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Savchenko and Szolkowy Repeat as Pairs World Champions

German Pair Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy have topped off their season with a repeat victory at the World Figure Skating Championships. They were followed by China's Zhang and Zhang and Russia's Kavaguti (holy new name batman!) and Smirnov.

Some thoughts:

-Savchenko and Szolkowy really won this event. They were amazing from start of the short program to finish of the free skate (with the exception of Szolkowy's random footwork fall). I would have given my fuschia hot pants and legwarmers for better synchronized spins in the free skate, but not too many of the pairs were doing them last night. It would have been icing on the cake. Although I chose Pang and Tong to win, I'm happy that Savchenko and Szolkowy did; I prefer their style.

-I have so much respect for Kavaguti (nee Kawaguchi) actually being able to finish her skate last night after slamming the ice hard enough on a failed throw quadruple salchow that I got a headache just watching. I like watching the pair so maybe next season they'll be a bit cleaner.

-WOW Caydee Denney and Jeremy Barrett. What an amazing debut! Just a magical moment for those two.

-So sad about McLaughlin and Brubaker. They have just not looked right all season. I hope they can forget about the pressure next year and just skate.

-Two spots for the Americans at the Olympics, no big surprise. A disappointing showing for Canada, although all their teams were in the top ten. They'll only have two berths and their medalists from last year, Dube and Davison, never really had a shot.

-0 for 3 on my medal predictions, but 2/3 on podium prediction. Blergh.

FPl. Name Nat. Points SP FS
1 Aliona SAVCHENKO / Robin SZOLKOWY GER 203.48 1 1
2 Dan ZHANG / Hao ZHANG CHN 186.52 3 2
3 Yuko KAVAGUTI / Alexander SMIRNOV RUS 186.39 2 3
4 Qing PANG / Jian TONG CHN 181.08 5 4
5 Maria MUKHORTOVA / Maxim TRANKOV RUS 177.89 4 7
6 Tatiana VOLOSOZHAR / Stanislav MOROZOV UKR 175.61 6 5
7 Jessica DUBÉ / Bryce DAVISON CAN 172.82 7 6
8 Meagan DUHAMEL / Craig BUNTIN CAN 165.41 8 8
9 Caydee DENNEY / Jeremy BARRETT USA 156.84 10 9
10 Mylène BRODEUR / John MATTATALL CAN 150.05 11 10
11 Keauna MCLAUGHLIN / Rockne BRUBAKER USA 143.74 9 12
12 Vanessa JAMES / Yannick BONHEUR FRA 139.34 17 11
13 Stacey KEMP / David KING GBR 134.73 13 13
14 Anais MORAND / Antoine DORSAZ SUI 131.46 12 14
15 Maylin HAUSCH / Daniel WENDE GER 125.96 15 15
16 Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG CHN 119.24 14 16
17 Maria SERGEJEVA / Ilja GLEBOV EST 116.54 16 17
18 Nicole DELLA MONICA / Yannick KOCON ITA 108.49 18 18
19 Joanna SULEJ / Mateusz CHRUSCINSKI POL 106.54 19 19
20 Jessica CRENSHAW / Chad TSAGRIS GRE 101.87 20 20
21 Ekaterina SOKOLOVA / Fedor SOKOLOV ISR FNR 21
22 Amanda SUNYOTO-YANG / Darryll SULINDRO-YANG TPE FNR 22
23 Nina IVANOVA / Filip ZALEVSKI BUL FNR 23
24 Ksenia OZEROVA / Alexander ENBERT RUS FNR 24
25 Marina AGANINA / Dmitri ZOBNIN UZB FNR 25