Well I was in tears for the courage and triumph of Totmianina & Marinin and the heartbreak and bad luck of Shen & Zhao.
T/M usually appear so aloof in the way they express their emotions, but tonight, with everything that's happened since the fall and The Fall, then today in practice with the crash, having World's take place in their home country, who skating federation didn't support them so they had to come to the US, and completing that program with such guts, their reactions after they finished spoke volumes. I certainly have a newfound respect for both of them, which is after the newfound respect I had for them in the way they each came back from The Fall.
Of course I am heartbroken that Shen & Zhao could not skate, but you know Hongbo reallly, absolutely could not skate for him not to be out there competing. But given their unfortunate withdrawal, T/M were by far the class of the field. No judging controversy as far as I'm concerned, at least not at the top.
for T/M, our very deserving 2005 Pairs champions.
And a quick and full recovery for Hongbo Zhao so we can see S/Z at the Olympics.