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1998 Champion Series Final

SP : 2 | LP : 1 | Final : 1 | Photos
Date Dec. 19 - 27, 1997
Location Munich, Germany
Short Program (2) Scores
Short Program (2) Review The highlight was definitely the double split twist. The program was flawless, except for a slightly sloppy triple toe loop by Anton; he scraped the ice slightly on the landing.
Long Program (1) Scores
Long Program (1) Review The long program was perfect. I think Elena was a bit off angle in the air on the throws, but managed to land well. B&S seemed to have a little bit of trouble in the long program ('97 Worlds and Nagano) in the past, but were at their best this time. Every judge ranked their long program first, except for the German judge who went for Mandy Woetzel and Ingo Steuer. Their long program was eventually voted "Best Performance of the Year" by Blades on Ice magazine.
Standings After SP
  1. Mandy Woetzel and Ingo Steuer - GER
  2. Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze - RUS
  3. Oksana Kazakova and Artur Dmitriev - RUS
  4. Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao - CHN
  5. Evegnia Shishkova and Vadim Naumov
Final Standings
  1. Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze - RUS
  2. Mandy Woetzel and Ingo Steuer - GER
  3. Oksana Kazakova and Artur Dmitriev - RUS
  4. Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao - CHN
  5. Evgenia Shishkova and Vadim Naumov

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