Hendrickx turned in a solid performance to ”Je suis malade”, landing a triple Axel, triple Lutz-triple toe and triple loop. The Belgian Champion earned 85.15 points, setting a new personal best score. ”I skated first, but it wouldn’t influence my skating. I just went out there, I tried to get all my elements, I skated with my heart and I trusted in the judges and the technical panel to judge me the right way and I think they did and I skated my best”, Hendrickx commented.
Johnson’s program to ”Legends” by Sacred Spirits included a triple Axel, triple flip, triple Lutz-triple toe and smooth footwork. The 27-year-old scored 82.55 points, a new personal best score. ”I’m thrilled. As a senior, I’ve never skated a clean program internationally. So today was a big day for me and I’m really proud of myself for doing that, especially under the circumstances of skating last and having a long day”, Johnson said.
Skating to ”Bang Bang” by Asif Avidan, Majorov landed a quadruple toeloop and triple Axel, but he reduced his planned triple toe-triple toe combination to triple-double. The Swede picked up 77.01 points. ”It was okay, not the best one, but I’m satisfied. I could have done a triple-triple, but I didn’t do it. It’s a sport and anything can happen”, Majorov shared. ”It (competing for an Olympic spot) is not nerve-wrecking, if you are nervous you do stuff that you don’t do otherwise and you need to be calm”, he added.
24 Olympic spots for Men were allocated at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017 and six more spots are available at Nebelhorn Trophy.
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