bad draw for P/B to have a fair shot at Bronze.
I'm extremely happy Sheherezade will be the last dance of these Olympics. Talk about ending it on a high note.
See, even the stars are aligned to ensure Meryl and Charlie win I mean, this is pretty much the universe telling us who should be the next Olympic champions.
ITA regarding P/B, though. Skating before both Russian teams might cost them that bronze.
What a great story it has been unfolding before our eyes... From their humble beginnings and all the in betweens, it is now culminating to this one BIG moment for them. Such a class act all through the years I might add!
I'm already getting choke up and holding back tears. Will be so happy for them and I can't wait for tomorrow.
With that draw podium probably remains the same. I&K will know exactly what P&B did and what they must do to secure the bronze (B&S can do nothing to catch them from more than 3 points back if they put up a good performance and high score). D&W likewise will know exactly what score they need to stay in front of V&M.
I'm really excited for tomorrow! I think that there are a lot of pairs to enjoy watching in this area right now. Beyond D/W and V/M, I'm really excited to watch I/K and P/B!!
I absoluetly love the "Swan Lake" FD - so I hope they skate it really well....and that all her feathers stay where they should!
I will probably be hyperventilating tomorrow during my morning class just thinking about the competition that will be happening at the same time. I hope Meryl and Charlie have a magical performance tomorrow so they leave no doubt as to the winner, as well as a well-skated event overall.
Looking at the draw and considering the programs... everybody's buzzing about D/W and V/M for 1-2 but I see I/K sneaking in for silver. Call me crazy, I just do... V/M's strength is the SD and they're not ahead enough that I/K's Swan Lake can't catch them. I/K will will have the crowd going wild!! Seems pretty clear that D/W will take gold and it should be V/M and I/K for silver and bronze either way. P/B will be low-balled just on the draw and B/S will be completely overshadowed by I/K. Can't wait to see it all unfold!
For the record If Ilinykh/Katsalapov win bronze medal, she is going to be second ypungest ice dance medalist in olympics after Klimova.
Let's be honest. The main problem is Tessa's size, which makes their lifts look less light and acrobatically adept than D/W and even I/K and P/B. I find myself worry about their lifts, even though I think their steps in the Glazonov FD are by and large the most artistic. We might be seeing a lot of dance teams with relatively bigger size difference being on top for the years to come.
I feel like ppl are jumping the gun. There is no way IMHO that V/M will not win AT LEAST a silver, and the gold is not in DW's hands yet. They could fall on an element or something. Crazier things have happened!
Re: their lifts, apparently Virtue/Moir have changed the first lift in their FD that they struggled with in the team event:
The fight will continue up through the medals ceremony. Coaches are still tweaking elements, determined to give their teams the edge. Among them: Marina Zoueva, coach of Davis and White, and Virtue and Moir.
"This was perfect, their best practice so far," Zoueva said of Virtue and Moir's Saturday afternoon session. "So much unison, so together. Very confident skating."
While Zoueva has not modified any of Davis and White's elements, she said she had adjusted the first lift in the Canadian's free dance: "We changed the position, made the lift smoother."
With the way the judges undermarked V/M in the SD I am starting to think there may be a chance that they somehow drop to bronze with I/K taking silver.
In any case, I really hope that V/M have the skate of a lifetime to wrap up their remarkable skating careers! It's really bittersweet/sad to think that this will be their final skate ever.