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2011 Trophee Bompard
Czisny, who earned gold at 2011 Hilton HHonors Skate America, earned her second Grand Prix medal of the season, bronze, which qualifies her for the Grand Prix Final, an event she won last year. Although Czisny struggled on a triple Lutz during her short program, she came back strong to win the free skate. Skating to “Valse Triste”, Czisny’s free skate performance included five triple jumps and three level four spins, earning a new personal best score of 121.90 points. Combined with her short program score of 57.25, she earned 179.15 points overall. Russian Elizaveta Tuktamisheva earned the gold, marking her second victory of the Grand Prix season, having won Skate Canada earlier this year. Her Latin-themed free skate included a triple Lutz-triple toe, a double Axel-triple toe, and a triple Salchow-double toe-double loop, earning 120.85 points. Her short program garnered 62.04 points for an overall total of 182.89. Italy’s Carolina Kostner won the silver medal after a free skate that included a level four step sequence, a triple toe-double toe-double toe and a level four flying camel spin. Kostner’s Mozart free skate earned 119.62 points, Combined with her short program score of 59.70, she earned 179.32 points overall.
American Adam Rippon finished fourth for the second time this Grand Prix season, narrowly missing the podium. Topping the podium was Patrick Chan of Canada. He eaned 72.96 points for his short program and 156.44 for his free skate for a total of 240.60 points and a 16 point gap over the rest of the competition. In addition to completing three triple jumps and two level four spins, Chan, who skated to “Concierto de Aranjuez,” also landed two quad toe loops, one in combination with a triple toe. Nan Song of China finished in second after a free skate that, like Chan, included two quad toe loops. Set to the music from the Requiem for a Dream soundtrack, Song completed a triple Axel and a triple Axel-double toe, earning 147.57 points for his free skate. His short program garnered 76.53 points, for an overall total of 224.10 points. Michal Brezina of the Czech Republic earned the bronze. Brezina’s The Untouchables free skate included a triple flip-triple toe combination, a triple Axel-double toe combination, and a triple Axel. He accumulated 144.28 points for his free skate and 74.32 for his short program for an overall total of 218.60. Skating to “Air” and “Toccata and Fugue” by Bach, Rippons’s free skate included a triple Axel-triple toe loop, a triple loop, and a triple flip-double toe along with a level four change foot combination spin and a level four flying camel spin. He earned 72.96 points for his short program and 144.93 for his free skate for a total of 217.89 points overall.
Amanda Evora & Mark Ladwig took fourth in Paris. Skating to “Daphnis and Chloe,” the Americans free skate included a throw triple Lutz, a triple twist, and a level four back inside death spiral, earning 111.89 points. Combined with their short program score of 57.59, they earned 169.58 points. Tatiana Volosozhar & Maxim Trankov of Russia won gold in Paris. The highlights of their Black Swan free skate included three level four lifts and two throw triples, earning 130.44 points. They earned 63.69 points for their short program for a total of 194.13 points. Their Russian teammates, Vera Bazarova & Yuri Larinov, took second place with a 184.91 point total. The duo completed a level four pairs spin, a set of side by side triple toes and a throw triple flip. Canada’s Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford won the bronze medal. Their free skate performance, set to music from Coldplay, completed three level four lifts and two level four combination spins, earning 115.56 points. Combined with their short program score of 61.06, they earned 176.62 points overall.
Americans Madison Chock & Evan Bates finished fifth in Paris, earning 130.94 points. Canada’s Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir took first, marking their second Grand Prix victory this season. During their Funny Face free dance, the duo completed level four twizzles and five level four lifts, earning 105.75 points. Combined with their short dance score of 71.18, they earned 176.93 overall points and secured a spot in the Grand Prix Final. Nathalie Pechalat & Fabian Bourzat of France won the silver medal. They earned 164.56 points overall and their second Grand Prix silver medal, having placed second at Skate America. During their free dance, Pechalat & Bourzat completed four level four lifts, a level four spin and level four twizzles, earning 98.04 points, bringing their point total to 164.56 points. Finishing out the podium, Italy’s Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte, took bronze. Skating their free dance to “La Strada,” they earned 89.14 points and received level fours on five of their nine elements. They earned 64.62 points for their short dance for an overall total of 153.76.