For me, the absolute highlight was seeing Irina skate so beautifully and take the gold in her home country, and seeing how overcome she was with all her emotions. What a deserving and inspiring champion.
I was glad to see Carolina keep it together finally and win the bronze medal.
Tot/Mar winning gold after the horrible fall. No further explanation necessary.
The mens podium was a pleasant surprise.
The saddest part for me was those that had to withdraw due to injury: Plush & S/Z topping that list.
Also sad for me is the fact that I STILL don't understand what is the big deal about Navka and Kostamarov. Talented: definitely. Championship quality: I must be missing something. In the past, I have always been able to understand what makes an ice dancing championship team on a gut level (because I don't understand enough about the sport technically to get it on any other level). With this team, I'm just left cold. Tatiana reminds me of a tree that bends occasionally in the wind. But that's just me, I suppose.
Great competition with many amazing performances. Looking forward to the exhibition.