Sale and Pelletier Demonstrate Pair Lifting
The NBC broadcast of the pairs competition has just shown a segment featuring Jamie Sale and David Pelletier demonstrating the fine art of pair lifting.
David said, "When I lift, I always take the attitude that the man should be the stem, and the woman should be the rose. I never want to detract from my partner, and I want the attention to be on her, not on me. I want to place her down as softly as possible."
They demonstrated several lifts. Very nice segment!
I vaguely remember Randy Gardner saying something to that effect around 30 years ago.
Originally Posted by SkateFan4Life
Could be. I remember other male pair skaters making similar statements, but I cannot recall exactly who said it. It 's a nice analogy, though.
Originally Posted by IDLERACER
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I would much rather see Shen & Zhao demonstrate pair lifting. Now that's good lifting.