They need to. Sui/Han at their best can score 83/84 in the SP and 155/156 in the FS (and that's not at a Chinese run Olympics) and they will be competing in China which will bring with it a hometown advantage. Honestly, I am hoping for great skates from both of these teams.So T/M really did their throw triple Flip which counted as lutz?? But base value is same so it did not matter. Upping their tech content which we usually dont see with most teams in the olympic season.
I dont think they are thinking about Sui/Han or any non—Russian pairs right now especially with so much competition back home and with them being unofficially no.3 and on the brink of falling off to no. 4.They need to. Sui/Han at their best can score 83/84 in the SP and 155/156 in the FS (and that's not at a Chinese run Olympics) and they will be competing in China which will bring with it a hometown advantage. Honestly, I am hoping for great skates from both of these teams.
Do we know for sure that this is Butaev? It could be anyone…
Well we all know that the top junior team in Russia most likely means top junior team in the world, so it seems like they can be world champions if they maintain this. The patience and good foundations paid off. Polina and Alexei...I worry about their throws, they are so late in the free program and they have been prioritizing jumps clearly in the off season. It seems that for some reason Mozer blacked out the competition from both livestreams, so there are no video. Labazina/Sviatchenko probably withdrew from the free of the senior section.
Definitely! There is also a group of ‘weaker’ (new or less known) senior pairs who will want to get to the nationals.I can't wait! Russian pairs are just the most mega exciting show in town!
To be fair, I would expect Khabibullina/Kniazhuk to be much better than Geinish/Mironov and Mukhamezianova/Antonyshev. Khabibullina/Kniazhuk are on Russian junior team, G/M and M/A are newly created teams who have been skating together just a few months.Ironic that KK managed their feat at a competition for hte first time, right ahead of both Mukhametzianova and Mironov, who were the previous 3Lzers in juniors. If they manage to land it in competition, I wonder if Natalia's rotation will get called