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    Pairs SP

    What a great competition already after one group! G/E and V/T were both great and clean! Katarina and ALexander impressed me with their great 3F throw and amazing side by side spins with wonderful unison - for any team, but even more for a new team with a partner who is new to pairs.

    V/T were just fantastic. THey have the best twist in the world, IMO.

    Scores after one group:
    1 Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov
    MoE 72.71 38.21 34.50 8.68 8.50 8.68 8.64 8.64 0.00 # 3
    2 Katarina Gerboldt/ Alexander Enbert
    SPB 61.99 33.93 28.06 6.96 6.71 7.11 7.11 7.18 0.00 # 2
    3 Anastasia Martyusheva/ Alexei Rogonov
    MoE 47.38 25.66 22.72 5.75 5.46 5.57 5.82 5.79 1.00 # 1

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    That triple twist is jaw dropping. They were gorgeous! They sure did put pressure on the rest of the pack to deliver! Also, good program from Katarina and Alexander! They looked so relaxed out there.

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    Indeed!
    What was Gerboldt doing in singles all this time? :D That girl was meant to be a pairs skater! Lovely team! That 3F gave Savchenko (sp?) a run for her money.

    V/T. Wow, just... wow.

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    Mukhortova/Blanchard: their speed is improved and they are so elegant and romantic. However, they're far behind V/T element wise. THeir footwork looked very basic.

    Petaykina/Kurdyukov: A nice young team. Landed 3T and a 3FTh, but their skating needs to be bigger. Amazing that that content will get you second to last place at this point.

    Iliushechkina/Maisuradze: I love them, but their performance was a disaster and the score was a huge gift. She fell on the 3T and then they had to abort the SBS spins because they ran into each other. I don't think they deserve to be as high as they are.

    Ozerova/GOlubev: Painful.

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    Gift or not, I'm actually glad I/M are still in the mix to be honest!! It's a shame, they were so consistent with this Sp! They are my favourite russian pair

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirunna View Post
    Gift or not, I'm actually glad I/M are still in the mix to be honest!! It's a shame, they were so consistent with this Sp! They are my favourite russian pair
    Oh, me too don't get me wrong. I'm glad they're still in it. But let's be honest - the score was too big for what they did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirunna View Post
    Gift or not, I'm actually glad I/M are still in the mix to be honest!! It's a shame, they were so consistent with this Sp! They are my favourite russian pair

    Could you tell us their score plz?

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    Yes, it was, I agree, especially if you compare it with Mukhortova/Blanchard! But they were the highest ranked russian team at the GPF, they won a GP gold and they were consistent this season, so they gained some reputation

    I/m are in third with 58.68

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    Live scoring: http://fsrussia.ru/upl/results/rusnat2011/SEG100.HTM
    1 Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim TRANKOV
    MoE 72.71 38.21 34.50 8.68 8.50 8.68 8.64 8.64 0.00 # 3
    2 Katarina GERBOLDT / Alexander ENBERT
    SPB 61.99 33.93 28.06 6.96 6.71 7.11 7.11 7.18 0.00 # 2
    3 Lyubov Ilyushechkina / Nodari Maisuradze
    MoE 58.68 30.60 29.08 7.39 7.11 7.00 7.46 7.39 1.00 # 6
    4 Maria Mukhortova / Jerome Blanchard
    SPB 53.78 26.26 28.52 7.32 6.82 7.07 7.25 7.18 1.00 # 4
    5 Ekaterina PETAYKINA / Maxim Kurdukov
    MoE 51.34 29.43 21.91 5.64 5.21 5.54 5.57 5.43 0.00 # 5
    6 Anastasia MARTYUSHEVA / Alex ROGONOV
    MoE 47.38 25.66 22.72 5.75 5.46 5.57 5.82 5.79 1.00 # 1
    7 Xenia Ozerova? Denys GOLUBEV
    SPB 39.22 19.57 19.65 5.14 4.75 4.89 4.93 4.86 0.00 # 7

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    Quote Originally Posted by beep_beep View Post
    Indeed!
    What was Gerboldt doing in singles all this time? :D That girl was meant to be a pairs skater! Lovely team! That 3F gave Savchenko (sp?) a run for her money.

    V/T. Wow, just... wow.
    Moskvina always wanted Katarina to go to pairs, I've heard she kept her eyes on her long ago... I'm so happy for them, what a beautiful skate! What Moskvina and Dmitriev did for them is just a miracle!
    V/T are the best! They need a little more time, but I think they will be even better at Worlds.
    Sad for I/M (( I like them so much, but so many mistakes. Anyway, I'm glad that judges gave them a chance even though their scores were too high

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirunna View Post
    Yes, it was, I agree, especially if you compare it with Mukhortova/Blanchard! But they were the highest ranked russian team at the GPF, they won a GP gold and they were consistent this season, so they gained some reputation

    I/m are in third with 58.68
    Thanks for the score....Reputation??? What the heck? this BS is why others do not take figure skating seriously. This is a sport, they should judge what is happening on the ice.

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    I like a lot Katarina and Alexander, but they are still a bit stiff. But their potential is huge!! And what I really love about them is that you can sense how happy and relaxed are out there! V/T already have "champions" written all over them

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    Quote Originally Posted by herios View Post
    Thanks for the score....Reputation??? What the heck? this BS is why others do not take figure skating seriously. This is a sport, they should judge what is happening on the ice.
    Well, with a fall and an aborted spin they scored 58. In the Gp series, they barely made 60 with clean skates. So yeah, I believe reputation helped. It's nationals, they want their best skaters to represent them, so they "helped" them a bit. Tomorrow they have the oportunity to redeem themselves. It happens all the times, not just in Russia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirunna View Post
    . It happens all the times, not just in Russia
    It should not happen AT ALL.Sorry. If they splat under pressure at Nationals, they could do that at Worlds as well. This is an inexperienced team.

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    I/M have barely any chance to qualify for worlds. Yes, their score was unfair. It should not happen at all, I agree. I'm just being subjective because I liked them a lot and I am glad they have a last chance to qualify for europeans(since V/T can not go there).

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