Inoue and Baldwin are the first to do the throw 3A at both Olympics (in the SP) and Worlds (in the LP) both in 2006. Rena did reach for the ice on the landing at Worlds, but really close inspection of replay showed that she did not touch down IIRC. They got a slightly negative GOE for the element but full base value for the element. I/B placed 4th at 2006 Worlds largely due to the fact that John landed his 3T for once and Rena landed the throw 3A. They were 3rd in the LP. Still the highest placement at worlds for a US pair in the last nine years since Ina and Zimmerman's 2002 bronze.
Thanks for this info., Spun Silver, would loooooooooooove to watch this, but that's awfully early here on the West Coast.
Their throw 3axel was superb! I soooo wanted them to go to the 2010 Olympics, after having skated superbly at Nationals that year, and also Rena landing that FAB throw 3A!
By the way, thanks for the info. about their being the highest placing American Pairs Team in 9 years, didn't know that, thanks again!
And they had the HIGHEST TES at 2006 Worlds LP, too. Ina and John are special.
It's annoying that S/S think they would be the first to land a 3A at an international competition. Learn your own sport history!
Excited to see the last two flights. Let the strongest couple win! The competition is giong to be tough!)))
1998-Meno and Sand 2nd
2002-Ina and Zimmerman 3rd
2006-Inoue and Baldwin 4th
2010-Denney and Barrett 7th
Prior to that American pairs had routinely had their best showings in each Olympic cycle in non Olympic years going back to 1980
1979-Babilonia and Gardner 1st (7th in 1980;Carruthers)
1982- Carruthers 3rd (10th in 1984; Miller and Fauver)
1987-Watson and Oppegard 3rd (4th in 1988; Wachsman and Waggoner)
1991-Kuchiki and Sand 3rd (7th in 1992; Urbanski and Marval)
1993-Meno and Sand 5th (6th in 1994; Meno and Sand)
Hmmm, interesting statistics, thanks for that jcoates.