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Aliona SAVCHENKO / Robin SZOLKOWY GER
Last edited by bibi24; 04-28-2011 at 12:25 PM.
I hope this isnt the last Worlds for Pang & Tong. I would like to see them go on a better note than this. Even if they take a break I hope they return.
I also hope we see Kavaguti & Smirnov come back. They might feel demoralized now but they havent really given themselves a chance against Volosozhar & Trankov skating cleanly. They should atleast wait until they can do that before making a decision.
It looks like V&T vs S&S will probably be the main rivalry for gold from now until Sochi though.
If P&T and K&S retire we could see alot of up and comers in the fight for a bronze medal next year.
I too love that V&T have been successful in sticking with it, continuing to work hard, learning from their failures, overcoming hardships, and have achieved what is a great victory for them here.
I thought that S/S were also considering retirement? Mainly because of Robin?
Plus they included elements and techniques from dance - I have seen a lot of dancers doing much worse twizzles than S&S.
Cheers, oleada. I appreciate your post... and your post as well tdnuva!
It's not always easy to view figure skating without blinders on and without being politically-biased. It is obviously also very subjective, but anyone who has followed fs for a long time and are unbiased in their viewpoints must surely see and appreciate what S&S bring. Re the poster who spoke about Robin needing to lose weight -- sure I think most athletes struggle to stay fit and injury-free, and the older you are the more of a challenge that can be. However, Robin and Aliona are a pair who are equally matched and who equally contribute to the success of their team, along with their coach. All three achieved this success together in equal measure, make no mistake about that. Ask them if you doubt what I have to say.
So thrilled for Tatiana/Max. I wasn't sure they would medal immediately. Promising pairs often fall apart at their first Worlds. A silver is just incredible. I'm just so so happy. It's been obvious for a long time that they're both superb skaters but they were never going to realize their potential with their previous partners. I'm so glad they're finally together and showing what they're capable of.
I much preferred Out of Africa but I have to admire Aliona/Robin for being brave enough to experiment so much. A lot of pairs just do the same type of program and music every year which is fine but I respect them less.
Wonderful program for Kavaguti/Smirnov. Even with the fall it was lovely.
Yankowskas/Coughlin were sublime, the first time in a long time that I've been this impressed by an American pair.
I'm glad Takahashi/Tran made the top ten. They had some problems but that shouldn't take away from their wonderful polish and style.
Lavender, I was also pulling for S&S. I loved this year's FD. They always do something new and have brought great, innovative moves to the table. I'm thrilled with the entire podium. It was a great day for pairs skating.