1 April 2012

Worlds 2012 - Ladies FP and RESULTS




Last day of these 2012 World Championships, and we awarded the last medals with the ladies' free program. Carolina Kostner became the first Italian ladies World champion. Alena Leonova and Akiko Suzuki took silver and bronze.





Carolina Kostner

Kostner skated an extraordinary performance to Mozart's Concerto No. 23 for Piano and Orchestra that featured a triple loop, flip, double Axel-triple toe as well as two triple Salchows and three level-four spins, with her only mistake being a doubled intended triple flip. Her technical repertoire did not include a triple lutz, a jump that almost all of the other ladies attempted. She moved up from third to first. “I am very, very happy. I was quite nervous going out on the ice. I knew I had skated some really good programs in practice, but it was so overwhelming to go out there and have so many people cheering for you, it was hard for me to stay focused. It reminded me so much of Torino (2006), but I thought this time I can change it and have a different experience. I just wanted to skate my best, straight from my heart, now I can sit back and enjoy”, Kostner said.



Alena Leonova

Short program leader Leonova put out a solid program to “Adagio for Strings” and “Requiem for a Dream”, completing a triple toe-triple toe and four triples, but stepped out of a triple Lutz. “I am very happy. I did my best the day before yesterday and today. There was one small mistake on my Lutz, but I am glad, I could pull myself together. I had really bad warm up, made single jumps, so about three minutes before my skating I started to think about the performance so I could concentrate on it. During the warm up I was nervous, but then, before the music played I was absolutely calm. Now I am relieved”, Alena commented.



Akiko Suzuki

Akiko Suzuki won the bronze after an up-and-down season. Suzuki's routine to “Die Fledermaus” (The Bat) was highlighted by a triple Lutz, double Axel-triple toe, four more triples and a level-four step sequence. However, she singled the second Lutz. The Japanese earned 121.30 points and totaled 180.68 to win her first medal at the World Championships three days after her 27th birthday. “I am very, very happy to have won a medal. But I wanted to give a clean performance and get a medal with it. So I have a few regrets about that”, Suzuki explained. “I think I missing last year's World team gave a lot of motivation to train harder. This is my first World medal and I am 27 years old. Others win their first medal at 17 years old, like Yuzuru (Hanyu)”, she continued.





















3 comments:

  1. Era un pò che non venivo a commentare ........ troppo presa con i post di aggiornamento dei Mondiali. Direi che a parte Carolina Kostner, bravissima davvero, sono andati non male (anche se volendo i nostri atleti avrebbero meritato anche posizioni più alte) comunuqe sono abbastanza soddisfatta di questi mondiali ...... Graandi anche Tatiana e Maxim (che rincorsa magnifica è stata il loro favoloso Free!)
    Ho votato per il tuo Blog, continuo a farlo - .... se puoi vota per il Rifugio
    Buona settimana

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  2. Ti capisco, i mondiali assorbono un sacco di energie.
    Bravissima Kostner, e tutto sommato bravo anche Contesti che ha ottenuto il secondo posto per l'Italia ai prossimi mondiali! Speravo davvero che Anna e Luca riuscire ad ottenere un piazzamento migliore... pazienza, bravissimi comunque.
    Mi si è spezzato il cuore quando ho visto cadere Maxim nello short... Ma la rimonta che hanno fatto è stata fantastica!
    Grazie! Corro a votare!

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  3. Grazie cara Laura ......
    si ti capisco è successa la stessa cosa anche a mè quando ho visto Maxim cadere, non potevo crederci ..... ma che magnifico Free Progrm ..... che Rimonta pazzesca !?
    Anche io speravo che Anna e Luca e Stefania e Ondrej potessero avere un piazzamento migliore ma devo dire che se continuano in questo modo i giudici - non ci potrà essere mai un cambio fra le coppie più alte in classifica .....
    Bravo Contesti che nonostante non sia stato il max era più convinto delle ultime volte che lo ho visto pattinare, non ha sbagliato e ci ha fatto guadagnare due posti per i prossimo mondiali!

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