEB - Ladies' and Pairs' SP

Ladies - Short Program







1 Yu-Na KIM KOR 76.08 43.80 32.28 8.25 7.75 8.10 8.10 8.15 0.00

2 Yukari NAKANO JPN 59.64 32.80 26.84 6.70 6.30 6.95 6.75 6.85 0.00

3 Mao ASADA JPN 58.96 29.80 29.16 7.40 7.05 7.40 7.35 7.25 0.00

4 Alexe GILLES USA 58.22 34.86 23.36 5.80 5.50 5.95 5.95 6.00 0.00

5 Caroline ZHANG USA 57.26 32.30 24.96 6.10 5.90 6.45 6.40 6.35 0.00

6 Kiira KORPI FIN 54.20 28.40 25.80 6.65 6.05 6.60 6.50 6.45 0.00

7 Carolina KOSTNER ITA 51.26 23.90 28.36 7.25 6.85 7.00 7.15 7.20 1.00

8 Elene GEDEVANISHVILI GEO 48.68 24.20 24.48 6.20 5.70 6.30 6.05 6.35 0.00

9 Anna JURKIEWICZ POL 43.86 23.90 19.96 5.10 4.60 5.30 4.95 5.00 0.00

10 Gwendoline DIDIER FRA 41.96 22.20 19.76 5.10 4.65 4.90 4.95 5.10 0.00


Pairs - Short Program







1 Aliona SAVCHENKO / Robin SZOLKOWY GER 72.98 40.66 32.32 8.05 7.70 8.05 8.30 8.30 0.00

2 Maria MUKHORTOVA / Maxim TRANKOV RUS 66.88 38.00 28.88 7.40 6.85 7.35 7.25 7.25 0.00

3 Jessica DUBE / Bryce DAVISON CAN 64.54 36.34 28.20 7.15 6.85 7.10 7.05 7.10 0.00

4 Adeline CANAC / Maximin COIA FRA 55.96 31.96 24.00 6.00 5.70 6.10 6.10 6.10 0.00

5 Rena INOUE / John BALDWIN USA 55.06 31.02 24.04 6.20 5.70 6.05 6.00 6.10 0.00

6 Huibo DONG / Yiming WU CHN 49.70 28.70 21.00 5.60 5.00 5.25 5.35 5.05 0.00

7 Marissa CASTELLI / Simon SHNAPIR USA 49.50 29.06 20.44 5.45 4.80 5.05 5.15 5.10 0.00

8 Vanessa JAMES / Yannick BONHEUR FRA 38.96 20.80 19.16 5.10 4.60 4.65 4.90 4.70 1.00

2009 TEB - Compulsory Dance and Men' SP


Ice Dance - Compulsory Dance

1
Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR CAN 38.41 19.44 18.97 7.65 7.40 7.65 7.70 0.00

