2008 U.S. champion Mirai Nagasu is starting her season with her first senior international title at Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf, Germany. Despite making a few mistakes in her free skate, there was no one who even came close to defeating her, as she finished over 20 points ahead of the rest of the ladies. Overall, the ladies free skate was marred by a slew of underrotated jumps.
Related: Ladies’ short recap
Nagasu was credited with three full-rotated triples, though it would have seemed that she hit five. Two of her triples were called underrotated, which lowered their base value by 30%. But her superb spins were well-rewarded and she took the title with a final total of 167.46.
2010 European bronze medalist Elene Gedevanishvili finished with the silver, hitting three strong triples, including two lutzes, at the beginning of her free skate. But her jumps fell apart in the second half of the program and was unable to make up any ground to Nagasu. Gedevanishvili was the only of the top ladies to not have any underrotation deductions.
Sweden’s Joshi Helgesson moved up from fifth to take the bronze. It was her first medal at Nebelhorn in three appearances. She took fourth at last year’s event. American Joelle Forte finished seventh.
Sixth after the short, former Russian champion Ksenia Makarova withdrew prior to the free skate due to a hip injury.
LADIES (final standings)
1. Mirai Nagasu USA – 167.46
2. Elene Gedevanishvili GEO – 146.92
3. Joshi Helgesson SWE – 138.73
4. Shion Kokubun JPN – 134.66
5. Viktoria Helgesson SWE – 133.52
6. Sarah Hecken GER – 128.04
7. Joelle Forte USA – 122.74
8. Francesca Rio ITA – 120.49
9. Sonia Lafuente ESP – 120.10
10. Nathalie Weinzierl GER – 116.88
11. Yretha Silete FRA – 111.83
12. Youn Joon Park KOR – 109.11
13. Kerstin Frank AUT – 107.11
14. Adriana Desanctis CAN – 105.34
15. Karen Kemanai JPN – 104.51
16. Irina Movchan UKR – 104.41
17. Victoria Muniz PUR – 103.36
18. Isabelle Pieman BEL – 97.20
19. Clara Peters IRL – 91.27
20. Manouk Gijsman NED – 84.32
21. Marina Seeh SRB – 83.57
WD Ksenia Makarova RUS
WD Tiffany Packard Yu HKG
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