1998 Goodwill GamesSP : 1 | LP : 1 | Final : 1 | Photos
July 29 - 31
Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, USA
Short Program (1) Review
Elena and Anton hit their short program to "Swan Lake" perfectly.
First, both landed the side-by-side triple toe loops solidly. Next came
a HUGE double twist, lots of height, followed by side-by-side
camel into sit spins, a footwork sequence, a back press lift (flipping
dismount), and a spiral sequence. The program concluded
with a great twice-around back outisde death spiral and a pair
combination spin. The marks for technical merit were 5.7's and
5.8's, while the presentation scores ranged from 5.8 to 5.9.
Elena and Anton were the first of seven pairs to skate; had they
skated earlier, the marks would have been even higher. Nevertheless,
they were in first place after the short program. In second place
were B&S's training partners, Oksana Kazakova and Artur Dmitriev. They also
hit SBS triple toe loops (Oksana was slightly forward on the landing),
but were placed behind B&S because of Artur's poor extension on
his spiral, a small unison problem on a spin, and a
less than perfect death spiral. The Chinese pair of Xue Shen and
Hongbo Zhao were in third.
Long Program (1) Scores
Long Program (1) Review
The long program was a different story. B&S did not look as relaxed as
they did in the short program. Elena doubled her triple toe loop,
while Anton landed sloppily. The throw triple salchow was nice,
but Elena stepped out of the throw triple loop. B&S also had a
unison problem on their side-by-side spins. However, they
still managed to remain in first place due to lackluster
performances by Kazakova & Dmitriev and Shen & Zhao.
Videos and online photos-
Standings After SP