2 Sinead KERR / John KERR GBR 36.13 18.40 17.73 7.15 6.85 7.25 7.20 0.00

3 Nathalie PECHALAT / Fabian BOURZAT FRA 35.53 17.96 17.57 7.10 6.75 7.25 7.10 0.00

4 Emily SAMUELSON / Evan BATES USA 31.11 15.90 15.21 6.25 5.85 6.05 6.20 0.00

5 Kristina GORSHKOVA / Vitali BUTIKOV RUS 29.56 14.78 14.78 6.05 5.65 6.00 6.00 0.00

6 Kimberly NAVARRO / Brent BOMMENTRE USA 29.19 14.96 14.23 5.70 5.45 5.85 5.85 0.00

7 Madison HUBBELL / Keiffer HUBBELL USA 27.17 14.04 13.13 5.35 5.05 5.40 5.25 0.00

8 Ekaterina RUBLEVA / Ivan SHEFER RUS 27.12 13.82 13.30 5.50 5.05 5.40 5.35 0.00

9 Pernelle CARRON / Lloyd JONES FRA 26.28 13.36 12.92 5.35 4.90 5.25 5.20 0.00

10 Zoe BLANC / Pierre-Loup BOUQUET FRA 24.08 12.40 11.68 4.85 4.35 4.70 4.85 0.00


Men - Short Program





1 Tomas VERNER CZE 81.00 43.90 37.10 7.70 7.10 7.40 7.35 7.55 0.00

2 Nobunari ODA JPN 79.20 44.40 34.80 7.25 6.60 7.20 6.90 6.85 0.00

3 Adam RIPPON USA 75.82 41.42 34.40 6.70 6.65 7.00 7.00 7.05 0.00

4 Sergei VORONOV RUS 72.80 41.00 31.80 6.65 6.00 6.50 6.25 6.40 0.00

5 Yannick PONSERO FRA 72.50 38.30 34.20 7.00 6.45 6.90 6.90 6.95 0.00

6 Brian JOUBERT FRA 72.15 36.40 35.75 7.45 6.85 7.00 7.25 7.20 0.00

7 Alban PREAUBERT FRA 66.49 33.74 32.75 6.55 6.20 6.70 6.60 6.70 0.00

8 Ryan BRADLEY USA 65.21 36.76 28.45 5.75 5.35 5.75 5.85 5.75 0.00

9 Chao YANG CHN 60.72 34.92 25.80 5.40 4.95 5.30 5.15 5.00 0.00

10 Javier FERNANDEZ ESP 60.56 34.46 27.10 5.50 5.00 5.60 5.50 5.50 1.00

11 Peter LIEBERS GER 60.31 34.06 26.25 5.55 4.95 5.40 5.25 5.10 0.00

12 Vaughn CHIPEUR CAN 51.45 24.60 27.85 5.90 5.50 5.40 5.60 5.45 1.00

Thursday, October 15, 2009

For Zhang, it's all about peaking at the right time, Perfectionist Kim adds to her technical arsenal

Caroline Zhang had a solid run-through of her short program at this afternoon's practice, but she isn't satisfied.

"I was a little shaky. I've got some jet lag. I only got three hours sleep last night, so I'm glad I'm awake."

The U.S. bronze medalist may be extra tired after a few tumultuous months. This summer, the 16-year-old Californian left coach Mingzhu Li to train under Charlene Wong, only to return to Li less than two months later. A slight tear to her right ACL (knee) wreaked further havoc to her training schedule.

"I had a rough summer," she admitted. "I'm happy just to be competing here. I'm thinking of this event as practice. I'm not expecting too much; I haven't had too much time to go all out running through my programs.

"I'm still going to the physiotherapist, but that's almost done. I should be back at 95 per cent by the time of [my next event] Skate Canada."

The injury to Zhang's landing leg has forced an adjustment: there will be no triple flip-triple toe combination in her short program, set to Spanish Gypsy melodies.

"This is not my final competition layout," she emphasized. "I'm not doing a triple-triple here, because I don't want to risk a downgrade. I don't want to influence [the technical panel] to maybe give me downgrades in the future. I'm playing it safe."

Last season, Zhang felt she had her best skates after the 2009 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, too late to qualify for the U.S. world team. She's determined not to make the same mistake twice.

"I'm thinking nationals. I don't want to peak too early. I don't want to peak too late. I want to be on that Olympic team."

A fit Yu-Na Kim, who won her world title by a resounding 16-point margin last season, is taking an opposite approach.

The 19-year-old South Korean became the first woman to break the 200-point barrier in competition at the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships. Now she's tinkering with her jump layout, hoping to increase her technical elements score.

"It's going great," said Brian Orser, the two-time Olympic silver medalist who trains Kim in Toronto.

"I'm glad she's here at the first 'big bang' of the season. She did the first Grand Prix event [Skate America] last year and we're trying to follow that pattern as closely as possible. I like that there's a good field here."

Kim, who impressed with a near-clean run-through of her free skate to Gershwin's "Piano Concerto in F" this afternoon, will face off against long-time rival Mao Asada plus two-time European champion Carolina Kostner, Zhang and two-time Japanese bronze medalist Yukari Nakano, among others.

Orser hopes a new triple-triple combination will help his pupil lead the pack.

"She's doing the triple Lutz-triple toe in both her free and short [to James Bond movie themes], because her flip is really better when she does it by itself," Orser explained. "It's a definite inside take-off edge. If she sails across the ice [to do a triple-triple] it tends to flatten out."

Both Zhang and Kim's reasoning highlights the ever-evolving complexity of the International Judging System, where an edge or under rotation call can mean the difference between winning gold and finishing off of the podium.

"Yu-Na will get more points for a true flip with a clean edge, plus the Lutz-toe is worth more points as a combination," Orser said.

"She's a perfectionist; she wants every jump to be clean for the callers and judges."


icenetwork.com

Chan withdraws from Moscow Grand Prix

Two-time Canadian men's champion Patrick Chan has withdrawn from the upcoming ISU Grand Prix event next week in Russia as a result of a gastrocnemius tear in his left calf. The injury to the large muscle at the back of the lower leg has affected his training over the past month. Chan will miss competing at the Rostelecom Cup in Moscow, Russia, taking place October 22-25, 2009. The treatment and recovery time needed should allow him to compete as scheduled at HomeSense Skate Canada International in Kitchener, Ontario, November 19-22, 2009. Skate Canada's High Performance Director Mike Slipchuk endorsed the decision to withdraw.

