Only just behind the saxons with 68.63 points are the two-time world champions pang qing/tong jian (china/67.10) and the japanese narumi takahashi/mervin tran (65.37). "I am happy that axel went, but i am still surprised that we are only one point ahead of the chinese", said coach ingo steuer.
After a wonderful short program in the palais des expositions to the music of "angels and damons" by hans zimmer from the film illuminati, savchenko/szolkowy showed relief. "To survive against the good competition in the next few years, we have to come up with something and evolve," tax explained the risk with the throwing axel, which no other pair in the world has mastered. He wasn’t completely clean, though; the 28-year-old landed him on two pigeons. In addition, the landing of her partner at the toeloop was not perfect. "I’m already disappointed that the toeloop wasn’t clean," said the 32-year-old.
On the way to the winter games in sochi in two years, defeats are also taken into account in order to test new elements. For more than a year, the saxons have been fine-tuning the wurf-axel and are also being scientifically accompanied in the process. "From a theoretical point of view it’s true, we’re already a long way ahead of where we started," explained szolkowy. The daring element should work perfectly by the time the olympics come around.