11-15-2013, 03:55 PM
D/R probably wont make the GPF
the ancient P/T still cant be beaten by them
P/T should easily win this
B/L could be dropped as Russian No.3, S/K already beaten them at a national competition last month
11-15-2013, 04:18 PM
They are Russia's number two and have been since last year. I know you hate them, but if they drop it will be to number 3. K/S are unfortunately done and were done last year too. I love them, especially Kavugati, so I say that with no joy, but the judges had dropped them for a few years now, and he will never recover for his injury in time for Sochi. Even in the highly unlikely that S/K manage to become Russia's number 2 above B/L this year (maybe they will even get a triple twist like the big kids have!) B/L's Oly spot is safe.
Originally Posted by sky_fly20
11-15-2013, 04:24 PM
I'm not saying K/S are still in the running for the Olympics, they wont be ready and may probably just make a one more year comeback to end their careers on a high note. B/L are safe in the Olympics team but Im just saying they could be Rus No.3 running into the Olympics, S/K have gotten a boost in PCS this season
Originally Posted by tulosai
they were very close in PCS last national event that S/K won against B/L. B/L have good lines and one of the best 3Twit but the jumps are sometimes missing
S/K have the jumps and interesting programs, if S/K get their 3twit back, they will beat B/L
11-15-2013, 05:58 PM
I think Tong was nervous in the warm-up already, because he didn't land the 3toe (or I missed it). I found Pang really classy tonight. I also liked her arm movement in the lift and pairs spin. Love the opening pose. Kids were laughing before the program started but I don't know if the skaters heard them..
Originally Posted by Ziggy
As much as I love James & Cipres, that was a very disappointing performance, even more so when you saw how solid they looked in the warm-up. Vanessa is one my favorite pairs skaters ever. Hopefully, they'll come back strong in the LP.
Barazova & Larionov: Liked the lift, the rest was rather uninteresting. That guy is bulky and she's so thin. They don't look so good, in my book. Denney & Coughlin should be ahead of them.
Duhamel & Radford: I love this pair, but that SP music is plain awful. Also, they didn't look polished in this performance.
Purich & Tran: Look like a junior pair. Their throw 3 toe is super tiny.
German pair: I had never seen them before. Good performance, but tiny throw as well.
Overall, a disappointing pairs SP event. So many mistakes on the jumps..
11-15-2013, 06:08 PM
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Re: Pang/Tong being ahead of D/R, it's not game over for D/R. P/T beat S/S in the SP when they met head to head at.. NHK? Then S/S pulled ahead in the long. There are so many competitions they're starting to get mixed up in my mind lol, since I've been following some Sr. B's, too..
11-15-2013, 06:24 PM
PAIRS SHORT PROGRAM - VIDEOS (By Starting Order) - Updated
Warm-Up Group 1
1. Natasha PURICH / Mervin TRAN (CAN)
2. Annabelle PRÖLSS / Ruben BLOMMAERT (GER)
3. Nicole DELLA MONICA / Matteo GUARISE (ITA)
4. Caydee DENNEY / John COUGHLIN (USA)
Warm-Up Group 2
5. Vanessa JAMES / Morgan CIPRES (FRA) Short Program
6. Qing PANG / Jian TONG (CHN) Short Program, 2nd Copy
7. Vera BAZAROVA / Yuri LARIONOV (RUS) Short Program, 2nd Copy
8. Meagan DUHAMEL / Eric RADFORD (CAN) Short Program, 2nd Copy
Overall Result, Segment Result, Protocols
11-16-2013, 12:30 PM
and... World Peace!
Haven't had a chance to watch all the vids (thank you, again, Mao88!) but caught a few on Universal Sports - pleasantly surprised by Ryan Bradley's commentary. He obviously isn't an expert when it comes to pairs, but he has such a pleasant way of speaking on air (which I'm surprised about). Hope they use him more!