This was on another forum, and I thought it would be interesting to discuss.
Who are some skaters who looked like they were poised to break through to the top but never did, and why?
Some examples for me:
Emanuel Sandhu, believed to be "The Next One" after Elvis Stojko retired, but was notoriously inconsistent and ran hot and cold. He did finish as high as fifth in 2006 Worlds, then fell to sixteenth in 2007.
Cynthia Phaneuf, looked like she'd be a major contender, but a growthspurt and injuries derailed her and she was never able to find that consistency.
Yukari Nakano and Yukina Ota: Buried in a deep Japanese field.