Goldenskate said this about Papadakis & Cizeron at the NHK Trophy (Virtue and Moir back on top with Record Scores):
First to skate the free dance of the top three were Papadakis and Cizeron. They opened their routine to “Stillness”, “Oddudua,” and “Happiness Does Not Wait” with a stunning straight line lift that covered the whole ice surface.
|Cappellini & Lanotte|
Small non-element lift. Compare to
Papadakis Cizeron's entrance to their straight line
Clearly, Papadakis/Cizeron's lift is nonsense.
I've put these here before, but I invite any Papadakis/Cizeron fan to just name one thing (aligning with how ice dance is supposedly scored), which explains the World Championship difference between this:
2014 13th place finish
2015 first place finish.
Russian Olympic gold medalists Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov, who until a year ago were "not dating each other" (Maxim even weighed in in solidarity with Scott Moir, using Moir as a co-example of how fans wrongly assume skating partners are coupled off the ice), are married and expecting a daughter. It's very cozy, and Tatiana anticipates no issues returning to touring in shows because:
Also both Tatiana and Maxim emphasize that Tatiana has received a lot of advice from "many of the girls" about pregnancy and how it impacts your skating, particularly if you remain a competitive athlete.
Miko Ando has a child, but she retired after deciding to have the baby. That's not what Volosozhar is talking about. Oh well.
|Tatiana with many of the girls.|
Other people are also pregnant, but thank the Lord have long since been written out of the Virtue Moir storyline:
|Guess she's officially hot and heavy with|
Oh yes, this:
This is Cizeron's instagram elegy to their loss at NHK. They appear to believe they lost, when the reality is, VM won. This is just a screen cap, but I invite their fans to look at the alignment of their respective working blades. Their free legs. Knees.