They must have gotten +3's on everything because they were about 12 points higher on TES, and 5.5 points higher on PCS.
M-T/M got the second highest TES of the afternoon.
It was so weird with S/S. Throughout their whole FS, they looked like they have given up. Didn't even present the program properly. And then BAM! they go for the throw 3axel.
Protocols are up and D/B did get a downgrade on the SBS 3S, too bad, that made the difference. Maybe that's why they took so long for their marks. Did not see the under-rotation of that jump.
Congrats to V/T on winning! D/R should have silver and MTT/M should be bronze but both teams should ALSO be really proud of how they skated and the fact that they did achieve such high placements. So deserved.
S/S... not my favorite. Their quality is so strong and they hit the 3axel, but honestly who cares when they double the jumps and just look bored on the ice. I was VERY bored.
Also very proud of Scimeca and Knierim and their 9th place finish. Glad they could at least ensure two spots for team USA next year. They have tons of potential, and hopefully they'll stay together and stay healthy at least through 2018 (but I won't hold my breath!).
V/T's Grades of Executions
Great job V/T, congrats on winning your 1st world title. Congrats to S/S for 2nd. Congrats fo D/R for coming 3rd. To all teams for doing what yyoyou could today.
The order I would have had the top 5 is V/T, D/R, M/M, S/S, P/T. If K/S had skated that free skate cleanly, likely I'd have them in 3rd or 4th place. S/S judging was a travesty. Love the audience booing, the crowd isn't stupid and knows when they've seen a held-up, overscored mess.
Meaghan is positively beaming on the podium! I hope they can ignore all the politics and "wuzrobbing" and just focus on enjoying the moment and building towards Sochi.
I love Aliona and Robin, but this is so sad...I don't even know how to put it. The program sucked, but they managed that 3 A in the end. Did that make up for all the other mistakes? The score was huge! That's not the skaters fault, it's the judging system that should explain their short comings!