Tracking ISU and U.S. Figure Skating Events, Issues and Governance
Trophee Eric Bompard crowned champions today in all four disciplines. For most nations, point totals are mostly locked in at this point of the season and today’s results held little significance to their team standing.
One such example is the winning performance of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. Their win today will qualify them to the Grand Prix Final, but they already put the maximum 400 points on the board for their prior win at Skate Canada. Similar situations apply with the Russian ladies, among others.
Of note this week: Great Britain (Currently Ranked in 10th) put its first Grand Prix points on the board with the 7th place finish of Penny Coomes and Nicholas Buckland, increasing their tally to 1,261 points.
Next week brings the Rostelecom Cup, the final Grand Prix before the Grand Prix Final. The Grand Prix Final will offer one last chance to increase team point tallies and change rankings, particularly amongst the top three nations of Canada, United States, and Russia, all of whom will have a healthy-sized group at the final.
The ten teams mathematically guaranteed to qualify are: Canada, United States, Russia, Italy, France, China, Germany, Japan, Ukraine, and Great Britain. The final official team qualification results will be published by the ISU at the conclusion of the ISU Senior Grand Prix Final in December.
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The Standings have been computed based upon the ISU Qualification System for XXII Olympic Winter Games, Sochi 2014 Annex A – Olympic Figure Skating Team Event.
Article and Point Computations provided by Patrick Ryan (EA, MBA, Accountant) for Blazing Blades Skating News Blog