Tuesday, February 5

Ranking the Likely Skaters at Worlds (Start Orders)

I am going to keep this post up-to-date heading into Worlds, and I thought it would be a nice resource to list the current qualified skaters and their ISU World Standings. This will be the determination of the latter start groups for each discipline.


Men (35 Maximum Entries as of February 28)
Start Groups: 5-6-6-6-6-6
Top 12-ranked skaters will fill Groups 5 & 6, while skaters ranked 13-18 in the ISU World Standings will skate in Group 4. 

Groups 5 & 6:
1 Patrick Chan
2 Yuzuru Hanyu
3 Daisuke Takahashi
4 Javier Fernandez
5 Michal Brezina
8 Florent Amodio
11 Brian Joubert
12 Takahito Mura
14 Ross Miner
15 Denis Ten
16 Kevin Reynolds
17 Tomas Verner

Group 4:
19 Alexander Majorov (pushed out of final two groups following 4CC)
[20 Han Yan or 25 Nan Song]
27 Max Aaron
28 Maxim Kovtun
29 Peter Liebers
31 Misha Ge

Groups 1, 2, & 3:
32 Andrei Rogozine
34 Jorik Hendrickx
41 Abzal Rakimgaliev
42 Kim Lucine
45 Romain Ponsart The French Federation is not using their third spot
46 Paolo Bacchini
47 Zoltan Kelemen
50 Viktor Pfeifer
52 Justus Strid - Qualified February 23
59 Christopher Caluza
71 Viktor Romanenkov
76 Maciej Cieplucha
81 Alexei Bychenko
84 Pavel Ignatenko
85 Javier Raya The Spanish Federation is not using their second spot
89 Jin-Seo Kim
99 Paul Bonifacio Parkinson - Qualified February 23
100 Yakov Godorozha
101 Ronald Lam

Eliminated from World Championships/No Representative:
Armenia, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Finland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Great Britain, Lithuania, Slovakia, Switzerland, Chinese Taipei, Turkey


Ladies (35 Maximum Entries as of February 27)
Start Groups: 5-6-6-6-6-6
The final two groups will feature the top 12-ranked ladies, while skaters in Group 4 will feature the ladies ranked 13-18th-highest in the ISU World Standings. All others fill out Groups 1, 2, & 3.

Groups 5 & 6:
1 Carolina Kostner
2 Akiko Suzuki
3 Mao Asada
4 Alena Leonova
6 Viktoria Helgesson
7 Adelina Sotnikova
8 Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
9 Kanako Murakami
11 Ashley Wagner
12 Valentina Marchei
14 Zijun Li
15 Mae Berenice Meite

Group 4:
17 Elene Gedevanishvili
22 Gracie Gold
25 Sonia Lafuente
28 Elena Glebova
31 Jenna McCorkell
33 Natalia Popova

Groups 1, 2, & 3:
34 Monika Simancikova
35 Kaetlyn Osmond
37 Kexin Zhang
42 Kerstin Frank
45 Nathalie Wienzierl
54 Yuna Kim
55 Patricia Glescic
65 Brooklee Han
66 Julia Turkkila
69 Anita Madsen
74 Anne Line Gjersem - Qualified February 22
88 Carol Bressanutti
89 Kaat Van Daele - Qualified February 22
92 Tina Stuerzinger - Qualified February 9
98 Isadora Williams
131 Alina Fjodorova
163 Inga Januleviciute

Eliminated from World Championship/No Representative:
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Romania, Serbia, South Africa, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Turkey


Pairs (18 Maximum Entries as of February 27)
Start Groups: 3-3-4-4-4
The final two groups will feature the top eight-ranked pairs teams, while the final pair in Group 3 will be the 9th-highest ranked team in the ISU World Standings.

Groups 4 & 5:
1 Volosozhar/Trankov
2 Savchenko/Szolkowy
3 Duhamel/Radford
4 Bazarova/Larionov
5 Berton/Hotarek
6 Pang/Tong
7 Kavaguti/Smirnov
8 Moore-Towers/Moscovitch

Group 3, last to skate:
11 James/Cipres

Groups 1, 2, & first three pairs of group 3:
12 Sui/Han
15 Castelli/Shnapir
18 Vartmann/Van Cleave
22 Della-Monica/Guarise
29 Peng/Zhang
30 Kemp/King
48 Klatka/Chruscinski
50 Scimeca/Knierim
55 Makarova/Kenchadze

5 comments:

Rose said...

Tony, in addition to 4CC - did you take into account that some skaters will be competing at the Challenge Cup? It's only a senior B so there are not that many points up for grabs there, but it might have an effect if skaters on the bubble.

Tony said...

I think it won't switch anything up as of now. What it can do, of course, is add more skaters to the field (by more qualifying) and that might switch up the starting groups, etc.

Anonymous said...

If Gachinski or Vonorov is named as Russia's skater, Joubert's results at Challenge Cup could keep him in the last 2 groups at the expense of Verner.

Emm said...

James/Cipres have now overtaken Sui/Han (by 2 points!) and get the last spot in group 3.

Tony Wheeler said...

Thanks for noticing! I have just updated all of the charts. :)