2023 NHK Trophy Pairs FS - Mount Wedgie

Andrey aka Pushkin

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Btw, talking about American couples with male partners who should represent another country, what happened to Danylo Siianytsia? He is so amazing I even bothered to learn how he spells his name, and it's a full time job for someone who knows for a fact it's "Sianytsa".
 

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Btw, talking about American couples with male partners who should represent another country, what happened to Danylo Siianytsia? He is so amazing I even bothered to learn how he spells his name, and it's a full time job for someone who knows for a fact it's "Sianytsa".
Partner-less at the moment. There aren't a lot of good female pairs partner options in the US right now - lots of great men but most of the women struggle with the jumps.
 

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Ghilardi, Rebecca/Ambrosini, Filippo 🇮🇹
Coach: Rosanna Murante, Ondrej Hotarek
Music: Bram Stoker's Dracula, Blood for Dracula
 

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Ghilardi/Ambrosini - The other vampire program. Issue with SBS jump for her, and bobble on throw landing, but otherwise pretty good.
 

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I don't think that the battalion of Chinese fans of Ghilardi/Ambrosini are going to see them in Beijing.

Was she always so horrible on the salchow?

They seem happy. I wonder why.
 

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Is it possible that Ghilardi's salchow technique is actually getting worse with each competition?

Also - two vampire programs at the GPF are two too many for me.
 

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Ghilardi, Rebecca/Ambrosini, Filippo 🇮🇹
Coach: Rosanna Murante, Ondrej Hotarek
Music: Bram Stoker's Dracula, Blood forDracula

3Tw 4
3S< - she put her hands down
2A+2A+1A+SEQ
Reverse Lasso Lift 4
Back Outside Death Sp 3
Choreo Sequence
Throw 3Lz
Throw 3Lo
Hand/Hip Lift 4
Axel Lasso Lift 4

Pair Combo Spin 3

I have a hard time with this team because I just can't get past her jump technique. Solid pairs elements, but the program is lacking something.

123.49 = 1st Place
186.47 = 1st Place
 

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Golubeva, Anastasia/Giotopoulos Moore, Hektor 🇦🇺
Coach: Galina Pachina, Andrei Pachin
Music: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg by Michel Legrand
 

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Golubeva/Giotopoulos Moore - I find the vertical frills on her dress a bit odd. Hektor tried to slip on a spreadeagle, error on throw landing by Anastasia and dodgy lift. Hmmmm, I'm not sure that's going to hold for a medal.
 

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Golubeva, Anastasia/Giotopoulos Moore, Hektor 🇦🇺
Coach: Galina Pachina, Andrei Pachin
Music: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg by Michel Legrand

3Tw 2 - poor catch
3T+3T+2T
Throw 3S
3S
Back Outside Death Sp 2
Pair Combo Spin 4
Axel Lasso Lift 4

Throw 3Lo - big step out - low landing
Reverse Lasso Lift
4 (3 after review) - Hektor tripped, but they kept it up
Hand/Hand Press Lift 3
Choreo Sequence

About the same as Skate Canada, just that the errors came in different places - probably going to finish 4th again.

120.78 = 2nd Place
185.39 = 2nd Place
 
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Anyway, the weird choice of music and her dress aside, G/GM are probably the best young pair right now, and I am wishing them all the best. Not a lot of "pairness" there, but he is a very good partner, and she can jump if thrown strong enough.

Last year already I thought they could win both the Junior and the Senior Prand Prix Final. At the very least, I think they have a 4CC medal in the bag.
 

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GoluGM - is there some sort of arm or shoulder injury going on with Hektor? I don't remember them struggling with the twist or lifts like this. Solid but that's going to drop them off the podium again. :(
 

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It is the middle of the night here so I don't need a heart attack watching a lift :yikes:

This young pair is talented IMHO
 

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Beccardi/Guarise.
Oh, gosh, I still remember the days when he has just switched from the roller skates. Time flies :fragile:
So much time has passed since, it is now relatively work safe to google his photos....
 

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In the terms of chemistry on the ice, they give me the Kovalevs vibes. I wonder why, they are both quite good, and I don't recall him being so uninterested with Della-Monica :confused:
 

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Beccari/Guarise - It was going pretty well, then a bad lift (came down safely enough though) and hand down on the second throw. Mostly solid but not outstanding.
 

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Ok, with all my love for Matteo, this is quite unwatchable. Some good elements, others - they just couldn't have bothered less. And I haven't seen such facial expressions since the happy days of Albena Denkova. WTF is going on?
 

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BecGuar - do any of these teams want to win? Or at least skate clean? It'll be interesting to see what the tech panel does with Matteo's 3s - looked << to my eye. I think they're still going to medal, but it could make it close for the lead.
 

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Beccari, Lucrezia/Guarise, Matteo 🇮🇹
Coach: Luca Dematte, Rosanna Murante
Music: Cats (soundtrack)

3Tw 4
3T+1A+2A+SEQ
3S< - he put his hand down
Back Inside Death Sp 1
Throw 3Lo
Reverse Lasso Lift 4
Choreo Sequence
Axel Lasso Lift B

Throw 3S - hand down
Hand/Hip Lift 4
Pair Combo Spin 4

Still a work in progress like most new teams.

123.54 = 1st Place
190.31 = 1st Place
 
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Hase, Minerva Fabienne/Volodin, Nikita 🇩🇪
Coach: Dmitri Savin, Knut Schubert,Rico Rex
Music: The Path of Silence, Power of Mind
 

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They seem surprised to be in the lead - Lucrezia looked like she was saying "how did that happen?" :lol:
 

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Ok, the sbs jumps aside, this is easily the best pair in the world right now. I mean, yes, these were Ghilardesque 2s, and yes, I saw a horde of elephants running between them on the jumping pass, but the throws are the Volosozhar level of beauty, they are a great match, the pairs elements are fantastic and they bother with choreography.

I'm impressed. Go them.
 

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