"Patrick was really excited about competing for the first time in Russia. After consultation with his doctors and coach however, it was the right decision to withdraw from this event at this point in the year. It's important for Patrick to get back to 100 per cent in preparation for the season ahead which includes the upcoming 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Patrick is already looking forward to competing in November at HomeSense Skate Canada International, and for the remainder of the season."


icenetwork.com

ISU JGP Croatia Cup 2009


Junior Men

1 Yuzuru HANYU JPN 201.15
2 Ross MINER USA 196.08
3 Zhan BUSH RUS 176.64
4 Alexander MAJOROV SWE 176.12
5 Mark SHAKHMATOV RUS 168.16

Junior Ladies

1 Kanako MURAKAMI JPN 154.92
2 Kate CHARBONNEAU CAN 136.82
3 Ellie KAWAMURA USA 131.33
4 Maria ARTEMIEVA RUS 128.52
5 Rosa SHEVELEVA RUS 124.13

Junior Ice Dance

1 Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANI USA 171.99
2 Kharis RALPH / Asher HILL CAN 159.85
3 Tatiana BATURINTSEVA / Ivan VOLOBUIEV RUS 147.19
4 Charlotte LICHTMAN / Dean COPELY USA 144.74
5 Victoria SINITSINA / Ruslan ZHIGANSHIN RUS 142.79

Samuelson and Bates Well Prepared for Season

American ice dancers Emily Samuelson and Evan Bates may not be the front runners for the 2010 Olympic Games, but they are certainly among the contenders in a wide open field in which the point differentials between top teams become less and less each season.

The dancers, just 19 and 20 respectively, have been partners for more than eight years, taking a medal at U. S. Nationals every time they have competed at every level.

They also won the 2008 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, placed second at both the 2007 and 2008 JGP (Junior Grand Prix) Finals, and won a bronze medal at the 2009 Four Continents Championships.

Yaroslava Nechaeva and Yuri Chesnichenko train the dancers, who skate in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Their training is rigorous this summer but not unusually so.

"We didn't want to change our training too much just because it was the Olympic year," Samuelson said. "Our coaches always have us well prepared and as long as we keep improving, that's all we need to do."

"We have one of the most regimented schedules of anyone," Bates added. "Skating and school and sleep."

The dancers usually work for about four hours on ice and three hours off ice, five days a week with ballet, conditioning and off ice lift practice occupying their off ice time.

"We're working on our lifts more than on any other elements," Bates stated. "We're trying to make them more challenging."

"We're trying to avoid the Biellmanns and donut positions to preserve Emily's back," he continued. "You can do something aesthetically pleasing and still conform to the positions of ice dancing."

"Yuri spends so much time on our lifts," Samuelson said. "He does all the creative work and then tries them out with us first."

"Yuri picks Emily up and makes it look easy," laughed Bates. "Then I pick her up and it's hard."

"We also want to make our dance spins faster and learn our new footwork," Samuelson noted. "It's brand new so we're putting in hours of repetition to make it more comfortable."


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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Finlandia Trophy 2009 Ladies and Ice Dance final results

Ladies - Final result

1 Alena LEONOVA RUS 162.17
2 Laura LEPISTÖ FIN 154.33
3 Kiira KORPI FIN 152.84
4 Myriane SAMSON CAN 146.55
5 Jenna MCCORKELL GBR 138.87
6 Katarina GERBOLDT RUS 137.10
7 Fumie SUGURI JPN 136.91
8 Valentina MARCHEI ITA 136.55
9 Viktoria HELGESSON SWE 135.15
10 Susanna PÖYKIÖ FIN 128.55
11 Aki SAWADA JPN 120.18
12 Becky BERESWILL USA 117.11
13 Nana TAKEDA JPN 113.53
14 Joshi HELGESSON SWE 112.23
15 Molly OBERSTAR USA 109.89
16 Olga IKONNIKOVA EST 91.56

Ice Dance - Final result

1 Sinead KERR / John KERR GBR 173.14
2 Anastasia PLATONOVA / Alexander GRACHEV RUS 158.20
3 Alla BEKNAZAROVA / Vladimir ZUYEV UKR 151.90
4 Christina BEIER / William BEIER GER 147.38
5 Jane SUMMERSET / Todd GILLES USA 143.16
6 Phillipa TOWLER-GREEN / Phillip POOLE GBR 130.28
7 Nadezhda FROLENKOVA / Mikhail KASALO UKR 127.40
8 Zsuzsanna NAGY / Mate FEJES HUN 119.67
9 Kira GEIL / Dmytro MATSYUK AUT 117.22
10 Henna LINDHOLM / Ossi KANERVO FIN 101.30

