Pairs - Long Program
Warm-Up Group 1
1 Natalja ZABIJAKO / Sergei KULBACH EST 16 44.35
2 Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG CHN 13 52.25
3 Klara KADLECOVA / Petr BIDAR CZE 15 45.20
4 Huibo DONG / Yiming WU CHN 14 49.29
Warm-Up Group 2
5 Stefania BERTON / Ondrej HOTAREK ITA 9 57.63
6 Maylin HAUSCH / Daniel WENDE GER 12 53.90
7 Amanda EVORA / Mark LADWIG USA 11 54.64
8 Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Dylan MOSCOVITCH CAN 10 56.86
Warm-Up Group 3
9 Meagan DUHAMEL / Eric RADFORD CAN 7 58.83
10 Narumi TAKAHASHI / Mervin TRAN JPN 6 59.16
11 Yuko KAVAGUTI / Alexander SMIRNOV RUS 5 62.54
12 Caitlin YANKOWSKAS / John COUGHLIN USA 8 58.76
Warm-Up Group 4
13 Aliona SAVCHENKO / Robin SZOLKOWY GER 2 72.98
14 Qing PANG / Jian TONG CHN 1 74.00
15 Vera BAZAROVA / Yuri LARIONOV RUS 4 64.64
16 Tatiana VOLOSOZHAR / Maxim TRANKOV RUS 3 70.35
The long program is going to be so exciting! Can't wait!
I think any of the top 3 could win. I honestly think V&T are the most likely to do a clean long program and this gives them a real shot.
I agree with you there. They have everything to gain and nothing to lose.........like the others who are trying to regain or keep their titles............I like the Germans but I'm also rooting for V&T.
Originally Posted by pangtongfan
I hope the podium stay the same way as the current ranking Wouldn't mind SB switch, but I hope P/T get the Gold. But above all, keep the podium with these three.
It would be interesting to see a pair win gold at their first Worlds but I'm not counting on it. I think V&T could fall apart in the long, Max doesn't seem to do well with pressure and they know there are huge expectations on them given K/S's disappointing short. I'm hoping they'll hold on for the bronze, that would be a great debut.
I'm totally rooting for V/T... the have such an amazing chemestry and they also look so happy to be skating together but good luck to all the teams, this is going to be a great event.
I know its late but here is a great link to watch the championship http://iontv.ru/rossiya-2/
This link works really well, thx so much L'amour....I'm allways lots when it comes to this stuff haha.
I'm also rooting for V/T, but P/T are also great and they have a nice advantage. Even if V/T end up with bronze, it will be a great result for them, juts the first season together.
I like this Czech team, but I get the feeling that they won't improve much technically. A triple twist seems impossible.
The second Chinese team had some bobbles. The third lift was off balance but he managed to hold on (my heart raced a little, though).
Berton/Hotarek - lovely moments. Silly ending (she glances down, sees Romeo dead, stabs herself and collapses on him, all in the space of like three seconds).
nice 3T-2T-2T by Italians. I really like that they're trying throw 3L late in program.
the German team has a nice look about them. Very polished.
well...its romeo and juliet...there isn't much they can do hhe
I like them too, good pair skating skills, so do the H/W german pair. Promising.
Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue