Love Pang and Tong's program even with the hand down on the toe loop.
Z/Z performance was even slower and more laboured than usually. And the lack of expression turns me off their skating completely.
Italian commentator on RAI just said that P/T and the least expressive of the Chinese pairs, and it just made me cringe... They are not S/Z but they are head and shoulders above Z/Z in that department. They improved tremendously.
I loved Pang and Tong's performance as well, although I cannot call any lift of theirs beautiful. Her positions are way too weak. Still, that last lift was nice and went really well with the music.
Wow, they got a 133 without skating completely clean. S/Z are going to get a 140 at the rate this is going!
So glad that P/T did so well! First time in the 200+ club?
Desperate Mouse Killer
Agreed, and it was so fitted with the music. Very beautiful and well-deserved 200 breaks.
Originally Posted by madibe
On cloud nine and refusing to come down!
Great skate by P/T!! (save for that one hand down) Loved it!
Now I hope the next three teams really bring it!
How are P/T worse in the expression department than Z/Z? They are no S/Z but they're pretty good.
1. Qing PANG / Jian TONG 201.86
2. Yuko KAVAGUTI / Alexander SMIRNOV 183.01
3. Dan ZHANG / Hao ZHANG 180.25
Warm-up Group 2
4 Maria MUKHORTOVA / Maxim TRANKOV RUS 3 69.78
5 Aliona SAVCHENKO / Robin SZOLKOWY GER 2 73.14
6 Xue SHEN / Hongbo ZHAO CHN 1 75.36
Yes. Their previous PB overall was a 199.65.
Originally Posted by hongligl
Z/Z all season long have looked like they would rather be anywhere else than skating--especially Dan. Something is going on behind the scenes with this couple.
I feel like they always look like that.
Originally Posted by Oreo
Pang and Tong are definitely well above them in the expression department.
Wow. Another great lp showing by M/T. I love their pure, classic style.
Judging by that performance, P/T should be on the podium, and by a relatively big margin. Let's see.
Nice for M/T to have skated another almost clean lp
Great job by the Russians. Kiss at the end
Wicked Yankee Girl
Mukhortova & Trankov
She's is white tights and a pale pink asymmetrical slip
Gray pants vest, pink shirt
nice triple twist
she stands on his foot
skate skate dead air space
3t2t very nice
very nice lasso lift with carry and cartwheel dismount smooth entered from
from a spread eagle
throw 3lp very very nice
spiral change of edge to half biellmann same leg
3S throw just a tad low on landing
death spiral slow on second rotation
some serious unison issues on sbs spin
pair spin reversing -nice position changes at end of it
different entry lasso
press hip lift
he taps her nose and they end kissing
Very nice performance of a rather transition free program
lp 128.57 total SB 198.35 into 2nd
Last edited by dorispulaski; 12-05-2009 at 04:29 AM.
Really nice skate from M/T! Out of unison on the SBS spins, but the rest was very secure. Impressive! I just don't like that program though. There's not much choreography at all, and they do nothing with that music.