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2013 World Team Trophy Pairs
Warm-Up Group 1
1 Cheng PENG / Hao ZHANG CHN
2 Marissa CASTELLI / Simon SHNAPIR USA
Warm-Up Group 2
3 Vanessa JAMES / Morgan CIPRES FRA
4 Meagan DUHAMEL / Eric RADFORD CAN
5 Tatiana VOLOSOZHAR / Maxim TRANKOV RUS
Referee Mr. Robert ROSENBLUTH ISU
Technical Controller Ms. Hely ABBONDATI ISU
Technical Specialist Mr. Mariusz SIUDEK ISU
Assistant Technical Specialist Mr. Peter CAIN ISU
Data Operator Ms. Lisa JELINEK ISU
Replay Operator Mr. Ted BARTON ISU
EZETTIE LATUASV IVAKMHA
What a pity Japan don't have a pairs team entered, as it will leave them at a real disadvantage in the overall results.
Originally Posted by dorispulaski
Hopefully it won't be long until Takahashi and Kihara are up to speed - Japan needs you!!!
Oh, and after having a good look at her during the warm-up, it was definitely Peng Cheng that I saw wearing the glasses yesterday.
But they really can't get zero points, right? Why do they give 7-12 points when there are six(five) pairs? Because of two skaters One point deduction would be fair IMO.
Originally Posted by CaroLiza_fan
EZETTIE LATUASV IVAKMHA
PAIRS SHORT PROGRAM - RESULT & VIDEOS
1. Tatiana VOLOSOZHAR & Maxim TRANKOV (RUS) - 74.41 Short Program, 2nd Copy, 3rd Copy
2. Meagan DUHAMEL & Eric RADFORD (CAN) - 69.94 Short Program
3. Vanessa JAMES & Morgan CIPRES (FRA) - 58.73 Short Program
4. Cheng PENG & Hao ZHANG (CHN) - 58.62 Short Program
5. Marissa CASTELLI & Simon SHNAPIR (USA) - 57.18 Short Program
1 Tatiana VOLOSOZHAR /Maxim TRANKOV RUS 74.41 12 points
2 Meagan DUHAMEL / Eric RADFORD CAN 69.94 11 points
3 Vanessa JAMES / Morgan CIPRES FRA 58.73 3 10 points
4 Cheng PENG / Hao ZHANG CHN 58.62 4 9 points
5 Marissa CASTELLI / Simon SHNAPIR USA 57.18 8 points
Japan 0 points
The US should have sent any other team here other then C&S. They will be lucky to be top 4 next year at Nationals.
Wow. I thought Japan would get 7 points for finishing last by default.
Originally Posted by snowflake
They could have put anyone out there -- a novice team or something -- finished last, picked up seven points and be tied with the U.S. for first place overall.
Actually, there is a little imbalance here. In singles, the difference between finishing last and not skatting at all is 1 point (1 for finishing last, 0 for no show). In pairs and dance the difference is 7 points (7 for last place, 0 for no show).
Mathman, I look at the situation a different way:
As a matter of fairness, I think it is only right for Japan to receive 0 points for pairs.
To me, it would have been quite outrageous for the absence of any entry to be worth 7 points, when singles competitors who show up but place in the bottom half of their discipline earn fewer than 7.
That would have been a far worse imbalance, IMHO.
In all ISU books Pair skating is defined as the Man and the Lady. I can't see any of this in D/R. Have no idea why their lift, which they performed form the lap because he can't lift her from the ice since she is too short for him, was rewarded higher than V/T's.
VolTran is a classics of this sport, the style that was created by Soviet Pairs with all its purity, athletism and elegance. Good work, Tanya and Max!
Okay, now you're just being ridiculous and picking on every Canadian, it seems. That lift is performed with her in his lap because it's much harder than lifts were the woman is lifted from the ice, and requires a ton of core strength to do that. It got +2's from all of the judges.
Originally Posted by let`s talk
V/T's 4Li4 slowed down at the end. And while the spread eagle takeoff of Maxim is difficult, and the exit is creative and difficult (so 2 difficult aspects), D/R's lift had three difficult aspects: lap-to-press-up take off, reversing the lift's direction and then back again while maintaining speed, and the creative exit. Plus D/R had greater ice coverage on their lift. Thus, the higher GOE, which was only slightly higher, at that.
About the Japanese pair, yeah, it does seem fair to give 0 points to them, for the reason golden411 stated.
That's not me. I stole that idea from one Russian coach's interview (she critisized their lift as well). Is she now officially ridiculous and picking on every Canadian? No, you don't have you know what to say that. You are just using the nationalist "point" to deal with an online poster, the thing that you can't afford when you deal with a real person, like a fs coach, for example. Been there, seen that. Anything new?
Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy
Actually there is a big imbalance in this competition format between singles and Pairs/Dance. Even if your team is very bad in Pair/Dance skating , provided you enter a Pair/Dance Team, you can at the most lose 5 Points to the winner, because your score is 7 points at least for 6th place. In comparison with single skating, your team can easily lose 15 or more points with 2 entries from each team (at the most your team can lose 20 points - 1st/2nd place vs. 11th/12th place). So, single skating is so much more important as Pairs/Dance in this competition because you can not gain lots of points (or make a big difference) with Pairs/Dance. So in my opinion the scoring for Pairs/Dance (with only 1 entry) should be changed like: 12-10-8-6-4-2 points for the first 6 places. That would be much fairer for this competition (and more interesting as well).
Originally Posted by Mathman
You've just been on a Chan bashing spree and you're now discrediting D/R's lift. And it doesn't matter if you stole it from an interview... you're presenting it as your own (since you don't source it) and you agree with what she's saying anyways. Maybe think for yourself?
Originally Posted by let`s talk
Look at the reasons I stated D/R's lift is better. And if you're really skeptical about how hard that lift entry is, sit in a chair, put 90 pounds on your lap and trying to stand up and push the weight above your head. Easy? Now imagine that with a person while on skates.