They did well, congrats!
Very nice SP today at the Russian Cup final.
By the way, despite the fact that there were only 3 pairs at the warm-up Vera and Alina manage to collide. Luckily neither one got hurt.
another nice skate by Vera and Andrei , winning the russian cup final
they have gotten more stable after 2 seasons together
first in FS with total of 195.84
Two very good skates from Vera and Andrei. The short was probably the best performance I have seen them give. Strong and confident, with two very good 3T's. The free had some small mistakes but still one of their best skates. The opening jump combo was a 3T sequence, I think they were planning 3T3T but Vera's landing on the first 3T had a stepout and she only singled the second while Andrei doubled his second jump. For the 2A she had landed before he took off but it was fully rotated and she had a hand down on 3ThF. Apart from that it was very well skated, the lifts were very impressive. Below is a youtube link, sadly with no sound, it looks like they went down well with the audience.
This season has turned out very well in the end for them. I think they were marked hard in Russian Nationals, I would have had them 5th ahead of Z/E and they skated well here. I am looking forward to next season with confidence for them now. I'm still in shock that Vera could attempt a 3T sequence.
I do think they are definitely gelling/improving- this is by far the strongest 2 performances they have put together in competition. They should be high enough on the seasons best list to get 2 GP events next year, I think, (they are currently 18 and I think veryunlikely to drop below 21) and if they keep improving they could actually do well there. Glad to see things picking up for them
Good for them. I really like Vera and Andrei and can't wait to see them continue developing. Next season, I hope they try something like "This Woman's Work" (by Kate Bush) for that SP and something like Pride and Prejudice for the LP.
They did great at the Cup of Tyrol - They scored 191.25 points. For some reason neither Vera nor Andrei seemed pleased with the score.
By the way 7th best Russian pair beat 2nd best non-russian European pair by almost 20 points today.