Germans continue to lose to teams they've been beating all season. :(
that is great news! New system rocks..under the old one they would have no chance..but then again they could've been held up.
always happy for the underdog!
Yaaaaaaaaay! Awesome, they deserve it.
Zhangs - The Offspring of Dragons
Tough to follow T/M but....
Throw Quad: NASTY fall. landing in full-split position...oh no...mess after...
UNABLE TO CONTINUE? Ahhh.... Chris: "Worst nightmare." Being given encouraging applause as they go off ice. She is in shock.
**They will continue from the fall**
THEY NAIL THE DOUBLE-AXEL-TRIPLE-TOE-LOOP-SIDE-BY-SIDE: Unreal performance!!!!! Dazzling!!!!
s-b-s 3 sal...courageous but she 2-footed.
"They are true competitors! Can they medal despite the intial problem?" "Stunning! Again - everyone rises all aroud the rink!!!" "I doubt China will take gold but they have so many reasons to be proud." "Russian team is standing there, applauding Zhangs."
SCORES: "My goodness...hold on....TECHNICAL: 66.19 POINTS COMPONENTS: 59.82 -1 125.01 TOTAL OVERALL 189.73 POINTS!!!!!! THEY GET THE SILVER!!!!!!!!! Maybe judges a bit too generous???"
3. Shen/Zhao (Chris & Simon think scores are ridiculous BUT Ms Zhang showed courage...")
1 Tatiana Totmianina, Maxim Maranin (RUS) 68.64 135.84 204.48
2 Hao Zhang, Dan Zhang (CHN) 64.72 64.72 125.01 189.73
3 Xue Shen, Hongbo Zhao (CHN) 62.32 124.59 186.91
4 Qing Pang, Jian Tong (CHN) 63.19 123.48 186.67
5 Maria Petrova, Alexei Tikhonov (RUS) 64.27 117.42 181.69
6 Aliona Savchenko, Robin Szolkowy (GER) 60.96 124.59 180.15
7 Rena Inoue, John Baldwin (USA) 61.27 113.74 175.01
8 Julia Obertas, Sergei Slavnov (RUS) 60.25 106.29 166.54
9 Dorota Zagorska, Mariusz Siudek (POL) 56.10 109.85 165.95
10 Jessica Dube, Bryce Davison (CAN) 55.48 104.23 159.71
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*phew* They pulled mout the silver. But what a scary performance. Good for them to fight and finish!
That was the worst looking accident I have ever seen. I can't believe she didn't tear knee ligaments as well as totally wrench her groin. Unreal that she could continue and actually skate pretty well! They totally deserved the silver.
Sexy, smart and sterilized!
Okay, so I've only heard it, not seen it, only heard it, but what were those judges thinking???!!! Crazy, crazy, crazy!
Ohhhh I am so sad for the PetTikhs. Good for Shen and Zhao that they made the podium. It looks like Russia is going to need to dig deep to maintain their stronghold on the pairs title. I don't think Obertas and Slavnav are going to step up to the plate and be frontfunners for 2010.
Oooo...gossipy stuff here....as Gwendal interviews T. Totmianina, she says: "Well, the Chinese were very aggresive in warm-up. Basically, they didn't allow us to warm up so maybe what happened was the result?" ooooo.......
I heard this with my own ears, boys & girls.
p.s. Here is the Eurosport transcript: Tatiana on her final contest: "I'm so happy, I was kind of tired tonight...... but happy, happy, happy."
22:55 THE DOUBLE-WORLD CHAMPIONS: Tatiana Totmianina and Maxim Maranin win their first Olympic gold on a personal best MARININ: "It was a great support for us and it gave us a little bit more power." TOTMIANINA: "They were very agressive on the warmup, they basically didn't let us warm-up normally, maybe they (unintelligible) so that's their decision."
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I have absolutely UNBELIEVABLE amount of respect for Dan Zhang. They skated like champions. Good for them.
So that's it. Maybe the first of four golds for Russia, in figure skating? let's see. Can't wait to SEE this tonight...maybe NBC will show us more than 7 or 8 skates? Let's hope.
p.s. I now see that Russia won another gold today - Svetlana Ishmourova won 15km biatholon. Plus Dmitri in speedskating...and now Tot/Mar. Good for Russia!
Last edited by Frau Muller; 02-13-2006 at 05:07 PM.
That was definitely one nasty fall. CBC kept showing the replay and I cringed every time. OUCH! I have newfound respect for them now. How anyone can finnish their program AND win a silver medal after that fall is beyond me...
VERY happy for S&Z. I had tears in my eyes when they finnished.
I'm happy for T&M, although I was secretly hoping someone would surpass them as they are not my favourite pairs team. Oh well. They worked hard and they deserve it.
That was an amazing amount of courage from Dan Zhang!!...and he showed so much support as well!!! Just amazing!