French ice dance couple Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Sizeron has become a world champion with another unforgettable performance. Duos, who we are used to breaking records, have improved their own records again.
5th world title
Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Sizeron, a French couple who is the world champion of 2015-2016-2018 and 2019, has completed this world championship with a gold medal. Showing off a breathtaking series, the couple asked the audience whether it was a sports performance or a work of art. Competing with Gabriel Fauré’s Elegy, the couple received high practice scores from all elements and gained high difficulty.
Since the introduction of the new scoring system, there has been growing criticism that the ice dance category has little room for creativity due to the many elements and sharp rules that skaters must implement. The Papadakis / Cizeron series has probably made history as one of the most original shows in this regard.
Papadakis and Cizeron, one of the best workers in the ice dance sector, who can be defined as the excellent workmanship of roller skating, have markedly ended the season. Creating a magical atmosphere for four minutes on the ice of their own country, this duo made a big difference in points with its rivals. We reached 137.09 free program points, 77.39 technical points and 59.70 components, for a total of 229.82 points. Therefore, they have developed their own highest score record of 226.98.
Goodbye to the tournament
Second place is Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue of the United States. At the start of the Havel / Donowe program, he scored 4.45 out of five practice points with a combination of standing and reflective lifts. This was the highest practice score given by the judges all night. They released their series with Anne Shira’s song “Drowning” and the couple recorded it in perfect sync. Achieving 132.67 free program points, 74.37 technical, 58.30 components, the couple achieved a total of 222.39 points.
The Havel / Donoue pair finished second in the 2018 and 2021 World Championships and third in 2019. The couple, who became the third world runner-up in their career, also reached the highest personal score of the season. This championship was the last tournament for the Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue couple.
They returned to the podium
The Madison Chock / Evan Bates couple, who competed to represent the United States, finished second in the 2015 World Championships and third in 2016. After that, the couple, who had been frustrated and away from the podium, regained the podium six years later. The couple, who successfully published a series about astronauts and alien encounters on the alien planet, showed an interesting lift. With 71.89 technical and 57.43 component points, the couple reached 129.32 points. The Chock / Bates couple, who finished the competition with 2126.83 points along with rhythm dance points, won the bronze medal.
Italy and Canada have left the podium again
Charlene Guignard / Marco Fabbri, an Italian couple who finished fourth in rhythm dance, took part in the championship in anticipation of the podium. Competing with the soundtrack to the movie “Redemption,” the couple made one of the best presentations of the season. However, he remained in 4th place with a total of 209.92 points.
Another couple hoping for the podium was the Canadian couple Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier. The couple, who had a lift problem with the Olympic free program and fled at the last minute, lost a lot of points because of this. Gilles / Poirier, who changed this lift before the World Championships, competed by making the connection between the Twizzle inlet and outlet more difficult because they couldn’t get the required number of points. These changes were positively reflected in the couple’s points in the championship, but seemed uneasy, especially in the first part of the series. The duo, who couldn’t show a solid belt style, scored a total of 202.70 points and won 5th place.
The Spanish couple Olivia Smart / Adrián Diaz is one of the top five most important candidates and started the series with hesitation and hesitation. On the first Twizzle, Smart was out of balance and had to put one foot on the ground.
At the entrance to the choreography step, Diaz stumbled. These mistakes resulted in lower than expected scores. The Spanish couple finished the championship in 7th place with a total of 194.63 points.