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Cup of China Results: Day One

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Day one of Cup of China is over and out!  Here are the results.

On the men's side, Russia's Artur Gachinski continues to impress, with a slight lead over Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu.  More experienced competitors Jeremy Abbott of the USA and Nobunari Oda of Japan are not too far behind.  This was the best start to a men's competition so far in the Grand Prix...some much less sloppy performances than we have been seeing.

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Artur GACHINSKI
RUS
81.64 1
2 Yuzuru HANYU
JPN
81.37 2
3 Jeremy ABBOTT
USA
79.32 3
4 Nobunari ODA
JPN
77.65 4
5 Nan SONG
CHN
72.72 5
6 Jialiang WU
CHN
65.06 6
7 Kevin REYNOLDS
CAN
64.31 7
8 Richard DORNBUSH
USA
62.93 8

Russia's Kavaguti and Smirnov are out in front in pairs but pairs two through four are so very close together that the medals are really anyone's game.

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Yuko KAVAGUTI / Alexander SMIRNOV
RUS
64.45 1
2 Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Dylan MOSCOVITCH
CAN
60.78 2
3 Dan ZHANG / Hao ZHANG
CHN
60.57 3
4 Wenjing SUI / Cong HAN
CHN
60.00 4
5 Amanda EVORA / Mark LADWIG
USA
57.88 5
6 Xiaoyu YU / Yang JIN
CHN
54.42 6
7 Taylor STEELE / Robert SCHULTZ
CAN
48.25 7
8 Klara KADLECOVA / Petr BIDAR
CZE
38.34 8

In ice dancing, it's somewhat surprising that the USA's Shibutanis are not only in second place to Russia' s Bobrova and Soloviev, but by a rather wide margin.  I will be interested to see what happened in their short dance. 

FPl. Name Nation Points SD FD
1 Ekaterina BOBROVA / Dmitri SOLOVIEV
RUS
65.73 1
2 Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANI
USA
57.79 2
3 Penny COOMES / Nicholas BUCKLAND
GBR
53.89 3
4 Pernelle CARRON / Lloyd JONES
FRA
52.41 4
5 Xiaoyang YU / Chen WANG
CHN
48.36 5
6 Xintong HUANG / Xun ZHENG
CHN
45.07 6
7 Emily SAMUELSON / Todd GILLES
USA
43.64 7
8 Charlotte LICHTMAN / Dean COPELY
USA
40.26 8

 

On the ladies side, things got off to a much better start for Mirai Nagasu of the USA.  She sits in second place behind Carolina Kostner (who I assume edged Nagasu out on the strength of her triple/triple combination).  Both are several points ahead of Russia's Adelina Sotnikova, who had a fall. 

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Carolina KOSTNER
ITA
61.88 1
2 Mirai NAGASU
USA
60.96 2
3 Adelina SOTNIKOVA
RUS
53.74 3
4 Kanako MURAKAMI
JPN
53.09 4
5 Kexin ZHANG
CHN
52.85 5
6 Bingwa GENG
CHN
52.61 6
7 Valentina MARCHEI
ITA
52.42 7
8 Christina GAO
USA
51.99 8
9 Ksenia MAKAROVA
RUS
45.90 9
10 Qiuying ZHU
CHN
35.28 10