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Here is the start order:
Warm-Up Group 1
1 Olga AKIMOVA / Alexander SHAKALOV UZB 9 22.91
2 Laura MUNANA / Luke MUNANA MEX 11 21.07
3 Maria BOROUNOV / Evgeni BOROUNOV AUS 12 12.95
4 Xiaoyang YU / Chen WANG CHN 10 22.47
Warm-Up Group 2
5 Lauren SENFT / Leif GISLASON CAN 5 29.70
6 Tanith BELBIN / Benjamin AGOSTO USA 2 37.72
7 Xintong HUANG / Xun ZHENG CHN 8 24.61
8 Kimberly NAVARRO / Brent BOMMENTRE USA 6 29.37
Warm-Up Group 3
9 Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR CAN 4 33.41
10 Marie-France DUBREUIL / Patrice LAUZON CAN 1 38.54
11 Meryl DAVIS / Charlie WHITE USA 3 33.68
12 Cathy REED / Chris REED JPN 7 27.42
Unfortunately, I won't be here to post results as I have a doctor's appointment to go to.
But I will be back to post results for the Pairs Free Skate
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Should be starting right now, BTW
woo hoo go Team USA and Team Canada!!!
ok so without my favoritest team there I can relax... lol
hello.. someone have some linfor see live results??
1 Tanith BELBIN / Benjamin AGOSTO USA 98.17 2 1
2 Marie-France DUBREUIL / Patrice LAUZON CAN 97.86 1 2
3 Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR CAN 90.90 4 3
4 Kimberly NAVARRO / Brent BOMMENTRE USA 77.81 6 4
5 Lauren SENFT / Leif GISLASON CAN 76.04 5 5
6 Xintong HUANG / Xun ZHENG CHN 66.32 8 6
7 Xiaoyang YU / Chen WANG CHN 64.03 10 7
8 Olga AKIMOVA / Alexander SHAKALOV UZB 60.35 9 8
9 Laura MUNANA / Luke MUNANA MEX 57.42 11 9
10 Maria BOROUNOV / Evgeni BOROUNOV AUS 37.10 12 10
1 Tanith BELBIN / Benjamin AGOSTO USA 60.45 30.58 29.87 7.92 7.67 7.96 7.88 7.88 0.00 #6
2 Marie-France DUBREUIL / Patrice LAUZON CAN 59.32 29.58 29.74 7.75 7.79 7.88 7.92 7.83 0.00 #10
3 Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR CAN 57.49 31.23 26.26 6.96 6.75 6.96 6.92 6.96 0.00 #9
4 Kimberly NAVARRO / Brent BOMMENTRE USA 48.44 27.12 21.32 5.75 5.42 5.79 5.46 5.63 0.00 #8
5 Lauren SENFT / Leif GISLASON CAN 46.34 25.42 20.92 5.58 5.42 5.50 5.54 5.50 0.00 #5
6 Xintong HUANG / Xun ZHENG CHN 41.71 23.15 18.56 5.13 4.79 4.92 4.75 4.83 0.00 #7
7 Xiaoyang YU / Chen WANG CHN 41.56 23.93 17.63 4.71 4.46 4.71 4.71 4.63 0.00 #4
8 Olga AKIMOVA / Alexander SHAKALOV UZB 37.44 20.68 16.76 4.63 4.25 4.38 4.50 4.33 0.00 #1
9 Laura MUNANA / Luke MUNANA MEX 36.35 19.86 16.49 4.46 4.17 4.42 4.33 4.33 0.00 #2
10 Maria BOROUNOV / Evgeni BOROUNOV AUS 24.15 15.39 9.76 2.92 2.58 2.46 2.71 2.25 1.00 #3
thanks for the link:banging:
Penny & Nick!
Winners for me in the Tango OD were Virtue & Moir with Davis & White 2nd, the top 2 were disappointing - D&L technically with Marie-France slipping, and a tentative performance from both after the initial strong opening, and Ben Agosto just did not capture the male lead character of a Tango for me, whilst Tanith caught her dress with her blade in the twizzles and ripped the material. Lots of changes of position after the OD though, so don't say there's no movement in Dance!
Eeek! Poor Australians, already 20 points behind the next couple....
So I am guessing your favorite team is one of the Europeans? I cant think of any top American or Canadian teams not here except Gregory/Petuhkov.
Originally Posted by Tonichelle
V&M with the best tecnical tango. Verrrry interrrresting.
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Hey Hey Hey........I'm back. What a competition wwe have here. I knd of figured that Belbin and Agosto would pull out ahead of Dubreuil and Lauzon. Good for Virtue and Moir for getting the best technical results but sad for Davis and White falling to 4th
Penny & Nick!
To add a few more comments after watching live on Eurosport - we got all the top 8 live, and 3 of the remaining 4 from the first group during the Zamboni break, with just the last placed Aussies missing - it didn't really grip me till Virtue & Moir took to the ice.
Best male today was definitely Scott Moir, a very mature performance with real Tango character to rival the top 3 at Europeans, great posture aswell, and looked the part in the costume. Their choreography was the best tonight, simple in parts, particularly in the Diagonal Step Sequence, where it was mostly in Kilian Hold, but for a debut season at Seniors these 2 are stunning. Their skating and presentation has a serene quality to it, yet very passionate and beautiful.
Davis & White were technically very good, his twizzles were AMAZING!!! Soooo fast and precise, the quickest I've ever seen, they were fearless and confident, as befitting of these younger couples steeped in the required elements for the majority of their competitive careers. They also had very interpretive choreo and were a bit unlucky to be scored so far behind V&M, but it was not as mature a performance, so I could see where the Judges were coming from there.
Big disappointment was the top 2. First B&A, if the dress was new, then Tanith should've tried it out somehow first before competing, with the long length of material, which was visibly hanging after it caught in her blade and ripped. What was Ben wearing??? He looked like a middle aged merchant seaman on shore leave, with a double breated jacket with shiny buttons......? Very strange, and a marked contrast [not a favourable one ] with the Haute Couture look of the Men's csotumes in Warsaw for DomShabs and DelSchoes. Neither B&A nor D&L matched anything seen at Euros, either technically or artistically IMO. Ben, who is constantly praised over Tanith, at no point captured the essence of the required haughty Tango character and male dominance, and I wasn't thrilled by their Dance, their look, or their skating overall, it was good in parts, with a nice combo spin, and individual elements.
D&L started soooo well, striking a beautiful pose seperately, but maybe due to Marie-France's recent illness and a lack of physical conditioning at altitude, the performance really tapered off into nothing....it was a toss up who would win? I still thought that D&L had the better interpretation and character, but probably too many errors technically to stay ahead, but let's hope they can both improve in the FD, as on this showing, the top Europeans have not much to fear from these two couples.
Lower down, I felt that both Senft & Ghislason and Navarro & Bommentre were slightly overscored, especially for PCS. They both skated well, but are nothing special technically [compared to V&M and D&W] and I didn't see much flair or elan so far, accepted they're relatively new. To me neither couple would trouble the top 15 at Worlds.
I very much enjoyed seeing the Reeds from japan, a surprisingly tall couple, and most definitely of Japanese origins, clear in their appearance. They were dancing the Tango well until she had a fall in the step sequence and took an age to recover, however I already prefer them to the Japanese No.1s, and they will be an added boost on the world scene, and a loss to America's ranks. Nice to see former Brit, Matthew Gates with them as Coach.