Finlandia Trophy Free Dance



1 Sinead KERR / John KERR
GBR 86.31 41.40 45.91 7.65 7.40 7.75 7.75 7.90 1.00

2 Anastasia PLATONOVA / Alexander GRACHEV
RUS 78.83 41.40 39.43 6.75 6.45 6.75 6.60 6.35 2.00

3 Christina BEIER / William BEIER
GER 75.34 42.00 34.34 5.80 5.65 6.00 5.70 5.50 1.00

4 Jane SUMMERSET / Todd GILLES
USA 75.18 40.40 34.78 5.90 5.80 5.65 6.00 5.60 0.00

5 Alla BEKNAZAROVA / Vladimir ZUYEV
UKR 71.70 35.90 36.80 6.45 6.25 6.05 6.10 5.65 1.00

6 Phillipa TOWLER-GREEN / Phillip POOLE
GBR 66.38 36.86 29.52 4.90 4.65 5.10 4.90 5.25 0.00

7 Nadezhda FROLENKOVA / Mikhail KASALO
UKR 64.49 39.40 26.09 4.75 4.20 4.55 4.35 3.90 1.00

8 Zsuzsanna NAGY / Mate FEJES
HUN 60.62 35.20 25.42 4.45 4.15 4.25 4.30 4.05 0.00

9 Kira GEIL / Dmytro MATSYUK
AUT 60.42 34.80 25.62 4.45 4.15 4.50 4.30 4.00 0.00

10 Henna LINDHOLM / Ossi KANERVO
FIN 52.91 33.30 20.61 3.80 3.35 3.40 3.55 3.05 1.00

Finlandia Trophy 2009 Ladies' LP





1 Alena LEONOVA
RUS 105.93 51.25 55.68 6.96 6.54 7.17 6.96 7.17 1.00

2 Laura LEPISTÖ
FIN 100.88 43.94 56.94 7.17 6.88 7.04 7.17 7.33 0.00

3 Kiira KORPI
FIN 98.13 43.20 54.93 7.00 6.50 7.08 6.83 6.92 0.00

4 Myriane SAMSON
CAN 92.88 45.27 48.61 6.21 5.79 6.29 5.96 6.13 1.00

5 Jenna MCCORKELL
GBR 88.94 42.20 46.74 6.13 5.46 6.04 5.75 5.83 0.00

6 Valentina MARCHEI
ITA 86.78 40.98 46.80 6.08 5.29 5.96 5.88 6.04 1.00

7 Katarina GERBOLDT
RUS 84.63 37.95 48.68 6.21 5.67 6.21 6.00 6.33 2.00

8 Fumie SUGURI
JPN 82.82 32.28 51.54 6.88 6.08 6.54 6.33 6.38 1.00

9 Viktoria HELGESSON
SWE 82.49 37.33 45.16 5.63 5.42 5.71 5.63 5.83 0.00

10 Susanna PÖYKIÖ
FIN 73.91 25.50 50.41 6.58 6.08 6.25 6.38 6.21 2.00

11 Aki SAWADA
JPN 73.12 32.32 42.80 5.58 5.04 5.46 5.25 5.42 2.00

12 Joshi HELGESSON
SWE 72.92 31.57 41.35 5.42 4.83 5.21 5.17 5.21 0.00

13 Becky BERESWILL
USA 72.05 30.50 43.55 5.63 5.17 5.38 5.50 5.54 2.00

14 Nana TAKEDA
JPN 71.74 32.39 40.35 5.33 4.67 5.17 4.88 5.17 1.00

15 Molly OBERSTAR
USA 68.41 27.60 42.81 5.21 5.17 5.33 5.58 5.46 2.00

16 Olga IKONNIKOVA
EST 56.57 22.03 34.54 4.54 4.13 4.42 4.33 4.17 0.00

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Finlandia Trophy 2009 Final and current standings of Ice Dance and Men

Ice Dance - Current standings

1 Sinead KERR / John KERR GBR 86.83
2 Alla BEKNAZAROVA / Vladimir ZUYEV UKR 80.20
3 Anastasia PLATONOVA / Alexander GRACHEV RUS 79.37
4 Christina BEIER / William BEIER GER 72.04
5 Jane SUMMERSET / Todd GILLES USA 67.98
6 Phillipa TOWLER-GREEN / Phillip POOLE GBR 63.90
7 Nadezhda FROLENKOVA / Mikhail KASALO UKR 62.91
8 Zsuzsanna NAGY / Mate FEJES HUN 59.05
9 Kira GEIL / Dmytro MATSYUK AUT 56.80
10 Henna LINDHOLM / Ossi KANERVO FIN 48.39

