PAIRS FREE SKATE - RESULT & VIDEOS (Updated)
1. Haven DENNEY & Brandon FRAZIER (USA) - 155.83 Free Skate
2. Margaret PURDY & Michael MARINARO (CAN) - 154.70 Free Skate
3. Lina FEDOROVA & Maxim MIROSHKIN (RUS) - 154.57 Free Skate
4. Xiaoyu YU & Yang JIN (CHN) - 151.47 Free Skate
5. Evgenia TARASOVA & Vladimir MOROZOV (RUS) - 148.74 Free Skate
6. Brittany JONES & Ian BEHARRY (CAN) - 147.97 Free Skate
7. Annabelle PRÖLSS & Ruben BLOMMAERT (GER) - 147.83 Free Skate
8. Kamilla GAINETDINOVA & Ivan BICH (RUS) - 135.61 Free Skate
9. Jessica CALALANG & Zack SIDHU (USA) - 133.01 Free Skate
10. Britney SIMPSON & Matthew BLACKMER (USA) - 121.51 Free Skate
11. Hayleigh BELL & Alistair SYLVESTER (CAN) - 120.75
12. Meiyi LI & Bo JIANG (CHN) - 116.92
13. Giulia FORESTI & Leo Luca SFORZA (ITA) - 113.48
14. Julia LAVRENTIEVA & Yuri RUDYK (UKR) - 113.00
15. Marcelina LECH & Jakub TYC (POL) - 103.64
16. Rachel EPSTEIN & Dmitry EPSTEIN (NED) - 91.31
Last edited by Mao88; 02-28-2013 at 08:39 PM.
Denney / Frazier have to move up to Seniors, as Brandon is 20 now.
A surprising result. I taught the Chinese were going to win this at a canter but it didn't work out that way. They had a rough time on the SBS jumps and got some lower levels, they were rightly marked down on PCS. Would never have said a US/Canada/Russia podium. F/M definitely threw away the gold with their subpar performance in the short, I feel they were a little marked down in the PCS they could maybe have sneaked the gold with their free programme.
It was a great performance by D/F to win the gold, two good strong performances but I feel they tend to rush everything. I like the Canadian couple, I'm not sure what is their long tem future as they are very close in height but they have a very mature style, they are nice to watch however I didn't think there lifts were the strongest. It was a better than expected performance from T/M, they had the highest base value (50.67) but after the GOE they dropped to 5th. Hopefully they will built on this for the future.
I'm sure it would be a blast for both Haven & Caydee to be in the Olympics at the same time!
One never knows. Really, one would have expected a Russian, Chinese or Canadian team to win here. Pairs is the most unpredictable of disciplines.
I'm hoping C&S will land their quad salchow throw at Worlds & that they will have a super Worlds debut (helped by some slips among the usual teams ahead of them), and they'll finish sixth & seventh & earn 3 spots.
But I don't expect it.
OTOH, I really like C&S, particularly their choreo for their SP from Julie Marcotte, who also did a great job with Haven & Brandon's choreo. I'd love to see them at the Olympics, too.
And it's nice to have a team from FL (Denney & Frazier) and one from Boston (Castelli & Shnapir) for a change on the international scene rather than Colorado Springs, because all the Sappenfield choreo looks the same to me.
Surprising results! I must admit I kind of hoped F/M would have won but this is from a fan point of view. There is something very lovable about Lina. I didn't expect them to fight back as well as they did but they proved me wrong. I think it'a good result for them considering the pressure, the expectations and their age. All the couples who were considered favorites for the podium faltered a bit, the winners looked to have fun out there without any kind of expectation(maybe they had but they certainly didn't show any sign of pressure). I hope they keep the same spirit as they'll progress as a couple, pairs figure skating needs some level of excitement and there is plenty in this team.
The results were fair and the Americans were overall the best. I liked their SP the most. The Canadians are the most elegant junior pair out there on the ice. Felt that the Chinese pair and the German one (particularly them) were a bit underscored. I try to like Tarasova/Morozov but as amazing as their names are, the skating is very dull. Hope D/D and the other couple who got third in JGPF come back strong next year.
I agreee that Annabelle Prölß & Ruben Blommaert of Germany were underscored. Since both are very competent singles skaters, I'm hoping they will continue to do well.
I hope she doesn't grow any more.
She might. Or not.
I was as tall as I ever got as 12. Zhang Dan grew in her 20's.
All you can do is cross your fingers & wait.