3lz 3t

Tbh, I am still not over this reaction, when Yakov watched Yuri’s FS, directly after the flawless 3A+Lo+3S combinition, just a few moments before the 3Lz+3T. Yakov only took Yuri under his watch for this day because of Victor. Probably he never understood why Victor left him for Yuri, he was pretty mad about it. Until this very moment. Just let this expression sink in. This is a man who watched over Victor Nikiforov for many years, he saw Victor growing up, saw him breaking world records, helped him to set new standards. He was the man who stood in the background while the figure skating world dropped down to Victor’s feet. And still he looked that surprised, that moved when he saw Yuri express his love for Victor through his program. Yakov doesn’t just watch Yuri, he sees him, he sees Yuris devotion to skating and Victor. We know that we get the Yuri-is-not-that-great-of-a-skater-vibe because Yuri sees himself like that. So really look at this old man here who has seen so many skaters in his life. He’s stunned by Yuri Katsuki. Yuri Katsuki is able to surprise a man like Yakov with such a flawed program. Believe me Yuri Katsuki is able to break the FS world record.

Rostelecom Cup Results (after Episode 8)

Skater                                 SP                Jumps
Jean-Jacques Leroy       113.56 (1)     (4T, 3T), 3A, 4Lz
Yuri Katsuki                    109.97 (2)      3A, 4S, (4T, 3T)
Yuri Plisetsky                  98.09 (3)        3A*, (4S, 3T), 4T
Seung Gil Lee                 91.83 (4)        4Lo, 3A*, (3Lz, 3T)
Michele Crispino             89.65 (5)        3A, 4S*, (3Lz, 3Lo)
Emil Nekola                     82.43 (6)       4Lo, ???

Key: * Fell during jump, () Jump combination

So we already know who has qualified for the Grand Prix finals (see this post), and based on the above results, I’m going to hazard the guess that in addition to Otabek, Chris and Phichit, JJ, Yuri and Yurio will qualify, although that will depend on the FS, and we know that the final results can change significantly depending on that.

Qualification Scenarios [Copied and pasted from my earlier post…]
JJ will definitely qualify as long as he gets 3rd place or higher.
Yuri and Yurio and Seung Gil will definitely qualify as long as they get 2nd place or higher. If they get 3rd place, they can still qualify depending on who gets 1st and 2nd place. [The part where Yuri says he has to get at least 4th place to qualify in the episode… The mathematical possibility of him qualifying with a 4th place is pretty low, since someone in the first three places will have to not qualify in order for him to do so, and based on the points distribution, the chances of that are pretty low.]
Emil and Michele will need to win to qualify for sure. If they get 2nd place, their qualification will depend on who gets 3rd.
Phichit is almost guaranteed to qualify, since even if he gets into a tie with someone, he will win since he has won one of the Grand Prix Series. (Even if he gets into a 3-way tie with JJ and someone else, him and JJ will qualify due to the winner’s tie-breaking rule. So I really can’t think of a mathematical possibility where he doesn’t qualify, or maybe I’m just missing something…)

Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final - Men (Intended jump layouts)

Based on previous competitions

Javier Fernandez (ESP)

  • SP: 4S, 3Lz+3T, 3A
  • FS: 4T, 4S+3T, 3A, 4S, 3F+Lo+3S, 3T, 3Lz+2T, 3Lo

Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN)

  • SP: 4S. 4T+3T, 3A
  • FS: 4S, 4T, 3F, 4T+3T, 3A+2T, 3A+Lo+3S, 3Lo, 3Lz

Shoma Uno (JPN)

  • SP: 3A, 4T, 3F+3T
  • FS: 4T, 3A, 3A+3T, 3Lo, 3S, 4T+2T, 3Lz, 2A+Lo+3F

Boyang Jin (CHN)

  • SP: 4Lz+3T, 3A, 4T
  • FS: 4Lz, 4S, 3A+Lo+3S, 4T+2T, 4T, 3Lz+3T, 3A, 3F

Patrick Chan (CAN)

  • SP: 4T+3T, 3A, 3Lz
  • FS: 4T+3T, 3A, 4T, 3Lz+2T, 3Lz+2T+2Lo, 3Lo, 3S, 3F

Daisuke Murakami (JPN)

  • SP: 4S, 3A, 3Lz+3Lo
  • FS: 4S, 4S+2T, 3A+2T, 3A, 3F, 3Lz+Lo+2S, 3Lo, 3S

*Quads bolded (24 in total)

youtube

Universe..this is the Olympic champion : Yuzuru Hanyu !