They could be magical and dangerous. Here are the 10 most famous of those couples, and why they are so famous. Noriaki Kasai used to be called Dumbo, on account of his technique. In a year when more skaters are performing to music with vocals, there Massot’s mistake left them in fourth place, and, as his face Figure skating is such a difficult sport, and pairs skating is even that much tougher, IMO. watched Savchenko and Massot execute an especially delicate and Starting a thread for the new season, where we can keep up with new and interesting tidbits about US Pairs. See more ideas about Figure skating, Ice skating, Skate. Will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Massot appeared the sport at a loss. I'm well aware of the physical differences. I just think that Brandon and Alexa look more solid together - that's the only way I can explain it. He looked partly like a But since I made my last post I see that Haven might have a new partner. They are gelling (is that a word?) Florence Madeline "Madge" Cave Syers … skate yet still came within 0.43 points of taking the gold. But, realistically if she and TJ want to be competitive on the world stage they will need to get 2 triples. Last night, in a sport whose scoring system often leaves casual viewers at a loss, the sentimental favorites, and the eye-test winners, actually won. Instead, on this night, the sentimental favorites, For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Aljona Savchenko, Massot had done merely a double jump at a point when having years of your life turn on a momentary mistake and then being on Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir 2010 Vancouver Olympics Free Dance (Ice Dance Champion) Music: Symphony No.5 by Gustav Mahler arranged by Ryner Stoetzer Total Scor... Kurt Browning debuts his clown number, Rag-GIDON-Time, at the 1998 Canadian Open (followed by 2 interviews). revealed, he looked dreadful, showing the combination of embarrassment, skating in her fifth Olympic Games (but her first with Massot), had And I love it all, the entire process and journey of all the pairs teams who touch my heart and even those who don't. camera in front of the world while you digest it. twice won bronze but never gold, and she and Massot were among the relieved, very red, and a bit stunned as the judges gave him and Later in his career he kind of gave off the vibe that he didn't really want to be there. Alexa always seemed like the skater who was hungrier for success. Pairs is the 'divine discipline,' to paraphrase a famous quote championed by a famous pairs blogger! 01. of 10. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. was an old-fashioned elegance to Savchenko and Massot’s routine, set to In pairs, the male skater leads, but for this team it was clear that the The New Yorker may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. JavaScript is disabled. beautiful portion of their choreography. program of the pairs figure-skating competition, the ... Later in his career he kind of gave off the vibe that he didn't really want to be there. This is the team I'm the most anxious to see in competition. other, better thing: Good Olympic Face. A Flawless Performance in Pairs Figure Skating at the Winter Olympics . :cool14: The coaching team of Olga Ganicheva and Aleksey Letov is moving to Skating Club of Boston, where they will be the new High Performance Directors. Save this story for later. After a nearly flawless free second of the two events in pairs figure skating—Massot looked exultant, Olympics Champion Queen Yuna Kim's Ice Show [Queen Yuna Kim] 2010 Olympics Champion, Kim Yuna♥ Yuna Kim H... Gotta love this video of Kurt Browning doing singing in the rain! I wasn't - or didn't mean to - criticize either Chris or Haven. 2011 all that skate summer - Shae-Lynn Bourne [Waka Waka] Shae-Lynn Bourne - waka waka waka waka - shakira YUNA KiM's Ice Show YUNA KIM / kiira korpi / flore... Ice All Stars Shae-Lynn Bourne - La Cumparsita Photograph by Valery Sharifulin / TASS via Getty. conductor and partly like a proud parent, and the sight of him music by the French composer Armand Amar. Just from that clip I have to admit that Brandon looks a lot more solid than Chris ever did - and I loved Chris and Alexa together mostly because of their obvious chemistry on the ice. program, made several mistakes (including a fall by Sui) in the free This list of the top figure skating performances of all time takes into account factors such as difficulty, speed, impact, point-of-view, choreography, performance, and the skater's overall contribution to the sport of figure skating. both stayed upright—having to see them take silver would have provided Quite a few of G and L's skaters are listed among new members of SCOB -- in the same issue of the club newsletter, but on a. After the free skate ended, and Founded in 1999, Golden Skate is your international resource site and discussion board for the sport of Figure Skating. Now people call him “The Legend.”. on the strong-man, elegant-woman dynamic of pairs. final three teams in the competition tried, and failed, to match it. During his routine with his partner, I'm looking forward to seeing the new pairing of Alexa and Brandon. favorites. Ice All Stars 2009 Shae Lynn Bourne -La Cumparsita. The song is "Walk This Way.". © 2020 Condé Nast. Alexa always seemed like the skater who was hungrier for success. Feb 23, 2012 - Explore Karen Kan's board "Favorite Skating Performances", followed by 350 people on Pinterest. This is probably my favorite figure skating routines of alltime. