There were truly some magical moments in this year’s World Championships that will certainly go down in the history books. If you missed the event this year, here are the highlights.
The most breathtaking performance goes to Yuna Kim. Skating to Les Misérables after a two-year hiatus from competitive skating, Kim came back and dazzled everyone with an incredible program. There is nothing better than watching someone do what they were created to do and do it so incredibly well, completing a perfect skate with six clean triple jumps.
Patrick Chan was in the lead after the short program and it seemed like he was a sure thing going into the long, but after landing two quads he came unglued, making multiple errors and falling twice. The moment that will probably be the most remembered is when he apologized after winning his third World title. It was as if he wasn’t even sure if he deserved it. The controversy that will most likely follow, regarding the scoring system, will not be soon forgotten.
Denis Ten truly owned the show during the men’s long program, settling for the silver. Ten won the first ever World Championship medal for Kazakhstan, while Javier Fernandez captured the bronze, which was also Spain’s first ever World Championship medal.
The Russians return to the World Championships podium is a notable one as they have been working so hard to get back their place within pairs figure skating. Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov had a wonderful skate that restored their country’s hopes for the Olympic Games. This team is an impressive one, who seem to have the whole package.
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The rivalry between Meryl Davis and Charlie White and Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir has been settled for the time being, as Davis and White edged out Virtue and Moir by almost five points. Davis and White skated remarkably well and won over the Canadian crowd with their stunning performance. The passion that this team displays and the quality and technique make this team the best in the world, and now they have the medals to prove it.
Though there is always room for growth and improvement, one cannot help but be excited for the upcoming Olympic season as we see who will fall and who rise with the intense pressure leading up to the 2014 Olympic Games.