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Thread: Are I/K done after falling again?

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    Hawayek & Baker, McNamara & Carpenter from the US this year, and there are a lot of good Canadian kids as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimplyLex View Post
    DomShab, DelShoes, B/A, F/S, the Kerrs... I'd say a couple top dance couples did retire after 2010 (or 2011).
    You are right, a few couples did, but those completely at the top stayed on. (V-M, D-W). And a few others may not have been completely at the top but are definitely more established than those who currently leave junior ranks (Pechalat-Bourzat, Capellini-Lanotte). It still seem to me that there is not much movement within rankings in ice dance.

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    Nikita Katsalapov finally controlled his speed at TEB therefore less sloppy errors and an overall more balanced program. They didn't look like they were rushing around but still had good speed. Russian Nationals and Euros will be fascinating to see if I/K can win both. If so, they definitely will be aiming for the podium in Sochi.

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    Let’s stop talking about finishing skating or anything like that, I think I long as somebody wants to skate as long he/she is allowed to do that….

    Propaganda of Lena and Pantene (and maybe sport too)..
    Pantene adds:
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    Spot about thank to mom from P&G with Lena
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    (confused why isn’t Nikita in it too, Bobrova had the same add and she and her mum took Dima as a team member ???), interesting watching Morozov doing lifts with Lena

    Last photoshot…. http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=fwt7pt&s=5

    Elena already did such work in 2012 for Men’s Health:
    http://www.mhealth.ru/sex/obekt-zhel...-elena-ilinyx/ (video)
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    Read an interview with Tarasova where she noticed that it is a pity that I&K are not in GPF and that they started to love hard work.

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    I saw them live at TEB and all I can say is WOW. Hope they will be Russia's new #1.

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    Morozov, creepy

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulosai View Post
    I know, right? Shameful! Taking that spot away from all the better Russian teams out there! And when they are only capable of scoring 171.89 at their BEST!

    Ok sorry, had to get it out of my system. I'll be good now.
    Sarcasm???

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    I think I and k have huge potential and could even medal at world's or olympics eventually - if they work hard on their technicque and clean up their skating they really are a marvelous pair - actually I think if they had one more year they wouldhave challenged for an Oly medal - in fact they still could medal - if they get ahead of BS and cna challenge W and P, C and L, the second American team and P and B of course.

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    They didn't win the euros sd they were supposed to.

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    not this thread again

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    I read many prediction posts and blog entries calling I/k huge favorites who will win a landslide and they aren't by ignorant people! It's just I/k can't do it.

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    Elena is a very emotional, mercurial personality. I often feel that I/K's results on any given day are dependent on her moods. It must be awfully difficult for her partner.

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    This thread is the height of melodrama. 2nd in the Europeans SP (even with a few couples missing) is not exactly the pits. People who think it is all over for I/K surely then think it is all over for anyone who has more than 3 years of senior experience that is placed beneath them right now??

    I think the bottom line is, are they living up to their potential? No. And do people have a right to hate them, for that or something else, and cry doom constantly? Sure, yes.

    But the reality is this team is not going away. ANY other country besides Russia, the USA, and Canada would be thanking their lucky stars on their knees if I/K were skating for them and only in France and in Italy (in addition to the countries already mentioned) would they not be assured of being the number 1 team.

    As they will doubtless stick it out for another quad, I think it is impossible to say what their prospects are anyway. They may get it together, or they may not, but even if they don't, in some of their weakest performances, they are still a top 10 in the world team. It's not really like they need to just retire and kill themselves- they are VERY successful, just not as successful as some people think they SHOULD be.

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    I have to say they blew it again
    it was their title to lose

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    They are absolutely hopeless headcases.

    As CanadianSkaterGuy pointed out in the Euros FD thread, they still could have won Europeans even with that fall. But Ilinykh decided to give up and just walked through the diagonal step sequence. Because her edges were quite flat and not defined enough, they only got Lv2 for that element. A higher level would have meant the gold medal!

    Everybody can make mistakes. But you need to forget it, stay in the moment and fight on. The problem with I/K is that time and time again they show that they can't do that. She just gives up and he sometimes loses his focus after one mistake. That's what really kills their scores.

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