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pinky166
12-04-2010, 12:40 AM
Laura is injured, Kiira has been skating well, Elene G's lutz seems more consistent, Carolina hasn't done flip and lutz yet but isn't bombing either thus far. Russian ladies seem to be a little hot and cold thus far but could come back. Also OES ladiezz Sonia Lafuente and Ira Vannut have done surprisingly well for themselves and France has a couple promising skaters coming up from juniors.

My picks:

1.) Kiira Korpi
2.) Laura Lepisto (if recovered) or Ksenia Makarova
3.) Carolina Kostner (can't image a Euros podium without her)

DickButtonFan
12-04-2010, 12:51 AM
I hope it's not a beauty contest, this is supposed to be a sport. I'll go with kostner, elene g, korpi

blue_idealist
12-04-2010, 12:52 AM
I voted Kiira, Carolina and Ksenia. It was hard to choose only 3 because I think Laura could definitely medal too, but I picked Ksenia over her because Laura's been injured. I actually think Kiira might win, but who knows..

Jenna
12-04-2010, 01:09 AM
I voted Kiira, Carolina and Ksenia. It was hard to choose only 3 because I think Laura could definitely medal too, but I picked Ksenia over her because Laura's been injured. I actually think Kiira might win, but who knows..

I picked the same 3. Laura could definitely be there, but her status is such a question mark right now. Ksenia had an off competition at CoR. If she can perform like she did at SC, she should be on there.

olympic
12-04-2010, 03:18 AM
I daresay that Korpi is a slight fave right now.

If Kostner gets all her jumps back, then she might successfully defend [does anyone know when she's supposed to return to normal jumps?]

Then Lepisto is a question mark.

Finally, Makarova will figure in there if any of the above fail

burntBREAD
12-04-2010, 03:34 AM
I daresay that Korpi is a slight fave right now.

If Kostner gets all her jumps back, then she might successfully defend [does anyone know when she's supposed to return to normal jumps?]

Then Lepisto is a question mark.

Finally, Makarova will figure in there if any of the above fail

Doesn't Kostner need knee surgery or something after the season ends? I think that's why she doesn't do flip/lutz, so we most likely will not see if from her at all this year.

Seerek
12-04-2010, 03:42 AM
I'll choose other - Valentina Marchei or Viktoria or Joshi Helgesson

pinky166
12-04-2010, 04:20 AM
I'll choose other - Valentina Marchei or Viktoria or Joshi Helgesson

Viktoria has a shot, maybe Joshi too, but Valentina I doubt it. She has a flip now though!

Holley Calmes
12-04-2010, 04:34 AM
Just reading the list of names made me yawn. I wish them all well, but I can't drum up enough enthusiasm for any of them to actually want to watch the competition.

Allen
12-04-2010, 04:47 AM
The bottom four are the most interesting to me. I have to say, however, that I am more interested in the ladies lineup for Golden Spin of Zagreb than for most of the skaters listed here. I would like to see Biryukova do well here.

Eris
12-04-2010, 08:53 AM
I would like to see Biryukova do well here.
She is not in the team yet. And actually I'm not sure she will be able to beat Leonova or Makarova at Russian Nats.


I want to see Lepisto and Makarova medalling here.

briancoogaert
12-04-2010, 10:00 AM
Carolina, Laura and Kiira in that order would be a perfect podium (skatingly wise, of course !) ! :swoon:

MikiAndoFan#1
12-04-2010, 10:12 AM
Carolina, Laura and Kiira in that order would be a perfect podium (skatingly wise, of course !) ! :swoon:

That would be great!

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let`s talk
12-04-2010, 01:01 PM
They are all so unpredicatable.... Who....? :watch:

mia joy
12-04-2010, 01:36 PM
Just reading the list of names made me yawn. I wish them all well, but I can't drum up enough enthusiasm for any of them to actually want to watch the competition.

Ditto. European ladies field is so boring... it has been this way since Irina retired and I have the impression it's getting worse every year. The past couple of Euros it was actually more interesting to attend the others' gala trainings than the actual ladies' fight for medals :P

Kostner used to be a rockstar, when still a teenager. Same for Gedevanishvili. Where have all their wonderjumps gone? (although cannot blame Elene, Mr Puberty wasn't too kind to her). I would like to see both on the podium, but really, no excitation here.

Hate me for that, but I hate the Finns. They're both wooden dolls for me. And I hate it that everyone is so crazy about Kiira's beauty :rolleyes: no jealousy here, but I really think there are prettier girls out there. Even Laura is prettier. And seing her next to Alissa at TEB, Alissa is a godess, really. Kiira is just ok.

All those girls are so meh. A little personality here, please.

Anyways, in the end I went with Kostner, Korpi and Lepisto - not that I want it, but I predict it'll end up like this. The judges adore the double jumps specialist Lepisto, Korpi is doing pretty well and Kostner is always there, so... :P