JGP #4 in Istanbul, Turkey, Sept. 19-22, 2012
Posted by unseenskaters on September 20, 2012
The fourth JGP takes place in Istanbul, Turkey, and Team USA consists of Jason Brown, Shotaro Omori; Nina Jiang, Leah Keiser; Kaitlin Hawayek & Jean-Luc Baker and Lorraine McNamara & Quinn Carpenter (dance). Making their JGP debuts here are Keiser and Hawayek/Baker as a team.
THURSDAY updates for Team USA:
Keiser, skating 6th of 30 in the Ladies’ SP, finished 3rd (50.70) with the highest PCS score; Jiang is 8th (41.71).
Brown is in 1st (65.95) and Omori (55.28) 4th after the SP.
Short Dance: Hawayek/Baker place 3rd (54.56) and McNamara/Carpenter 5th (53.97) of 21 teams – both make the final group for the Free Dance tomorrow!
Ladies FS: GOLD for Keiser 156.33 (105.63 FS) – her 7 triple jumps were called 3Lz+3T<, 2A+3T, 3Lo, 3Lz, 2A+2T+2Lo, 3F(e), 3S<. Jiang 115.48 finishes 11th.
SATURDAY start orders:
Free Dance (5 am ET start time): McNamara/Carpenter finish 4th (128.16) and Hawayek/Baker 5th (127.29).
Men’s FS: Brown wins GOLD (198.16) & should qualify for the JGP Final in Sochi, Russia; Omori finishes 4th overall (166.09), landing his first 3A in international competition.
Click here for JGP Istanbul starting orders/results/protocols (Istanbul is 7 hours ahead of Eastern Time)