View Poll Results: Can Russia win the 2018 Olympics in Ice Dance?

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    With P/B being injured and missing Euros, I think it's possible we may see a Russian team on the podium at this Worlds, and hence well set up going into Sochi.

    I think the Russian dance teams are well set up for the next quad. It's the Russian men's program that is still lacking in depth.
    I meant to take the high road.... but I missed the exit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherub721 View Post
    That tells you so much about lifts under this judging system. Do you think I&K will pass B&S at Worlds? I am thinking they well might. I don't want to wuzrob for them with the Ghost FD, but I thought B&S were a bit overmarked in the SD at Euros, and I&K were better overall through both programs. I don't expect either to pass P&B although they are definitely getting closer.
    I mean, I don't find the lifts offensively bad, and I like that they generally fit with the flow of the dance, unlke some of P/B's lifts which just feel like a brief acrobatic session or V/M's goose lift which took SO long to set up that it always took me out of the program, but they really need to produce a "wow" lift to provide a big highlight in their programs.

    That said, I do think they have a good chance of overtaking B/S at Worlds. I might be being wildly over optimistic, but they've been steadily improving all season, and there's still room to add in the SD and FD in terms of hitting their levels. B/S on the other hand seem to have stagnated a bit since his fall at GPF. They were tenative at Russian Nats & at Euros, and like you I felt they were a bit overmarked in the SD in Zagreb. It will be really interesting to see how it all shakes out with P/B back in the mix, and also W/P with a reworked FD.

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    And some better costumes. The costumes that the Russian (singles) ladies were wearing should all be burned.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Willy View Post
    Simple - give them some decent bloody music and programs instead of the crap that most of them are skating to these days.

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    The Russians will be fine. They are mostly going to go 1-2 at the next Olympics I would even say.

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