Friday, January 28, 2011

Europeans and U.S. Nationals Updates

Kiira Korpi is in first place after the ladies short program at Europeans, with 63.50. She and Ksenia Makarova (second with 60.35) each landed a triple toe-triple toe combo. Sarah Meier is in third with 58.56, Viktoria Helgesson fourth with 54.70, Elene Gedevanishvile fifth with 53.68, and in the perhaps the biggest surprise of the ladies short, Carolina Kostner is in sixth with 53.17 after falling on an underrotated triple toe-triple toe AND a triple loop. Alena Leonova is thirteenth with 48.40.

Short Program Results
Article on the Ladies short

Article on Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy winning Euros and about the men's short program. Apparently Florent Amodio and Brian Joubert are rooming together.

Another article involving the European men and pairs. 

There is validity to the complaints about the temperature at the rink by the skaters competing at Euros. ISU President Ottavio Cinquanta claims they'll be more vigilant about the venues in the future.

Icenetwork article about Jeremy Abbott's arrival in Greensboro and Amanda Evora and Mark Ladwig's new short program to "Sing, Sing, Sing". Jeremy is unsure about adding the quad, but plans to have it in the freeskate at Worlds.

Article on the pairs short program from Nationals.

NFL schedule could affect when Nationals is held in coming years.

Three U.S. Champs battle for this years title

Ryan Bradley is planning two quads and two triple axels in his freeskate, while Armin Mahbanoozadeh is hoping to put a quad in early next season, but not quite yet. 

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