WTT - LADIES MEDALS PREDICTIONS

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by haribobo, Apr 7, 2012.

LADIES who will finish top 3/medal?

Poll closed Apr 15, 2012.
  1. Adelina Sotnikova

    21.9%
  2. Alena Leonova

    25.5%
  3. Ashley Wagner

    62.0%
  4. Gracie Gold

    24.8%
  5. Amelie Lacoste

    0.7%
  6. Cynthia Phaneuf

    2.2%
  7. Kanako Murakami

    7.3%
  8. Akiko Suzuki

    58.4%
  9. Carolina Kostner

    87.6%
  10. Valentina Marchei

    0.7%
  11. Mae Berenice Meite

    0.7%
  12. Yretha Silete

    0.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. haribobo

    haribobo Well-Known Member

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  2. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    I hope Carolina, Akiko and Asley (or Kanako)
     
  3. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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    Same here. :)
     
  4. Jammers

    Jammers Well-Known Member

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    If Gracie makes the top 6 i think that is a good result. She's facing the top 5 finishers from Worlds so she's getting thrown into the fire right of the bat. Good thing it's a team event though. I have a feeling she will do well.
     
  5. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    IMO both Adelina and Gracie have a chance to medal here. If they land their jumps and others miss, they could overtake the more experienced skaters. I don't believe either one can win the competition, but a bronze or even a silver is not out of the question for either one.
     
  6. victoriaheidi

    victoriaheidi New Member

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    I want to see Ashley do well! As always, of course. :)
     
  7. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    I voted Carolina, Alena, and Ashley.. could be Akiko too but I have a feeling Ashley's going to be on the podium so she has to bump someone off, and Akiko's not always that consistent.
     
  8. NMURA

    NMURA Active Member

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    I think the most important factor of this competiton is JAPAN. Japanese skaters will be held up a la NHK trophy. I predict, Suzuki, Murakami and Kostner. Although American fans seem to have very high expectations on this event (partly as a redemption of worlds), American skaters have not fared well at NHK trophy in past.
     
  9. love_skate2011

    love_skate2011 Well-Known Member

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    Wagner did came in 3rd at NHK and Leonova will be overscored again.
    she always had good results in Japan
     
  10. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

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    I would be surprised to see Murakami medal here. She hasnt had a strong LP all season. Also the judges will favor someone like Leonova over her, all things being equal, even in Japan.
     
  11. love_skate2011

    love_skate2011 Well-Known Member

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    Murakami has good sp but tends to be unstable in LP
    with her flawed technique , she either falls, singles or pops a jump
    I dislike watching her flutz especially adding that kicking sound. :yikes:

    now where have I seen that before ? lol
     
  12. NMURA

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    I would not be surprised. Murakami will be placed above Wagner if both of them skate like at worlds (with the home advantage). Wagner should have realized the "home" boost at 4CC in Colorado. Something more blatant could happen here. Leonova rarely skates well back to back. I doubt she has strong motivations this time. Murakami's FS is getting better as the season goes on. That leaves only Suzuki and Kostner.
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2012
  13. love_skate2011

    love_skate2011 Well-Known Member

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    hmm. like a payback
    except this time is for Murakami, interesting
    Ashley should have known those super inflated 4CC scores
    would not be the same at Worlds and WTT

    Kostner
    Suzuki
    - bronze is still to be determined
     
  14. NMURA

    NMURA Active Member

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    Another factor to be considered... it'a a TEAM competition.

    Objective speaking, Japan's win is highly likely. If the other countries want to drag rival's feet, they have all the means throughout the disciplines. For example, if the Canadian judge wants to catch up with the US, she can boost Murakami's score to make sure she surpasses Wagner (Gold). The Italian judge can narrow/overtake the gap with Russia by ****ing the scores of Murakami and Leonova (Sotnikova). If you're expecting a "fair" competition, sorry, but it must be a very interesting "game".
     
  15. Jenny81

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    Go Ashley!! :cheer2:
    Go Carolina!! :cheer2:
    Go Akiko!! :cheer2: