Penny Coomes & Nicholas Buckland – British elements in the American style

Author: Vladislav Luchianov

British ice dance pair Penny Coomes and Nicholas Buckland showed today at the NHK Trophy just a wonderful performance in their free dance. They are notable for their skating style which evolves according to new trends. The complexity of the technical elements, high speed, synchronicity, excellent presentation of music, full compliance with the image – нere are a few of the main qualities of their skating.

It is in this style of skating performing the clear winners of this event Meryl Davis and Charlie White. British skaters learn to conform to the new competitive rhythm. They are not afraid to take risks. Yes, their level is still insufficient and they took eighth place, but we already can view clearly their great potential.

It is the desire to bring the new dance complex elements, combined with excellent mastery moves ice dancing forward. Also it would be desirable to note a very good choice of a musical composition, with the change of rhythm and tempo, which is completely corresponding to modern dances on ice.

Penny Coomes/Nicholas Buckland – NHK Trophy FD

Meryl Davis/Charlie White – NHK Trophy FD

NHK Trophy – Final Standings (top five):

Ladies:

1 Carolina KOSTNER ITA 164.61
2 Rachael FLATT USA161.04
3 Kanako MURAKAMI JPN150.16
4 Kiira KORPI FIN148.44
5 Ashley WAGNER USA143.73

Pairs:

1 Qing PANG / Jian TONG CHN 189.37
2 Vera BAZAROVA / Yuri LARIONOV RUS 173.83
3 Narumi TAKAHASHI / Mervin TRAN JPN 155.66
4 Caitlin YANKOWSKAS / John COUGHLIN USA 154.88
5 Caydee DENNEY / Jeremy BARRETT USA 152.38

Ice Dance:

1 Meryl DAVIS / Charlie WHITE USA 165.21
2 Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE CAN 141.57
3 Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANI USA 136.93
4 Elena ILINYKH / Nikita KATSALAPOV RUS 135.05
5 Anna CAPPELLINI / Luca LANOTTE ITA 127.43

Men:

1 Daisuke TAKAHASHI JPN 234.79
2 Jeremy ABBOTT USA 218.19
3 Florent AMODIO FRA 213.77
4 Yuzuru HANYU JPN 207.72
5 Shawn SAWYER CAN 193.80

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