Monday, January 18, 2010

Canadian Nationals Recap

The U.S. has now picked half of it's U.S. Olympic Figure Skating team, the other half (Dance and Women) to be choosen next weekend.

Canada wrapped up it's Nationals yesterday in London and have made their Olympic Figure Team selections. Canada had two available berths in every discipline.

In Pairs, Dube and Davison who won the Gold medal will be joined by silver medalists Langlois and Hay in Vancouver. Duhamel and Buntin took the bronze and will be the first alternates.

No shock or surprise that Patrick Chan won his second consecutive national title to gain a spot on the Olympic Team. He'll be joined by silver medalist Vaughn Chipeur in Vancouver. Kevin Reynolds is the first alternate after winning the bronze.

In Ice Dance, Virtue and Moir destroyed the competition on their way to qualifying for their first Olympics. It was a very close competition for second with Crone and Poirier barely sneaking ahead of Weaver and Poje for the second Olympic berth. There was less than a point difference between the two teams.

Amongst the women, Joannie Rochette skated the free skate of her life to silence critics and take a resounding 6th National Title, tying her with Jennifer Robinson. Wrapping a young but solid team for Canada is Cynthia Phaneuf who took the silver. Myriane Samson was third and the first alternate.

A good looking team I say!

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