Wednesday, January 21, 2009

More on Europeans

As you may already know...Mukhortova and Trankov lead after the short program. The video is posted in the post below.

The men's results are just in (Literally! I've been watching them pop-up in real time at the ISU results site!). I guess a French sweep looks a little tricky at this point (Yannick Ponsero is not amongst the top group of skaters, however all the big names appear to be near the well as Samuel Contesti, from Italy, via France (he used to skate for France but now skates for Italy). He must of had the skate of his life, he's never been anywhere close to competitive with these guys. Other than Contesti, no big shocks.

Here are the results of the top 10:

1 Brian JOUBERT FRA 86.90
2 Tomas VERNER CZE 81.45
3 Samuel CONTESTI ITA 75.95
4 Kevin VAN DER PERREN BEL 75.80
5 Alban PREAUBERT FRA 73.50
6 Sergei VORONOV RUS 71.29
7 Kristoffer BERNTSSON SWE 68.19
8 Andrei LUTAI RUS 67.75
9 Yannick PONSERO FRA 67.45
10 Ari-Pekka NURMENKARI FIN 66.64

Now if Joubert, Preaubert, and Contesti medal...I'm still calling it a french sweep! So much skating this week!

UPDATE: I've never seen a figure skating competition show up on YouTube so quickly! Enjoy Joub's winning short program as well as Contesti's surprise.

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