(V/T didn't obviously deserve a 10 for that performance of that program but just making a general point )
They also gave S/S +2s for a triple twist with a big crash. S/S got higher GOE on the 3tw than D/R who actually had a clean one, executed brilliantly with a strong catch.
I have not watched the videos yet, but according to the scores S/S and D/R were very close compared to the other competitors (1 point). So if S/S deserved the silver then it wasn't that convincingly.
Yeah, it's been a while or may be never since Canada has had this big of a presence.
Wow for V/T that was an incredible performance those throws were monstrous ! they were in a league of their own tonight
Aliona and Robin were really gutsy to do the throw 3a at the very end, Wow!
I am so happy for Duhamel and Radford, they really deserved that medal, they have improved so much over the course of the season and their sbs 3lz is one of my fovourite elements of any pairs team M-T/M were beautiful too, how wonderful for the canadian teams to skate so well in their home country
I think the problem though from this pairs competition is even fans of figure skating have a hard time processing how three triple jumps turned to doubles, a two-footed throw and a fall can place ahead of clean skates (not just overall, but in the actual FS segment!), even with levels considered. And it's not like the Germans had a perfectly executed SP either, when both Canadian teams did.
It's disheartening for any team - what's the point of competing when even if you go clean with big difficulty, those who make multiple major errors are still placed ahead of you?!
This was the best V/T have skated all season. A season during which V/T were held up with numerous mistakes on many occasions. V/T's programs were conservative and safe this season, and I don't have any sense that V/T have truly found a signature style of their own. They have great potential to do amazing things re choreo and performance with the right music, but they are not there yet in terms of bringing provocative, amazing and inspiring programs to the ice on the level of S/S's The Mission, Schindler's List, Send in the Clowns, and Pina. Even S/S's Out of Africa, Casablanca, Pink Panther and some other programs are more inspired than what V/T have been bringing in terms of choreo, concept and delivery.
This season has been fair to middling for S/S but that doesn't mean that suddenly D/R or even V/T are so much better than them in every way, or that S/S deserve to be low-balled and pushed to third at this Worlds. They did enough to be exactly where they are, in second. D/R I am quite sure are overjoyed. I would be surprised if D/R have the feeling that they are so much better than S/S at this point. I don't think Meagan and Eric have the mindset of arrogance. They always put their nose to the grindstone, work hard, and worry about improving themselves, not about what mistakes others made that mean they are so much better. D/R's belief in themselves and their hard work on improving their lines and transitions paid off here and I'm so happy for them.
The people booing S/S scores in the audience need to get a life. S/S were well below their SB in fp, and were dinned a bit in the sp. Ain't that enuf for all you S/S detractors? ... I guess not. Then go ahead and pout. None of these pairs teams are gonna be pouting, I'll bet, that is if they hope to be on target for being competitive next season. Pouting gets no one anywhere. I speak from experience.
The audience was booing the judges, not S/S. During the award ceremony, S/S received warm applauses. Someone in the audience even yelled : "Judges should be fired!" Clearly, whatever emotions there were, it was directed at the judges. We were sandwiched between Dylan and Meghan's family in the stands. Meghan's mother accidentally let out a scream of joy after K/S' score knowing that they made the podium but that was it - it wasn't a celebration of K/S's mishap. Could you please refrain from spreading false rumor on the internet like Phil Harsh's manipulative and intentional out of context quote on Scott Moir? These media wars are really silly and childish.
I have to say i prefer M-T-M to D/R.
S&S basically throw a 3A to hang onto the silver position. Their risk paid off. They are my fave team ever but even I would have ranked them off the podium tonight.
I prefer COP to 6.0 and I do think that this result is easily explainable to casual viewers after the firs outrage eraction ( Big tricks gain more points, fair enough) but it shows the main problem we have now: A skating program is the sum of its parts and the system sometimes fails big time to reflect that.
In any case, wallylutz, the sour grapes are coming from those who booed the judges' scoring of S/S performance.
I happen to love D/R, but if shoe were on other foot as someone already pointed out, and D/R were 4-time World champions who made errors on a jump element and had crappy costumes and the wrong music but toughed it out all season and were deservedly taken down some notches from their SB score for fp at Worlds, but yet their lesser scores still allowed them to win over an inspired but not World beating performance by an up-and-coming team, would the Canadian audience still be booing??? Put that in your pipe and smoke it!