View Poll Results: Which Ladies will Medal at Euros?

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  • Kiira Korpi

    112 91.06%
  • Laura Lepisto

    61 49.59%
  • Carolina Kostner

    98 79.67%
  • Elene Gedevanishvilli

    4 3.25%
  • Sarah Meier

    3 2.44%
  • Ksenia Makarova

    55 44.72%
  • Alena Leonova

    2 1.63%
  • Sofia Biryukova

    5 4.07%
  • Ira Vannut

    0 0%
  • Sonia Lafuente

    0 0%
  • Mae Berenice Meite

    0 0%
  • Other

    1 0.81%
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    Which ladies will medal at Euros (and will it be a beauty contest) ?

    Laura is injured, Kiira has been skating well, Elene G's lutz seems more consistent, Carolina hasn't done flip and lutz yet but isn't bombing either thus far. Russian ladies seem to be a little hot and cold thus far but could come back. Also OES ladiezz Sonia Lafuente and Ira Vannut have done surprisingly well for themselves and France has a couple promising skaters coming up from juniors.

    My picks:

    1.) Kiira Korpi
    2.) Laura Lepisto (if recovered) or Ksenia Makarova
    3.) Carolina Kostner (can't image a Euros podium without her)

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    I hope it's not a beauty contest, this is supposed to be a sport. I'll go with kostner, elene g, korpi

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    I voted Kiira, Carolina and Ksenia. It was hard to choose only 3 because I think Laura could definitely medal too, but I picked Ksenia over her because Laura's been injured. I actually think Kiira might win, but who knows..

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_idealist View Post
    I voted Kiira, Carolina and Ksenia. It was hard to choose only 3 because I think Laura could definitely medal too, but I picked Ksenia over her because Laura's been injured. I actually think Kiira might win, but who knows..
    I picked the same 3. Laura could definitely be there, but her status is such a question mark right now. Ksenia had an off competition at CoR. If she can perform like she did at SC, she should be on there.

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    I daresay that Korpi is a slight fave right now.

    If Kostner gets all her jumps back, then she might successfully defend [does anyone know when she's supposed to return to normal jumps?]

    Then Lepisto is a question mark.

    Finally, Makarova will figure in there if any of the above fail

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    Quote Originally Posted by olympic View Post
    I daresay that Korpi is a slight fave right now.

    If Kostner gets all her jumps back, then she might successfully defend [does anyone know when she's supposed to return to normal jumps?]

    Then Lepisto is a question mark.

    Finally, Makarova will figure in there if any of the above fail
    Doesn't Kostner need knee surgery or something after the season ends? I think that's why she doesn't do flip/lutz, so we most likely will not see if from her at all this year.

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    I'll choose other - Valentina Marchei or Viktoria or Joshi Helgesson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seerek View Post
    I'll choose other - Valentina Marchei or Viktoria or Joshi Helgesson
    Viktoria has a shot, maybe Joshi too, but Valentina I doubt it. She has a flip now though!

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    Just reading the list of names made me yawn. I wish them all well, but I can't drum up enough enthusiasm for any of them to actually want to watch the competition.

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    The bottom four are the most interesting to me. I have to say, however, that I am more interested in the ladies lineup for Golden Spin of Zagreb than for most of the skaters listed here. I would like to see Biryukova do well here.
    Logic is in the eye of the logician --Gloria Steinem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
    I would like to see Biryukova do well here.
    She is not in the team yet. And actually I'm not sure she will be able to beat Leonova or Makarova at Russian Nats.


    I want to see Lepisto and Makarova medalling here.

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    Carolina, Laura and Kiira in that order would be a perfect podium (skatingly wise, of course !) !

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    Quote Originally Posted by briancoogaert View Post
    Carolina, Laura and Kiira in that order would be a perfect podium (skatingly wise, of course !) !
    That would be great!


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    They are all so unpredicatable.... Who....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holley Calmes View Post
    Just reading the list of names made me yawn. I wish them all well, but I can't drum up enough enthusiasm for any of them to actually want to watch the competition.
    Ditto. European ladies field is so boring... it has been this way since Irina retired and I have the impression it's getting worse every year. The past couple of Euros it was actually more interesting to attend the others' gala trainings than the actual ladies' fight for medals

    Kostner used to be a rockstar, when still a teenager. Same for Gedevanishvili. Where have all their wonderjumps gone? (although cannot blame Elene, Mr Puberty wasn't too kind to her). I would like to see both on the podium, but really, no excitation here.

    Hate me for that, but I hate the Finns. They're both wooden dolls for me. And I hate it that everyone is so crazy about Kiira's beauty no jealousy here, but I really think there are prettier girls out there. Even Laura is prettier. And seing her next to Alissa at TEB, Alissa is a godess, really. Kiira is just ok.

    All those girls are so meh. A little personality here, please.

    Anyways, in the end I went with Kostner, Korpi and Lepisto - not that I want it, but I predict it'll end up like this. The judges adore the double jumps specialist Lepisto, Korpi is doing pretty well and Kostner is always there, so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mia joy View Post
    And I hate it that everyone is so crazy about Kiira's beauty no jealousy here, but I really think there are prettier girls out there. Even Laura is prettier.
    +1.

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    so interesting. the thing is, i do think that to keep consistency is also one of the talents. Carolina has disappointed me too many times. now i would'nt bet on her. Kiira has beautiful SP but on LP, hmmm...whole choreography looks awesome but little bit hard for her. i'd just keep watching. and sorry for Laura. hope she gets well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mia joy View Post

    Hate me for that, but I hate the Finns. They're both wooden dolls for me. And I hate it that everyone is so crazy about Kiira's beauty no jealousy here, but I really think there are prettier girls out there. Even Laura is prettier. And seing her next to Alissa at TEB, Alissa is a godess, really. Kiira is just ok.
    The Finns have gorgeous basics, great edges, speed, and good technique on jumps (when they actually land/rotate them). And about Kiira, I have to disagree. She is a godess and it really comes out on the ice. Alissa is pretty in a cute all American girl way, but she also looks like a 12 year old next to Kiira who comes off so mature and sophisticated.

    When the Finns land all their triples, they are a force to be reckoned with.

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    I'd love to see Kiira snag the title, but I'm not holding my breath.

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    it's time for Kiira to win! wheee ...

    but what i'm looking forward to the most is Cecilia Torn, 3rd finnish lady, if she qualifies ... (i guess it's the top 20 that qualify at worlds and europeans? i'm so out of the loop these days )

    i've been watching cecilia's programmes, both short and long programme, a few times ... just magnificient!! so soft, beautiful and sophisticated ... i hope the finnish federation sends her no matter whether she lands any triples at nationals! :p

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