Men - Final result

1 Daisuke TAKAHASHI JPN 224.25
2 Sergei VORONOV RUS 210.22
3 Stephen CARRIERE USA 193.24
4 Michal BREZINA CZE 190.31
5 Konstantin MENSHOV RUS 190.08
6 Kristoffer BERNTSSON SWE 185.58
7 Daisuke MURAKAMI JPN 177.87
8 Peter LIEBERS GER 176.21
9 Paolo BACCHINI ITA 175.67
10 Alexander JOHNSON USA 165.03
11 Ari-Pekka NURMENKARI FIN 160.60
12 Kevin VAN DER PERREN BEL 160.53
13 Clemens BRUMMER GER 157.52
14 Przemyslaw DOMANSKI POL 155.26
15 Ian MARTINEZ CAN 153.94
16 Karel ZELENKA ITA 149.92
17 Valtter VIRTANEN FIN 133.26
18 Vitali SAZONETS UKR 129.97
19 Mikko MINKKINEN FIN 127.30

Finlandia Trophy 2009 Men's LP





1
Sergei VORONOV
RUS 141.72 71.80 69.92 7.29 6.67 7.08 6.88 7.04 0.00

2 Daisuke TAKAHASHI
JPN 141.02 64.02 77.00 7.75 7.38 7.71 7.83 7.83 0.00

3 Konstantin MENSHOV
RUS 128.01 64.59 64.42 6.75 6.17 6.46 6.33 6.50 1.00

4 Michal BREZINA
CZE 127.42 64.16 63.26 6.50 6.08 6.38 6.38 6.29 0.00

5 Stephen CARRIERE
USA 123.02 57.18 65.84 6.79 6.42 6.71 6.50 6.50 0.00

6 Kristoffer BERNTSSON
SWE 118.71 51.53 67.18 6.63 6.46 6.83 6.71 6.96 0.00

7 Peter LIEBERS
GER 115.73 56.53 59.20 6.17 5.67 6.00 5.88 5.88 0.00

8 Paolo BACCHINI
ITA 115.49 55.99 60.50 6.04 5.67 6.17 6.08 6.29 1.00

9 Daisuke MURAKAMI
JPN 113.61 49.01 64.60 6.71 6.17 6.54 6.46 6.42 0.00

10 Kevin VAN DER PERREN
BEL 111.39 55.39 59.00 6.25 5.83 5.63 6.04 5.75 3.00

11 Alexander JOHNSON
USA 110.09 54.41 56.68 5.75 5.42 5.58 5.67 5.92 1.00

12 Ari-Pekka NURMENKARI
FIN 105.72 53.22 54.50 5.75 5.21 5.33 5.54 5.42 2.00

13 Ian MARTINEZ
CAN 102.46 47.84 55.62 5.67 5.38 5.46 5.63 5.67 1.00

14 Przemyslaw DOMANSKI
POL 102.08 48.98 53.10 5.33 5.13 5.42 5.29 5.38 0.00

15 Karel ZELENKA
ITA 99.10 45.52 53.58 5.54 5.25 5.25 5.46 5.29 0.00

16 Clemens BRUMMER
GER 96.29 41.31 56.98 5.83 5.50 5.58 5.79 5.79 2.00

17 Vitali SAZONETS
UKR 88.47 42.63 45.84 4.96 4.42 4.54 4.58 4.42 0.00

18 Mikko MINKKINEN
FIN 86.21 39.21 49.00 5.08 4.67 4.88 4.83 5.04 2.00

19 Valtter VIRTANEN
FIN 85.51 40.59 47.92 4.92 4.50 4.71 4.83 5.00 3.00

Finlandia Trophy 2009 Ladies' SP





1 Alena LEONOVA
RUS 56.24 30.61 26.63 6.79 6.25 6.71 6.71 6.83 1.00

2 Kiira KORPI
FIN 54.71 28.18 27.53 7.04 6.54 6.96 6.88 7.00 1.00

3 Susanna PÖYKIÖ
FIN 54.64 28.81 25.83 6.71 6.13 6.58 6.38 6.50 0.00

4 Fumie SUGURI
JPN 54.09 28.03 26.06 6.83 6.13 6.63 6.50 6.50 0.00

5 Myriane SAMSON
CAN 53.67 29.96 23.71 5.88 5.67 6.13 6.00 5.96 0.00

6 Laura LEPISTÖ
FIN 53.45 26.78 27.67 7.00 6.63 6.92 6.96 7.08 1.00

7 Viktoria HELGESSON
SWE 52.66 31.12 22.54 5.67 5.33 5.88 5.63 5.67 1.00

8 Katarina GERBOLDT
RUS 52.47 28.08 24.39 6.13 5.79 6.33 6.08 6.17 0.00

9 Jenna MCCORKELL
GBR 49.93 26.06 23.87 5.96 5.58 6.17 6.00 6.13 0.00

10 Valentina MARCHEI
ITA 49.77 26.28 24.49 6.04 5.75 6.29 6.29 6.25 1.00

11 Aki SAWADA
JPN 47.06 26.30 20.76 5.33 4.79 5.42 5.13 5.29 0.00

12 Becky BERESWILL
USA 45.06 23.37 23.69 5.88 5.58 6.00 6.13 6.04 2.00

13 Nana TAKEDA
JPN 41.79 20.51 21.28 5.42 4.83 5.50 5.42 5.42 0.00

14 Molly OBERSTAR
