Place Skater CD1 CD2 OD FD
1. Grischuk/Platov, RUS 1 1 1 1
2. Krylova/Ovsiannikov, RUS 2 2 2 2
3. Bourne/Kraatz, CAN 2 3 3 3
4. Moniotte/Lavanchy, FRA 4 5 4 4
5. Anissina/Peizerat, FRA 5 4 5 5
6. Punsalan/Swallow, USA 6 6 6 6
7. Lobacheva/Averbukh, RUS 7 7 7 7
8. Romanova/Yaroshenko, UKR 8 8 8 8
9. Fusar Poli/Margaglio, ITA 9 10 10 9
10. Drobiazko/Vanagas, LIT 10 9 9 10
11. Nowak/Kolasinski, POL 12 12 11 11
12. Winkler Lohse, GER 13 14 13 12
13. Mrazova/Simecek, CZE 11 11 12 14
14. Navka/Morozov, BLR 14 13 14 13
15. Stekolnikova/Kazarlyga, KZK 15 15 15 15
16. Humphreys/Askew, GBR 16 16 16 16
17. Chalom/Gates, USA 18 17 18 17
18. Chait/Sakhnovsky, ISR 17 18 17 18
19. Denkova/Staviyski, BUL 20 19 19 19
20. Lefebvre/Brunet, CAN 19 20 20 20
21. Fuehring/Ellinger, GER 22 23 22 21
22. Kawai/Tanaka, JPN 21 21 21 23
23. Vondrakova/Kral, CZE 23 24 23 22
24. Dahlen/Razgulajevs, LAT 24 22 24 24
25. Loyer,/Bell, AUS 25 25 25  
26. Kalesnik/Terentjev, EST 26 27 26  
27. Szijgyarto/Toth, HUN 27 26 27  
28. Slobodova/Beljk, UZB 28 29 28  
29. Chakmakjian/Lapaige, BEL 29 28 29  

Notes on the Free Dance

Grischuk and Platov won the free dance and their fourth World Championships, skating the exotic, fast, Indian number they introduced at the European Championships.  They won on a 6 firsts majority and received two marks of 6.0 in the second set of marks (from the Italian and British judges).  Placing second again were Krylova and Ovisannikov who gave an energetic all-out presentation that earned two first place ordinals, but also three thirds.

Taking the bronze medal for the second year in a row were Bourne and Kraatz.  Their ordinals ranged between first and fourth, with the highest mark coming - as usual - from the Canadian judge.  They skated their continental number in a pleasant fashion with moderate speed, but mostly side-by-side skating.  Despite Shae-Lynn's comments to the contrary, their dance was the least difficult of the three and without greater technical difficulty to their program they are not likely to pass by the top two teams, except when skating in Canada - where the judges are afraid of the audiences.

Punsalan and Swallow gave a strong performance of the latin free dance, holding sixth place and earning 4 fifth place marks in the process.  Chalom and Gates were able to move up one spot in the free dance to seventeenth place.  With combined points of 22, the US will have two spots in dance at the Olympics and Worlds.  At this point it is not clear whether Chalom and Gates will be able to compete at the Olympics should they make the US World team, as Gates is not a US citizen at this time and may not become one before next February.

Notes on the Original Dance

Tangos, so many tangos - and all the same music.  Grischuk and Platov won this dance handily.  They received a mark of 6.0 in the second mark from the French judge, their first 6.0 at a World Championships.

The contest for the next two spots remains between Krylova/Ovsiannikov and Bourne/Kraatz, with Krylova/Ovsiannikov now taking the upper hand.  Thus far Bourne and Kraatz have only a tie for second among the first three dances and it looks like they will have a tough time displacing Krylova and Ovsiannikov.

The fourth and fifth places are a battle between the two French team, with Moniotte and Lavanchy now the favorites to take fourth place.

Punsalan and Swallow held sixth place despite a fall in the dance caused by Punsalan's tights snagging on Swallow's blade while slithering around each other.  Chalom and Gates who were tied for 17th place after the first two dances came up on the short end of the tie breaking OD and are now in 18th place were they are most likely to finish.

If the two US teams hold their current positions, the US will get to send only one team to the Olympics and Worlds next year.

Notes on the Compulsory Dances

A fair bit of movement in the results for the two dances was seen today thanks to their distinctly different.  Grischuk and Platov are in good form and should easily breeze to another championship.  Krylova/Ovsiannikov and Bourne/Kraatz are battling it out for the next two spots.  They were tied for 2nd in the first dance, but Krylova and Ovisannikov moved ahead in the second dance.  It will be interesting to see if Bourne and Kraatz can beat Krylova and Ovsiannikov outside of Canada, something they have yet to do.

Punsalan and Swallow gave two solid performances to place 6th after the CDs.  In their first appearance at Worlds, Chalom and Gates are tied for 17th.

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