Quote Originally Posted by FSGMT View Post
They landed two sbs triples!! They were not bad at all for me! They made a couple of bad mistakes but I think they have the potential and I actually liked them artistically, too: at least they're not another Chinese pair skating to classical music with balletic movements copying the Hongbo and Zhao programs! The fact that the Ukrainians received a 38 PCS vs their 35 is really strange for me, I really think that Lavrentieva/Rudik were actually really terrible artistically! But that's my own opinion, as always...
Both of those triples were -1 GOE at best. They botched both throws, crashed on the twist and everything they did looked raggedy and muscled through. Their basics are terrible and they didn't even pretend to skate to the music. It was kinda as bad as gets.

It was just excruciating to see them attempt all that technical content when they can barely skate...

Lavrentieva/Rudik also ignored the music but their postures, lines and basic skating were far superior.