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Friday, November 15, 2013

A+ skating at the Trophée Eric Bompard

After some distinctly meh performances from a number of the men, Patrick Chan showed everyone how it's done. I do think his interpretation scores tend to be a bit much, but I have no problem with him being rewarded for the rest of it: this is a great skater close to his best. Definitely wow, and a world record as well.

With the gauntlet thus thrown, Yuzuru Hanyu skated a superb SP and posted an even better technical score than Chan (though he is rightfully behind overall). Remember, Hanyu is still only 18.

The Olympics will either have guys receiving triple digit scores for their SPs, or everyone getting so spooked that they will be splatting left, right and center. Hopefully, the former :)

Now let's see what the ladies and ice dancers can come up with...

This post was edited to replace the original video links with better quality ones.

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