I really hope she is okay but I also don't want them landing the 3A at olympics. I am not a big fan of flukey victories because of some freak skate. They had their chance in 2010 and they blew it. However, the odds are V and T will have a bad skate at some point and Pang and Tong might land the sbs It would be awesome to see if we are going for flukes to see Durhamel and radford or MT M or K and S win an oly medal.
Originally Posted by gold12345
S&S would not have the points to beat V&T even if they landed the 3axel cleanly. Not unless V&T aren't clean. All it would do is cut down the margin of error for V&T possibly. That is another reason I don't think it is worth the risk, unless it is more about a personal challenge and pushing the envelope regardless of scores and results, and if it that is the case kudos to them.
Originally Posted by Skater Boy
You seem anti S&S and paranoid about them winning the OGM but I have no idea why. The way things look now, S&S aren't even close to challenging V&T and I say that as a neutral who couldn't care less one way or the other about either team.
Also even as a huge P&T fan, P&T are almost as far from challenging S&S for silver as S&S are challenging V&T for gold (not quite as far, but almost). S&S even with major errors will outscore P&T unless they are totally clean, and they rarely are that. Even S&S's weak elements like the triple twist score higher than P&T now, the judges just like them more. I am hoping for the bronze for P&T and if they win that I will be ecastic. Anymore is just a huge bonus. Although if S&S keep trying the 3axel throw the hopes for P&T to sneak out the silver in an upset ala 2010 go way up. I am almost certain S&S will miss the 3axel when they try it, and it can possibly affect the rest of the performance too, and P&T are good at pulling clean programs out of nowhere when they want to. They are big event skaters (who were robbed of the 2006 silver and 2010 gold at the Olympics).
Agreed on both things.
Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy
Yeah, I mean clearly this is a your mileage may vary thing, but I have 'gotten' them artistically. I do agree they are artistically AMBITIOUS, but I do not think they have ever actually succeeded in communicating what they are trying to convey in their programs. In fact, I have never seen them come close. I find their programs to be kind of frustrating and boring for that reason. I also do not think they skate 'as a pair' any better than any of the other mid-level teams.
Originally Posted by Blades of Passion
I certainly wish them no ill though and do hope they will continue to develop as a team. Perhaps in a few years I will be a fan- they are still relatively new to the scene and a lot can happen for them.
I just watched and was absolutely mesmerized by S & S. What a beautiful, romantic, lyrical program. and they are so sweet with each other. Are they a real-life couple?
However, I was saddened to see her sobbing in the Kiss and Cry. Does anyone have any thoughts on why? I hope she is not injured!
They have been my favorite of the Americans. When they skated onto the ice for the SP, their posture was a negative. Their shoulders were slumped as if they were exhausted. There was no improvement as they continued. Too bad, because they are a talented and very attractive pair.
Originally Posted by WeakAnkles
PAIRS SHORT PROGRAM - VIDEOS (By Starting Order) - Updated
Warm-Up Group 1
1. Narumi TAKAHASHI / Ryuichi KIHARA (JPN) Short Program, 2nd Copy
2. Lindsay DAVIS / Rockne BRUBAKER (USA) Short Program
3. Julia ANTIPOVA / Nodari MAISURADZE (RUS) Short Program
4. Alexa SCIMECA / Chris KNIERIM (USA) Short Program
Warm-Up Group 2
5. Ksenia STOLBOVA / Fedor KLIMOV (RUS) Short Program
6. Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Dylan MOSCOVITCH (CAN) Short Program
7. Vera BAZAROVA / Yuri LARIONOV (RUS) Short Program, 2nd Copy
8. Aliona SAVCHENKO / Robin SZOLKOWY (GER) Short Program, 2nd Copy
Overall Result, Segment Result, Protocols