03-24-2010, 10:30 PM
When the teams do similar technical elements than things like transitions should matter. Its not like Pang and Tong were doing throw quad sals are anything like that. Of the top four, P/T actually have the weakest skating skills, and so for them to get 9.00s especially over the German team is ridiculous.
Originally Posted by SamuraiKike
And I don't even want to get into the ridiculous of K/S getting a score of 130 when they skate like they did. That was just majorily ridiculous. I love Russian pairs in general-but I don't love K/S. All of the things that made Russian teams so great-are missing with this team. IMO.
03-24-2010, 11:07 PM
03-24-2010, 11:15 PM
Congratulations to the medalists! Didn't get to watch the final group cause I had class, but those I did see were great for the most part.
Congrats especially to:
Denney/Barrett for improving 2 places from last year and getting 7th in their second Worlds and second season together
Bazarova/Larionov for getting right back to skating and getting 8th in their first senior Worlds, especially after not having had a full competition season for a few years
Evora/Ladwig for placing in the top 10!
The Zhangs for a pretty awesome free skate
Dube/Davison for going mostly clean in the free after the suprisingly meltdown-ish short
03-24-2010, 11:33 PM
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Btw, what is this 'suspension' people speak of re: Bazarova and Larionov?
03-24-2010, 11:40 PM
He took a banned substance years ago and was suspended for two years.
03-24-2010, 11:46 PM
If I remember correctly, Larionov said that he took a cold pill or something like that without talking to his coach/doctor/whoever, and it had some chemical in it that was on the banned list. Must feel horrible to get suspended for something like that if it's the truth.
Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue
Bazarova herself must have had pretty good faith in him and his skills not lessening, since she could have chosen to break the partnership during the suspension in order to partner with someone else and gain more competition experience. Which makes me appreciate their placement here at these Worlds more, that they did so well not only not having competed in a long time, but alsonever having anything close to a full senior season before the suspension.
03-24-2010, 11:53 PM
Yeah, I should have explained further, but forgot the details.
03-25-2010, 12:21 AM
S&S goal is to skate til 2014 they say. where'd u hear the Zhangs aren't staying?
Originally Posted by blue_idealist
03-25-2010, 12:50 AM
I think the poster mean that she/he heard they aren't retiring.
Originally Posted by piano18
03-25-2010, 01:05 AM
I have rarely ever seen Anabelle Langlois skate a clean long program. She almost always has a meltdown in the long. It happened every year at Nationals with her former partner Patrice Archetto, and it has happened several times now with Cody Hay. In fact, this is the 3rd time this season she has had major problems in the long (Nationals, Olympics & Worlds).
Originally Posted by CassAgain
What's interesting is that although Cody Hay is younger and has less experience, he has already surpassed Anabelle in consistency.
Last edited by Ryan O; 03-25-2010 at 01:12 AM.
03-25-2010, 04:14 AM
Originally Posted by gold12345
S/S had 3 major mistakes (1 double SBS jump in the SP, no unison in their spins in the SP, double SBS in the LP)
K/S had 2 major mistakes (fall on a QUAD throw, fall on a 3R throw)
I'm horrified S/S got silver. They should get a bronze base on their terrible SP.
03-25-2010, 06:17 AM
This is truly insane that the 4S with a fall earns you 5 points... I hate that!
Originally Posted by Engwaciriel
Originally Posted by bekalc
Few random comments - I think Robin became a very strong partner. She used to be much better than him, but now the difference is gone, IMO.
And I liked E/L much more than the other American pair. I dont get the hype around them...
03-25-2010, 07:02 AM
Gotta Have Music
Congrats to all the medalists! Very happy in particular for Pang & Tong & Aliona & Robin. Glad that things went better this time for Kavaguti & Smirnov, Jessica & Bryce. Nice performances overall from the other two Russian teams, The Zhangs did pretty well too.
So proud of Caydee & Jeremy and Amanda & Mark!
03-25-2010, 07:27 AM
Two falls are worse than doubling jumps and the unison problem. And K/S long program is awful. Skaters shouldn't get 130 with the kind of errors K/S had in the long.
Originally Posted by FlattFan
03-25-2010, 07:54 AM
Kaw / Smi getting the bronze over Muk / Tra was a joke. Why they have to keep bumping them up, just because Moskvine has more "love" from the russian federation than Vasiliev ? Because I cannot find any other rational reason. I was simply disgusted.
Originally Posted by bekalc