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Well, Savchenko was wearing short shorts with cheeks hanging out. If that's not tacky, I don't know what is. They are lucky to be in third. I would put them in 5th, after K/S and M/M.
D/R and V/T should have been closer. V/T doesn't have anything more than D/R aside from being Russians. Well, half of them, anyway.
I really do hope that they skate something as complex and engaging as "Send in the Clowns" in the Olympic season.
Why bother though? S/Z stroked from element to element to win the Olympics and even if S/S show complex choreography, they'll probably still get lower PCS than V/T so I kinda understand why Steuer is throwing in the towel and giving S/S simple programs so that they can focus on performing their elements clean.
S/S were not so great. They just left points both on the side by side jumps and the spin (problems with their synchronization). V/T lacked their usual sparkle. Their side by side jump was not perfect.
My favourite program was T-M/M. They were awesome. I also think they deserved even better scores.
I am not a fan of D/R, but today they had an amazing program. They could easily lead.
And I almost forget: I loved the French pair Morgan/...(she is Canadian)! They were great!
Great short program in pairs!
Congrats on such a high level of skating, especially by the Canadian pairs!
This is ridiculous. This is supposed to be the technical program. There was an error on the SBS for V/T (with a +1 GOE from one judge!?!) and a perfectly executed program by D/R (and MT-M) with SBS 3-lutzes.
To put it in perspective, this was a personal best for V/T. So, they've never performed a better SP, even with the error?! And for those saying the Germans were robbed on PCS and should have had higher PCS to put them ahead of D/R, this is why figure skating is getting such flack.
You would wonder how many times V/T and the Germans would have to fall to be off the podium. What's the point of even doing elements if people are saying teams have far superior PCS that should entitle them to higher placements and "cushions" when they make errors.
Last edited by flutzy13; 03-13-2013 at 02:46 PM. Reason: mistake
But both elements and the program components count because it's figure skating.
Skating a clean program alone doesn't entitle you to victory.