Sochi Olympics - most competitive race for single Olympic spot - ladies singles

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Seerek, Sep 28, 2013.

?

Only one Olympic spot available - which will be the biggest fight?

  1. Australia

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  2. Austria

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Czech Republic

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Estonia

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. France

    13 vote(s)
    46.4%
  6. Germany

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
  7. Great Britain

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Norway

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Slovakia

    3 vote(s)
    10.7%
  10. Sweden

    9 vote(s)
    32.1%
  11. Ukraine

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Seerek

    Seerek Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2002
    Messages:
    3,503
    The following countries have earned 1 Olympic spot in ladies singles but have multiple competitors who have achieved the minimum scores.

    Which will be the most competitive race for the single spot?
     
  2. barbk

    barbk Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Messages:
    6,008
    Sweden -- which of the sisters will it be. They were SOOOO close to getting a second spot.
     
  3. NadineWhite

    NadineWhite Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2012
    Messages:
    2,502
    I have to confess I'm not familiar with any of them, so I really don't know. :(
     
  4. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Messages:
    2,128
    France, if Silete is back in the mix. There's Meite, and I can't remember all of the others who could contend but I think Gilleron-Gorry is pretty good too.
     
  5. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2005
    Messages:
    8,024
    Which sister from which sister-pair? It's not just the Helgessons. In fact, one of the Olssens outranks Viktoria Helgesson at present.
     
  6. DimaToe

    DimaToe Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2011
    Messages:
    2,406
    The fight for Germany's spot could be interesting. Sarah Hecken could take the spot from Weinzierl if she delivers. Then there's always Sandy Hoffmann.
     
  7. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

    Joined:
    May 27, 2002
    Messages:
    31,892
    Ladies with the Olympic minimum scores listed by qualified country after Nebelhorn Trophy: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...re-Achievers&p=4004947&viewfull=1#post4004947

    ETA: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?84567-Aussie-Skating&p=4005577&viewfull=1#post4005577

     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2013
  8. NadineWhite

    NadineWhite Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2012
    Messages:
    2,502
    Addendum:

    I *am* familiar with France's Yretha Silete and Mae-Bernice, but that's about it. Btw, I'm more familiar with names than I am countries. :(
     
  9. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2002
    Messages:
    8,904
    So is this a new thing like the team event where there's an event that's a figure skating/boxing combo?

    :p
     
  10. Seerek

    Seerek Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2002
    Messages:
    3,503
    NBC only hopes!


    Just a follow up, some interesting head-to-heads this week for some of the above countries:

    Ondrej Nepela Trophy:

    Slovakia: Monika SIMANCIKOVA vs. Nicole RAJICOVA
    Great Britain: Karly ROBERTSON vs. Jenna MCCORKELL
    Germany: Nathalie WEINZIERL vs. Sarah HECKEN

    also

    Sweden: Viktoria HELGESSON is at Ondrej Nepela while Isabella OLSSON is at Finlandia
     
  11. FunnyBut

    FunnyBut Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2002
    Messages:
    4,390
    How good is this Robertson girl? Is there some chance Mrs. VDP won't make it, we already won't be seeing her husband? :fragile: I thought she was a permanent fixture at the Olympics, like the Rings or the Cauldron. Her skating itself is not my very favorite, but I find comfort in her continuity.
     
  12. falling_dance

    falling_dance IMVHOTINHAAOIWBDATIITW

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Messages:
    23,503
    Both Robertson and McCorkell are taking part in Ondrej Nepela Memorial this week. Robertson outscored McCorkell in the short program by 3.23 points (44.84 to 41.61). Last season, McCorkell won that event and outscored Robertson by just over forty points. Whether that means that Robertson, silver medalist at British Nats for six years in a row, is finally due to beat McCorkell, remains to be seen. Her personal best is still 37.83 points shy of what McCorkell scored overall at last season's Worlds.
     
  13. Seerek

    Seerek Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2002
    Messages:
    3,503
    The final results in the head to head at Ondrej Nepela

    Nicole RAJICOVA 137.02
    Monika SIMANCIKOVA 118.67 (earned the Olympic spot)


    Karly ROBERTSON 121.84
    Jenna MCCORKELL 112.12 (earned the Olympic spot)


    Nathalie WEINZIERL 142.88 (earned the Olympic spot)
    Sarah HECKEN 134.53
     
  14. Jammers

    Jammers Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2010
    Messages:
    3,947
    Jenna McCorkell's score. :eek:
     
  15. Seerek

    Seerek Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2002
    Messages:
    3,503
    Results from Coupe de Nice from countries with only 1 spot available:

    GERMANY

    3 Nathalie WEINZIERL 144.56
    11 Sarah HECKEN 128.98
    23 Sandy HOFFMANN 105.43

    FRANCE

    5 Anaïs VENTARD 140.63
    7 Candice DIDIER 139.34
    15 Léna MARROCCO 122.79
    17 Lénaëlle GILLERON - GORY 121.07

    (Mae Berenice Meite - 167.35 at Skate America)

    OTHERS
    6 Jenna McCORKELL GBR 140.12
    8 Isabelle OLSSON SWE 133.44 (Viktoria Helgesson - 152.34 at Skate America)
     
  16. Seerek

    Seerek Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2002
    Messages:
    3,503
    The German ladies contending for the 1 Olympic spot competed this weekend at Merano Cup

    Nathalie WEINZIERL 139.97
    Sarah HECKEN 128.38
    Sandy HOFFMANN 115.80

    For Sweden,

    Viktoria Helgesson 7th at Trophee Eric Bompard (153.27)
    Joshi Helgesson - WD from Merano Cup
    Isabelle OLSSON - 5th at Warsaw Cup (119.72)

    Also Competed This week

    France

    Mae Berenice Meite - 5th at Trophee Eric Bompard (166.11)

    Slovakia

    Monika SIMANCIKOVA - 8th at Merano Cup (106.72)

    Norway

    Camilla GJERSEM - 2nd at Warsaw Cup (123.28)

    Czech Republic

    Elizaveta UKOLOVA - 3rd at Warsaw Cup (122.39)
     
  17. SamuraiK

    SamuraiK Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    1,725
    IIRC, Ukolova and Han have already been named to the team. All the others are no brainers choices except for Sweden and Slovakia.

    I'm worried about Simancikova, she was improving notoriously until last year but this season she has bombed time and again while Rajicova has been scoring much better.