2022 Worlds Womens FS - Hallelujah this Season Is Almost Over

Lanie

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So glad I was there to see this!

I think Mariah's PCS should have held her up a bit for a medal but I'm so happy for Alysa.

Loena - what a warrior, what a fighter!

And Kaori! I hate the music but her skating makes me like it. Amazing! We met Kaori's uncle. He was tickled by our signs and wanted to take pictures to show her! :lol: Sweet guy.

I'm so tired so I can articulate better tomorrow maybe, my phone was dying so I couldn't post anything and my battery brick thing was like "nah not working today feck you" :lol:
 

Karen-W

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Just for grins & giggles, I looked at last year's results, to see how the points earned by the medalists, top 5, top 10, top 15, etc, compared with this year's results... There is a remarkable level of consistency in the scoring from the skaters, even without the Russian women. My conclusion? Women's skating is gonna be just fine...

ISU World Championships 2021
Ladies
Final Results
RankNameNationPointsSPFS
1Anna SHCHERBAKOVAFSR233.1712
2Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVAFSR220.4633
3Alexandra TRUSOVAFSR217.20121
4Karen CHENUSA208.6346
5Loena HENDRICKXBEL208.44104
6Kaori SAKAMOTOJPN207.8065
7Rika KIHIRAJPN205.7029
8Olga MIKUTINAAUT198.77117
9Bradie TENNELLUSA197.8178
10Haein LEEKOR193.44811
11Yelim KIMKOR191.78513
12Ekaterina RYABOVAAZE189.461310
13Madeline SCHIZASCAN185.78914
14Eva-Lotta KIIBUSEST181.471912
15Josefin TALJEGARDSWE178.101516
16Lindsay VAN ZUNDERTNED174.502415
17Alexandra FEIGINBUL173.521718
18Nicole SCHOTTGER172.802017
19Satoko MIYAHARAJPN172.301619
20Alina URUSHADZEGEO169.011820
21Hongyi CHENCHN162.792221
22Eliska BREZINOVACZE155.142122
23Natasha MCKAYGBR153.462323
24Jenni SAARINENFIN146.541424


ISU World Championships 2022
Women
Final Results
RankNameNationPointsSPFS
1Kaori SAKAMOTOJPN236.0911
2Loena HENDRICKXBEL217.7022
3Alysa LIUUSA211.1953
4Mariah BELLUSA208.6634
5Young YOUKOR204.9146
6Anastasiia GUBANOVAGEO196.61145
7Haein LEEKOR196.55117
8Karen CHENUSA192.5188
9Ekaterina RYABOVAAZE188.50911
10Nicole SCHOTTGER188.42614
11Wakaba HIGUCHIJPN188.15712
12Madeline SCHIZASCAN188.141010
13Ekaterina KURAKOVAPOL186.43169
14Olga MIKUTINAAUT182.981513
15Mana KAWABEJPN182.441215
16Niina PETROKINAEST176.601716
17Lindsay VAN ZUNDERTNED171.391817
18Julia SAUTERROU170.311918
19Alexia PAGANINISUI170.021319
20Lara Naki GUTMANNITA164.392020
21Josefin TALJEGARDSWE163.242121
22Kailani CRAINEAUS161.752222
23Natasha MCKAYGBR159.272423
24Dasa GRMSLO147.122324
 

alexikeguchi

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I knew I was going to find this particular discipline more watchable without the Russians, but I didn't quite realize how much more I would enjoy it. The competitors seemed so much more animated and genuinely thrilled with personal best performances regardless of medals. I especially loved the skates/reactions of Julia Sauter and Nastia Gubanova. And the medal ceremony was just delightful and moving. All the medalists seemed over the moon rather than viewing the result as just another day at the office or being disappointed with silver rather than gold. Honestly, I hope it stays this way for a long time.
 

baramin

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What a fantastic competition--light years ahead of most post-oly worlds. I know there were no quads, but looking at this year versus last year's worlds, the top 4 here skated so much better in terms of laying down clean, exciting skates (and not only because the results weren't practically predetermined).

Is Loena the first non-Russian Euro on the podium since Kostner? Fantastic for her, Belgium, and all the other small skating nations who get to see someone make the hard work pay off!

Kaori--stunning all season. It seems like there have been a few years where she hasn't been able to keep herself together at the big competitions, but this year she's been completely in control. Marvelous.

Alysa--and we were worried when she couldn't medal on the GP😂 A bronze in March is better than in November--and who'd have thought that between her and Valieva, it would be Liu to win the first Oly/World medal? And only 6 years between world podiums for the US ladies this time--we're getting better!

Mariah--glad she gets a small medal, and even though she didn't quite make the podium, I hope she's thrilled with what she did here. 6 places better than at the Olympics and such good fight throughout--she should be proud
 

Asli

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I wonder how the Russian girls skating for other countries feel this week with such overt support for Ukraine everywhere, their coaches absent…it must be difficult.
It must be difficult. They're young and I'm sorry they have to go through this but IMO it's not a bad thing that they're learning the truth. They're better off than some young people their age in Russia who don't know what's going on. The countries they are representing have had their fair share of Russian aggression anyway, so if they are to skate under that flag, they've got to understand why people are supporting Ukraine.

Actually, if this were some other sport, there might have been aggressive chanting against Russia and even against Russian athletes. I'm proud that this isn't happening.
 

4rkidz

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Who criticized him for being too quiet??
So many on various social media, along with my daughter and her skating friends. At least he doesn’t talk fluff, it’s just descriptions of the program.
He’s not my number one choice, but at least he knows his technical stuff and is polite.
 

