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    Pairs - LP

    LP standings after first group
    1 Caitlin YANKOWSKAS / John COUGHLIN USA 100.69 52.66 49.03 6.25 5.71 6.25 6.25 6.18 1.00 #3
    2 Maylin HAUSCH / Daniel WENDE GER 97.82 53.70 44.12 5.79 5.29 5.57 5.57 5.36 0.00 #2
    3 Mylene BRODEUR / John MATTATALL CAN 97.69 52.01 46.68 5.96 5.71 5.75 5.89 5.86 1.00 #4
    4 Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG CHN 88.83 46.99 41.84 5.54 5.07 5.11 5.36 5.07 0.00 #1
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    LP results
    1 Qing PANG / Jian TONG CHN 122.27 57.58 64.69 8.25 7.89 7.93 8.25 8.11 0.00 #8
    2 Vera BAZAROVA / Yuri LARIONOV RUS 113.67 58.81 54.86 6.96 6.71 6.86 7.07 6.68 0.00 #7
    3 Caitlin YANKOWSKAS / John COUGHLIN USA 100.69 52.66 49.03 6.25 5.71 6.25 6.25 6.18 1.00 #3
    4 Narumi TAKAHASHI / Mervin TRAN JPN 98.43 49.50 50.93 6.50 6.29 6.11 6.61 6.32 2.00 #6
    5 Maylin HAUSCH / Daniel WENDE GER 97.82 53.70 44.12 5.79 5.29 5.57 5.57 5.36 0.00 #2
    6 Mylene BRODEUR / John MATTATALL CAN 97.69 52.01 46.68 5.96 5.71 5.75 5.89 5.86 1.00 #4
    7 Caydee DENNEY / Jeremy BARRETT USA 97.35 47.42 49.93 6.46 6.00 6.21 6.32 6.21 0.00 #5
    8 Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG CHN 88.83 46.99 41.84 5.54 5.07 5.11 5.36 5.07 0.00 #1

    Overall standings
    1 Qing PANG / Jian TONG CHN
    189.37 1 1
    2 Vera BAZAROVA / Yuri LARIONOV RUS
    173.83 2 2
    3 Narumi TAKAHASHI / Mervin TRAN JPN
    155.66 3 4
    4 Caitlin YANKOWSKAS / John COUGHLIN USA
    154.88 6 3
    5 Caydee DENNEY / Jeremy BARRETT USA
    152.38 4 7
    6 Mylene BRODEUR / John MATTATALL CAN
    151.97 5 6
    7 Maylin HAUSCH / Daniel WENDE GER
    148.31 7 5
    8 Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG CHN
    138.55 8 8

    Not a surprise Qing & Pang won. Great for Vera & Yuri for winning the silver and Narumi & Mervin for medaling at their first senior GP!


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    B/L were the highlights of the evening - great skate, they really fought for everything, and Vera landed the best 3T I've seen her do yet. Their lifts are fantastic. They still have room for improvement, which is great, because they can score even higher. They won't let the third Russian pairs spot go without a fight!

    P/T were not on, especially her. She singled a 2A, and only did a 2.5T. Their lifts seemed weak skating right after B/L. Their expression is good, but the program seemed to involve mostly posing and staring at each other's eyes. I don't think the 10pt difference in scores was really justified.

    T/T had a messy skate and hung on to a medal by the skin of their teeth, but their program was the most interesting, choreographically, and they probably had the best lifts of the night. Narumi can't hit an ugly position. Lots of potential.

    Y/C skated well, but their program is very one-note, which gets boring. She fell on the 3T.

    D/B had a disaster - she messed up the 3T and a lift, their pair elements were weak and just seemed heavy overall. Little connection to the music or each other. Really a bad competition for them; they did not look good at all. Last season, they were scoring similarly to B/L; now B/L scored over 20pts higher.

    The Germans were my surprise of the evening; I wasn't expecting much but they skated well and seemed much improved from last year.

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    I really liked B/L, they were the highlights of the evening as Oleada said! I thought, honestly, that they would win the LP portion after P/T skated.(or at least, they should win the LP). I also liked the other american team, much more that D/B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oleada View Post
    The Germans were my surprise of the evening; I wasn't expecting much but they skated well and seemed much improved from last year.
    Plus, she looks prettier with brown hair.


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    Quote Originally Posted by oleada View Post
    Last season, they were scoring similarly to B/L; now B/L scored over 20pts higher.
    Well, that is to be expected since B/L skated relatively cleanly while D/B had several mistakes/lower level elements. Both teams have things to work on, but D/B in particular struggled today.

    T&T's lifts are beautiful! The rest, not so much. At least not tonight. They are capable of skating better than this, as they have showed on the Junior GP this season. They have a very nice presence on the ice though.

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    Well, D/B were clean in the SP, and B/L beat them by 5 points. Anyway, they had a good chance to show improvements and make the GPF, but they didn't take show any and they didn't take it. They didn't gain any of the polish they said they were hoping to get, and the energy they had last year is gone as well.

    Their death spiral deserves a mention for being the ugliest one I've ever seen at this level! One judge gave them a -3 for it.
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    D/b

    While I agree that technically Denney and Barrett had a bad free skate, I think their PCS scores actually showed improvement in that area. In my opinion they connected more to each other and to the music. I also think they showed better flow across the ice. They do need to work on their death spiral and they cannot afford the jumping mistakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oleada View Post
    Well, D/B were clean in the SP, and B/L beat them by 5 points. Anyway, they had a good chance to show improvements and make the GPF, but they didn't take show any and they didn't take it. They didn't gain any of the polish they said they were hoping to get, and the energy they had last year is gone as well.

    Their death spiral deserves a mention for being the ugliest one I've ever seen at this level! One judge gave them a -3 for it.
    Yeah, D/B were clean in the SP, but I agree that death spiral looked nasty and they also had substantial unison issues on the sbs spins. I think D/B are close enough to B/L score wise when they both skate well, but that's not saying that much, as I think B/L have glaring weaknesses of their own... one being their lack of relation to the music. There is no fire or energy in their skating. I want to like them, but there's just something dull about them.

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