It's off season and I happened to view some Tai and Randy vids from the fsvids site. I had forgotten how much I liked them---really great unison and positions and they look so happy out there.
Do you think -if the injury had not happened-they would have had a fighting chance against the indomitable Rodnina and Zaitsev? I like to think they would have even though some like to point out that Rodnina was on maternity leave when Tai and Randy triumphed at Worlds in 1979. I know Rodnina and Zaitsev were fast and gave the general impression they would NEVER miss an element--but they didn't have much lyricism or artistry, IMHO (unlike the Protopopovs for example). Still-Rodnina in both of her partnerships seemed well-nigh unbeatable.
What do you think?