Plus d/s were world champions whose od was trash and fd involved cheating to na people and b/a weren't wc and their programs were garbage too. It's why the coaching of high profile skaters by linichuk has ended. She destroyed her business in 2010 because of both d/s and b/a.
[QUOTE=plushyfan;781763]I don't know you are joking or not...
Averbukh is the choreographer of Lipnitskaia's LP.
Which team does Ilia think has the gold, or does he think that all three medals are toss-ups between USA, Canada and Russia?
I see your point, but D/S were in a different position from B/S (or I/K). D/S were reigning world champs and expected by their federation to follow up with an Olympic Gold. I personally don't think there was anything "disgraceful" about their results, but I can understand why there was disappointment within the Russian Fed with a bronze where they had expected gold.
On the other hand, a bronze would be a coup for either B/S or I/K, both of which are realistically no more than bronze challenger teams at the moment. And wouldn't the Russian Fed have an interest in doing all they could to help a Russian team get that bronze simply because the bronze medalist will go into the next quad as the front runner for gold if both V/M and D/W retire after this season - which is certainly possible?
I thought B/S had a fascinating FD last year. Looking at the clips above, I am not so sure about this season's FD. Maybe it'll be more impressive with additional training - I am looking forward to seeing a more finished product this weekend.
With P/B and B/S going head to head in a truly competitive match up, the CoC dance event looks to be the most exciting of the season so far.
I always support the underdog Russian teams that few people like. I support B&S. Averbukh has done good work on Ice Age along with Zhulin. But even as a fan I can't see B&S getting silver unless the North Americans retire. Averbukh is a zaney fellow. His ex-wife Irina said that he politiks (networking) and parties a lot, and that's how he got Ice Age off the ground.
You may be right that W&P walks away with the bronze. W&P's programs are simply fantastic. The execution of their SD was smooth as silk, and I think their tango is one of the best ever.
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