1998 Winter Olympic Games
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Location-White Ring in Nagano, Japan
Programs-Short: Swan Lake; Long: Dark Eyes
The first thing I noticed watching the short program on
T.V. was that Anton looked kind of nervous before he took the ice.
The enire program was almost flawless, except a fall by Anton
on the opening double axel. Elena and Anton had no trouble with the
double split twist, lifts, and spins. I think the highlight of the
program was the death spiral at the end. Scores and ordinals:
I heard that Elena and Anton had a horrible practice session the
day of the long program, as did their teammates Oksana Kazakova and
Artur Dmitriev. Elena and Anton completed perfect triple toe loops
and double axels, along with a clean throw triple loop and throw
triple salchow. Elena wasn't able to make the full three rotations
on the split twist, only two and a half, which is not too surprising
considering the fact that B&S had only mastered the move fairly
shortly before the Olympics. They were skating with great speed and
would have contended for the gold, but toppled over on the final
lift and ended up with the silver behind Kazakova and Dmitriev who
had recovered from their practice session. Mandy Woetzel and Ingo
Steuer, the reigning World Champions at the time, took third.
Long program scores for B&S:
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