Wednesday, March 28, 2012

U.S. Pairs...the little engine that could

With nothing better to do to pass the time, I've decided to post a quick blog post. I'm excedingly excited for the two U.S. Pairs Teams. They both skated great and I think outdid themselves. I was a bit peeved by some of the teams that got moved ahead of them (namely Bazarova/Lrionov and Duhamel/Radford) but the scores are tight and the standings are in no way locked. I'm calling U.S. pairs at this event the 'Little Engine That Could!'

Savchenko and Szolkowy didn't need to attempt that throw triple axel to win the short program. But they went for it anyway, wasn't horrible, and despite Robin's issues on the sbs jumps, took the lead. Pang and Tong looked barely rusty, and despite some minors miscues, are close behind in 2nd. Takahashi and Tran, with the best skate I've ever seen them do, are not far back in 3rd.



Shockingly, Volosozhar and Trankov are way down in 8th (behind Denney/Coughlin) and Kavaguti/Smirnov are in 11th (behind Marley/Brubaker)! Odd but very interesting event!

4 comments:

Ayu Ella said...

actually, I am shocked by the results, really-really so.

Aaron said...

Its a strange turn of events...no doubt!

Ayu Ella said...

and what about component's? don't you find it rather strange that Volosozhar/Trankov get 7.5, but usually they get 8-8,5?

Arwen said...

It's been a surprise ....... very stange ...... but we have to see the Free ......
I'm proud of Stefania e Ondrej