I am glad that Vait....brought up the issue about judging. Had B&L been a Canadian pair instead of Russian, there would have been a huge uproar over their silver medal.
I am wondering at this point whether Trankov can handle the pressure of being the favorites. He had major problems in two competitions in a row. I also remember that in the 2010 Olympics he was the one that fell on the sbs jumps in the SP. He was given a pass by fans at that time because they felt he was a more consistent jumper than Maria, but a pattern may be emerging here. They will need to skate clean at the Russian nationals to break out of it.