Now the ladies!
Now the ladies!
Mao, Kaetlyn, Gracie
Mao, Akiko, Kaetlyn
Kanako and Gracie will be just off the podium.
Gao will be 5th!
^^ How very prescient of you.
Maybe so if it goes something like this:
Mao, Suzuki, Osmond, Gold, Gao
It could just as easily be:
Mao, Osmond, Gold, Suzuki, Gao
Or, Gao could make the podium and Mao could be toppled by Osmond or Gold for the gold.
Asada, Osmond, Suzuki...
Gold and Murakami will round out the top 5...
I think Asada is going down. I guess it will be Osmond, Gold, Mao
Gold - Mao Asada
Silver - Gracie Gold
Bronze - Christina Gao/ Kanako Murakami
After seeing Akiko in recent competition, I doubt she can regain her good condition in a weeks time, but if she does it would be a pleasant surprise!
A whole lot of talent will be there that's for sure. Of course we will have to sit through about 20 dreadful skaters before we get to good skaters.
Much as I hate saying it, yes, there will be some craptastic skates there. And I'm one of those people who support increasing the number of skaters attending! But some of these will be really, REALLY bad.
Judges for the event: AUS, CAN, CHN, TPE, JPN, MEX, KOR, RSA, USA
With 4 judges from the Far East, I wouldn't be surprised to see two or more Asian ladies on the podium.
I no longer see Mao as an automatic podium finisher, and I am a huge Mao fan. Her jumps have been unreliable for a long time now, and her PCS marks cannot make up for the marks lost in the jumps department anymore. I hope I am wrong about her.
Surprised to see Kexin Zhang on the poll. Is she still skating?
Varla: "You knew my mother?? What was she like?" Coco: "Very sweet." Evie: "Uh-huh, and a BIG pothead!" -- from "Girls Will Be Girls" (2002)
Mao, Gold, Suzuki
If all perform well I think it will be Mao, Osmond, Suzuki. I think Zawdski, Gao and Gold will be just off of the podium. Imo Agnes and Christina have much better choreo and performance quality than Gracie between the jumps so I think they will finish in that order off of the podium.
I'm hoping for an Asada, Osmond and Gold podium. I would not mind it if Osmond won the entire thing, but I'm realistic about her lack of experience and will settle for a top 3 finish.
Last edited by aftershocks; 01-30-2013 at 09:07 AM.