But to be honest, I'd say that K/S have more of a chance in Vancouver than M/T...the Moskvina factor has to count for something, no?
I would not be so sure about K/S. It is not about Moskvina, it is about what Piseev think is the better chance. Honestly, between those two, the ones who deliver will be favored.
Haven't read the whole thread but talking about the OGM...forgetting about Shen and Zhao? I'm one who thinks they will be taking the gold medal.
Charlotte Elizabeth...One thing you're going to see ad nauseam around here for the next few months will the Yu-Na bots vs the Mao bots and "All the Canadian skaters will be winning medals because it's a Canadian Olympics." I personally find that more than a tad insulting to Team Canada and their accomplishments, but all you can do is try to ignore it and not let it get to you.
If this weekend's any indication though...It's going to be a looooonnnng season following skating online I'm sad to say.
S/S- I felt bad for them. What a meltdown, but it happens to everyone. I have never seen a pair team at this level do so many single throws in competition! They did the exact same thing in their first GP event last season. No other team would have been able to break 100 with such a disastrous performance. But maybe the scoring was a little on the high side in general today.
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I preferred D&D's short to the long which looked and was skated exactly like every long of theirs I've ever seen. Dress in pink with ribbons put Blower's Daughter on the cd player it's romantic, dress in black with severe make-up and it's Carmen coming through the speakers and okay, let's call this one dark and dramatic. Meantime same skaters same program skated exact same way with the same posture, energy, style and program design.
Doesn't matter, they need to keep their elements consistent because that's what will put them on the podium in an Olympic year when weird things tend to happen. Good first step for them here to hold it together and get silver.
Today was a fluke for S/S, they'll come back from it (hopefully they won't pull a Caro K...). And hopefully with better costumes...
And M/T? I thought that going for Love Story was the worst idea in the history of skating bad ideas.
But after watching it, I can't help it: I love it. (guess I am that tasteless )
D/D were good, but same old, same old...
Love Story worked for M&T, it was nothing like S&P's in the look, style or skating. I liked it better - S&P's had way too much pantomime for me. S&P also semi-looked like the actors in Love Story, her being brunette, him having curly/sandy hair. M&T don't look like that and it helped. Nice program. Looks natural for them too.
Loved S&S's short a lot, don't have nerve yet to see what happened in the long. Have they said?
"The spiral, we cannot predict things like that," Szolkowy said. "It never happens, not even in practice. For two-time world champions to do that is not easy.
"We don't know what happened today. Sometimes it's easier [to explain mistakes] if one of the skaters is not feeling so well, but today, we don't know what happened."