It most certainly will!
"Puccini cries out for spirals, but really good ones." ~ Dick Button, 1998 Worlds
I hope some ladies are motivated to keep training for the World Championships. I don't think all three who go to the Olympics will go to Worlds.
Read on another forum that she trains a lot with Grant H., US mens single skater. Another poster who had seen a run through says she will surprise a lot of people in Boston. It was only in 2012 that she had a bronze over Murakami at 4CC, and she got a bad controller call in Omaha which cost her a lot of points.
During the last 8-9 years, many jr ladies medalists placed top 5 in seniors the next year. This was esp true of many of the strong jumpers who placed in jr ladies.
2004 jr ladies champ Meissner - 3rd in senior the following year
2006 jr ladies silver medalist Flatt - 5th in senior the following year
2007 jr ladies - top three placed on podium next year in seniors
2009 Gao - third in jrs and 5th in seniors next year
2010 Agnes - first in jrs and 4th next year in senior
2012 - Gold - first in jrs and second in senior next year
So chances look pretty good for Edmunds.
I agree, it seems the one thing USFS won't tolerate is a lady with questionable UR jumps. Wagner, Gold, Gao, Zawadski, Hicks are all quite good about getting full rotations if they haven't made an outright mistake. I think that's why they are on top in USFS eyes, in Zawadzki's case they are placing her high even with mutiple outright mistakes. Edmunds, Cesario and Nagasu will need to prove they are unquestionably clean jumpers over the course of this season if they want to be considered for the Olympic team.
DH - and that's just my opinion
I think Marco meant to say last year's podium of Kim, Kostner, and Asada won't attend Worlds after they presumably medal at the Olympics.
I believe only Kim has said outright that Sochi will be her last competition.
Link to the news thread in GSD: Agnes Zawadzki changes coaches back to Tom Zakrajsek
Hannah Miller is making her international season debut this week at the JGP in Estonia - link to her latest blog entry on her official site: http://figureskatersonline.com/hannahmiller/main/blog/
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"Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden
If she feels most comfortable with TZ, that's fine. Her problem appears to be more mental than anything else, so IMHO that's where she should dedicate most of her resources to. Then again, acknowledging you have a particular problem is one thing (which she has done)...but knowing how to EFFECTIVELY deal with said problem is another. And not an easy thing to figure out at all.
Best of luck to her...
What is Agnes doing? She wasn't successful under Tom Zzzz in the first place and that's why she switched to Krall, so going back to the coach you weren't successful with is just going backwards.
Like RD said, she needs a sport psychologist, not a new coach. I hate it when skaters blame everything around them for their issues except for themselves.
Well to clarify the difference between GG (whom I didn't agree with when she swtiched coaches) versus Agnes Z. (whom I do agree with) is #1 the latter is going back to her original coach, the one with whom she became the 2010 Jr. National Champion, 2010 Jr. World Silver Medalist, and 2011 Sr. National Pewter Medalist.
Here's hoping going back to her original stomping grounds (figure of speech) and original coach will help Agnes attain a bit of consistency and self-confidence.
Also Max Aaron has the same coach, and skating on the same ice with him can only be encouraging and motivating. jmho.
ps: not to be ungrateful, I think David Santee and Christy Kall did wonders for Agnes in terms of her being the full package. I loved the "look" she had while with them.