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2014 Canadian Nationals Senior Pairs FS
Hoping for more of the same ..woo hoo!
Shalena is young - which I knew, but I didn't realize Rob was 24. By skating with him, she won't be eligible for junior international events. That seems like a lot to give up.
Most anticipated event of the week-end for me. Hard fought battle for 1st and 3rd, which is awesome. I don't really care who wins (both MTM or DR deserve it and I hope both teams get to compete in the team event) but I would like to see Purich and Tran sneak in third. They are doing great for such a young pair and it would be great to finally see Tran compete for Canada in a big event. I also have a soft spot for Tiny Dancer for some reason and I'd like to see it in Sochi.
It's going to be bittersweet. I already saw tears from Caydee, and Amelie looked heart broken. It'll be tough for whoever comes it fourth.
I really hope MTM and D/R both bring it, although I'm hoping MTM come out on top. Hear's to hoping for four great skates!
Final flight on the ice! I will try to post results as they happen.
I have such a soft spot for Mervin after how he was treated by the JSF. His new hair makes him look more mature. A couple mistakes from them but I hope maybe they'll get an outside chance for 3rd?
Purich and Tran:
SBS 3T+2T - nice
SBS 3S - she stumbles
Th3L? - low throw, she falls
spins and lifts all very nice - especially last lift
A couple of mistakes, but a lovely skate.
FS 110.36 (170.40 total)
Whether they make the Olympic
team or not, Purich and Tran have a bright future.
Loved Purich and Tran's program, despite the mistakes. Granted life is beautiful is one of my favorite movie, so I also really loved the choice of music. Really loving that team, they have a ton of potential.
L & S get the Olympic spot, sad for Purich and Tran.
Sorry, guys, this site keeps crashing on me!
Lawrence and Swiegers:
Overall very good skate.
3T - she falls
Lift problem - down after 1 rotation
Th3Lz was excellent!
Shaky start with the Dylan's fall on the first 3T. He had to bail on the second 3T altogether.
But, overall - GORGEOUS. Love these two.
Happy for L&S, but for my money I would have sent Purich and Tran. Huge potential for these two, who, in my opinion have that elusive "it" factor. I hope they stick around for a long time.
Originally Posted by Near
M-T/M — I'm hoping for them to win. Fingers crossed after the fall on the 3t.
I mean, don't get me wrong. L&S earned it. I just feel that P&T (if they stay together) will be Canada's number one pair in 2018 and it would have been beneficial for them to get Olympic experience. Hopefully they make worlds.
Originally Posted by rain
Extraordinary beginning. Beautiful flow and creativity in the choreo.
She fell on the 3S in their 3S+2T combo.
A little slow on the final lift.
Stunning program. Hypnotizing to watch.
FS 137.82 (Canadian Record)
I completely agree with you, no worries. P&T are the future if they stick it out together. How far they've come in such a short period of time is incredible and with a bit more experience under their belts, the sky's the limit.
Originally Posted by Near
On another note, did Tran ever hit the jackpot. I thought it'd be tough for him to find a new partner who could get up to his level, but Natasha Purich is a find. She, of course, hit the jackpot to, lol. Not too many world bronze medalists hanging around suddenly looking for a new partner.
Oh well, M-T/M second again. Certainly a fair result — D/R have a ridiculous amount of difficulty in their elements. I guess I just wish they were a little more polished and elegant along with it. But two really strong teams going to Sochi.