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    Pairs Free Skate

    RESULTS:
    1 Aliona SAVCHENKO / Robin SZOLKOWY GER
    210.72 1 1
    2 Qing PANG / Jian TONG
    CHN
    189.93 2 2
    3 Wenjing SUI / Cong HAN
    CHN
    179.04 4 3
    4 Lubov ILIUSHECHKINA / Nodari MAISURADZE
    RUS
    177.44 5 4
    5 Vera BAZAROVA / Yuri LARIONOV
    RUS
    176.80 3 5
    6 Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Dylan MOSCOVITCH
    CAN
    169.57 6 6

    S/S breaks the 200+ mark and we have two Chinese teams on the GPF podium for the fifth year in a row. Tough break for B/L, but nice skate for I/M. And I'm so good experience for M-T/M who didn't even expect to be here.

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    WOW! MASSIVE SCORE for Aliona and Robin! 136.32 for the LP and 210.72 overall!
    Pang and Tong had the lowest TES of all the teams, but their PCS salvaged them the silver.

    Current Overall Standing

    Pl. Name Nation Points SP FS
    1 Aliona SAVCHENKO / Robin SZOLKOWY
    GER
    210.72 1 1
    2 Qing PANG / Jian TONG
    CHN
    189.93 2 2
    3 Wenjing SUI / Cong HAN
    CHN
    179.04 4 3
    4 Lubov ILIUSHECHKINA / Nodari MAISURADZE
    RUS
    177.44 5 4
    5 Vera BAZAROVA / Yuri LARIONOV
    RUS
    176.80 3 5
    6 Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Dylan MOSCOVITCH
    CAN
    169.57 6 6


    Segment Result Details

    Pl. Name Nation TSS
    = TES
    + PCS
    + SS TR PE CH IN Ded.
    - StN.
    1 Aliona SAVCHENKO / Robin SZOLKOWY GER 136.32 67.48 68.84 8.57 8.21 8.57 8.79 8.89 0.00 #6
    2 Qing PANG / Jian TONG CHN 121.30 55.20 66.10 8.29 7.82 8.25 8.39 8.57 0.00 #5
    3 Wenjing SUI / Cong HAN CHN 117.55 63.28 55.27 6.71 6.57 7.11 7.11 7.04 1.00 #3
    4 Lubov ILIUSHECHKINA / Nodari MAISURADZE RUS 117.38 60.99 56.39 6.96 6.89 7.18 7.21 7.00 0.00 #2
    5 Vera BAZAROVA / Yuri LARIONOV RUS 112.94 57.40 57.54 7.36 6.96 7.11 7.39 7.14 2.00 #4
    6 Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Dylan MOSCOVITCH CAN 110.84 59.21 52.63 6.61 6.46 6.57 6.68 6.57 1.00 #1

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    I believe I/M should have been 3rd. I feel they were underscored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirunna View Post
    I believe I/M should have been 3rd. I feel they were underscored.
    I completely agree with you. The young Chinese have all the hype around them though. Judges sometimes get swept away by hype factor.

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    I find it strange that S/H got a big score at CoC for an error filled program, at Skate America they were much better and yet their scores really dropped(they placed behind M-T/M) and here, again in China, their scores go up suddenly, despite their mistakes. They are talented, I agree, but so are I/M who really outperformed them today. Anyway, HUGE score for the germans. It's the third time in a row they skate a clean LP. Never happened before! I'm very happy for them

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    It turns out I/M were robbed of a medal! Severely!

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    MT/M: Pretty nice skate other than the one fall. However, something about them irks me and I can't put my finger on it.

    B/L: They looks so disappointed at the end. That double splat really hurt their entire performance after...their music choice made it even more obvious

    I/M: The music put me to sleep...but nice skate. Lower level and a relative front loaded programs really hurt them, like every other time they skated this season. I don't know why they have the death spiral (level 1) and the spiral sequence at the end when they could've moved them to the front and replace them with their twist lift and another lift. It shouldn't affect their choreography that much.

    S/H: Technically stacked like it had never been stacked before. Their base point is nearly 5 points higher than even S/S or about 2 points if S/S did a 3S instead of a 2S. I give their choreographer credit for knowing how to work the system . The fact that their music doesn't put me to sleep doesn't hurt either.

    P/T: Better, but still way off. Qing really need to get her solo jumps in order. Their throw jumps are also less snappy in comparison to last season. And of course, they messed up one of their spins...again.

    S/S: At this rate, they can't be touched at Worlds either. The music cut is really weird though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirunna View Post
    I believe I/M should have been 3rd. I feel they were underscored.
    ITA!
    Besides, P/T's PCS were too much overscored! I don't believe they can get so high scores in any other countries except home court,considering so many mistakes and so bad performance. The gap with S/S shouldn't have just been two scores!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zizi View Post
    ITA!
    Besides, P/T's PCS were too much overscored! I don't believe they can get so high scores in any other countries except home court,considering so many mistakes and so bad performance. The gap with S/S shouldn't have just been two scores!
    Other than downgrading their solo jump content...their actual performance is actually very good compared than everyone else. If anything S/S's pink panther choreo and interpretation is in comparison to their SP. Thankfully the judges are more objective in comparison to my subjective opinions.

    Quote Originally Posted by oleada View Post
    Sorry for the back-to-back posts, but watching the JGPF and the GPF (right now on UniSports), it has been really striking to see how inelegant and lacking in carriage the Canadian pairs ladies are....Moore-Towers looks really rough and unrefined comparing her to Iliuschekina who skates right after. I wish Skate Canada would encourage more ballet training among their pairs. I've never been a fan of Dubè and Davison, but I've found myself missing them, because they are so much more polished than the teams currently competing.

    Sui/Han are cute and charismatic, but I hope they work on their basic skating. Very impressive elements. But I get the feeling that it's a child skating out there, which isn't really all that enjoyable to me. Or even fair to the other teams, when you consider it.
    Oh god no no no. I don't mind MT/M getting more refined (along with S/H)...but I can't stand ballet style clones. They should do ballet only if they think can pull that style off well. Otherwise we'll just get mismatched choreographies, skaters not having connections to music at all, etc.

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    Moore-Towers and Moscovitch don't have any relation to the music right now. Their LP could have been skated to anything.

    It's not about being ballet clones. It's about knowing how to place your arms, having good posture and line, moving in an elegant way. Ballet will help with that. Right now she skates like a truck driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnChosen View Post
    Other than downgrading their solo jump content...their actual performance is actually very good compared than everyone else.
    No, the problem is not only their jumps. Pang's body lines need to show much better posture and stretch in the lifts. In comparison to Aliona and the Russian ladies, Pang looks very weak and juniorish in this regard. She has always been the weakest link in that team. Their spins are also very weak and sloppy for them to be such an elite team.

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