Page 32 of 38 FirstFirst ... 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 LastLast
Results 466 to 480 of 563

Thread: Pairs Free Skate

  1. #466
    Custom Title CassAgain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    326
    Holding out hope that NBC is going to show the medal ceremony during the late night show...

  2. #467
    Medalist
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    75
    Couldn't have asked for a better podium. Wish all the skaters skated perfectly including S/Z then there would not be any controversy at all...not a perfect program but in the end all S/Z fans got their wish come true. Congratulations to all the skaters - be proud of yourselves because you all gave it your best. Thank you very much to you all.

  3. #468
    Rooting for the divas with Kwanford Spun Silver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    4,880
    Shen and Zhao have been crowned king and queen of the universe, Pang & Tong had a dream skate, and Yao Bin has received his just rewards while he is still on this earth. I am full of joy.

    It was a great night, full of drama if not perfect skating except P & T where I never thought to look for it. K & S -- how painful. I don't like to think of how Mama Moskvina will treat them now.

    To me, all season S & Z were handicapped by inferior programs and music choices. They didn't have a "Dream the Impossible Dream" to get the crowd on their feet. Their programs weren't perfectly built and romantic the way their "Meditation" of 2007 was (one of my all time favorites -- now disappeared from Youtube btw). Yet they triumphed from end to end of the season with the quality of their skating. Uncle Dick thinks their mistakes in the FS tonight will rankle all their lives. I think that in light of their decades of work, pain, and richly earned victories, tonight's bobbles will fade away next to the joy of achieving their goal, like the pain of childbirth next to the amazing new life that's been brought into the world.

    We can hope that, all pressure gone, Xue and Hongbo will celebrate their OGM by performing their free skate at Worlds the way they meant to do it at the Olympics. But for now, celebrations, congratulations, and thanks to this wonderful pair and to all who helped them achieve their dream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And BRAVO to all the medalists!
    Last edited by Spun Silver; 02-16-2010 at 01:13 AM.

  4. #469
    I have faith in the swan futureidol's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    217
    I am SOOOOOO freakin proud of Pang and Tong!!! If the judges hadn't screwed them in the SP they would have won the GOLD! I predicted this podium, not the right order, but the right skaters. Too bad about the German's mistakes :( Also an astrologer I know was spot on for her predictions in Pairs, I am amazed by her prowess. Even predicted S/Z having an odd mistake in the FS and the other two Chinese teams skating cleanly. She predicted both Russian teams faltering and the Canadians as well, and she said the Germans would have too many mistakes to win gold or silver. Spot on! I hope her predictions are right for the Men too I'm not at liberty to say, but the top 5 might surprise some people if she's right

  5. #470
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    572
    Quote Originally Posted by RealtorGal View Post
    I have to say that having watched figure skating for SO many years, I never thought I'd see the day when a Russian pairs team was not on the Olympics podium.
    I still can't believe it. A true end of an era, 46 years! of GOLD broken, with no medal on the podium. And a beginning of new era. But looking at little Bazarova/Lariyonov they remind me so much of young Katia and Sergei. Russians will come back with vengence in Sochi 2014.

  6. #471
    Rinkside
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    New York, US
    Posts
    11
    Where can I watch PT's free skate???? Thank you so much guys...

  7. #472
    and... World Peace! Tonichelle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Kenai, AK
    Posts
    18,646
    from Jeremy's facebook:
    I am officially an Olympian for the rest of my life!!
    I think that sums up the night perfectly for both US teams. They were fantastic!

    and I have a new found appreciation and respect for Yao Bin. touching fluff piece on an amazing coach.

  8. #473
    Rooting for the divas with Kwanford Spun Silver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    4,880
    Quote Originally Posted by trevorgao
    Where can I watch PT's free skate???? Thank you so much guys...
    NBC's website should have the whole competition, at least they had the short programs up the day after the event.

  9. #474
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    572
    Quote Originally Posted by Spun Silver View Post
    Shen and Zhao have been crowned king and queen of the universe, Pang & Tong had a dream skate, and Yao Bin has received his just rewards while he is still on this earth. I am full of joy.

    It was a great night, full of drama if not perfect skating except P & T where I never thought to look for it. K & S -- how painful. I don't like to think of how Mama Moskvina will treat them now.

