Much as expected, the medals went to the big three contenders, and the final standings mirrored those after the short program. The event didn't really create any suspense with regard to the placements. The fight between Japan and France for the Finals was probably the most interesting part but was quickly losing in tension when James/Cipres kinda bombed and Amodio skated well but only came in 5th.
|Does that count towards the silver curse? I guess not.|
Although the podium was my preferred outcome, I still feel a little letdown by this event. On the plus side there were some good performances. You get lots of skating. There was the cow bell. A gold medal for Evgeni. Medals for almost everyone, actually. That's a good thing, I guess.
|Oh look, there's Evgeni, how cool!|
Well, on the morrow, we have the Pairs SP scheduled. The Pink Panther has been elevated to short program status, while "When Winter Comes" will make its return with a Gala appearance, probably to not totally frustrate André Rieu with another total cut of his creative contributions.