2012–13 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final

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2012–13 Grand Prix Final
Type: Grand Prix
Date: 6–9 December 2012
Season: 2012–13
Location: Sochi, Russia
Venue: Iceberg Skating Palace
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The 2012–13 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final was an international figure skating competition in the 2012–13 season, held together with the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final. The combined event was the culmination of two international series — the 2012–13 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating for senior-level skaters and the 2012–13 ISU Junior Grand Prix for juniors.

The event was held at the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi, Russia from 6–9 December 2012.[1][2] It was a test event in anticipation of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing on the senior and junior levels.

Medalists[edit]

Senior[edit]

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men Japan Daisuke Takahashi Japan Yuzuru Hanyu Canada Patrick Chan
Ladies Japan Mao Asada United States Ashley Wagner Japan Akiko Suzuki
Pairs Russia Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov Russia Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov China Pang Qing / Tong Jian
Ice dancing United States Meryl Davis / Charlie White Canada Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir France Nathalie Pechalat / Fabian Bourzat

Junior[edit]

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men Russia Maxim Kovtun United States Joshua Farris Japan Ryuju Hino
Ladies Russia Elena Radionova United States Hannah Miller Russia Anna Pogorilaya
Pairs Russia Lina Fedorova / Maxim Miroshkin Russia Vasilisa Davankova / Andrei Deputat Russia Maria Vigalova / Egor Zakroev
Ice dancing Russia Alexandra Stepanova / Ivan Bukin France Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron United States Alexandra Aldridge / Daniel Eaton

Qualifiers[edit]

Senior-level qualifiers[edit]

Skaters who reached the age of 14 by July 1, 2012 were eligible to compete at two senior 2012–13 Grand Prix events, including the 2012 Skate America, 2012 Skate Canada International, 2012 Cup of China, 2012 Cup of Russia, 2012 Trophée Eric Bompard, and 2012 NHK Trophy. They earned points at these events and the six highest ranking skaters in each discipline qualified for the senior Grand Prix Final. Julia Lipnitskaia withdrew due to a concussion[3] and was replaced by first alternate Christina Gao.[4]

Men Ladies Pairs Ice dancing
1 Canada Patrick Chan United States Ashley Wagner Russia Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov United States Meryl Davis / Charlie White
2 Japan Yuzuru Hanyu Japan Mao Asada Russia Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov Canada Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir
3 Japan Takahiko Kozuka Finland Kiira Korpi China Pang Qing / Tong Jian France Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat
4 Japan Tatsuki Machida Japan Akiko Suzuki Russia Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov Russia Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev
5 Japan Daisuke Takahashi Russia Julia Lipnitskaia (withdrew) Canada Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford Russia Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov
6 Spain Javier Fernández Russia Elizaveta Tuktamysheva Canada Kirsten Moore-Towers / Dylan Moscovitch Italy Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte
Alternates
1st United States Jeremy Abbott United States Christina Gao (called up) United States Caydee Denney / John Coughlin Canada Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje
2nd France Florent Amodio United States Mirai Nagasu Italy Stefania Berton / Ondrej Hotarek Russia Ekaterina Riazanova / Ilia Tkachenko
3rd Japan Takahito Mura Japan Kanako Murakami Russia Ksenia Stolbova / Fedor Klimov United States Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani

Junior-level qualifiers[edit]

Skaters who reached the age of 13 by July 1, 2012 but had not turned 19 (singles and females of the other two disciplines) or 21 (male pair skaters and ice dancers) were eligible to compete at two 2012–13 Junior Grand Prix events. They earned points at these events and the six highest-ranking skaters in each discipline qualified for the Junior Grand Prix Final.

