Monday, November 8, 2010

2010 Cup of China Results (Nutshell Edition)

I’m going to try something a little different with this overview: very succinct phrasing!
(If you prefer the more fleshed-out contemplation that usually follows GP events, check out tomorrow’s post… it’ll be much more up your alley.) OK, here we go…

Miki Ando won gold for the ladies. Still looks uninspired for most part. But relatively clean.
Akiko Suzuki took silver. Goofed a couple jumps. A shame.
Alena Leonova won bronze. Mostly because Mirai Nagasu (leading after SP) self-destructed.
Amanda Dobbs attempted a triple flip (now her hardest jump) in the FS. Fell down. Got back up. She’ll get there. (Especially now that she’s focusing on singles full-time.)

Takahiko Kozuka got his second career GP win with victory in Beijing. Thwarted Brian Joubert’s chance to make history? No; Joubert thwarted himself (dropped to 4th after the FS)
USA’s Brandon Mroz skated near lights-out to win silver. Surprise!
Tomas Verner is back; he skated 2 solid skates to take bronze. Watch out Florent Amodio… there’s another MJ impersonator in the midst.

Pang/Tong keep winning gold. Even though they aren’t skating that well. Yet.
Cute Pang/Tong wannabes Sui/Han for silver… Yankowskas/Coughlin got the bronze that eluded them at NHK.

Pechalat/Bourzat are, according to press reports, ready to WIN at ice dance. So they did.
Faiella/Scali were ready to do the same, but a couple of sinister costume designers thought otherwise…

If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, check the Clip of the Day. Then multiply the mishap you see by two... yeowsers.

We’ll dig in a little more tomorrow!

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