Figure Skating: From the Boards

InterNATIONALS Round Up January 5, 2012

He’s baaaack! That could be the theme for the recent run of men’s national champs. In France, it was Joubert. In Russia, Plushenko. And in the Czech Republic, Verner. But it wasn’t just the men in action. So, since we’re in that lull before Canadian/American Nationals and Europeans, here’s a quick round up of the latest results, complete with video links.

France

Men

1. Brian Joubert (230.97)
2. Florent Amodio (210.42)
3. Chafik Besseghier (183.67)

Ladies

1. Yrétha Silété (152.21)
2. Maé Bérénice Méité (149.33)
3. Anaïs Ventard (143.74)

Pairs

1. Daria Popova/Bruno Massot (137.75)
2.Vanessa James/Morgan Ciprès (128.83)
3. Anne-Laure Letscher / Artem Patlasov (104.06)

Dance

1. Nathalie Péchalat/Fabian Bourzat (173.75)
2. Pernelle Carron/Lloyd Jones (142.69)
3. Tiffany Zahorski/Alexis Miart (120.49)

 

Russia

Men

1. Evgeni Plushenko (259.67)
2. Artur Gachinski (249.58)
3. Sergei Voronov (240.79)

Ladies

1. Adelina Sotnikova (193.71)
2. Julia Lipnitskaia (191.65)
3. Alena Leonova (178.15)
4. Ksenia Makarova (175.49)
***6. Elizaveta Tuktamisheva (174.40) [Finished surprisingly low, but didn’t seem bothered by the results.]
7. Polina Korobeynikova (165.57)
*****Italicized ladies meet the age requirement to represent Russia in the remaining internationals this season.

Pairs

1. Vera Bazarova/Yuri Larionov (194.86)
2. Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov (182.13)
3. Anastasia Martiusheva/Alexei Rogonov (179.94)
***Volosozhar/Trankov, Kavaguti/Smirnov will join Bazarova/Larionov internationally, despite not competing.

Dance

1. Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev (171.47)
2. Elena Ilinykh/Nikita Katsalapov (161.94)
3. Ekaterina Riazanova/Ilia Tkachenko (154.65)

Japan

Men

1. Daisuke Takahashi (254.60)
2. Takahiko Kozuka (250.97)
3. Yuzuru Hanyu (241.91)

Ladies

1. Mao Asada (184.07)
2. Akiko Suzuki (179.27)
3. Kanako Murakami (172.69)

Pairs

1. Narumi Takahashi/Mervin Tran (169.97)

Dance

1. Burina Oi/Taiyo Mizutani (114.21)
2. Emi Hirai/Marien De La Asuncion (106.99)
3. Anna Takei/Yuya Yamada (75.16)
***Cathy Reed/Chris Reed WD

Italy

Men

1. Samuel Contesti (223.03)
2. Paolo Bacchini (186.62)
3. Paul Bonifacio Parkinson (159.11)

 Ladies

1. Valentina Marchei (141.63)
2. Francesca Rio (131.36)
3. Roberta Rodeghiero (127.92)
***Carolina Kostner did not compete

Pairs

1. Stefania Berton/Ondřej Hotárek (181.08)
2. Carolina Gillespie/Luca Dematté (114.27)

Dance

1. Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte (172.31)
2. Charlène Guignard/Marco Fabbri (141.06)
3. Lorenza Alessandrini/Simone Vaturi (137.79)

Other notables

Czech Men

1. Tomas Verner (226.77)
2. Michal Březina (207.57)

Spanish Men

1. Javier Fernández (217.74)
2. A. Felipe Montoya (134.16)

Swedish Ladies

1. Viktoria Helgesson (164.10)
2. Joshi Helgesson (148.43)

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The German Championships take place this week in Oberstdorf.

Canadian Nationals takes place the week before US Nationals (January 16 – January 22, then January 22 – January 29, respectively). Meanwhile, Europeans is right around the corner as well, scheduled for January 23 – January 29.

We’re gearing up for a busy end to the season, friends!

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2 Responses to “InterNATIONALS Round Up”

  1. Gia Moroe Says:

    Tomas Verner is from the Czech Republic, not Sweden.


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