View Poll Results: Who will win the ladies' event at Worlds?

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  • Miki Ando

    52 25.74%
  • Mao Asada

    44 21.78%
  • Yu-Na Kim

    82 40.59%
  • Carolina Kostner

    3 1.49%
  • Kanako Murakami

    1 0.50%
  • Mary Ann Summers

    5 2.48%
  • Other

    15 7.43%
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    Ladies' champion at Worlds

    I guess it's about time we started the polls for Worlds. I'm picking Ando. She's not a sure bet, but I would give her a slight edge over Kim.

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    It's very difficult to determine without having seen Kim once this whole year. I'm pretty sure Ando will be somewhere on the podium. Mao could win or be out of the medals depending on the day. Kostner, Korpi, Czisny, and Murakami will look to spoil, I think.

    Right now, I'll be bold and say Kim will win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Kostner, Korpi, Czisny, and Murakami will look to spoil, I think.
    Buncha spoilsports.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna
    Right now, I'll be bold and say Kim will win.
    Actually, being bold would be saying that one of those four will win.

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    Mao FTW! (really just want her to be her happy self)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjane45 View Post
    Mao FTW! (really just want her to be her happy self)
    I know what you mean. In a sense, I don't care who wins--I just hope we see some stirring performances...and, of course, fair judging.

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    Ando has been so solid, has she made a single mistake in the LP all year? I have to think if she just sticks to her game plan she will sneak in for the win. Asada is doing better but will probably be lucky to go completely clean and have both 3axels rotated. Kim is a complete question mark and she has only ever gone completely clean in the LP once as it is. A clean solid skate with 6 triples could be all one needs.
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    Gut says Ando, but hoping it's Asada.

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    Who can say what will happen without knowing something about Yuna's current condition. Has anyone read/seen/posted anything that would give us a sense of how she is right now?

    Yuna aside, though, I would say Ando, unless Asada gets lucky. Ando sometimes isn't the most exciting, but she seems solid, and she appears to be getting stronger (and more exciting) with each event.

    I can't be sure about this, but I often get the feeling that the judges want to give it to Kosner--"Let's give it to a (western) European once in a while." I wonder if that same sentiment bouyed Lambiel, once in a while, as well.

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    Are they going to go on with the Worlds in Tokyo?
    I've just heard that Japan was hit hard by a massive earthquake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RumbleFish View Post
    Are they going to go on with the Worlds in Tokyo?
    I've just heard that Japan was hit hard by a massive earthquake.
    I would guess, yes, the event will still happen, judging from the reports, but who knows? Japan has very high safety standards for the construction of buildings, so the country will probably not be devastated. Plus they have several weeks to pull themselves together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WayCon View Post
    I would guess, yes, the event will still happen, judging from the reports, but who knows? Japan has very high safety standards for the construction of buildings, so the country will probably not be devastated. Plus they have several weeks to pull themselves together.
    I don't question safety standards in Japan, but what I've seen on TV seems pretty bad. I heard both the Narita and Haneda Airports have been closed. I won't be surprised to see significant casualties in both human lives and infrastructure.

    Preliminaries are scheduled only 10 days away, and I fear that they are hit too hard to carry on with the Worlds.

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    I think that should be least of your worries.

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    If they do hold it, I would like to see Mao win. And I'm not even a fan, generally.

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    Who is Mary Ann Summers?

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    Miki I think will be on the podium, not sure if she will win. I picked her in the poll, because she's been more consistent than Mao this season, Yuna has yet to compete, and the likes of Kostner, Korpi, Czisny are headcases. As for Murakami, she has a chance, but she's really young and unexperienced so idk if nerves/pressure will get to her or not, plus I also don't think she's world medalist material quite yet unless some big talents bomb (which is definitely possible). Mao has been skating better, but she hasn't been able to beat Miki yet, so I tend to think she'll be right below Miki here again. Yuna at her best is much better than Mao and Miki, but I don't know how much we can expect from her at this point, and I'm also curious about her LP layout. Czisny may make the podium but I doubt she wins, and I'm starting to fear she peaked too early this season.... Kiira couldn't handle the pressure at Euros, so I doubt she goes clean at Worlds.

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    I think Miki will win her 2nd world title. Given her two wins over Asada at her country's nationals and at Four Continents, if she's clean, I think she'll win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_idealist View Post
    Who is Mary Ann Summers?


    That you should have to ask!!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabond View Post


    That you should have to ask!!!!!

    Actually, I had to look her up on Wiki. I had no idea who she was either.

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    Who knows? I guess it's a safer to bet on Miki or Kim but then there are always a few surprises at Worlds. And one reason I am wary of picking Miki as the winner is that she has proven to underperform when she is picked as a strong contender. Such as at Olympics, this year's GPF. However, when the spotlight is mostly on others, she surprises us like in 2009 and 2007 Worlds.

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