2012 Finlandia Trophy

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2012 Finlandia Trophy
Type: Senior International
Date: October 4 – 7
Season: 2012–13
Location: Finland Espoo
Host: Finnish Figure Skating Association
Venue: Barona Arena
Champions
Men's singles:
Japan Yuzuru Hanyu
Ladies' singles:
Russia Yulia Lipnitskaya
Synchronized skating:
Finland Team Unique
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The 2012 Finlandia Trophy was an international figure skating competition in the 2012–13 season. The 17th edition of the annual event was held on October 4–7, 2012 in Espoo, Finland.[1] Skaters competed in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, ice dancing and synchronized skating on the senior level.[2]

Competitors[edit]

The initial entries were:[3]

Country Men Ladies Ice dancing Synchro
 Belgium Ira Vannut
 Belarus Lesia Volodenkova / Vitaly Vakunov
 Canada Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir
 Estonia Samuel Koppel Jasmine Costa Irina Shtork / Taavi Rand
 Finland Julian Lagus
Matthias Versluis
Valtter Virtanen
Viktor Zubik
Kiira Korpi
Alisa Mikonsaari
Beata Papp
Juulia Turkkila
Olesia Karmi / Max Lindholm
Henna Lindholm / Ossi Kanervo
Marigold IceUnity
Revolutions
Rockettes
Team Unique
 Hungary Dóra Turóczi / Balázs Major
 Italy Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte
Charlène Guignard / Marco Fabbri
 Japan Yuzuru Hanyu
Kento Nakamura
Bryna Oi / Taiyo Mizutani
 Luxembourg Fleur Maxwell
 Poland Maciej Cieplucha Justyna Plutowska / Peter Gerber
 Russia Zhan Bush Yulia Lipnitskaya Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev Paradise
 Spain Javier Fernández Sonia Lafuente
 Sweden Adrian Schultheiss Isabelle Olsson
  Switzerland Mikael Redin Ramona Elsener / Florian Roost
 Ukraine Natalia Popova Siobhan Heekin-Canedy / Dmitri Dun
 United States Richard Dornbush
Johnny Weir
Mirai Nagasu Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue
 Uzbekistan Misha Ge

Overview[edit]

Spain's Javier Fernández won the men's short program ahead of Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu and the United States' Richard Dornbush.[4][5] Hanyu placed first in the free program and won the title while Dornbush moved up to take the silver and Fernandez slipped to third.[6][5] Johnny Weir made his return to competition at Finlandia Trophy after a two-season absence.[6]

In the ladies' event, Finland's Kiira Korpi was first in the short program, followed by Russia's Yulia Lipnitskaya and the United States' Mirai Nagasu.[7][5] Yulia Lipnitskaya won the free program and the overall ladies' event.[8][5]

Canada's Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir withdrew before the event due to a slight muscle strain in Moir's neck.[9] 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.[10][5] 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.[8][5][2]

In the synchronized skating competition, included in Finlandia Trophy for the first time, the Finnish Team Unique took gold by a margin of 2.48 points to the fellow Finnish Rockettes, who in turn were closely followed by the Russian Paradise by a margin of only 0.61 points.[2]

Results[2][edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Yuzuru Hanyu  Japan 248.13 2 75.57 1 172.56
2 Richard Dornbush  United States 239.99 3 71.19 2 168.80
3 Javier Fernández  Spain 235.20 1 80.77 3 154.43
4 Johnny Weir  United States 201.42 4 69.03 5 132.39
5 Zhan Bush  Russia 194.29 5 69.01 7 125.28
6 Misha Ge  Uzbekistan 187.92 6 61.32 6 126.60
7 Kento Nakamura  Japan 187.42 9 54.14 4 133.28
8 Adrian Schultheiss  Sweden 177.84 7 57.30 9 120.54
9 Maciej Cieplucha  Poland 177.82 10 53.59 8 124.23
10 Valtter Virtanen  Finland 151.93 8 56.81 11 95.12
11 Mikael Redin  Switzerland 146.27 12 47.40 10 98.87
12 Matthias Versluis  Finland 144.92 11 52.71 12 92.21
13 Julian Lagus  Finland 134.46 13 43.79 13 90.67
14 Viktor Zubik  Finland 131.06 14 41.53 14 89.53
15 Samuel Koppel  Estonia 118.90 15 38.20 15 80.70

Ladies[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Yulia Lipnitskaya  Russia 188.23 2 64.05 1 124.18
2 Kiira Korpi  Finland 181.16 1 69.27 2 111.89
3 Mirai Nagasu  United States 163.09 3 52.75 3 110.34
4 Natalia Popova  Ukraine 153.39 5 48.74 4 104.65
5 Isabelle Olsson  Sweden 151.67 4 51.18 5 100.49
6 Juulia Turkkila  Finland 143.04 6 47.04 6 96.00
7 Sonia Lafuente  Spain 126.80 7 45.75 7 81.09
8 Beata Papp  Finland 118.95 8 45.59 8 73.36
9 Fleur Maxwell  Luxembourg 112.57 9 44.93 10 67.64
10 Alisa Mikonsaari  Finland 112.04 11 39.54 9 72.50
11 Jasmine Costa  Estonia 109.46 10 42.66 11 66.80

Synchronized skating[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total points SP
1 Team Unique  Finland 60.43 1 60.43
2 Rockettes  Finland 57.95 2 57.95
3 Paradise  Russia 57.34 3 57.34
4 Marigold IceUnity  Finland 51.80 4 51.80
5 Revolutions  Finland 46.39 5 46.39

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Finlandia Trophy Announcement". International Skating Union. 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Full event protocol". Finnish Figure Skating Association. 2012. Archived from the original on October 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Entries". Finnish Figure Skating Association. September 26, 2012. Archived from the original on October 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ Pirkkalainen, Jyrki (October 5, 2012). "Fernandez steals Weir's thunder in Finlandia short". Icenetwork. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f Flade, Tatjana (October 8, 2012). "2012 Finlandia Trophy". Golden Skate. 
  6. ^ a b Pirkkalainen, Jyrki (October 6, 2012). "Humble Hanyu wins Finlandia with grace on, off ice". Icenetwork. 
  7. ^ Pirkkalainen, Jyrki (October 6, 2012). "Flaxen-haired Korpi delights Finn crowd with win". Icenetwork. 
  8. ^ a b Pirkkalainen, Jyrki (October 7, 2012). "Russia wins ladies, dance on last day at Finlandia". Icenetwork. 
  9. ^ "Virtue, Moir withdraw from Finlandia Trophy". Skate Canada (Icenetwork). October 4, 2012. 
  10. ^ Pirkkalainen, Jyrki (October 6, 2012). "Bobrova, Soloviev dot Finlandia lead with polka". Icenetwork. 

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