View Poll Results: 2008 World Pairs event- who deserved gold

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  • Savchenko & Szolkowy (winners)

    41 68.33%
  • Zhang & Zhang (silver medalists)

    9 15.00%
  • Dube & Davison (bronze medalists)

    7 11.67%
  • Pang & Tong (5th place finishers)

    3 5.00%
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    It is interesting though when looking back at the 2008 Worlds. In the short program likely the Germans would have scored about 3 points higher without the step out on her triple toe (assuming they got a bit of GOE). So they probably still only would have won the SP over the Zhangs by a point or less with both going clean. Yet in the LP they were able to have more and much worse mistakes than the Zhangs and still win the LP by about 8 points. So I guess the scoring potential of the two teams was much vastly different in the LP as compared to the short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judgejudy27 View Post
    It is interesting though when looking back at the 2008 Worlds. In the short program likely the Germans would have scored about 3 points higher without the step out on her triple toe (assuming they got a bit of GOE). So they probably still only would have won the SP over the Zhangs by a point or less with both going clean. Yet in the LP they were able to have more and much worse mistakes than the Zhangs and still win the LP by about 8 points. So I guess the scoring potential of the two teams was much vastly different in the LP as compared to the short.
    S/S had a base value of 62.35, much higher than Z/Z 57.30. S/S only made two mistakes, one on the 3S where they were given all -3 in GOE and the 3T seq where they were mostly given -1 or -2. The rest of the program was spot on and were given full levels for everything except the step sequence was a 3. They even got a level 2 twist to finish with 68.77 TEC and 63.03 PCS. The Zhangs PCS were only 59.31.

    The Zhangs started out with a base value of 57.30 (even D/D and K/S were higher) because they didn't get full levels on many of their elements that brought the base value down and along with their mistakes they ended up with a TEC score of 64.15.

    S/S more than made up for the SP deficit to win.

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