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Maofan7
01-18-2012, 10:53 PM
Between 2001 - 2010, the number of gold medals won by North America, Asia, and Europe in figure skating at World Championships and Olympics was as follows:-

Europe - 27
Asia - 14
North America - 12
Others - 0

However, where will the balance of power lie by 2020? Who will have won the most Gold medals during the period 2011 - 2020?

The current state of play after the 2011 World Championships is as follows:-

North America - 2
Asia - 1
Europe - 1
Others - 0

Amy03
01-18-2012, 11:33 PM
i will go with asia cause they have soo many young skaters who all seem to have great potential, as well as good technique!

kirkbiggestfan
01-19-2012, 12:12 AM
i will go with asia cause they have soo many young skaters who all seem to have great potential, as well as good technique!

Ice dance is still 25% of the medals and I dont see an Asian team winning a medal within the next 5 years...who knows? Things could change.

PeterG
01-19-2012, 02:18 AM
:wuzrobbed

Poor Russia doesn't even get a spot in the poll...

:drama:

seaner00
01-19-2012, 02:32 AM
I would pick Asia based on the strength of their singles skaters from Japan

Jenna
01-19-2012, 04:32 AM
Is Russia in Asia or Europe? I am awful at geography. :wuzrobbed

I picked Europe because I thought Russia was in Europe.

Maofan7
01-19-2012, 05:09 AM
Is Russia in Asia or Europe? I am awful at geography. :wuzrobbed

I picked Europe because I thought Russia was in Europe.

Geographically, Russia is in both Europe & Asia. The European part makes up 40% of Europe's entire land mass, and includes Russia's 2 largest cities - Moscow (which is now Europe's most populous city) and St. Petersburg. 78% of Russia's population lives in European Russia. For the purposes of figure skating, Russia is European. That is why it's skaters compete in the European Championships and not the Four Continents (in which Asian countries compete along with the Americas, Africa, and Oceania). Hence, in this poll, Europe means those countries that compete in the European Championships (which therefore includes Russia)

PeterG
01-19-2012, 06:56 AM
Geographically, Russia is in both Europe & Asia. The European part makes up 40% of Europe's entire land mass, and includes Russia's 2 largest cities - Moscow (which is now Europe's most populous city) and St. Petersburg. 78% of Russia's population lives in European Russia.

Moscow and St. Petersburg are European cities??? :eek:

love_skate2011
01-19-2012, 05:00 PM
^
that was a joke right ? :lol:

are we talking about singles skating ?
singles, I see Asia keeping its dominance but europe will improve its standing again with the new wave of young skaters especially from Russia will help

Ice Dance ? maybe 5 or 7 years from now
maybe in time for Pyeonchang 2018 there might be a
strong Dance couple from Asia

Maofan7
01-19-2012, 06:24 PM
are we talking about singles skating?

It incorporates singles, pairs, and ice dance

berthesghost
01-19-2012, 11:03 PM
Between 2001 - 2010, the number of gold medals won by North America, Asia, and Europe in figure skating at World Championships and Olympics was as follows:-

Europe - 27
Asia - 14
North America - 12
Others - 0

this is amazingly close considering
Europe - Russia, France, Germany, Misc. (lone "podium worthy" skaters from any/all of Ukrain, Italy, Bulgaria, Israel, Spain, etc...)
Asia - Japan, China..... maybe Korea
North America - USA and Canada
Others - people who won't even get close to the top ten, never mind win.

Is it really statistically surprising that Europe has twice as many champion skaters?

Sparks
01-19-2012, 11:32 PM
Moscow and St. Petersburg are European cities??? :eek:

Yes they are, Kitten. Russia is considered "Europe". Why do you think they get to go to The European Championships? :P:P:P

falling_dance
01-19-2012, 11:36 PM
Yes they are, Kitten. Russia is considered "Europe". Why do you think they get to go to The European Championships? :P:P:P

So Peter's this kitten? (http://i3.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/001/931/45b754b75.jpg) :confused:

mia joy
01-20-2012, 12:38 AM
I still have faith in Europe. It's the most balanced, it has skaters with potential in each discipline. At the end of the day, Europe is the home of figure skating.

allezfred
01-20-2012, 12:38 AM
There are people who follow figure skating who don't know Russia is in Europe? Seriously? :eek: :rofl: :rofl: