Haha! Thanks Mrs. P, I corrected it! Perhaps I should sort my spreadsheet by discipline as well as country
The 2 German dance teams have been nominated officially and * can be added. Here's the Dec. 18, 2013 press release: http://www.eislauf-union.de/DEU-Olym...view_news.html
Do we know whether or not Siobhan Heekin-Canedy has obtained UKR citizenship? Ditto Alisa Agafonova (TUR)?
Last edited by Sylvia; 12-29-2013 at 10:39 PM.
Thanks Sylvia, I've added an asterisk to the German teams. I googled the citizenship issues, and this article says both have obtained citizenship (though I have no idea as to its credibility). http://www.snowalps.com/sport/figure...-danza-2013-12
If B/S deserve it & skate more like last season than this, then fine. But I have a feeling that IF D/W & V/M & P/B did not go to the Worlds the judges would be more open to who would get the Gold.
Cappelini/Lanotte NEW WORLD CHAMPIONS !............................I like the sound of that !.
Weaver/Poje are getting hyped like D/W & V/M.
For me, when the two top couples retire I would like to see no single couple dominate like these two have over the past two years.
If W/P are the best then fine but they don't have a right to it. No couple should.
Cappelini/Lanotte are improving so much & Bobrova/Soloviev have a lot of improving to do. Also Ilinykh/Katsapalov are also natural future World Champions.
I would love to see World titles change hands between 3 or 4 different couples in the next few years.
I agree Pashafan it would be nice to see the title change hands.
I think if D/W and V/M retire, we won't see such a dominant rivalry for a long time. I/K have the talent to dominate the ice dance world, but they have to pull themselves together. Other couples that I'm going to watch out for are Paul/Islam and Hawayek/Baker. Paul/Islam seem so finally have found a way to show their talent in competition and I think training in DSC is really helping them. IMO, Hawayek/Baker have that certain something you can't get, regardless how many hours you train.
But looking back after N/K retired after Turin we did have quite an open time. Den/Sta in 06' & 07' then Del/Sch in 08' then Dom/Sha in 09'.
Getting back to Cappelini/Lanotte, I think on their day are amazing.
[QUOTE=Marta24;4091341. IMO, Hawayek/Baker have that certain something you can't get, regardless how many hours you train.[/QUOTE]
I've just checked these two out on YT as I've never seen them skate before.They are a beautiful team .Could you tell me their FD music please it sound's very familiar !
You know, besides Moir being expressive and mugging as if he is the only skater in the world with sex appeal, I find nothing all that outstanding about this ice dance team. Phony romantic themes with questionable skating every season, "peaking" for Worlds and Olympics.
Virtue and Moir are BORING.
Therefore, it makes me watch all the other teams more closely, and I realize that V/M are not THAT great.