Their first year they only had 3 competitions
Then 3 full seasons 08-09-10
Then they both had surgery, her on her dislocated shoulder and he on his groin (which Trankov also had-so it’s not uncommon) and they only had 4 competitions that year (2010-2011) and they medaled 3 out 4, they took 4th at Worlds last year.
This year they won gold twice, one silver and one bronze, missed nationals because his knee was sore. And while they were practicing for Euros his appendix burst. Can’t exactly fault him for that. And if not for this freak fall they would be right up there, their high this year was 65.17, and like I said the free isn’t over. They have one of the highest free skate score and programs in the world.
Don't forget at NHK they were 5th and managed to win. Being 5.79 points out of a medal will be a challange they can accept.
Waaaaayyyy to early to count them out, they have only been together since 2006. S/H have been together since 2007.