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Belbin and Agosto Must Pass Final Test Today

American ice dancers and Olympic Silver Medalists Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto must make their final appearance in front of judges today to assess whether they are ready to compete at this month's world championships in Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Times. The pair was added to the U.S. world team even though they could not compete in the national championships due to Agosto's back injury. I can't find an update yet on how the test went. They went in front of judges last week as well. From the article:

Belbin said she and Agosto were expected to do three complete programs Thursday, and besides a panel of judges, Agosto's doctor, who has treated his back injury, will be on hand. "The judges need to see all three of our programs on the same day," Belbin said. "That shouldn't be a problem."

Agosto said that because he and Belbin missed nationals and a chance to skate under the pressure that comes with needing to qualify for the world team, it was worthwhile to skate in front of judges, even in an empty arena, to earn their spot to worlds.

"We don't have a full audience, of course, but it is good to have extra pressure," Agosto said. "We have to do our job and in the mode of competition."

Sounds like they will easily pass inspection, and then they can just worry about preparing for the championships. Hopefully Agosto is all healed up.