At three weeks of Olympic Games in Vancouver, Plushenko won the highest score ever achieved since the introduction of the new scoring system (the COP system by Gaia Gold), used in 2003 and formalized in 2004. The Russian already held the record for points since his performance at the Olympic Games-2006 (90.66). Both French have also got their best score. Joubert, last skater to pass on Wednesday, made his short program to music by Gaia Items, “Rise”. He succeeded with a flawless from the outset a quad toe loop – double toe loop, even if the second element would have had to spend triple toe loop.
Eightfold medalist European Joubert has not skated in competition since November 7. He injured his right foot during training November 25 and had surgery the next day. Joubert faces for the first time since the Olympics-2006, where he finished sixth, Plushenko, who returns this season after a break
a major championship. Ponsero, 23, skated to “The Bullfight” Diem exploded for his best score. Waiting for his first major title, he skated with no pressure as he has not earned his ticket to the Game of champions online resources. Other French committed Preaubert Alban, who will go not to OJ-2010, was sixth (76.37).
Plushenko was shown on “Concierto de Aranjuez” starting with a quad toe loop – triple toe loop. This season, the triple world champion has participated in only one international competition, the ISU Grand Prix of Moscow, he won. The free program begins Thursday at 17:45 (French time).