Grand Prix Final 2013 Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir - silver medalists [x]
Here we go … so excited with the two programs of Our Living Legends. Cheers to our Tessa & Scott !
Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir - FD GPF 2013
I think that was the best competition Tessa and Scott have had in over a year…they were exquisite!!!
We all know they aren’t going to win the GPF. But hopefully the scores can at least be close so they can show that they are still contenders for Olympic gold.
The BESP commentators said sthg rly interesting about how the history plays into the scores as well. D&W won worlds and the GPF last year so that might have left an impression on the judges as well….
And it absolutely is unfair because the judges are supposed to judge what is happening on the ice and not a team’s reputation and/or history. Not to mention there’s also politics that is happening off-ice. Skating is subjective enough as it is, but they have to be objective with a numerical judging system, and this is a sport. How can you trust the judges and this sport if they themselves don’t even correctly and objectively apply the IJS?
It’s disappointing because V/M lost on the PCS. And what can they do to improve that mark? This performance was absolutely perfect.
I think it is a combination of (1) the US knowing that ice dance is their only chance at a figure skating gold medal (or potentially any fs medal) in Sochi and (2) this perception that D&W are ahead now because of mistakes that V&M have made in the past.
Oh yeah, the USFSA is putting all their power behind D/W because they’re the only chance for a medal. The propaganda D/W have been sprouting’s working. Articles about “how hard they work” etc. They sold their team well. Skate Canada’s torn between V/M and Chan. They’ve done more for Patrick though. It does looks like they’re fully supporting him more than V/M.