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Aren
03-26-2011, 11:00 AM
Queen Yu-Na!!!

jatale
03-27-2011, 12:52 AM
If Yuna is in top form she will probably win. I say "probably" not "certainly" because I'm not sure how the judges will score her given that they haven't seen her skate in over a year and because they are not familiar with her new programs.

I think it shows Yuna's courage and commitment to skating that she is coming back to compete for the first time in a year at Worlds no less! Perhaps she is just happy to compete again and is not expecting to necessarily win. Personally, I think she is feeling renewed after a year off from competition and is excited about getting back into it. I hope so, she is such a gift to skating, and I hope she continues to compete through the next Olympics.

icellist
03-28-2011, 05:57 AM
I seriously think this year is Miki's year, but if she does falter, then the podium is up for grabs, most likely by Yuna. Mao's consistency at Worlds will help. I think whoever did this poll had a very good guess about who is going to be on the podium. except Phaneuf > Helgesson

I say:
Miki 1
Yuna 2
Mao 3 - 4
Czisny 3 - 11 (depends on watch Czisny we get. hopefully the good one)
Murakami 3 - 7
Kostner 3 - 10
Flatt 5 - 10
Korpii 6 - 9
Phaneuf 6 - 10
Makarova 9 - 10
Leonava 9 - 10

But still really really really really really irked about Mirai not making Worlds. I think after both of their subpar performance at nationals. USFSA should have decided their world berths based on their performances at 4CC. She would have been 3 - 8 in my opinion.

icellist
03-28-2011, 06:15 AM
oh yea the rest of the roster should be like:
12 Helgesson
13 Gede....
14 Kwak Min Jung
15 Helgesson
16 Lee
17 Vannut
18 Hecken
19 Samson
20 McCorkell or Meite

briancoogaert
03-28-2011, 10:10 AM
Very hard to tell. IMO, it's even harder than the Worlds as previously scheduled.
I don't know how those girls who trained a lot for March will bear the pressure one month later !
Maybe Carolina will be able to land a good 3 flip with one more month. And a beautiful 3/3 in the SP !

pinky166
03-28-2011, 04:34 PM
I seriously think this year is Miki's year, but if she does falter, then the podium is up for grabs, most likely by Yuna. Mao's consistency at Worlds will help. I think whoever did this poll had a very good guess about who is going to be on the podium. except Phaneuf > Helgesson

I say:
Miki 1
Yuna 2
Mao 3 - 4
Czisny 3 - 11 (depends on watch Czisny we get. hopefully the good one)
Murakami 3 - 7
Kostner 3 - 10
Flatt 5 - 10
Korpii 6 - 9
Phaneuf 6 - 10
Makarova 9 - 10
Leonava 9 - 10

But still really really really really really irked about Mirai not making Worlds. I think after both of their subpar performance at nationals. USFSA should have decided their world berths based on their performances at 4CC. She would have been 3 - 8 in my opinion.

Makarova and Leonova, especially Leonova, are capable of falling out of the top 10. I'd say the same is true for Phanuef and Korpi too, depending on which girl shows up at worlds. The results I expect are:

Places 1-3:
Miki
Yuna
Mao

and maybe:
Kanako
Carolina
Alissa

Places 4-6:
Kanako
Carolina
Alissa

and maybe:
Mao
Kiira
Rachael
Ksenia

Places 7-9:
Kiira
Rachael
Cynthia

and maybe:
Ksenia
Alena
Alissa
Carolina

Places 9-11:
Ksenia
Alena
Elene

and maybe:
Cynthia
Viktoria
Min-Jung
Joshi
Myrianne


Places 12-14:
Viktoria
Min-Jung
Joshi

and maybe:
Alena
Elene
Juulia
Myrianne
Sarah

Karpenko
03-28-2011, 11:44 PM
I think the fact that most of the skaters thinking Worlds being cancelled was a big possibility is going to light a fire under all of them. I think all 4 disciplines will be more competitive than they were before, I'm super excited.

