2012–13 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final

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.

2012–13 Grand Prix Final
Type:Grand Prix
Date:December 6 – 9, 2012
Season:2012–13
Location:Sochi, Russia
Venue:Iceberg Skating Palace
Champions
Men's singles:
Japan Daisuke Takahashi (S)
Russia Maxim Kovtun (J)
Ladies' singles:
Japan Mao Asada (S)
Russia Elena Radionova (J)
Pair skating:
Russia Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov (S)
Russia Lina Fedorova / Maxim Miroshkin (J)
Ice dance:
United States Meryl Davis / Charlie White (S)
Russia Alexandra Stepanova / Ivan Bukin (J)
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2011–12 Grand Prix Final
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2013–14 Grand Prix Final
Previous GP:
2012 NHK Trophy

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.

MedalistsEdit

SeniorEdit

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

JuniorEdit

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

QualifiersEdit

Senior-level qualifiersEdit

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. Yulia Lipnitskaya withdrew due to a concussion[3] and was replaced by first alternate Christina Gao.[4]

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

Junior-level qualifiersEdit

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

OverviewEdit

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

Senior eventEdit

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 eventEdit

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 resultsEdit

MenEdit

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

LadiesEdit

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

PairsEdit

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 dancingEdit

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 resultsEdit

Junior menEdit

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 ladiesEdit

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 pairsEdit

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 dancingEdit

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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