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  • They had a lovely, elegant program, but made a couple of mistakes that cost them

    • by Orrymain
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      This review is for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics - Figure Skating - Pairs Free Skate, and I’ll start by saying the gold medalists from China deserve their medal. It was a little shaky and they had a close call on a twist, but Shen and Zhao were consistent over the short program and this free skate. They were the emotional favorites, and I have no problems with their gold medal.

      Winning the silver medal were their teammates, Pang and Tong, and they were a delight. They actually won the free skate program and were incredible to


      watch. They performed to The Impossible Dream, and it was powerful and rousing. It was my favorite pairs performance of the Olympics.

      Germany’s Savchenko and Szolkowy took home the bronze. They had a lovely, elegant program, but made a couple of mistakes that cost them.

      The Russian pair of Kavaguti and Smirnov were a disaster, ending the Russian domination in pairs skating. Zhang and Zhang were out of sync, and he fell on their first move.

      The fix was still in for Dube and Davison of Canada. She fell on the same jump as in the short program ...


      • and then touched down both hands on a throw jump, almost falling. They were scored sixth in the program. No way. The other Canadian couple, Langlois and Hay also benefited by the fix. She fell once; barely held on a 2nd time, and then two-footed a throw. They were scored 9th for the free skate, but I truly don’t think they belong ahead of Evora and Ladwig, the American couple who were scored 10th. Langlois and Hay finished early, ahead of their music and weren’t even sure about their positions. As for
        Evaor and Ladwig, they blew an early element but it was a nice, solid performance. They were underscored in both the short program and the free skate. I’m not saying they should have been in the medals, but I am saying they should have been ahead of two other teams.

        The other American couple, Denney and Barrett, are young but so strong. I think they deserved higher marks. They were shafted in the short. I do realize there are difficulty elements that probably worked against them.

        Overall, there were too many falls that distracted from the performances.




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