JoannaLouise

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OMG it actually happened!! My dream podium!! 😍

I know the rest of you watched this hours ago and this is old news :lol: But I'm so glad I managed to avoid spoilers for the whole day, because this has been magical.

I am totally losing it watching these last two women. I started crying when Loena cried (what a moment for her and her brother!), and I'm still teary-eyed for Kaori.

:cheer2: :cheer2:
 

4rkidz

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Wow finally finished watching all the women. The last group was epic, I actually think it was the best worlds I have watched in tv (not live that would be Finland and Milan).
Kaori was epic! Loved her since she was a junior, happy for Leona that was so well deserved. Loved 3rd and 4th two, the American women skated well.
Happy retirement @PRlady
 

millyskate

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Wow - I just finished watching.

Alysa's skate was absolutely medal deserving and the Tchaikovsky is such a great program for her.

I'm so so happy Loena has a major medal as it would have been a crime for her to end her career without one. Her spins are so good and she sold every inch of the performance. And that dress sparkles so well on camera.

Kaori was great of course.

What a competition :cheer:
 
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Vagabond

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Speaking of non-Russian European women, here are their results at Worlds:

2Loena HENDRICKXBEL217.7022
6Anastasiia GUBANOVAGEO196.61145
9Ekaterina RYABOVAAZE188.50911
10Nicole SCHOTTGER188.42614
13Ekaterina KURAKOVAPOL186.43169
14Olga MIKUTINAAUT182.981513
16Niina PETROKINAEST176.601716
17Lindsay VAN ZUNDERTNED171.391817
18Julia SAUTERROU170.311918
19Alexia PAGANINISUI170.021319
20Lara Naki GUTMANNITA164.392020
21Josefin TALJEGARDSWE163.242121
23Natasha MCKAYGBR159.272423

Azerbaijan, Belgium, Estonia, Georgia, and Switzerland will all have two entries available at Euros next season for those with the TES minimums.

Belgium will have three entries available at Worlds next season for those with the TES minimums. ;) Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Germany will have three.

Noteworthy Women who didn't compete in Montpellier include Kiibus and Talalaikina, who is expected to compete for Italy. Finland and Italy may have a few others waiting in the wings as well.

Nicole Schott simply must compete next season. Barring a restoration of the status quo ante, a European medal could be within her grasp. 🙃
 

Bunny Hop

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Picking up a question from early in the thread:
Have we gotten @misskarne ’s opinion as to whether Newcastle is in fact a gangster’s paradise?
It is not. It's a coal miner's paradise.
Gangsta's Paradise is kind of short, so they've stretched the instrumental to make fit the free skate length.
Could have padded it with some of Weird Al's Amish Paradise. :lol:
 

Karen-W

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Speaking of non-Russian European women, here are their results at Worlds:

2Loena HENDRICKXBEL217.7022
6Anastasiia GUBANOVAGEO196.61145
9Ekaterina RYABOVAAZE188.50911
10Nicole SCHOTTGER188.42614
13Ekaterina KURAKOVAPOL186.43169
14Olga MIKUTINAAUT182.981513
16Niina PETROKINAEST176.601716
17Lindsay VAN ZUNDERTNED171.391817
18Julia SAUTERROU170.311918
19Alexia PAGANINISUI170.021319
20Lara Naki GUTMANNITA164.392020
21Josefin TALJEGARDSWE163.242121
23Natasha MCKAYGBR159.272423

Azerbaijan, Belgium, Estonia, Georgia, and Switzerland will all have two entries available at Euros next season for those with the TES minimums.

Belgium will have three entries available at Worlds next season for those with the TES minimums. ;) Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Germany will have three.

Noteworthy Women who didn't compete in Montpellier include Kiibus and Talalaikina, who is expected to compete for Italy. Finland and Italy may have a few others waiting in the wings as well.

Nicole Schott simply must compete next season. Barring a restoration of the status quo ante, a European medal could be within her grasp. 🙃
Mae-Berenice Meite plans on continuing to compete and will most certainly be in the Euros podium mix if she's healthy, I suspect. Alina Urushadze should be the 2nd Georgian lady and I could see her also contending for top 5.
 

kalle

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Such a blast to attend a major figureskating championship again! The arena was not full but the ambiance really lifted with every good skate.
I will just name a few stand outs for me and in no particular order.
-Haein Lee.
Absolutely gorgeous skate and she is turning into such expressive skater.
-Petrokiina.
Finally got to ser her talent and she already has great technique and skating skills.
-Satamoko
One step above everyone else with her incredible speed and big jumps. She has grown a lot on me since last season and I admire her freaking consistency this year. Such a well deserved gold medal.
-Madeleine
Beautiful powerful yet understated skating.
Probably another skater that learned a lot from this season and I have no doubts that she will be even stronger next season. Liked a lot her comittment to the choreography.
-Liu
My biggest wish in the beginning of this season was to see Alysa at Worlds and she certainly did not dissapoint! She is a one fine competitor and so glad to see her skate well here. She does not have the speed of a Kaori for sure but her technique looked better than expected and I feel she has made great progress in a short amount of time. It is always so nice to see skaters really enjoy themselves out there and Alysa is s true example.
-Loena
I am a big fan of Loena and the audience absolutely loved her skating. Unfortunately, I never managed to like her LP this season (way too much handography) but she is pristine out there. The quality of her spins, steps and her eye for details is what sets her apart from many of the other skaters. I hope she will recover well from her injury and that she will go for that missing loop next season.

On a sidenote. I had hopes for Bell to medal but I knew with her more "simple" jump layout that she had to be absolutely clean to get onto that podium. This LP can be magical but unfortunately not so much this time around.
I hope she stays another season!
 

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