Wow what is with Russia; they are falling apart. First pairs; their top two were disastrous and their third is a distant third usually. It really is China v. Germany for gold and the question is whether Japan (who are looking to be now one of the faves for the team event think four excellent singles skaters a decent pairs and well ok dance) can hold off Canada or a Russian team coming from behind or maybe even a US team though realistically Russia's no. 1 and 2 teams can till steal the bronze from Japan, China or Italy or even Canada and the US. It will be fairly dramatic though.