My favorite current skater is Akiko Suzuki. I just love her but like my all time favorite Maria Butyrskaya she is hampered by a combination of lack of political support from her federation who favor numerous others and one other imparticular, lack of judging lurve, lack of nerve and consistency at times, and the stigma and mountain climb of hitting your prime as an older skater vs much younger already established ones. Can she win the Olympics and Wolrds in her final amateur season. Can she atleast medal at the Olympics and win or medal at Worlds with less people. What is realistic for her.
The best thing about her skating is how musical it is. She is the most musical skater since Janet Lynn. However judges dont reward her for that even in the interpretation and performance scores which is sad.