It's never been easy to be a fan of Aliona & Co., too : too much of everything, break-ups, horrible programs only for Olympic season, citizenship issues, language tests, 3A-madness ... not to mention last years comp for OGM, Bruno's not jump, announcement of 3A and 4ThS . Only after the fact, it was easy to be a fan of her & Co.Yes, that Olympic gold medal performance in pairs was painful to watch.
With Blommaerts flu being the third(?) minor health issue to prevent them from showing up, something is in the air, I’m afraid.Hocke/Blommaert are out of Euros. He is sick.
This. One minor issue after the other, the most likely explanation is, there are bigger issues somewhere else.With Blommaerts flu being the third(?) minor health issue to prevent them from showing up, something is in the air, I’m afraid.
"Sturz bei der Hebung"... Journalism at its best. I have seen the best lift H/S ever done in their career!concise wrap-up by dpa with all necessary FS links (one might need) below the article: https://www.sueddeutsche.de/news/sport/eiskunstlauf-eiskunstlauf-em-fehlstart-fuer-schott-und-weinzierl-dpa.urn-newsml-dpa-com-20090101-190123-99-691504
After all tomorrow is another day. Keeping all toes and fingers crossed, particularly for H/S.
They practise with D. Savin for some time now. Without his help they would probably still do 2Tw. He is in the k&nk with them quite often.Great shoutout to Hase/Seegert
Best program/competition ever by them.
They did progress so much this season. No clue what #teamösterreich did
Did they add some different coaches, new input,...?
This was really great and such a big uplift for #teamD at this event!
Winning the FS over RUS#3 (who were not bad at all )
Now Weinzierl and Schott, get it together, 13th/14th are the magic number, you can do that!
Thanks @Sabine-Yuna for the info. His work pays off, probably even nerve-wise.They practise with D. Savin for some time now.
Savin is working with a lot of pairs, he has also worked with Marchei/ Hotarek. Sometimes he is coming up where his pairs are and sometimes they visit him in Moscow. It's probably how Mozer is working with DM/G or Cain/Leduc. He is coaching Thomalla/ Kunkel as well and did their SP Choreo. I have heard that H/S went to Moscow before Euros.Thanks @Sabine-Yuna for the info. His work pays off, probably even nerve-wise.
Do you know, if Dmitri Savin is working in Berlin? Is he part of team Österreich. I read somewhere, that he worked on the choreography for Thomalla/Kunkel.
I don't know a thing about him. Is he a former figure skater? Do you know by any chance?
I dont't think SVK or CZE do need a 2nd spot more than we do to be honest, but neither do I think we deserve a spot more than themSecond spot is gone, but there may be other nations indeed deserving it more, momentarily.
As much as I love her, I disagree.Good job from Nicole, her fluency is coming back to her. If she can build a bit more stamina, there is hope for a clean skate at worlds.
I agree, Schott's program wasn't good at all. She was awfully slow during the program, almost everything looked like a struggle for her, there was no ease at all. About her jumps, this was also a step back into the wrong direction, not only in the overall skating. She had only 3 different triple jumps, she didn't even try the Loop and there was no triple-triple combo like last season either. The overall technical difficulty wasn't there and even with this much easier program layout she wasn't clean at all. There is a long way to go for her back to the point she was already last season, so sad to see this !As much as I love her, I disagree.
This was worse than at nationals. Only good thing I see, she was clever this time with the 3s1t2lo avoiding zayaking.
The 3f in 2nd half seems totally hopeless, overall the program is slow as hell, no music highlights, no great choreo.
This is a big stepdown from last season (speaking of the programn and actual skating, not the jumping); a shame, right after she gained some momentum.
One thing is for sure; that 2nd spot might be gone for a while now
I appreciate what he does for German skating and also how he tries to build direct communication with fans on his Facebook , but as a commentator he really is often just horrible, I thought the men's LP today (only saw the last 8) was really horrible again and then I was wondering whether he lost his mind completely now during Javier Fernandez LP, when the 4-3 combination with a clear step out got a -1.44 GOE and he complained that the GOE was MUCH too bad and "they" obviously don't want him to win Sounded as if he'd have given a +1 if not moreYou can criticize Daniel, but he is trying hard to make sure that figure skating doesn't disappear completely from the German public service broadcasting channels.
Except Sinitsina/Katsalapov. He loves them but he did not know about the double fall in the RD.That´s true.
He does not like classical music at all, and every skater, who has choosen classical music, is criticized.