K/S will have no trouble making up the points to win a silver, but with that being said
I wish Yuko would retire and let Smirnov finish his career with a partner he can win with.
Even with all the mistakes there are lots of things to appreciate about this team, not only their power. Their step sequence from today was a highlight for me.
If you start counting the mistakes they made, he certainly has quite a rap sheet.
Are all the pairs suffering from serious jet lag? Everyone was off today. I'm surprised S/S continue to go for the throw 3A, but then again, I'm not surprised, because they can win even if they crash it. Their short program is fantastic, and I think they held it together a little better today than they did at Skate America.
Takahashi/Tran's program is gorgeous, as is their skating. If only she wasn't so limited technically. I absolutely love the quality of most of their elements.
She is by far the weaker one, she may have heart, I'll give her that but she has fallen far more than he has and he has much more grace in his skating. She is all elbows, knee caps and jazz hands. She can't point her toes to save her life. She has to fight for every landing no matter if it's a throw or a jump. She gave it a good try and now it's time to move on, she is pushing 30 and he can at least do two more Olympics.
They restarted the 3T-3T this year, and he failed again.
Lest you forget, he randomly fell in the SP at World this year. Skipped a 2A at the Olympics. He's a weak jumper. She has problem landing the throw jumps.
Let's call a spade a weak partner. People have said many times how much better she is than he, how elegant and flexible she is.
world 2008 lp
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This guy just can't do 3T-3T sequence. There's no way he's going to win anything with anyone.
They stopped doing the 3T SEQ because they couldn't do both the SEQ and the 4STh together at the beginning of the program; it was too much, so they switched to the two 2A in the middle.
It's fine to admire Yuko but you also need to recognize her flaws. People complain about Yuko's lack of line and good posture all the time so I'm not sure who are the ones who say she is better than he is.
He doubled the 3T-3T too many times.
And since when is a fall on a throw solely the fault of the girl? If he has to land a throw, I'm sure he'll find a way to double it, too.
They stopped doing the 3T SEQ the same time they stopped doing the 4STh.They stopped doing the 3T SEQ because they couldn't do both the SEQ and the 4STh together at the beginning of the program; it was too much, so they switched to the two 2A in the middle.
No they did the 3T (or 2T), 4Sth (3S), 2A+2ASEQ...look it up except for Olympics when it was changed during warmups, I'm starting to think you know nothing about this pair