Alexander MAJOROV of Sweden skated to the lead in Men’s Short Program. Germany`s Paul FENTZ and Peter LIEBERS are following in second and third.
Alexander MAJOROV put out a strong short program and collected 83.43 points. “I am pretty satisfied with the short program today. I did all of the elements. I am not sure about the spins, if it was level four, but I hope so. I am really satisfied with the total skating and I think I earned higher scores than I did have before in the Olympic games. I think I break my own record today, it’s really fun. I am really looking forward to skate tomorrow for free program,” Alexander MAJOROV commented.
Quick quote Alexander Majorov:
Skating to “Wonderwall”, Paul Fentz earned 68.80 points
“I am finished with the short program, unfortunately the toeloop didn’t work once again. But I can realize the progress and it is getting better and better in competitions and in practice. So maybe the breakthrough will be realized in the free skating tomorrow and I can nail the toeloop. I am satisfied with the points and the place, a second place is always good. A first one is better, but that was not enough today. I hope all of you will watch the livestream of NRW Trophy tomorrow, see you!” Paul Fentz stated.
Quick quote Paul Fentz:
Peter LIEBERS earned 62.12 points for his short program after a long break due to an operation. Valtter VIRTANEN (FIN) came fourth at 61.35points and Jan KURNIK (CZE) placed fifth with 58.08 points. Currently ranked 7th Romain PONSART (FRA) stated: „I am not satisfied, but I come back from an injury and started practice one month ago. As well I changed my coach. That’s why I am working step by step. I missed the triple lutz and made some mistakes in the spins. Nothing was really bad, but these are details to work on and I am looking forward to improve.”