Men Ladies Pairs Ice dancing
1 United States Joshua Farris Russia Elena Radionova Canada Margaret Purdy / Michael Marinaro Russia Alexandra Stepanova / Ivan Bukin
2 Russia Maxim Kovtun United States Angela Wang Russia Lina Fedorova / Maxim Miroshkin United States Alexandra Aldridge / Daniel Eaton
3 United States Jason Brown Russia Anna Pogorilaya Canada Brittany Jones / Ian Beharry France Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron
4 China Boyang Jin Japan Satoko Miyahara Russia Maria Vigalova / Egor Zakroev Russia Valeria Zenkova / Valerie Sinitsin
5 Japan Ryuju Hino United States Hannah Miller Russia Vasilisa Davankova / Andrei Deputat Russia Evgenia Kosigina / Nikolai Moroshkin
6 Japan Keiji Tanaka United States Leah Keiser China Yu Xiaoyu / Jin Yang Russia Anna Yanovskaya / Sergey Mozgov
Alternates
1st Russia Alexander Samarin South Korea Kim Hae-Jin United States Madeline Aaron / Max Settlage Germany Shari Koch / Christian Nuchtern
2nd China Han Yan United States Courtney Hicks Germany Annabelle Prölss / Ruben Blommaert Canada Madeline Edwards / Zhao Kai Pang
3rd Russia Alexander Petrov Japan Miyabi Oba United States Britney Simpson / Matthew Blackmer Canada Andreanne Poulin / Marc-Andre Servant

Overview[edit]

T = Toe loop, S = Salchow, A = Axel

Senior event[edit]

Japan's Daisuke Takahashi was first in the men's short program, followed by the reigning World and GPF champion Patrick Chan of Canada, and Yuzuru Hanyu, also of Japan.[5] Spain's Javier Fernández, fourth overall, won the free skate with a program that included a 4T, 4S+3T, 4S, and 3A.[6] Takahashi won the GPF title in his seventh appearance at the event, Hanyu won silver, and Chan took the bronze.[7]

Japan's Mao Asada took the lead in the ladies' short program, with the United States' Ashley Wagner and Japan's Akiko Suzuki in second and third respectively.[8] Asada also placed first in the free skate and won her third GPF title, Wagner injured herself in falls during the free skate but completed the program and took the silver, and Suzuki took the bronze.[9] Russia's Elizaveta Tuktamysheva was second in the free skate but remained in 5th overall.

Russia's Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov won the pairs' short program ahead of teammates Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov and China's Pang Qing / Tong Jian.[10] Bazarova / Larionov won the free skate but Volosozhar / Trankov finished first overall and took their first GPF title, while silver medalists Bazarova / Larionov won their first medal at the event and Pang / Tong took the bronze.[11]

The defending GPF champions, Meryl Davis / Charlie White of the United States, finished first in the short dance ahead of the reigning World champions, Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir of Canada, and Nathalie Pechalat / Fabian Bourzat of France.[12] Davis / White also placed first in the free dance and won their fourth consecutive GPF title, Virtue / Moir won their third silver at the event, and Pechalat / Bourzat won the bronze.[13]

Junior event[edit]

Russia swept all four gold medals at the Junior Grand Prix Final and the entire pairs' podium.

The United States' Joshua Farris won the men's short program ahead of Russia's Maxim Kovtun and the 2011 JGP Final champion Jason Brown.[14] Kovtun won the free skate with a program that included a 4T-3T, 3A+3T, and 3A.[15] He won the title by 11 points over the silver medalist, Farris, while Japan's Ryuju Hino moved ahead of Brown to take the bronze.[16]

Russia's Elena Radionova was first in the ladies' short program, with the United States' Hannah Miller in second and Russia's Anna Pogorilaya in third.[17] Radionova also placed first in the free skate and won the junior ladies' title by 11 points ahead of silver medalist Miller, who placed fourth in the segment, and bronze medalist Pogorilaya.[18] Angela Wang of the United States was second in the free skate but remained in fourth overall.

Russia's Lina Fedorova / Maxim Miroshkin took the lead in the pair's short program, followed by Canada's Margaret Purdy / Michael Marinaro and Russia's Vasilisa Davankova / Andrei Deputat.[19] Fedorova / Miroshkin were also first in the free skate and won gold with a total score slightly over five points ahead of the silver medalists, Davankova / Deputat, while Maria Vigalova / Egor Zakroev rose to take the bronze, producing a Russian sweep of the podium.[20] Davankova / Deputat were the only junior pairs' medalists to attempt (and complete) side-by-side triple jumps.[21] Vigalova (born 29 June 1999) was the youngest skater at the JGP Final.