USA 41.48 19.69 21.79 5.33 5.04 5.58 5.67 5.63 0.00

15 Joshi HELGESSON
SWE 39.31 19.63 19.68 5.08 4.67 4.96 4.92 4.96 0.00

16 Olga IKONNIKOVA
EST 34.99 17.87 18.12 4.83 4.38 4.63 4.50 4.33 1.00

Finlandia Trophy 2009 Original Dance





1
Sinead KERR / John KERR
GBR 52.72 24.70 28.02 7.45 7.20 7.25 7.50 7.45 0.00

2 Alla BEKNAZAROVA / Vladimir ZUYEV
UKR 49.36 25.70 24.66 6.60 6.25 6.55 6.50 6.55 1.00

3 Anastasia PLATONOVA / Alexander GRACHEV
RUS 48.74 24.10 24.64 6.55 6.15 6.45 6.60 6.65 0.00

4 Christina BEIER / William BEIER
GER 45.62 25.90 19.72 5.30 4.95 5.40 5.05 5.25 0.00

5 Phillipa TOWLER-GREEN / Phillip POOLE
GBR 40.27 22.70 17.57 4.90 4.50 4.70 4.55 4.50 0.00

6 Nadezhda FROLENKOVA / Mikhail KASALO
UKR 39.24 21.70 17.54 4.80 4.45 4.70 4.70 4.50 0.00

7 Jane SUMMERSET / Todd GILLES
USA 39.17 18.50 21.67 5.65 5.65 5.45 5.85 5.85 1.00

8 Zsuzsanna NAGY / Mate FEJES
HUN 37.41 20.60 16.81 4.30 4.20 4.40 4.45 4.70 0.00

9 Henna LINDHOLM / Ossi KANERVO
FIN 34.27 20.70 13.57 3.60 3.30 3.60 3.65 3.70 0.00

10 Kira GEIL / Dmytro MATSYUK
AUT 34.05 17.90 16.15 4.40 4.05 4.35 4.30 4.20 0.00

Friday, October 9, 2009

Finlandia Trophy 2009 Men's SP





1
Daisuke TAKAHASHI
JPN 83.23 44.85 39.38 7.96 7.58 8.00 7.88 7.96 1.00

2 Stephen CARRIERE
USA 70.22 38.17 32.05 6.54 6.21 6.42 6.46 6.42 0.00

3 Sergei VORONOV
RUS 68.50 35.15 33.35 6.92 6.42 6.71 6.67 6.63 0.00

4 Kristoffer BERNTSSON
SWE 66.87 36.15 30.72 6.13 5.79 6.25 6.13 6.42 0.00

5 Daisuke MURAKAMI
JPN 64.26 35.18 29.08 6.29 5.58 5.83 5.75 5.63 0.00

6 Michal BREZINA
CZE 62.89 32.93 30.96 6.29 5.96 6.25 6.21 6.25 1.00

7 Konstantin MENSHOV
RUS 62.07 31.91 30.16 6.33 5.79 6.00 6.04 6.00 0.00

8 Clemens BRUMMER
GER 61.23 32.68 28.55 5.75 5.46 5.67 5.75 5.92 0.00

9 Peter LIEBERS
GER 60.48 31.98 28.50 6.04 5.50 5.71 5.71 5.54 0.00

10 Paolo BACCHINI
ITA 60.18 31.51 28.67 5.71 5.46 5.79 5.83 5.88 0.00

11 Alexander JOHNSON
USA 54.94 26.73 29.21 5.96 5.58 5.75 5.88 6.04 1.00

12 Ari-Pekka NURMENKARI
FIN 54.88 26.01 28.87 6.00 5.58 5.71 5.75 5.83 0.00

13 Przemyslaw DOMANSKI
POL 53.18 29.18 25.00 5.21 4.83 5.00 5.00 4.96 1.00

14 Ian MARTINEZ
CAN 51.48 25.77 26.71 5.46 5.00 5.25 5.33 5.67 1.00

15 Karel ZELENKA
ITA 50.82 24.77 26.05 5.50 5.13 5.25 5.17 5.00 0.00

16 Kevin VAN DER PERREN
BEL 49.14 18.64 30.50 6.46 5.92 5.83 6.25 6.04 0.00

17 Valtter VIRTANEN
FIN 47.75 24.08 24.67 5.21 4.67 4.83 4.88 5.08 1.00

18 Vitali SAZONETS
UKR 41.50 18.78 22.72 4.88 4.25 4.63 4.54 4.42 0.00

19 Mikko MINKKINEN
FIN 41.09 18.45 22.64 4.75 4.38 4.42 4.63 4.46 0.00

Finlandia Trophy 2009 Compulsory Dance



1 Sinead KERR / John KERR
GBR 34.11 17.44 16.67 6.80 6.45 6.65 6.80 0.00

2 Alla BEKNAZAROVA / Vladimir ZUYEV
UKR 30.84 16.16 14.68 5.95 5.65 6.05 5.90 0.00

3 Anastasia PLATONOVA / Alexander GRACHEV
RUS 30.63 15.70 14.93 6.15 5.65 6.10 6.05 0.00

4 Jane SUMMERSET / Todd GILLES
USA 28.81 15.16 13.65 5.60 5.25 5.55 5.45 0.00

5 Christina BEIER / William BEIER
GER 26.42 13.96 12.46 5.15 4.80 5.00 5.00 0.00

