Warm-Up Group 1
1 Klara KADLECOVA / Petr BIDAR CZE 14 42.18
2 Brynn CARMAN / AJ REISS USA 13 44.48
3 Anna KHNYCHENKOVA / Mark MAGYAR HUN 15 40.40
4 Juliana GURDZHI / Alexander VOELLER GER 16 39.52
Warm-Up Group 2
5 Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG CHN 12 44.90
6 Anna SILAEVA / Artur MINCHUK RUS 10 46.62
7 Kaleigh HOLE / Adam JOHNSON CAN 9 47.04
8 Margaret PURDY / Michael MARINARO CAN 11 45.24
Warm-Up Group 3
9 Brittany JONES / Kurtis GASKELL CAN 7 48.12
10 Tatiana NOVIK / Mikhail KUZNETSOV RUS 5 49.38
11 Felicia ZHANG / Taylor TOTH USA 6 48.50
12 Xiaoyu YU / Yang JIN CHN 8 47.90
Warm-Up Group 4
13 Narumi TAKAHASHI / Mervin TRAN JPN 2 59.54
14 Britney SIMPSON / Nathan MILLER USA 4 52.50
15 Wenjing SUI / Cong HAN CHN 1 60.94
16 Ksenia STOLBOVA / Fedor KLIMOV RUS 3 54.26
Congratulations to Sui and Han of China. Looks like China's future is secure.
FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Wenjing SUI / Cong HAN CHN
170.71 1 1
2 Narumi TAKAHASHI / Mervin TRAN JPN
157.23 2 2
3 Ksenia STOLBOVA / Fedor KLIMOV RUS
145.35 3 3
4 Tatiana NOVIK / Mikhail KUZNETSOV RUS
139.63 5 5
5 Britney SIMPSON / Nathan MILLER USA
138.00 4 6
6 Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG CHN
135.86 12 4
7 Brittany JONES / Kurtis GASKELL CAN
133.41 7 7
8 Xiaoyu YU / Yang JIN CHN
129.48 8 9
9 Margaret PURDY / Michael MARINARO CAN
129.29 11 8
10 Felicia ZHANG / Taylor TOTH USA
128.01 6 10
11 Kaleigh HOLE / Adam JOHNSON CAN
119.68 9 13
12 Anna SILAEVA / Artur MINCHUK RUS
117.96 10 15
13 Juliana GURDZHI / Alexander VOELLER GER
116.72 16 11
14 Brynn CARMAN / AJ REISS USA
115.90 13 14
15 Klara KADLECOVA / Petr BIDAR CZE
115.07 14 12
16 Anna KHNYCHENKOVA / Mark MAGYAR HUN
96.00 15 16
Here are the future for pairs skating. Team Japan is moving up slowly but surely.
Aw, we've missed the 13 needed. Oh well, back to 2 spots in pairs as usual!
Originally Posted by FlattFan
Sylvia tweets Cong/Sui landed a 2fted throw 4S! WOW! The Shen and Zhao of Sochi, perhaps!
You know, if China could got away with sending 3 teams despite not reaching the 13 number last year, next time US and Canada should do the same.
Originally Posted by skatemom1122
Oh and poor Kuznetstov . Ends up in 4th place for the third consecutive year, only this time with a different partner!.
I'm still baffled about how China was able to send three teams, and I just blogged about it here: http://tony-wheeler.blogspot.com/201...ese-pairs.html
Yeah, it doesn't make any sense. There must be an explanation somewhere because I'm sure at least one of the other competitors at this event noticed that there were 3 Chinese pairs entered and said something. But what the heck could the explanation be?
There's no rule anywhere as far as I've searched that says anything contradicting the typical rules. I think the ISU just made a huge screw-up and China gladly used all three spots.
And when the entries list came out, not one other country told the ISU that China has an extra team listed? It's just weird how nobody picked up on the error.
No one probably thought to look. That's the best explanation I can come up with, honestly. I only noticed during the pairs free skate when the team who had been 12th in the short was making a climb upwards, I decided to look at the previous years results to see how the teams fared.
Regarding the extra Pair Team. Isn't it standard to request additional Pairs to fill up the whole event?
Wow, Sui/Han, throw 4S!!!
They will instantly become a world-class pair if Han can grow another 5-10 cm, and they learn to land sbs triples in competitions.
Technically they're very very strong with the exception of lacking of sbs triples. throw 4s+throw 3flip, level II 3twist! Artistrically they're also excellent with the ability to handle difficult choreography. Plus, they're so consistent.