Please don't get me wrong, I can except someone getting a second spot if they have lower scores/lower tech but put in a medal. But I don't see the point of giving someone a second spot if they have lower scores, technical content and didn't even medal. At the very least see how others do and give someone like Agnes (especially!) a shot at some experience.
And I agree that I thought Gong was a bit more impressive Jilai but I know that I was mainly upset about Agnes not getting the shot.
pinky, in an effort to keep this thread on topic, I've replied to you in the JGP Japan thread with jump info for the three Japanese ladies: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...54#post2875354.
While in the end, Ellie vs Gong turned out not to be really that much of an injustice. It certainly would have been an injustice if Gong had not only scored higher but also medaled.
Last edited by bek; 09-15-2010 at 06:47 AM.
Are you people still wuzrobbing Zawadzki from last year? Where's a dead horse icon when you need it.
The Junior Grand Prix: Where skaters who "come out of nowhere" come from.
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Back to US ladies, does anyone know what triples Kiri attempted/landed at the competition she competed in last month? Does she have a 3lo? Are her 3lz and 3f more consistent than last season? Does her 3s and 2a still give her trouble? Last season it seemed like her 3t was the only jump she could really rely on, as I remember her falling alot on 3lz, 3s, 2a. 3f seemed pretty strong by junior worlds though. Her PCS are sure to be high in Japan if she skates well, but she also seems prone to letting mistakes get to her in the FS resulting in weaker performance quality and thus lower PCS.
Anyway, she did land a clean 3Lo in her SP at State. I don't have anymore jump information from that competition, though.
I do have hearsay info that she was landing the 3F solid and the 3Lz was coming along nicely before her injury. I'm not expecting too much from her this JGP season because she lost so much training time, but I think she should be back on form come Nationals.
She was thrust onto the JGP, as both of her assignments were near the end of the series (for a while it didn't appear as though she would get an initial assignment). Yes, she underperformed at both the JGPF and Nationals, but she came back incredibly strong at Jr. Worlds to score a personal best in the FS. I think it was a whirlwind 14 months for her: going from a relative unknown, to Novice U.S. champion, to competing internationally for the first time, to having to deal with the pressure of big time competitions like the JGPF. I was impressed with her mental toughness at Jr. Worlds, and hope she can feel a bit more comfortable in her international assignments this season.
Lexis Verhulst (FSC of Madison, Wisconsin) edged out Gracie Gold with a total score of 125.10 to 124.67 at the Greater Chicagoland Fall Invitational this past weekend and moved into Scoretracker's Top Ten for the first time this season.
Top Ten scores from U.S. club competitions as of 9/15/10:
149.41 Gracie Gold (Skate Milwaukee) UGL/Mids
148.79 McKinzie Daniels (Broadmoor Open) SW/Mids
147.85 Angela Wang (Liberty) CP/Coasts
146.14 (tie) Courtney Hicks (Skate San Francisco) SWP/Coasts
146.14 (tie) Leah Keiser (Golden West) SWP/Coasts
138.56 Lauren Dinh (CO Championships) SW/Mids
130.80 Mary Beth Marley (Skate Detroit) UGL but may skate SWP/Coasts
129.02 Ashley Cain (Skate Detroit) SW/Mids
128.82 Polina Edmunds (Silicon Valley Open) CP/Coasts
125.10 Lexis Verhulst (Greater Chicago Fall Inv) UGL/Mids
Annie Mateya (South Atlantic region) scored a total of 117.02 to win the Junior Ladies event at the Middle Atlantics club comp. in NYC this past weekend and may now have the highest Junior Ladies score in the Eastern section (still working on updating Scoretracker with this past weekend's competition scores).
ETA: Nina Jiang (SW/Mids) scored 131.08 at the JGP in Courchevel, France, last month. Angela Wang is scheduled to make her JGP debut in Japan next week.
Last edited by Sylvia; 09-16-2010 at 02:20 AM.
Good for Ms. Verhulst, another skater to add to that Mids section. Good for Mateya as well, she's always been right there and it might be her turn to make Nationals.
That's a really impressive score put up by Gracie Gold, I really hope she gets to compete on the JGP next season!
Moved over from the Graz JGP thread (Gao won silver and Lindsay Davis placed 12th today):
IF USFS is going to assign a 9th lady to a JGP this fall, then based on summer competitions (and not 2010 Nationals results) I feel Vanessa Lam has made a stronger case for herself than Felicia Zhang (who has not competed a Senior short and long program at the same competition, AFAIK?).
Last edited by Sylvia; 09-18-2010 at 08:23 PM.