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Grand Prix Final: Final Results

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Well, it was a crazy weekend in Beijing.  Pigs flew overhead the city.  No one sent me a picture of the meteorolgical feat, unfortunately, but I know it happened because...

Alissa Czisny won the Grand Prix Final!  She's the loveliest skater in the world and she didn't fall once!  It was a pretty lovely group of performances for Czisny and she really did deserve it.  Rachael Flatt, on the other hand, battling tendinitis, either had a complete nervous breakdown or showed up completely unprepared.  In the latter case, she would have done better ceding the spot to someone else.  And if you think that's harsh, read what Phil Hersh has to say about her performances here.  Carolina Kostner put together some nice performances for silver and Japan's Kanako Murakami just missed second and had to settle for bronze.  Miki Ando won the free skate but started too far back for that to matter.

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Alissa CZISNY
USA
180.75 1 3
2 Carolina KOSTNER
ITA
178.60 2 4
3 Kanako MURAKAMI
JPN
178.59 3 2
4 Akiko SUZUKI
JPN
173.72 4 5
5 Miki ANDO
JPN
173.15 5 1
6 Rachael FLATT
USA
127.57 6 6

On the men's side, Patrick Chan of Canada won his first Grand Prix Final and it sounds like it was the possibly one of the first Grand Prix competitions he's won that he actually probably outright deserved to win.  BUT I haven't watched yet.  Also, it doesn't sound it was a great competition.

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Patrick CHAN
CAN
259.75 2 1
2 Nobunari ODA
JPN
242.81 1 3
3 Takahiko KOZUKA
JPN
237.79 4 2
4 Daisuke TAKAHASHI
JPN
219.77 3 6
5 Tomas VERNER
CZE
213.64 5 4
6 Florent AMODIO
FRA
201.90 6 5

In pairs, Pang and Tong are still ironing themselves out as they were outclassed by Germany's Savchenko and Szolkowy.  Chinese upstarts Sui and Han won the bronze.

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Aliona SAVCHENKO / Robin SZOLKOWY
GER
210.72 1 1
2 Qing PANG / Jian TONG
CHN
189.93 2 2
3 Wenjing SUI / Cong HAN
CHN
179.04 4 3
4 Lubov ILIUSHECHKINA / Nodari MAISURADZE
RUS
177.44 5 4
5 Vera BAZAROVA / Yuri LARIONOV
RUS
176.80 3 5
6 Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Dylan MOSCOVITCH
CAN
169.57 6 6

Ice dancing saw Davis and White win the gold easily, Pechalat and Bourzat win the silver easily, and Crone and Poirier emerge with the bronze.

FPl. Name Nation Points SD FD
1 Meryl DAVIS / Charlie WHITE
USA
171.58 1 1
2 Nathalie PECHALAT / Fabian BOURZAT
FRA
162.10 2 2
3 Vanessa CRONE / Paul POIRIER
CAN
139.74 5 3
4 Ekaterina BOBROVA / Dmitri SOLOVIEV
RUS
136.75 6 4
5 Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE
CAN
136.34 4 5
6 Nora HOFFMANN / Maxim ZAVOZIN
HUN
132.07 3 6