Thank you! Thats why i saked - this was one o two girls at arenaYea that looks like Charlie's wife, they have a baby girl too. CBC did show them, but it was the same shot of the pic you posted.
And on this photo i didnt see Danny wife - Tessa
They dont have to go to WTT as CSOI is only on after the 18th on April.
Best for W&P to go.
They can choreo their next years programs in privacy during that time.
We didnt get to see any of the Moirs but the people behind us went to Shoeless Joe's owned by Scotts uncle and said he was there at lunch time the day after the short dance. He was very friendly and came and chatted with them.
We did have a few star sightings - Mao who let me take a lovely pic of her. Yuka Sato one gorgeous female and on the last day the Shibs at brunch again took a pic with them.
I shall have to see all the boards in the next few days. I couldnt get Wifi in my hotel for some reason and the rink time was so busy no time to go on too much.
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Glad you had good time, Miriam!
Did you wear yellow t-shirt?
I think i saw part o your g=banner on TV.
Is there a commentator-free video of the FD anywhere?
Miriam I'm sure you wanted them to win, but I'm so glad you had an amazing time.
I dont know if you remember but I made two banners one without words - after the free we rolled it up and put it on the ice for them. I brought the other one home and hope to go to Canadians next year and take it!
Anyway their ex was amazing and I will be seeing them on CSOI next month so looking forward to that.
I wouldn't say V-M have no chance next year. The pressure is on D-W now. And I don't know about you, but doesn't it feel as if everything people talked about this season was either Carmen is terrible or Carmen is amazing? It was never, oh god, what an extraordinary program Notre Dame is. In fact, I daresay it is not a favorite among many DW fans. That must not sit well with you, the fact that people keep taking about your main rival even when you win. Even after the gala, most commentators around the world--and I can attest to this because I watched four different broadcasts and asked a friend to translate another couple for me--seemed to have been mesmerized by their Hallelujah. This positive vibe matters. I heard Leonova and Zhulin had great things to say about them. Scott himself, the way he basically said that the judges did not embrace Carmen the way they would've expected. These little details matter in the long run. It will not be easy for D-W either.
My friend speaks Russian, I believe Pani already commented on this. They were very complimentary. The Spanish commentators were blown away, they were going crazy about Tessa's positions. The Italians were relieved when they had no trouble with the twizzles and when it was over they laughed, but more in disbelief, as if wondering how skating like that was even possible. I've yet to see what the British had to say.
Another thing, the Italians were very impressed with their talk before the dance. The guy mentioned that a connection like that is not something you create. The lady was trying to guess what they were saying and that it must be something like: "Placement doesn't matter. Who cares if we are second? Look how everyone supports us". They didn't talk much, except during the twizzles, when she said that they were perfect this time. And of course, I already mentioned what they said afterwards. Even during the replays, they were more in awe.
Speaking of which, the replay of the first lift. My goodness, the positions she hits when mid-air. I never saw a good replay of that lift until Worlds and wow, it's other-worldly.
I've been thinking a lot today about Klimova and Ponomarenko today. K/P were known for their romantic sort of style, and in 1991, they did Lawrence of Arabia. It was avant garde. It wasn't well-received by the judges, despite being a harder program than their competitors. There were some who felt that the Duchesnays should have won worlds in 1990 instead of K/P. They were with a coach, Natalia Dubova, who had seemed to start preferring another one of her teams--K/P's training mates at the time, U/Z. (Is this starting to sound familiar to anyone?) 4 (!) months before Albertville in 1992, K/P left Dubova for Tarasova because they felt they weren't getting the attention they deserved. If I'm not mistaken, the Duchesnays were the favorites for Albertville. There was no GP series back then and they didn't do any competitions that fall, but they came back to win Euros, Olympics, and Worlds and there was no question that they deserved every single one of those wins.