Great improvement today from Sinitsina and Zhiganshin - 5.76 points better than their SP at the Cup of China. Fantastic. Many congratulations to them.
Originally Posted by Macassar88
V&M were superb as always
Russian commentator said the same thing.
Originally Posted by let`s talk
Tessa looks a bit heavy, she gained weight right ?
I'm starting to think the Shibs should move to Igor. Their levels REALLY suffered here. They should not be suffering through the polka!! But alas....
I swear why dose this come up every season?
Originally Posted by sky_fly20
That's a pity((I liked their dance more than I/K...Hope they'll improve their technical mark to be competitive with the top pairs
Originally Posted by Mrs. P
The sad part is their tech is what kept them high in the standings for so long -- so the fact they actually lost in this area is a bit disconcerting. That said, they are hard workers and I think we will see improvement at NHK now that they've had it in front of the judges.
Originally Posted by koatcue
The Shibs are getting worse and worse since their surprise bronze medal. Their TES just kept on going down. Their PCS used to be competitive for a bronze, now, taking a huge step back. Medal of any color will be an uphill battle from now on for them. Maybe the first year was a fluke because they aren't good technicians anymore.
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Last edited by colleen o'neill; 11-09-2012 at 02:37 PM.
Right? Of all things to comment on. Levels are more important to discuss.
Originally Posted by colleen o'neill
Mary Poppins was listed as the Shibs' SD on their ISU bio as late as 10/16, which means they probably haven't had that that program for even a month! So perhaps it's not surprising that it's so raw at this point... it is their first competition after all.
That said, I am surprised they would make such a big change at the last minute...
SHORT DANCE - VIDEOS & RESULT
1. Tessa VIRTUE & Scott MOIR (CAN) - 70.65 Short Dance
2. Elena ILINYKH & Nikita KATSALAPOV (RUS) - 65.70
3. Victoria SINITSINA & Ruslan ZHIGANSHIN (RUS) - 60.85
4. Maia SHIBUTANI & Alex SHIBUTANI (USA) - 58.26 Short Dance
5. Ksenia MONKO & Kirill KHALIAVIN (RUS) - 55.81
6. Nelli ZHIGANSHINA & Alexander GAZSI (GER) - 55.53
7. Nicole ORFORD & Thomas WILLIAMS (CAN) - 51.44
8. Penny COOMES & Nicholas BUCKLAND (GBR) - 51.39
Last edited by Mao88; 11-09-2012 at 03:40 PM.
Any SP links yet? I'm anxious to see the Shibs' SP. Terrible scores & placement for them at a time when they're trying to rebound from last season's disappointment. I'm very surprised by the choice of Missing for their polka, it does not seem to fit at all, although I'll reserve judgment until I see the actual program. Add to this their decision to re-use Memoirs of a Geisha (why? could they really not find any other inspiring music?) and I feel quite worried about them. The Shibs are the youngest of the Canton teams and had the most to improve on technically--I wonder if the loss of Igor's technical expertise will hurt them the most. :-(
Where did their technical wizardry go? I don't believe it has become level 2. And spilliband was considered the stronger technical coach so their improvement may be tough. You see it also in v/m and d/w. A weakening technically but they get close to 10's in all pcs so no big deal.
Originally Posted by FlattFan
I haven't seen anything of the competition yet but I SO agree... I think it's becoming obvious that if these teams want to stay competitive technically then they stayed with the wrong coach.
Originally Posted by Mrs. P