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Grand Prix Final Update: Men and Pairs Short Programs

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The men and pairs completed their short programs last night in Quebec City as part of the Grand Prix Final...


Pairs

Watch out Savchenko and Szolkowy, Volosozhar and Trankov are ready for their close-up. The Russians are a couple of points in front of the German world champs who had troubles with their throw jump, while the Chinese pair of Zhang and Zhang were solid but underwhelming on program components so they sit in third place.

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Tatiana VOLOSOZHAR / Maxim TRANKOV
RUS
71.57 1
2 Aliona SAVCHENKO / Robin SZOLKOWY
GER
69.82 2
3 Dan ZHANG / Hao ZHANG
CHN
63.43 3
4 Yuko KAVAGUTI / Alexander SMIRNOV
RUS
61.37 4
5 Meagan DUHAMEL / Eric RADFORD
CAN
61.04 5
6 Narumi TAKAHASHI / Mervin TRAN
JPN
59.54 6

Men

Patrick Chan crashed into the boards on the combination off of his quad toeloop, but he still didn't even get -3 on that pass from all of the judges. Oy. Also, he put a hand down on his triple axel but for some reason, some judges did not think that was worth a loss for GOE. Although, some skaters can land that jump on one foot and still lose more GOE. Hmm, I must be cranky this morning. To be honest, no skater was that great. Chan is a few points ahead of Abbott, who had no quad and had jumping issues of his own. Javier Fernandez rounds out the top three. Poor Daisuke Takahashi didn't even complete a combo and he two-footed and underrotated his quad attempt, leaving him way down in fifth place with too many points to make up.

Pl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Patrick CHAN
CAN
86.63 1
2 Jeremy ABBOTT
USA
82.66 2
3 Javier FERNANDEZ
ESP
81.26 3
4 Yuzuru HANYU
JPN
79.33 4
5 Daisuke TAKAHASHI
JPN
76.49 5
6 Michal BREZINA
CZE
75.26 6