    To me, all season S & Z were handicapped by inferior programs and music choices. They didn't have a "Dream the Impossible Dream" to get the crowd on their feet. Their programs weren't perfectly built and romantic the way their "Meditation" of 2007 was (one of my all time favorites -- now disappeared from Youtube btw). Yet they triumphed from end to end of the season with the quality of their skating. Uncle Dick thinks their mistakes in the FS tonight will rankle all their lives. I think that in light of their decades of work, pain, and richly earned victories, tonight's bobbles will fade away next to the joy of achieving their goal, like the pain of childbirth next to the amazing new life that's been brought into the world.

    We can hope that, all pressure gone, Xue and Hongbo will celebrate their OGM by performing their free skate at Worlds the way they meant to do it at the Olympics. But for now, celebrations, congratulations, and thanks to this wonderful pair and to all who helped them achieve their dream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And BRAVO to all the medalists!
    Wow, beautifully said.

  10. #475
    Custom Title Tigger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    100 Acre Wood
    Posts
    782
    So very, very happy for Xue and Hongbo!!! I got so choked up hearing them FINALLY introduced as Olympic Champions.

    WOW OH WOW did Pang and Tong lay one down tonight or what!?! I had goosebumps on my goosebumps after their skate. Very worthy Silver Medalists.

    Felt so bad for Ali and Robin, but they didn't let the performance slide and that final throw was a beauty. Also major kudos to Ali on the podium. Yes, she was crying and understandably upset, but she was still trying to smile and put a brave face on things. Now that's how you act on the Podium after not having the finish you dreamed of. W/time, that Bronze Medal will look wonderful to her, but tonight, it's just nice and I understand. They'll bounce back though.

    Disappointed for my Canadian Teams, but it was that kind of a night.

    Good to see I'm not the only one who thinks Yuko and Sasha are over rated. Never thought I'd see the day when there wasn't a Russian Pair on the Olympic Podium, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't thrilled by that.

    What a wonderful Chinese New Year's present their two Pairs gave to the Chinese People tonight!!

  11. #476
    and... World Peace! Tonichelle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Kenai, AK
    Posts
    18,646
    So M/T skated to Love Story for Jamie and David???? Canucks - what did S/P have to say about the program?

  12. #477
    Custom Title NatachaHatawa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Paris
    Posts
    724
    Here's what i'll remember:

    The good things


    -S/Z finally getting that gold medal
    -P/T's performance of their life
    -Stanislas Morozov's amazing lifts

    The bad things


    -S/S only getting bronze, although i had a feeling it was going to happen
    -S/Z's LP not being as good as what we're used too, though very good all the same
    -The amount of mistakes made

  13. #478
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    572
    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    So M/T skated to Love Story for Jamie and David???? Canucks - what did S/P have to say about the program?
    Jamie said the music brings back memories and David said it's a fantastic choice of music. They said they liked the team and was sad/disappointed (didn't say that exactly) that they didn't perform so well.

  14. #479
    Constable , Costume Police colleen o'neill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,779
    Jamie & David had only good things to say about M/T ..(BTW.. I was thrilled to see their costume change )

    Jamie said they had a great choice of music ( not at all in a snarky tone of voice) . ..of course they commented on their mistakes , but David said he really liked the team ( Jamie in agreement ), Both praised their big tricks ( that's my paraphrase). And David said they're much better than they showed at this competition...

    *** BTW, David pointed out re: all the problems couples were having tonight that it might not be the best idea to have the two programs skated on consecutive days. he said they usually have a day in between . ..Skaters legs feel like lead the next day and you need that day off to bounce back into top form.....Hope this doesn't bode ill for the men. Seems like they could just as easily have staggered the competition.
    Last edited by colleen o'neill; 02-16-2010 at 02:21 AM. Reason: Adding on

  15. #480
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Russia
    Posts
    124
    Well... I'm Russian and of course I dreamt of a medal, but I did understand none of them deserved one, after the short program, honestly, I would put

    short
    CHN SHEN Xue, ZHAO Hongbo (fantastic)
    RUS KAVAGUTI Yuko, SMIRNOV Aleksandr (breathtaking)
    CHN PANG Qing, TONG Jian (clean)

    free:
    RUS KAVAGUTI Yuko, SMIRNOV Aleksandr - a disaster
    GER SAVCHENKO Aliona, SZOLKOWY Robin - were overscored both in the short and in the free, they did not deserve a medal
    CHN PANG Qing, TONG Jian - were perfect in both programs
    CHN - CHN SHEN Xue, ZHAO Hongbo not perfect, but very impreesive.

    There are certainly some agreements we are not aware of. All chineses couples should have been on the podium, it's not fair!

Page 32 of 38 FirstFirst ... 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •