But, I wonder what happened that they were not able to skate when they were supposed to. It's not often that you see skaters being allowed to skate out of order.
OK, I'm completely lost. A fourth partnership came on after the Russians, and apparently they were Elizaveta NOVIK / Oleksandr KUHAREVSKIJ.
So, it looks like there has been an extra entry skating at the start of the group. I admit that I wasn't paying attention to the graphics at the start (and can't hear the announcer properly), so I was none the wiser.
I'll wind back during the warm-up to see who this mystery partnership was, and edit my posts accordingly.