2012 Finlandia Trophy
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|2012 Finlandia Trophy|
|Date:||October 4 – October 7|
|Host:||Finnish Figure Skating Association|
|Previous:||2011 Finlandia Trophy|
|Next:||2013 Finlandia Trophy|
The 2012 Finlandia Trophy was an international figure skating competition in the 2012–13 season. The 17th edition of the annual event was held October 4–7, 2012 in Espoo, Finland. Skaters competed in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, ice dancing and synchronized skating on the senior level.
The initial entries were:
Spain's Javier Fernández won the men's short program ahead of Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu and the United States' Richard Dornbush. Hanyu placed first in the free program and won the title while Dornbush moved up to take the silver and Fernandez slipped to third. Johnny Weir made his return to competition at Finlandia Trophy after a two-season absence.
In the ladies' event, Finland's Kiira Korpi was first in the short program, followed by Russia's Julia Lipnitskaia and the United States' Mirai Nagasu. Julia Lipnitskaia won the free program and the overall ladies' event.
Canada's Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir withdrew before the event due to a slight muscle strain in Moir's neck. Russia's Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev won the short dance ahead of Italy's Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte and the United States' Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue. Cappellini and Lanotte were first in the free dance by a small margin but it was not enough to overtake Bobrova and Soloviev for the gold.
In the synchronized skating competition, included in Finlandia Trophy for the first time, the Finnish Team Unique took gold by a margin of 2.5&nsp;points to the fellow Finnish Rockettes, who in turn were closely followed by the Russian Paradise by a margin of only 0.6 points.
|2||Richard Dornbush||United States||239.99||3||71.19||2||168.80|
|4||Johnny Weir||United States||201.42||4||69.03||5||132.39|
|3||Mirai Nagasu||United States||163.09||3||52.75||3||110.34|
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