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Olympics 2014 Figure Skating Team Event Men’s Long Program

Olympics 2014 Figure Skating  Team Event Men’s Long ProgramOlympics 2014 Figure Skating 

Team Event Men’s Long Program

 

The Men’s program is the longest if the figure skating events at four and a half minutes. Men are required to a double or triple axel, a step sequence, a triple or quad jump, at least one jump combination, a flying spin, and a camel or step sequence. Any man who does  jumps after the halfway point gets a bonus of 10%.

Parkinson (ITY)

  • Queen symphony (music)
  • Good speed going into this triple sal but fell
  • Good triple axel /double toe loop
  • Ohh landed his triple axel but was leaning over his heel and fell
  • Traveling a bit in that first spin combination
  • Not overly complicated step sequence but it is to the music which is nice to see
  • Triple Lutz/double toe loop
  • Double axel/double sal
  • Ina buer into a triple flip
  • Good triple loop
  • Slow circular step sequence
  • Horrible spread eagle… needs to work on that
  • Just a double Lutz to finish his jumping passes
  • Score: 120.23 (Season’s best despite 2.00 deductions)

 

Brown (USA)

  • Music is Reel Around the Sun
  • Could use a bit more stretch in that spiral
  • Gorgeous double axel
  • Very nice triple axel/triple toe loop
  • Gorgeous Belieman spin! (which is a level four)
  • Interesting entry into his second triple axel
  • Good center on his first spin combination
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE his step sequence
  • There’s that smile!
  • Very Nice triple loop/triple sal.. ug feel on the sal
  • Nice recovery with the triple flip/double toe loop
  • Love the hydro plane into the double axel
  • Gorgeous stretch into the Tanno Lutz
  • Still managing to play his smile into his circular step sequence
  • Eked out his triple loop
  • Traveling a bit in his final spin combination
  • But overall good program! 
  • Score: 153.67 

 

Reynolds (CAN)

  • Excelsius (soundtrack)
  • Two footed quad salc
  • Quad toe loop/triple toe
  • Good speed into his triple axel but stepped out of it, put his hand down
  • Slow in this spin combination
  • Not really loving his costume…. It looks very amateurish
  • Quad number three is a nice quad toe 
  • Very nice double axel
  • Good triple flip/double loop
  • Needs to be lower in that sit spin position
  • Low triple Lutz but landed it
  • Triple sal/double toe both were clean but low
  • Could hold that spiral position a lot longer
  • His step sequence could use some speed
  • Good final spin but traveling a bit
  • While that was great in terms of jumping it lacked so much in terms of artistic merit.
  • Score:  167.92 (eh, overscored there)

 

 

Plushenko (RUS)

  • Best of Plushenko arrangement (holy shit could you be any more egotistical?)
  • Eeked out his quad toe loop
  • Triple Lutz, leaning slightly
  • Huge triple axel
  • Good centered spin, though a little slow
  • Nice and slow circular step sequence
  • Two footed triple axel/triple flip/double loop… almost missed the last jump
  • Triple Lutz/triple toe loop
  • Double sal but two footed
  • Easy double loop
  • Easy double axel
  • Slow spin combination
  • Step sequence is easy not as difficult as Jason’s
  • Interesting positions in the final spin combination
  • Score: 168.20 (component scores are over scored
  • Anywhere else that program would have gotten third in the world, not first

 

Machida (JPN)

  • Firebird (music)
  • Beautiful quad toe loop maybe a little two footed
  • Very nice triple toe loop
  • Good speed across the ice
  • Nice triple axel/double toe
  • Step sequence fits perfectly with the music
  • Good triple axel
  • Stretched into this spins and very much reflecting Firebird
  • Good triple loop possibly two footed
  • Nice and easy triple Lutz
  • Triple flip/double toe/single loop (that will hurt him)
  • Nice triple sal to make up for it
  • Good circular step sequence. Would like to see bit more speed
  • Perfect final spin combination to end this program
  • UG His program components are SOOO much better than Plushenko
  • Score: 165.85

 

Thoughts:

  • Plushy WAY overscored in the program component scores. Reynolds was also over. Jason should have been in third and Reynolds moved into fourth.

Leaders after men’s long program

Russia

Canada

United States

Japan

Italy

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