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Sasha'sSpins
11-20-2011, 10:08 PM
My wish:
1. Mao
2. Alissa
3. Carolina

My forecast:
1. Elizaveta
2. Carolina
3. Adelina

For 2012 Worlds? Elizaveta won't be age-eligible until 2013.

ETA: Actually, I just checked her birthdate-and it appears Adelina Sotnikova won't be age eligible either-she doesn't turn 16 until July of next year.

RunnersHigh
11-21-2011, 03:49 AM
For 2012 Worlds? Elizaveta won't be age-eligible until 2013.

ETA: Actually, I just checked her birthdate-and it appears Adelina Sotnikova won't be age eligible either-she doesn't turn 16 until July of next year.

That's right. :wall:

Jenna
11-21-2011, 03:52 AM
1. Flatt
2. Asada
3. Suzuki

Don't be mean. :P

Proustable
11-21-2011, 04:06 AM
Miki would have been no lock for the podium, merely a contender for it. I expect several women to go over 200 points by Worlds, which Miki in her life has never done in competition. Miki is the flukiest and worst 2 time World winner ever, she just lucked into peaking in one of the worst years ever for ladies skating (2011) and another where the favorites all had untimely fluke like errors at the big event (2007).

I doubt Miki will even bother coming back either. The Russians will be age eligible for Worlds next year, Yu Na might be back, Mao should be fully back by then, and a couple of skaters should have gained confidence and momentum from their World medals this year. She seems like a smart women and surely knows going out with a fortunate 2nd World title is the perfect note to end things on.

2011, Four continents (http://www.isuresults.com/results/fc2011/CAT002RS.HTM)

I'm not sure we'll see the 200 point barrier broken as readily as you do.

blue_idealist
11-21-2011, 04:46 AM
I think the main challengers for the gold/podium will be:

Mao Asada (gold)
Akiko Suzuki (gold)
Carolina Kostner (gold)
Alissa Czisny (podium)
Mirai Nagasu (podium)
Kanako Murakami (podium)
Alena Leonova (podium)
Viktoria Helgesson (podium)

This is assuming the three Japanese skaters will be Mao, Akiko, and Kanako, and the two US skaters will be Alissa and Mirai, but Ashley could shake that up. I think it's more than likely Leonova, Helgesson and Kostner will not have their spots 'stolen' by another countryman.

I feel like I'm forgetting someone important, though. Imai crossed my mind but I don't think she's really podium material yet, and so did Phaneuf, but with the way she's been skating this season I don't think she is podium material either. OH - I know who it is, Korpi, but I think she's probably a long shot for a medal. Gedevanishvili too.

Belinda
11-21-2011, 05:43 PM
For 2012 Worlds? Elizaveta won't be age-eligible until 2013.

ETA: Actually, I just checked her birthdate-and it appears Adelina Sotnikova won't be age eligible either-she doesn't turn 16 until July of next year.

Hi, thank you for pointing out.
OK, my forecast now is:
1. Carolina
2. Mao
3. Akiko

!!!

judgejudy27
11-21-2011, 06:43 PM
I think the main challengers for the gold/podium will be:

Mao Asada (gold)
Akiko Suzuki (gold)
Carolina Kostner (gold)
Alissa Czisny (podium)
Mirai Nagasu (podium)
Kanako Murakami (podium)
Alena Leonova (podium)
Viktoria Helgesson (podium)

This is assuming the three Japanese skaters will be Mao, Akiko, and Kanako, and the two US skaters will be Alissa and Mirai, but Ashley could shake that up. I think it's more than likely Leonova, Helgesson and Kostner will not have their spots 'stolen' by another countryman.

I feel like I'm forgetting someone important, though. Imai crossed my mind but I don't think she's really podium material yet, and so did Phaneuf, but with the way she's been skating this season I don't think she is podium material either. OH - I know who it is, Korpi, but I think she's probably a long shot for a medal. Gedevanishvili too.

I think Czisny is more a contender for gold this year than Murakami or Helgesson are for the podium. Murakami and Helgesson have done nothing that indicates they are podium threats this year.

query5
11-21-2011, 06:54 PM
personally i think it can be
mao asada
alissa czisny
carolina kostner

akiko suzuki
the russian ladies depending on who they send.

miki ando if she goes
kanako if miki doesn't go.


not mirai why-she only fights for it when she wants to.
like in cc she attack in short,but she didn't attack in the long program

BmcC102
11-21-2011, 11:03 PM
My hope:

1. Carolina Kostner (land a 3f-3t, which she's been working on, in both programs! Maybe get the lutz back enough to land it once in the LP?)
2. Alissa Czisny (with a clean program and at least six triples)
3. Akiko Suzuki (with a clean program)

Realistically, I'd like any one of the three of them to win it. I'd love for them all to skate their best in both programs. I want Carolina to win so she can feel like she can retire, if she's ready. I've loved her speed, footwork, unique music selections, and choreography for a long time. :)

My prediction... ehrm... let's think positively! :D

Macassar88
11-21-2011, 11:20 PM
Hopefully it will be:
Mao Asada
Carolina Kostner
Akiko Suzuki

I think there's a chance that these three women will medal as well. Obviously, Csizny has a great shot as well.

LilJen
11-21-2011, 11:29 PM
^^ Yes, fair enough, that Carolina has made some improvements too. I still don't like her leaving out jumps. No question, going to Frank helped Carolina. She now seems happier back with her former coach and in a setting she's more comfortable with, plus having applied what she learned from Frank Carroll and Christa Fassi. I read that Carolina didn't like living in the U.S.

Dude, she's been INJURED!!! Do you expect her to totally obliterate her knee just so she can say she attempted the lutz and flip???

Wyliefan
11-21-2011, 11:33 PM
I expect Carolina will win it -- and oddly, this is the first season I'd be happy with her winning it. (I'm sure she'd be thrilled to hear it, right? :lol: ) I like her much better this season than ever before.

I'd like to see Akiko and Alissa take the other two podium spots, but Mao may have something to say about that. (Ideally, I'd LOVE to see Ashley take one, but I don't think she's there just yet.)

Lacey
11-22-2011, 01:24 AM
Whoever has the biggest skating, hopefully also with the 3/3 will win.

1. Carolina.

2 and 3. Alissa and Mao or Mao and Alissa.

Glide2
11-22-2011, 07:18 AM
Ashley Wagner will finish in the top 5. Kostner will choke and finish 3rd. A Japanese Skater will finish 2nd, maybe Akiko. Who knows with Alissa, either 1st or 4th or 6th or 11th. Throw a dart on that one. I luv Mao's long program this year. I hope that she skates well. Maybe Leonova will finish top 6 or 7.

1. Mao
2. don't know (could be US skater)
3. Akiko or
3. Kostner
5. Alissa or 2.
6. Ashley
7. Leonova
8. Nagasu ? or European TBD
9. Gedevanishvilli

No way Flatt will make the World team. Splatt. Splatt. (but i luv her, really. just not her year for competition.)

hoptoad
11-22-2011, 09:41 AM
My hope:

1. Carolina Kostner (land a 3f-3t, which she's been working on, in both programs! Maybe get the lutz back enough to land it once in the LP?)
2. Alissa Czisny (with a clean program and at least six triples)
3. Akiko Suzuki (with a clean program)

Realistically, I'd like any one of the three of them to win it. I'd love for them all to skate their best in both programs. I want Carolina to win so she can feel like she can retire, if she's ready. I've loved her speed, footwork, unique music selections, and choreography for a long time. :)

My prediction... ehrm... let's think positively! :D

I'd love these three on the podium too.