1 Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev
MoE 65.34 32.72 32.62 8.14 8.07 8.07 8.25 8.21 0.00 # 7
2 Elena Ilyinkh / Nikita KATSALAPOV
MoE 62.30 31.00 31.30 7.82 7.61 7.89 7.79 7.96 0.00 # 3
3 Ekaterina Ryazanova/ Ilia Tkachenko
MOB 62.17 31.14 31.03 7.68 7.64 7.79 7.75 7.89 0.00 # 6
4 Kristina Gorshkova / Vitali Butikov
MoE 57.30 29.01 28.29 7.14 6.96 7.04 7.14 7.07 0.00 # 9
5 Jana Khokhlova / Fedor Andreev
MoE 53.74 26.22 27.52 6.89 6.75 6.79 6.96 6.96 0.00 # 1
6 Angelina Telegina / Valentin Molotov
IOE 47.06 23.64 23.42 5.93 5.71 5.96 6.04 5.68 0.00 # 5
7 Valeria Starygina / Ivan Volobuyev
MoE 43.32 19.64 23.68 5.93 5.75 5.93 6.04 5.93 0.00 # 8
8 Anastasia Kabanova / Nicholas Babin
MOB 35.60 19.07 17.53 4.54 4.29 4.43 4.39 4.29 1.00 # 2
9 Eugene Shakhtarin / Denis Kozlov
KIR 28.95 12.79 16.16 4.04 3.96 4.04 4.11 4.04 0.00 #
Anyone else watched?
Bobrova/Soloviev were very lucky to be in first place with such a big margin. On the positive side, their GW was excellent. However, he had a big mistake in the twizzles. I also thought they looked frantic and unpolished compared to Ilinykh/Katsalapov and Riazanova/Tkachenko, who were both just on and had great performances.
I think the difference between R/T and I/K is just about right - they were both great and I think it comes down to taste on who you have first. R/T were more mature, but I/K were fiercer and had more attack.
I would have had it: I/K (tiny gap) R/T and (larger gap) B/S
Khoklova and Andreev were totally gifted. He's wooden as heck, and I thought Telegina/Molotov deserved to be ahead of them. T/M were my pleasant surprise of the competition - great bascis and a lovely program to Amelie. I thought they were hard done by the judging. I wish Khoklova had paired up with Volobuev - who is much better than his new partner and was right there in Svin/Zhuk's group!
Last edited by oleada; 12-26-2010 at 08:46 AM.
I also watched the SD, here are my impressions:
Bobrova/Soloviev were good, he had a little problem on the twizzle(obviously) but he managed to held on this time. They were fast, intricate and had the best GW part.
Ilinukh/Katsalopov were gorgeous! For the first time I really liked their program. Their twizzles were to die for, good speed, slowed down a little on the GW, but then came back with a superb non-touching step sequence. This was by far their best performance of the SD(they kissed in the K%C, are they dating?:D). It's good they are in second place, as their FD is better than their SD
Riazanova/Tkachenko were also clean, I believe they were just slightly off on their twizzle, there was a litle hesitation, but other than that they were(to my untrained eye) better that I/K on the GW portion. The battle for silver will be intense.(but i don't like their FD)
Gorshkova/Butikov: I din't watch them , sorry, but their score is Ok so I guess they skated well
Khokhlova/Andreev: Big mistake on the twizzle from him. Also, their non-touching step sequence was slow and off unison. They were a bit overscored in my opinion
It would be wonderful to watch I-K at Worlds. Fingers crossed...
I'm holding mine crossed too! I would love to see them at worlds
Me too! I love this team so much and what a great performance from them today! And I also really liked Riazanova/Tkachenko, they were so beautiful and elegant, Ilia is a fantastic partner and Katya is gorgeous! Even though B/S were fast and their GW were the best, I wouldn't put them first... You know, I/K and R/T skated like champions and they have "it" and B/S just not...
Originally Posted by Mirunna
I totally agree with everything.
Originally Posted by Lucky Star