2016 Worlds: Practice notes (Day 4) + A note on Hanyu-Ten

After Yuzuru Hanyu's short program win yesterday, we heard that the Japan Skating Federation may take action and file a petition for a warning against Denis Ten as a result of an incident in practice yesterday afternoon. I was one of a few journalists in the practice rink when it occurred. And while it is not my place to speculate on Ten's motives, if in fact there were a motive, I can provide you with a rundown of the incident as I remember it (I do not have a video of it) in as factual language as possible.

  • Hanyu was in the middle of his short program runthrough when he turned the corner to set up his straight-line pattern into his triple axel
  • Ten had just started a spin as Hanyu was turning the corner, and continued to spin as Hanyu was going down the ice
  • Hanyu yelled out at Ten and redirected his path to get out of the way of Ten's spin
  • Hanyu fell on his triple axel, slid to the boards, and hit the boards with his hand or fist deliberately - he did not slide into or crash into the boards

I will update as this petition develops.

Now on to the practice notes for today. The ladies are up first for their pre-short program practice.


Previous: Pre-SP Main rink

Gold: 2A, 3Lo, 3Lz, 3F, 3Lz3T, 2A, 2A, 3S, SP runthru (3Lz3T, 1F, 2A), 2A3T2T, 3Lz3T(step), 3Lz

Hongo: 3F, SP runthru (3F, 3T3T, 2A), 3Lz, 3Lze, 3F3T<, 3F3T, 3F

Medvedeva: SP runthru (3F3T, 2A, 3Lo)

Miyahara: 3Lz3T, 3F, 2Lz, 3Lz3T(<?fall), SP runthru (3Lz3T, 3Fe?, 2A), 2A3T, 3Lz, 3Lz

Pogorilaya: 3Lz, 3Lz3T, 3Lz3T, 3Lz3T, SP runthru (3Lz3T, 3Lo, 2A), 2Lz, 3Lz

Radionova: 3Lo, SP runthru (3Lz3T, 3F, 0A), 3Lz3T, 1Lz, 2Lz(step), 3Lz<?3T<, 3Lo1/2Lo3S<<fall, 3Lo1/2Lo<

Kuchvalska: 3Lz, 3Lz3T<fall, SP runthru (3Lz3T(<,step,hand), 2A), 3Lz2T, 3Lz3T, 3Lz3T, 3Lz

Daleman: 3Lz(hand,step), SP runthru (skated thru combo, 3Lz), 3T3T

Nagasu: 2A, 3T, 3Lo, 3Lo, 3F3T, 3F2T, SP runthru (3F3T, 3Lo, 2A), 3F3T<, 2F(step), 3Lz, 1S, 3S<, 3S, 2A3T2T

Asada: 2A, 2A, 3Lo, 3F2Lo, SP runthru (3A<fall, 3F2Lo, 3Lo), 3A, 3A<, 3A(<,step,hand), 3F2Lo, 3Lo

Wagner: 2A, 2A, 3Lo, 3Lo, 3F, 3F, 3F3T<, 3F, 3F(step), 3F3T, SP runthru (3F3T<, 2A, 3Lo), 3Lo

Rodeghiero: 2F, SP runthru (3T3T, 

Chartrand: SP runthru (3Lz3T(<,hangs on), 3Lo, 2A), 3Lz<fall, 3Lz, 3Lz, 3Fe, 3Lz3T(step), 2A3T, 3Lz3T<, 3Lo, 3Lz3T, 3Lz3T<, 3Lz

Galustyan: 3Lz3T, 3Lz3T, 3F, 3Lz(-)2T

Helgesson: 3T3T<, 3T3T<, 3Lz<?, 3Lo, 3F, skated thru jumps in runthru

Park: SP runthru (3Lz, 2S2T, 2A), 3S3T, 3Lo, 3F(fall), 3F<<

Rajicova: SP runthru (skipped combo, 3Lz, 2A)

Tursynbaeva: 3F, 3Lz(hand), SP runthru (3Lz3T, 3F, 2A)


Previous: Practice rink

Duhamel/Radford: solo 3Lz, sbs3Lz, thr3S, thr4S(fall), thr4S(fall), thr4S, thr3Lz

Iliushechkina/Moscovitch: 3Tw, FS runthru (3Tw, sbs3T2T, thr3F, sbs3S(I step), thr3Lo(step))

Moore-Towers/Marinaro: thr3Lo(hangs on), thr3Lo, 2Tw, FS runthru (skated thru Tw, sbs3T2T2T, thr3Lo, thr3S(2ft)

Stolbova/Klimov: sbs3T, thr3F, FS runthru (skated thru twist and sbs, thr3Lz, thr3S(hand))

Tarasova/Morozov: FS runthru (3Tw, skated thru other elements)

Volosozhar/Trankov: FS runthru (sbs3S1/2Lo2S, sbs3T), thr3F, thr3Lo