6 Nadezhda FROLENKOVA / Mikhail KASALO
UKR 23.67 13.10 10.57 4.45 3.90 4.40 4.20 0.00

7 Phillipa TOWLER-GREEN / Phillip POOLE
GBR 23.63 12.96 10.67 4.60 4.05 4.20 4.15 0.00

8 Kira GEIL / Dmytro MATSYUK
AUT 22.75 12.50 10.25 4.30 3.85 4.05 4.20 0.00

9 Zsuzsanna NAGY / Mate FEJES
HUN 21.64 12.06 9.58 4.30 3.45 3.85 3.65 0.00

10 Henna LINDHOLM / Ossi KANERVO
FIN 14.12 8.00 6.12 2.90 2.05 2.50 2.30 0.00

Cohen withdraws from Trophee Eric Bompard

Sasha Cohen, the 2006 Olympic silver medalist, three-time world medalist and six-time U.S. medalist, announced today she will not compete at the 2009 Trophée Eric Bompard, the first event in the 2009 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, because of an injury.

After consultation with an orthopedic surgeon, Cohen was diagnosed with tendonitis in her right calf.

"I have been advised to limit my training for the next few weeks," Cohen said. "My pain is subsiding, but I have not been able to fully train for Trophée Bompard."

Cohen says she is confident that she will be ready to compete at 2009 Skate America, Nov. 12-15 in Lake Placid, N.Y.

"I was looking forward to competing in Paris, and I'm sorry I won't be there," Cohen said. "However, I'm still excited about the rest of the season and am looking forward to competing in Lake Placid."

Cohen announced in May her intention to return to competitive skating following a three-year absence. Her last competition was the 2006 World Figure Skating Championships in Calgary, Canada, where she won the bronze.

Cohen trains in Lake Arrowhead, Calif., under the direction of Rafael Arutunian, a former coach of two-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan.


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ISU JGP Pokal d. Blauen Schwerter 2009

Junior Men
  1. Nan Song (CHN) 187.71 pts
  2. Artur Gachinksi (RUS) 183.89 pts
  3. Gordei Gorshkov (RUS) 174.60 pts
  4. Grant Hochstein (USA) 169.85 pts
  5. Richard Dornbush (USA) 166.83 pts
Junior Ladies
  1. Kiri Baga (USA) 144.68 pts
  2. Angela Maxwell (USA) 136.15 pts
  3. Polina Agafonova (RUS) 127.82 pts
  4. Sandy Hoffmann (GER) 123.00 pts
  5. Ekaterina Kozireva (RUS) 118.02 pts
Junior Pairs
  1. Wenjing Sui & Cong Han (CHN) 164.84 pts
  2. Yue Zhang & Lei Wang (CHN) 147.89 pts
  3. Britney Simpson & Nathan Miller (USA) 144.80 pts
  4. Anais Morand & Antoine Dorsaz (SUI) 142.45 pts
  5. Tatiana Novik & Mikhail Kuznetsov (RUS) 138.48 pts
Junior Ice Dance
  1. Ekaterina Pushkash & Jonathan Guerreiro (RUS) 164.01 pts
  2. Lorenza Alessandrini & Simone Vaturi (ITA) 155.62 pts
  3. Piper Gilles & Zachary Donohue (USA) 152.60 pts
  4. Marina Antipova & Artem Kudashev (RUS) 152.56 pts
  5. Stefanie Frohberg & Tim Giesen (GER) 147.37 pt

Injury derails Meissner's Olympic dream

Just a week ago, Kimmie Meissner was talking about a comeback - from bad performances in recent years and from injuries that continued to nag her as she readied for a new season of figure skating.

