2012 rostelecom cup - articles

From Icenetwork "World Champion Canadians dance to easy gold" --

Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir collected the gold medal, concluding the competition at Rostelecom Cup. Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov of Russia danced to the silver, and Victoria Sinitsina and Ruslan Zhiganshin, also from Russia, took the bronze medal.

Virtue and Moir's passionate Carmen free dance was highlighted by innovative lifts and smooth step sequences. The two-time world champions picked up a Level 4 for the lifts, the twizzles and the spin to score 103.34 points for the segment. The Olympic champions totaled 173.99 points.

"It was a very strong skate for us," Moir said. "We are happy with how we have started the season so far. At the first two competitions, we learned a lot, and we're looking forward to improve on that moving forward to the Grand Prix Final."


PJ's podium picks (CBC)
Moscow Hosts a Diverse Line-Up for Rostelecom Cup (Ice-dance.com)
Interview with Marina translated (FSU)

short dance and practice

IoanaC report on short dance practice (FSU)
IoanaC report on short dance and press conference (FSU)
Virtue Moir take confident lead into Moscow (Golden Skate)
Virtue Moir show improvement, go into lead (Icenetwork)

free dance and practice

IoanaC report on free dance practice (FSU)
World Champion Canadians dance to easy gold (Icenetwork)
Virtue Moir capture gold in Russia (Associated Press)
Virtue Moir provide the perfect conclusion to Cup of Russia (Golden Skate)

Marina Zueva: "Champions are required to move your sport forward"*
We really wanted to go to Russia
Zueva: my "Carmen" remains undefeated


pj kwong, kurt browning, tracy wilson podcast


*translation of article found here at FSU

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