2012 NHK Trophy Free Dance
Warm-Up Group 1
1 Xiaoyang YU / Chen WANG CHN 40.92
2 Xintong HUANG / Xun ZHENG CHN 45.99
3 Penny COOMES / Nicholas BUCKLAND GBR 46.72
4 Cathy REED / Chris REED JPN 48.33
Warm-Up Group 2
5 Nicole ORFORD / Thomas WILLIAMS CAN 49.76
6 Elena ILINYKH / Nikita KATSALAPOV RUS 59.96
7 Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANI USA 60.84
8 Meryl DAVIS / Charlie WHITE USA 69.86
Live Result: http://www.isuresults.com/results/gpjpn2012/SEG008.HTM
possible stream: http://tvonsite.org/index.php?kanal=sport2 Cnopt 2
Last edited by auser; 11-24-2012 at 12:24 AM.
Stream is working for me.
Ice Dancers are warming up. Best wishes to all dancers. http://tvonsite.org/index.php?kanal=sport2 Cnopt 2 is working.
Yes! Stream is working and so far, not freezing.
I'm liking Yu/Wang's program better than some of their previous FD's, especially the choreography. ISU says Camerlengo did the choreo--which would explain things.
H/Z have a pleasant presence on ice, if a bit slow. But I hope they rethink those music cuts to Crazy Little Thing Called Love.
I like Coombs and Buckland actually. Really energetic and good lines in general. That one lift is a bit crazy for me but overall a really solid effort.
I'm perplexed and frustrated by the Chinese dance teams. These two couples have been around long enough, they should have been improving a lot more than what's being put out on the ice. And their scores seem to be going backward. I know they are good skaters and have more talent than we're seeing. Coaching limitations? Do these two need more than just a western choreographer and also need a different primary coaching situation?....all theoretical of course, since the Chinese Fed mostly insists on doing things their own way.