Thursday, September 27, 2012

Nebelhorn Trophy 2012-Men's short program

Nobunari Oda Nobunari Oda of Japan skates in the Men Free Skating during day five of the 2011 World Figure Skating Championships  at Megasport Ice Rink on April 28, 2011 in Moscow, Russia.

Nobunari Oda (JPN) came back after few months of stop caused by a knee injury with a first place finish at Nebelhorn Trophy short program. He attempted a quad toe, but fell, then nailed a stunning triple axel from a difficult entry and triple flip-triple toe. Apart from the first fall on quad his program was clean with all level four spins and a level three step sequence. He earned 79.64

Konstantin Menshov (RUS) has been the only one who landed a quad toe in the entire competition (followed by a double toe) and did a clean tripe axel but doubled his triple flip. He scored 69.30

Keegan Messing (USA) is in third place with a triple axel, triple lutz-triple toe (fall on the triple toe) and triple flip with a wrong edge. 68.56

Michal Brezina and Tomas Verner, who were the favourites for a podium finish, ranked fifth and tenth.
Michal Brezina fell on an attempted quad salchow, then popped the axel and had problem on his combo (triple flip-triple toe) too. 67.78

Tomas Verner, on the other side, was going for a quad toe, but opened it into a triple and missed the combo. He fell on triple axel but completed a triple lutz. 60.69

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