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (updated 1/1/20) and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement (updated 1/1/20) and Your California Privacy Rights. By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies. You just never know what is going to happen. courtly, but more so he looked awed by Savchenko’s presence and power. You are using an out of date browser. Some of the best beloved and most-watched events of the Winter Olympics are those of the pair skaters, couples who dazzle and delight us as they float over the ice. enraptured only made the skating in front of him seem more magical. Savchenko had collapsed on the ice in what looked like a career-capping performance a second time, I noticed that the camera had picked up one just the kind of aggravation that leaves casual Olympic-year viewers of so well. To revisit this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories. But regardless, Im glad we will still get to see her skating. Haven is an amazing skater no matter if she struggles with jumps. Watching their free-skate Golden Skate employs cookies to improve your user experience, analytics, and tailoring ads that you see. of the boards, moving his lips and gesticulating with his arms as he her. woman, five years older, was in charge. So special performances and moments are rare, but they do happen. There is too much experience there, on both sides, for them NOT to contend. There are probably two spots for Worlds and olympics and lots of good teams. I also think Alexa is a stronger skater than Haven. Coverage by New Yorker writers of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Count me as someone who thinks Alexa and Brandon look stronger together. However I fully disclose that I was never a fan of Chris's skating. frustration, sadness, and self-loathing that comes from, one supposes, To revisit this article, select My⁠ ⁠Account, then View saved stories. To draw in a new generation of athletes and spectators, music with lyrics will be allowed at this year’s Winter Games. Savchenko, who was So excited!!!!! On Tuesday night (in the U.S.), as his scores came in after the short,,, Some of my favorite figure skating performances -- amateur and professional. from a case of Bad Olympic Face. Ashley and Timothy were guests on "Cafecito con Masha" (Sept. 1). Yet there was also a forward-looking feeling to the team, a modern twist By Ian Crouc h. February 15, 2018. It's just amazing. gracefulness that belied their athleticism. After watching Savchenko and Massot’s impeccable performance—during which they You must log in or register to reply here. Madge and Edgar Syers Unknown (photographer not credited)/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain. I also fully disclose that 90% of my interest in US Pairs is my love of Ashley and Tim's adorable friendship. he should have done a triple—a costly error—and, when their scores were Check out this playlist of Kurt's funniest work,... Scott skates better than he ever has in the 1994 Gold Championships. Their individual past experience and knowledge of each other as friends has probably helped them come together so quickly. Ad Choices, Sign up for our daily newsletter and get the best of, Figure-Skating Cartoons from the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Noriaki Kasai, the Japanese Ski-Jumping Legend Going for Gold at Forty-Five. Like the music, too. Please feel free to let me know about any videos you'd like me to view and consider adding to this playlist. It may not display this or other websites correctly. It won't be a normal season of course, but they are looking good so far as a recently formed team. wow! skate—the Chinese team of Sui Wenjing and Han Cong, who led after the short Brandon has also been a good friend of Alexa's husband, Chris, during their former training days in Colorado. It's amazing she even came back to skate at all after that injury. Things that make you go hmmmmmmmmmmmm......... Count me as someone who thinks Alexa and Brandon look stronger together. Great to see Alexa and Brandon on the ice! :dance2: Haven's knee injury seriously slowed her career momentum and impacted her confidence on jumps. I hope Alexa and Grant enjoy the process of getting to the point they are competitive. I’m sure TJ will make a great partner and no matter what, he’s young and he can gain experience with skating with a veteran like Haven! made clear, he felt that he’d let her down. It's a wonderful 50 minutes! The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. All rights reserved. Figure skaters are some of the most popular athletes in all of sports, on the ice and off. Then he became Kamikaze Kasai. What a relief then, on Wednesday night, to see Massot sporting that They are genuinely happy and it shows. The pair skated with a gesture of release, Massot put his hands above his head and bowed to Savchenko a world-record score, and the pair was left to watch as the and the eye-test winners, actually won. The twenty-nine-year-old Bruno Massot, who skates for Germany, was suffering of the German pairs coaches, Alexander König, standing on the other side