Now her dreams of a second trip to the Olympics in February are over.

The former world and national figure skating champion from Bel Air has not recovered quickly enough from a dislocated right knee cap and tendinitis, which forced her to withdraw Thursday from both of her Grand Prix assignments.

In a text message to The Baltimore Sun, Meissner, 20, said she is not retiring from skating.

"I want to thank everyone who has supported me," she said. "My heart will always be in Maryland with the people who cheered for me first."

Meissner's coach, Richard Callaghan, said the skater was "very upset with the situation."

"She was having a great summer before the injury in August. I was truly confident that if she was skating at 90 percent of her capability, that she had an excellent chance to go back to the Olympics," he said. "It would be a shame if she got back to training and was in the best shape of her life by the time of nationals in January. But she has to comply with the rules."

Her decision has consequences beyond the prize money and points on the international circuit. Meissner was given a bye from having to qualify this weekend at regionals in Rockville for the U.S. National Championships because of the extensive amount of travel involved in competing in the Rostelecom Cup of Russia in Moscow, Oct. 22-25, and the NHK Trophy in Tokyo, Nov. 5-8.

That waiver is no longer valid because it was conditioned on Meissner skating in the Grand Prix events, said U.S. Figure Skating spokeswoman Scottie Bibb.

Putting personal wishes aside
"For the United States to be represented properly, especially in an Olympic year, I feel I must put my personal desire to compete aside," Meissner said in a statement released Thursday.

The 2010 Olympics are in Vancouver, British Columbia, from Feb. 12-28.

Meissner moved back to Bel Air last month from her Florida training home to get physical therapy and to train on her own.

But she was struggling with the death in late August of a beloved aunt who had cancer. And she was preparing to move from the Fort Lauderdale area, where she had her first apartment, to Naples on the Gulf Coast to join Callaghan and coach Todd Eldredge, a six-time U.S. champion.

Meissner said she injured her knee when she attempted to pull out of a jump to avoid a younger skater who had drifted into her path. She landed on her right knee, which swelled and stiffened.

"I was working on the triple axel, and the kicker was I was having an awesome day. I decided to do one more. I guess I shouldn't have," she said last week. "I'm trying my best, but I don't want to jeopardize my health."

Although she was working on her routines and had added several jumps, Meissner said she could not perform her flips and lutzes without pain. In the end, she decided that she didn't want to go to Cup of Russia and compete against 2008 Worlds champion Mao Asada and 2007 Worlds champion Miki Ando without a full arsenal of jumps.


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Reed Joins Japaridze to Compete for Georgia

The ice dancing world now has a third Reed sibling competing internationally. Allison Reed, the younger sister of Japan's Cathy and Chris Reed, has teamed up with Otar Japaridze to skate for Georgia.

The new couple placed 12th in their first international competition, the Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf, Germany in September 2009, qualifying the team for the Olympic Games and a chance to compete against her siblings.

"We'll be doing some other competitions," Japaridze said. "The Georgian Federation is happy to have a dance team."

"My birthday was June 8, so I was just old enough to be in the Olympics," Reed noted. "I had to be 15 by July 1."

"We hope to keep going as far as we can," Japaridze said. "Many teams will retire or finish competing after the Olympics, so we will have a chance to get in the top!"

Japaridze began started when he was seven because both of his parents were skated. He competed in men until he was 15 and then switched to dance.

He has competed with three different partners at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Marina Sheltsina (21st in 2004), Ekaterina Zaikina (21st in 2006 and 16th in 2007), and Isabella Tobias (14th in 2008).

Reed started skating when she was three. "My Mom was on a synchro team and my brother and sister were dancing so I was always at the rink," she said. "I started out in singles but I always wanted to do dance because I wanted to be like them. They've always been my role models and it's great to be able to go to them for help."

She was always dancing off ice too. "I was in the New Jersey Ballet when I was five or six," she said. "I still love to go to the Broadway Dance Center and do all the dances there."

The couple started skating together in May 2009. "I've always been looking for a partner," Reed said. "We had a mini tryout a few years ago but I was too small. When I finally grew a little taller, we decided to give it another try since we already knew each other."


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