View Poll Results: Only one Olympic spot available - which will be the biggest fight?

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  • Australia

    1 3.57%
  • Austria

    0 0%
  • Czech Republic

    0 0%
  • Estonia

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  • France

    13 46.43%
  • Germany

    2 7.14%
  • Great Britain

    0 0%
  • Norway

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  • Slovakia

    3 10.71%
  • Sweden

    9 32.14%
  • Ukraine

    0 0%
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    Sochi Olympics - most competitive race for single Olympic spot - ladies singles

    The following countries have earned 1 Olympic spot in ladies singles but have multiple competitors who have achieved the minimum scores.

    Which will be the most competitive race for the single spot?

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    Sweden -- which of the sisters will it be. They were SOOOO close to getting a second spot.

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    I have to confess I'm not familiar with any of them, so I really don't know.

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    France, if Silete is back in the mix. There's Meite, and I can't remember all of the others who could contend but I think Gilleron-Gorry is pretty good too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbk View Post
    Sweden -- which of the sisters will it be. They were SOOOO close to getting a second spot.
    Which sister from which sister-pair? It's not just the Helgessons. In fact, one of the Olssens outranks Viktoria Helgesson at present.
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    The fight for Germany's spot could be interesting. Sarah Hecken could take the spot from Weinzierl if she delivers. Then there's always Sandy Hoffmann.

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    Ladies with the Olympic minimum scores listed by qualified country after Nebelhorn Trophy: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...=1#post4004947

    ETA: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...=1#post4005577

    Quote Originally Posted by Jumpin Bean View Post
    According to the Australian Olympic Committee website the places qualified in Germany belong to the skater/skaters who qualify them with alternates only being used if there is a withdrawal.
    Last edited by Sylvia; 09-29-2013 at 03:14 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NadineWhite View Post
    I have to confess I'm not familiar with any of them, so I really don't know.
    Addendum:

    I *am* familiar with France's Yretha Silete and Mae-Bernice, but that's about it. Btw, I'm more familiar with names than I am countries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seerek View Post
    Only one Olympic spot available - which will be the biggest fight?
    So is this a new thing like the team event where there's an event that's a figure skating/boxing combo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    So is this a new thing like the team event where there's an event that's a figure skating/boxing combo?

    NBC only hopes!


    Just a follow up, some interesting head-to-heads this week for some of the above countries:

    Ondrej Nepela Trophy:

    Slovakia: Monika SIMANCIKOVA vs. Nicole RAJICOVA
    Great Britain: Karly ROBERTSON vs. Jenna MCCORKELL
    Germany: Nathalie WEINZIERL vs. Sarah HECKEN

    also

    Sweden: Viktoria HELGESSON is at Ondrej Nepela while Isabella OLSSON is at Finlandia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seerek View Post
    Great Britain: Karly ROBERTSON vs. Jenna MCCORKELL
    How good is this Robertson girl? Is there some chance Mrs. VDP won't make it, we already won't be seeing her husband? I thought she was a permanent fixture at the Olympics, like the Rings or the Cauldron. Her skating itself is not my very favorite, but I find comfort in her continuity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FunnyBut View Post
    How good is this Robertson girl? Is there some chance Mrs. VDP won't make it, we already won't be seeing her husband? I thought she was a permanent fixture at the Olympics, like the Rings or the Cauldron. Her skating itself is not my very favorite, but I find comfort in her continuity.
    Both Robertson and McCorkell are taking part in Ondrej Nepela Memorial this week. Robertson outscored McCorkell in the short program by 3.23 points (44.84 to 41.61). Last season, McCorkell won that event and outscored Robertson by just over forty points. Whether that means that Robertson, silver medalist at British Nats for six years in a row, is finally due to beat McCorkell, remains to be seen. Her personal best is still 37.83 points shy of what McCorkell scored overall at last season's Worlds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seerek View Post

    Ondrej Nepela Trophy:

    Slovakia: Monika SIMANCIKOVA vs. Nicole RAJICOVA
    Great Britain: Karly ROBERTSON vs. Jenna MCCORKELL
    Germany: Nathalie WEINZIERL vs. Sarah HECKEN
    The final results in the head to head at Ondrej Nepela

    Nicole RAJICOVA 137.02
    Monika SIMANCIKOVA 118.67 (earned the Olympic spot)


    Karly ROBERTSON 121.84
    Jenna MCCORKELL 112.12 (earned the Olympic spot)


    Nathalie WEINZIERL 142.88 (earned the Olympic spot)
    Sarah HECKEN 134.53

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    Jenna McCorkell's score.

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    Results from Coupe de Nice from countries with only 1 spot available:

    GERMANY

    3 Nathalie WEINZIERL 144.56
    11 Sarah HECKEN 128.98
    23 Sandy HOFFMANN 105.43

    FRANCE

    5 Anaïs VENTARD 140.63
    7 Candice DIDIER 139.34
    15 Léna MARROCCO 122.79
    17 Lénaëlle GILLERON - GORY 121.07

    (Mae Berenice Meite - 167.35 at Skate America)

    OTHERS
    6 Jenna McCORKELL GBR 140.12
    8 Isabelle OLSSON SWE 133.44 (Viktoria Helgesson - 152.34 at Skate America)

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    The German ladies contending for the 1 Olympic spot competed this weekend at Merano Cup

    Nathalie WEINZIERL 139.97
    Sarah HECKEN 128.38
    Sandy HOFFMANN 115.80

    For Sweden,

    Viktoria Helgesson 7th at Trophee Eric Bompard (153.27)
    Joshi Helgesson - WD from Merano Cup
    Isabelle OLSSON - 5th at Warsaw Cup (119.72)

    Also Competed This week

    France

    Mae Berenice Meite - 5th at Trophee Eric Bompard (166.11)

    Slovakia

    Monika SIMANCIKOVA - 8th at Merano Cup (106.72)

    Norway

    Camilla GJERSEM - 2nd at Warsaw Cup (123.28)

    Czech Republic

    Elizaveta UKOLOVA - 3rd at Warsaw Cup (122.39)

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    IIRC, Ukolova and Han have already been named to the team. All the others are no brainers choices except for Sweden and Slovakia.

    I'm worried about Simancikova, she was improving notoriously until last year but this season she has bombed time and again while Rajicova has been scoring much better.

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