Russia's Alexandra Stepanova / Ivan Bukin won the short dance ahead of France's Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron and 2011 JGP Final silver medalists Anna Yanovskaia / Sergei Mozgov.[22] Stepanova / Bukin also placed first in the free dance and won gold by ten points ahead of Papadakis / Cizeron, while the United States' Alexandra Aldridge / Daniel Eaton moved past Yanovskaia / Mozgov to take the bronze.[23]

Senior-level results[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Daisuke Takahashi  Japan 269.40 1 92.29 3 177.11
2 Yuzuru Hanyu  Japan 264.29 3 87.17 2 177.12
3 Patrick Chan  Canada 258.66 2 89.27 4 169.39
4 Javier Fernández  Spain 258.62 5 80.19 1 178.43
5 Takahiko Kozuka  Japan 253.27 4 86.39 5 166.88
6 Tatsuki Machida  Japan 198.63 6 70.58 6 128.05

Ladies[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Mao Asada  Japan 196.80 1 66.96 1 129.84
2 Ashley Wagner  United States 181.93 2 66.44 4 115.49
3 Akiko Suzuki  Japan 180.77 3 65.00 3 115.77
4 Kiira Korpi  Finland 174.94 4 63.42 5 111.52
5 Elizaveta Tuktamysheva  Russia 173.75 5 56.61 2 117.14
6 Christina Gao  United States 154.54 6 48.56 6 105.98

Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov  Russia 204.55 1 73.46 2 131.09
2 Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov  Russia 201.60 2 70.14 1 131.46
3 Pang Qing / Tong Jian  China 192.81 3 64.74 3 128.07
4 Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford  Canada 187.09 4 64.20 4 122.89
5 Kirsten Moore-Towers / Dylan Moscovitch  Canada 180.45 5 60.95 6 119.50
6 Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov  Russia 178.72 6 58.02 5 120.70

Ice dancing[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total points SD FD
1 Meryl Davis / Charlie White  United States 183.39 1 73.20 1 110.19
2 Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir  Canada 179.83 2 71.27 2 108.56
3 Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat  France 170.18 3 68.70 3 101.48
4 Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte  Italy 165.64 5 66.11 4 99.53
5 Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev  Russia 158.09 4 66.23 6 91.86
6 Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov  Russia 156.36 6 63.56 5 92.80

Junior-level results[edit]

Junior men[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total points[24] SP[25] FS[26]
1 Maxim Kovtun  Russia 222.31 2 72.53 1 149.78
2 Joshua Farris  United States 211.37 1 74.53 2 136.84
3 Ryuju Hino  Japan 198.92 4 67.55 3 131.37
4 Jason Brown  United States 198.32 3 69.43 4 128.89
5 Jin Boyang  China 187.95 6 60.73 5 127.22
6 Keiji Tanaka  Japan 174.55 5 61.74 6 112.81

Junior ladies[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total points[27] SP[28] FS[29]
1 Elena Radionova  Russia 179.40 1 60.90 1 118.50
2 Hannah Miller  United States 168.41 2 59.18 4 109.23
3 Anna Pogorilaya  Russia 167.40 3 57.94 3 109.46
4 Angela Wang  United States 162.05 4 51.16 2 110.89
5 Satoko Miyahara  Japan 157.74 5 49.60 5 108.14
6 Leah Keiser  United States 137.44 6 47.23 6 90.23

Junior pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total points[30] SP[31] FS[32]
1 Lina Fedorova / Maxim Miroshkin  Russia 161.11 1 54.37 1 106.74
2 Vasilisa Davankova / Andrei Deputat  Russia 155.96 3 51.34 2 104.62
3 Maria Vigalova / Egor Zakroev  Russia 153.56 4 50.76 3 102.80
4 Margaret Purdy / Michael Marinaro  Canada 149.94 2 51.83 5 98.11
5 Xiaoyu Yu / Yang Jin  China 149.20 5 50.34 4 98.86
6 Brittany Jones / Ian Beharry  Canada 145.89 6 48.11 6 97.78

Junior ice dancing[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total points[33] SD[34] FD[35]
1 Alexandra Stepanova / Ivan Bukin  Russia 149.57 1 61.18 1 88.39
2 Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron  France 139.21 2 54.79 2 84.42
3 Alexandra Aldridge / Daniel Eaton  United States 136.19 4 52.60 3 83.59
4 Anna Yanovskaia / Sergei Mozgov  Russia 129.31 3 53.03 4 76.28
5 Valeria Zenkova / Valerie Sinitsin  Russia 124.19 6 50.39 5 73.80
6 Evgenia Kosigina / Nikolai Moroshkin  Russia 120.05 5 50.45 6 69.60

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