blue_idealist
03-30-2011, 01:03 AM
Amelie Lacoste is going instead of Myriane Samson now, apparently (Samson's injured). I read that in another thread.

icellist
03-30-2011, 08:53 AM
i would be so surprised if minjung kwak got 12th and yuna kim got 1st. Then korea would finally have 3 skaters at worlds next year. There's going to be such a huge talent splurge from korea soon. I am really happy that other people like min-jung (I thought I was the only one). If she gets the PCS she deserves and skates to the best of her ability, I'd say she can get 10th but she, sadly, always misses one jump or element. Once again, so happy that someone thinks so highly of minjung to be put into 9-14 rank

icellist
03-30-2011, 09:01 AM
oh yea btw, i'm not really informed with some of the canadian skaters

did mira leung retire?
and who is better between Samson or Lacoste?

loulou
03-30-2011, 11:08 AM
Predictions are really hard, this time the advantage will go to those who don't fall too much out of shape once the season peak is over. Which can also be read: those who never particularly peak, or accuratly paln to.

I'll say what my dream podium would be though.
Asada, Korpi, and then for third place I'd be torn between Murakami and Czisny. I think I enjoy Murakami slightly more, but I'd also love for Czisny to medal at worlds at least once.

-- Wishful thinking.

wonderlen
03-30-2011, 03:54 PM
I say right now advantage goes to skaters who are mentally tought and doesn't skate half their program on butt (Kim, Asada, Ando, Murakami). Others like Kostner, Cizney has potential to skates well, but the chances are like winning a lottery. Others like Korppi, Makarova don't have a chance even with ridicolous PCS and pretty bonuses.

Right now chances wise: Ando 30% & Kim 30% (both are already max out their score potential, unless they attempt the 3F and 3Lo respectively). Asada 40% (coz she has potential to outscore both of them). But then, ice is slippery so.

Polymer Bob
03-30-2011, 05:34 PM
Four of the last three world champions are in this event. :confused:

nubka
03-30-2011, 11:01 PM
Although I voted for Yu-na, I would be thrilled if Miki took the gold! :D

pinky166
03-30-2011, 11:28 PM
i would be so surprised if minjung kwak got 12th and yuna kim got 1st. Then korea would finally have 3 skaters at worlds next year. There's going to be such a huge talent splurge from korea soon. I am really happy that other people like min-jung (I thought I was the only one). If she gets the PCS she deserves and skates to the best of her ability, I'd say she can get 10th but she, sadly, always misses one jump or element. Once again, so happy that someone thinks so highly of minjung to be put into 9-14 rank

Well Min-Jung just placed 8th at 4CC, ahead of Lacoste and Samson, and she's scored in the mid-high 140s at her past 3 competitions (4cc, Asian Games, Nationals) and her PCS have been improving. If she skates clean and rotates her jumps, she could probably score like 55 for SP and 105 for FS so around 160 overall, which probably could correlate to like 10th place.

If she skates like she did at her recent events, she'll probably finish more 12th-15th if I had to guess, but looking at the 4CC results, if you replace Akiko with Kanako and remove Mirai, and then add the European ladies likely to beat MJ at Worlds - Carolina, Kiira, Ksenia very likely (although not even considering how inconsistent those ladies can be...), that would put Min-Jung in 10th place, and then there's a group of like 5 ladies that could beat her but also might not, those skaters being Alena, Elene, Amelie, and both Helgessons. Skaters like Sarah Hecken, Cheltzie and Mae can be added to that group as well, though I think Min-Jung has a good shot at beating those three at Worlds this year judging from recent results. So if they all beat her, that would be like 19th place, but realistically they probably won't, so I still say 12th-15th is more realistically what she'll place. Maybe like 9, 10, 11 if she skates really well and/or others falter. I know last year she bombed at Worlds, but I tend to think that was because she was burnt out after the Olympics and that won't happen this year. Her URs seem to be less of an issue now, so there is a slim chance Korea could get 3 spots, although I think more likely is that they will just miss getting 3 spots.