Meanwhile, home favourite Plushenko, 31, delivered a faultless display, managing a quad-triple combination jump that had the other competitors applauding along with the Iceberg crowd.“I’m so happy,” said the three-time Olympic medallist.Let’s just say if Julia Roberts’ iconic off-the-shoulder dress from “Pretty Woman” were transformed into a skate suit, this would definitely be it.
I can almost feel the intensity in Wenjing Sui and Cong Han’s flamenco routine: the daring movements, the staccato of the music, their commitment – they owned the dance from the first second till the very end.
And I’m ecstatic all over again remembering, in the tiniest details, the perfect program of Javier Fernández, who’s now two-time World champion: the Spaniard had the skate of his life in Boston and, at the end of it, his hands on his face in disbelief, I felt like standing up and shouting “Olé!
Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (France) 118.17 2.
Viktoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov (Russia) 101.29 11.
The star of the show was Russian teenager Julia Lipnitskaia, who scored a total of 72.90 points.
The 15-year-old was too strong for 2010 individual silver medallist and two-time world champion Mao Asada (JPN), who fell while trying to execute a triple axel, pushing her back into third place on 64.07 points.
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