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Sylvia
02-22-2012, 04:10 PM
This looks like the North(?) Korea television broadcast (48 minutes) of this year's show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3j3HOJF66Q

Plushenko's performance begins after the 9-minute mark.
Denkova/Staviyski begin their performance around the 16-min. mark.
Pechalat/Bourzat are at the 23-min. mark.
Lepistö is at the 33-min. mark and Shen/Zhao follow.

Short article: http://www.kcna.co.jp/item/2012/201202/news17/20120217-13ee.html

(Discussion/other news links for this year's show can be found in the "Finnish skating news, part II" thread in GSD.)

Sylvia
02-24-2012, 03:48 PM
Here's a ~3 minute "highlight reel" version that includes a clip of Plushenko doing a 3Lz and a glimpse of Denkova/Staviyski and Pechalat/Bourzat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jx_x-pxxhXw

allezfred
02-24-2012, 07:46 PM
If the North Koreans could get their act together, they'd be synchro world champions by the end of next season. :shuffle:

olympic
02-24-2012, 11:56 PM
North Korea has made occasional forays into major skating comps and their skaters aren't half-bad. They just need exposure to international competition

allezfred
02-25-2012, 12:48 AM
North Korea has made occasional forays into major skating comps and their skaters aren't half-bad. They just need exposure to international competition

Just goes to show what the fear of being sent to a labour camp can do. ;)