Team ladies' free (FINAL)
1. Julia Lipnitskaia RUS - 141.51
2. Gracie Gold USA - 129.38
3. Valentina Marchei ITA - 112.51
4. Akiko Suzuki JPN - 112.33
5. Kaetlyn Osmond CAN - 110.73
Julia Lipnitskaia RUS - triple lutz-triple toe, double axel-triple toe-double toe, triple flip, double axel, triple loop, triple salchow, triple lutz-double toe - TES 71.69, PCS 69.82, FS SCORE 141.51
Valentina Marchei ITA - double axel-double toe (foot down), triple lutz (beauty), triple flip, double axel, triple salchow, triple lutz-double toe, triple salchow-double toe-double toe - TES 54.00, PCS 58.51, FS SCORE 112.51
Akiko Suzuki JPN - triple flip-double toe-double loop, double axel-double toe, triple lutz, triple flip, triple loop (underrotated, step out), triple salchow-double toe, triple salchow - TES 49.32, PCS 63.01, FS SCORE 112.33
Gracie Gold USA - triple lutz-triple toe (hangs on), double axel-triple toe, triple loop, triple flip (hangs on), triple lutz, triple salchow-double toe-double toe, double axel - TES 67.49, PCS 61.89, FS SCORE 129.38
Kaetlyn Osmond CAN - triple flip-double toe, double axel-triple toe, triple lutz (rough fall), triple salchow, double flip, triple toe-double toe-double toe, double axel - TES 54.53, PCS 57.20, FALL -1.00, FS SCORE 110.73
Pregame analysis: With Machida's third place to Brown's fourth place in the men's free skate, it will be next to impossible for Team Japan to catch Team USA now, and solely because of dance. Even if Suzuki finishes first and Gold finishes fifth in the free skate, Japan would have a lead of just one point going into the free dance. And there is no way that Davis/White will finish so low relative to Reed/Reed that the one-point difference holds up.
So there you go - the medals have been decided. Russia gold, Canada silver, USA bronze.
Stay tuned - right here! - for LIVE up-to-the-second play-by-play coverage and commentary of the team ladies' free skate at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Action begins on Sunday, February 9, at 8:05 a.m. Pacific / 11:05 a.m. Eastern / 8:05 p.m. Sochi / 1:05 a.m. Monday Tokyo.
- Kaetlyn Osmond CAN
- Gracie Gold USA
- Akiko Suzuki JPN
- Valentina Marchei ITA
- Julia Lipnitskaia RUS