the Golden Era
Pairs SP - Cup of China 2013
live results page http://www.isuresults.com/results/gpchn2013/SEG005.HTM
Warm-Up Group 1
1 Xuehan WANG / Lei WANG CHN
2 Felicia ZHANG / Nathan BARTHOLOMAY USA
3 Cheng PENG / Hao ZHANG CHN
4 Anastasia MARTIUSHEVA / Alexei ROGONOV RUS
Warm-Up Group 2
5 Alexa SCIMECA / Chris KNIERIM USA
6 Daria POPOVA / Bruno MASSOT FRA
7 Qing PANG / Jian TONG CHN
8 Aliona SAVCHENKO / Robin SZOLKOWY GER
From the ISU bios:
A coaching team of Yao Bin, Zhao Hongbo and Han Bing (I think she used to be an Ice Dance coach?) is working with all three Chinese teams.
Lori Nichol has done Peng/Zhang's and Pang/Tong's programs as well so she must have signed a big contract with the Chinese Fed before this season given for how many of their skaters she has choreographed.
Pairs Tech Panel
Ref: Prokop - SVK
Tech Controller: Zonnekeyn - BEL
Tech Specialist: Kuznetsov - RUS
Asst. Tech Specialist: Kirby - USA
Gooo Qing & Jian!!!
The final step on the podium looks up for grabs. I would love to see M/R to claim it but I think the Americans are probably the favourties for it, either way I hope the Russians skate clean. I guess it is S/S for the victory followed by P/T.
P/Z might be a surprise. go P/T, S/S and P/Z!
A link please? I see that on Eurosport 2 there is a football match
Wang/Wang were surprisingly good! A lot of attention paid to presentation, program put together nicely. I expected big jumps and nothing else but this was very decent.
Yes, it is bad, but better then nothing. But if anyone knows a good working stream...
Originally Posted by Irina89
Zhang/Bartholomay lacked spark. Big music and their movements didn't live up to it.
Jim Peterson's geek chic in the K&C. <3
Peng/Zhang improved their presentation a lot. Quite sophisticated choreography. But her posture and lines still make me cry. Everything is so unextended.
Martiusheva/Rogonov landed all their jumps!!! OMG! First time in absolute ages (if not ever )! Program was bland and quite empty but still, good for them!
wow, Peng is 29 and Zhang only 16. Huge age difference.