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The ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships were held in Osaka, Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir won the short dance with consistent and .. We made a couple of changes in our program; we really worked on the. 8, OSAKA, JAPAN—Canada is off to a hot start at the Four Continents figure skating competition. Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and. Virtue and Moir are the most successful Canadian ice dance team of the early At the Olympic Games in Sochi, they won silver in ice dance and in the team three Four Continents championships, nine Canadian championships ( eight The pair were soon skating together almost exclusively during group dance.
Today's result won't put pressure on me. I just want to show what I can do in practice in the free skating and want to do all my elements", Yan explained.
Despite American skater Richard Dornbush placing his hand down on the triple axel, his quadruple toe loop and triple lutz-triple toe loop combination earned him Japan's Daisuke Takahashi had an error ridden program to be left in fourth place with China's Song Nan finished fifth with Kevin Reynolds was the highest ranked Canadian in the short program, under rotating his quadruple salchow and quadruple toe loop to lie in sixth with Ladies[ edit ] The ladies' short program saw Japan's Mao Asada perfectly execute her triple axel, which has been absent since the previous Olympic season.
The technical and artistic strength she displayed in her routine to the "I've got rhythm" variations by Gershwin propelled her into the lead with I was in good condition since I came here. The moment I jumped I was 99 percent sure I was going to land it triple Axel. My condition has been going up since Nationals.
It is exactly one year till the Sochi Olympic Games, and I would like to skate my best there. I would like to bring this confidence into my free skating tomorrow", Asada said. In the press conference, Suzuki expressed a sigh of relief that her "Kill Bill" routine was clean. I have been struggling with jumps this season, and I had tough time making my best towards the competitions. The Japanese ladies clean swept the short program with Kanako Murakami earning Christina Gao was the highest of the American skaters, landing in fourth place with China's Zhang Kexin was the highest ranked skater from her nation, earning Men[ edit ] The first free skating of the competition was the men's free skating.
The highly competitive segment of the competition saw as many as twelve of the skaters attempting or executing quadruple jumps. Taking advantage of his technical strength, Canadian skater Kevin Reynolds laid out three quadruple jumps and numerous triples jumps to cause a massive upset.
His program, music from "Concerto No.2013 Four Continents SD Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR
In his interview, Reynolds said that he was shocked that he actually won, even when he knew his skate was medal worthy. I knew I was in the range of medals if I do everything in my free skating.
I had a couple of under-rotated quad jumps in my short program. I came back to the practice this morning and worked on them. Recently, I was able to do two strong performances at our national championships, so that gave me a lot of confidence, but being able to win this competition surpassed everything I could have expected.
Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu was unable to hold onto the lead, doubling a planned quadruple salchow, receiving an incorrect edge call on a triple flip and singling a triple lutz in his "Notre Dame de Paris" program to place third in the free skating with At the press conference, Hanyu talked about his disappointment for not winning as expected and his optimism to peak at the World Championships.
He says, "I am full of disappointment, but after I was done, I felt refreshed and relieved. Regarding my performance, there is a lot of what I need to improve. But I have not lost my confidence and there are a lot of things I can do better. Despite his errors, the sixteen-year-old said he was greatly satisfied of how he performed, especially when he did not expect to medal at all. Despite finishing second in the free skating, America's Max Aaron was unable to make the podium with a fourth-place finish and a total of Fellow skater Richard Dornbush slipped from third to fifth finishing 0.
As soon as her performance was over there was a roaring of applause. Her score was Akiko Suzuki followed her with the score of After weaker appearances in two consecutive competitions, all the Japanese fans were worried about her condition. So, when Akiko came out onto the ice, the arena filled with cheers for Akiko and they oohed and aahed over her every element.
Akiko was well rewarded by the audience for her flawless performance.
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Her program featured a gorgeous step sequence carried out at great speed. Kanako Murakami stayed third with another flawless performance.
She changed her costume to pale pink with glittering stones over its body and it suited the image of this program very well. She tried to be expressive and graceful and it seemed to be done very well.
She looked really feminine for her age. Christina Gao looked magnificent when she performed her program to Close Without Touching. Landing all the jumps successfully, she skated to the music very gracefully to get She seemed to improve both technically and expressively after she moved to her new coach.
The youngsters from North America were a little bit off on that day. Gracie Gold managed to stay 6th after making mistakes on her jumps.
She seemed a little slower than her usual pace, however, she finally scored Kaetlyn Ozmond had amazing speed but lacked some expressiveness.
Her only significant mistake was the fall on the triple flip.
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From China, Kexin Zhang showed a solid performance to place 6th I was in good condition since I came here. My condition has been improving since Nationals.
This Four Continents for me is about experience.
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I made a mistake so I was expecting this score. This year I have been more confident at everything I have done.
Just to go out there and skate for the fun of it and not aim for anything too high has been good for me this year. I am just hoping to go out there and have fun and to learn from this experience.
Kevin Reynolds won the title, sixteen year old Han Yan won a bronze medal, and Daisuke Takahashi, the favorite, was 7th overall.
Kevin nailed three quads in the free skate; 2 quad toes and 1 quad Salchow. Of course his performance was stunning. The excitement of the crowd was gradually growing bigger and bigger as his performance went on. They erupted into applause even during his last spin and took some time to quiet down after his performance was over. To our surprise, bouncing back from the disappointed 10th in short program, U. He landed two quadruple Salchows, 2 triple Axels and 5 other triples successfully.
His only significant mistake was the hand down at his ending triple loop. He also had amazing speed.
His total score for the free skate was The overnight leader, Yuzuru Hanyu, seemed to lose his usual power. Although he landed his opening quadruple toe solidly and 2 triple Axels, he could nail only 3 triples supposed to be 5and doubled the quadruple Salchow. His score for the free skate was Finally he managed to stay 2nd and make the podium with the score of Richard Dornbush stepped out his solo quadruple toe just after landing a wonderful quad toe-double toe combination.
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Additionally he made some minor mistakes during his performance which cost him a podium place. He was 5th overall and his score of Two rising stars from China came 5th and 6th. Han Yan, who was the World Junior Champion, showed fantastic skating skills during his performance. He fell on his quadruple toe which followed his opening gorgeous triple axel-triple toe combination, when he seemed to injure his shoulder. He lost some power then but collected himself very well later.
When the pair regrouped in earlyVirtue was still in pain, and they could only practice small portions of their programs rather than full run-throughs. At Skate Canada that autumn, they received a perfect The next year, Virtue and Moir won the Canadian championship in preparation for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir in pairs ice dance during the World championship of figure skating at the Palace of Megasport in Moscow.
Nevertheless, Virtue and Moir were victorious.
Their free dance program, which featured a challenging lift the pair developed called "The Goose," was awarded a score of Virtue and Moir became the first North Americans and youngest skaters to win the Olympic gold medal in ice dance. The pair followed their Olympic victory by taking first place at the world championships that same year.
Competitions —13 In OctoberVirtue underwent surgery for the second time and as a result the pair had to withdraw from the Canadian Championships and Skate Canada. However, they soon began training again and took second place at the World Championships. They also placed second in the Four Continents competition, the world championships, and the Grand Prix Final, where they lost narrowly to their training partners, Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who also trained under coach Marina Zoueva.
In the ice dance competition that followed, they performed a technically challenging and emotional short program and free dance, but lost to Davis and White, taking home a second Olympic silver medal.
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir receive their silver medals in figure skating ice dance at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia 18 February The second-place finish was coloured by controversy about the coaching and judging.
Virtue and Moir did not compete in the world championship, but did tour with the ice show Stars on Ice, with which they had previously skated in and