Thanks for the accurate play-by-play, Dorispulaski.
OMG! Masha and Max will be in the final group for the LP . . . I'm SO HAPPY for them! I them SO MUCH!! What a thrilling turn-around from last season; they've been on such an impressive high lately!
Also congrats to Shen & Zhao and Aliona & Robin! It seems like Shen/Zhao never missed a beat from 2007 Worlds; they've picked up right where they left off, which is so amazing! I'd love to see these 3 teams make up the podium here. I'm really looking forward to the LP!
Imho,Xue SHEN has the most incredible body language of any female skater since Michelle Kwan.
A choreographer can give a skater arm movements but cannot give the skater body language. That's a natural gift, and with it, Xue draws one .into the program
As to K&S's score, when every element is iffy, the GOE of every element will be low. And because the problem is spread throughout the program, the PCS suffers, too.
As my grandma used to say, "A mickle & a mickle makes a muckle."
My mother's version would be, "Save the pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves."
In recent politics, "A billion here and a billion there and soon you're talking about real money."
Little Stuff adds up to a big difference.
doris ...my mother's ( and her mother's before her) version was a little different :
" Every mickle makes a muckle , as the old woman said a'ter she spit in the ocean"
Still, what a pleasure to see such a well skated event that the result really is founded the quality of what everyone did rather than who managed not to have an utter disaster !
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Xue SHEN / Hongbo ZHAO (CHN)
Aliona SAVCHENKO / Robin SZOLKOWY (GER)
Maria MUKHORTOVA / Maxim TRANKOV (RUS)
Qing PANG / Jian TONG (CHN)
Dan ZHANG / Hao ZHANG (CHN)
Yuko KAVAGUTI / Alexander SMIRNOV (RUS)