Well that's the excuse that every athlete makes when they get suspended for banned sunstances. Berezhnaya did the same when she got suspended, for instance. Not saying that it isn't true, but I will take that with a huge grain of salt.
I agree about Bazarova sticking with him, though. She really gambled and Im glad things are working out for them.
And K/S are better than Pang and Tong in terms of basics too. I don't care for them but when it comes to deep edges and things like that K/S are better. Now in terms of packaging I agree that I hate K/S's program.
Last edited by bekalc; 03-25-2010 at 01:20 PM.
Robin's weaker than Aliona.
By the way, last time I checked posture and extention are nowhere in the criteria set for the marking of the SS component.
And K/S had TWO falls in their program. They couldn't manage to land a single throw in their program.
Well the USFSA talked about having good skating skills along with posture in their note about skating skills. But carriage is absolutely included in Performance and Execution.well DUH of course not since when are posture and extension and limbs included in the skating skills criterion?
Last edited by bekalc; 03-25-2010 at 02:42 PM.
K/S medalling is ridiculous, it puts figure skating to shame.
Did you realize the reaction of the audience to Aliona & Robin's free skate? The performance was magical and the audience started to clap and cheer very loudly a few seconds before their program ended, and their applause was the highest of all the teams by far, even at the medal ceremony compared to Pang & Tong. no way the diference between them and K&S was only one point.
Shame on you, judges!
Lack of unison on spins is ONE unison element. Its the only area where at times S/S lack. A nd the winners also have problems with unison on their spins too.
I would think a controversial program would be the OD from Domnina and Shabalin. I wish S/S SP is a bit controversial, because it is so contrived and expected. mime act, clown tears? Where is the innovation in that?
I was responding to the poster who thought it's ridiculous that S/S only beat K/S by 1 point. Well, they screwed up their SP pretty badly and weren't clean in their LP. The result could tip the other way if the judges give K/S the kind of PCS S/S get.