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GPF Qualifier - Ladies singles

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by love_skate2011, Sep 29, 2012.

Who will make it to the GPF ?

  1. Mao Asada

    65 vote(s)
  2. Elizaveta Tuktamysheva

    86 vote(s)
  3. Ashley Wagner

    98 vote(s)
  4. Kaetlyn Osmond

    10 vote(s)
  5. Akiko Suzuki

    90 vote(s)
  6. Alena Leonova

    55 vote(s)
  7. Miki Ando

    38 vote(s)
  8. Julia Lipnitskaya

    82 vote(s)
  9. Gracie Gold

    57 vote(s)
  10. Adelina Sotnikova

    55 vote(s)
  11. Kanako Murakami

    22 vote(s)
  12. Agnes Zwadazki

    11 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. love_skate2011

    love_skate2011 Well-Known Member

    I was going to start this thread but someone started the others already
    I'll continue :cool:
  2. danafan

    danafan Canadian ladies ├╝ber

    Osmond only has one assignment, Skate Canada.
  3. love_skate2011

    love_skate2011 Well-Known Member

    I forgot about that but there is still TEB right ?
    she could get an invitation ? as Silette withdrew due to injury
  4. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

    Is Carolina Kostner skipping this season?
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  5. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

    I believe she withdrew from the GP.
  6. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

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  7. lauravvv

    lauravvv Well-Known Member

    But that doesn't mean that Kostner is skipping the whole season. She came to her decision to continue competing too late to properly prepare for GP. Apparently she hadn't trained that much until then. But she's going to be at Euros and Worlds.
  8. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

  9. Proustable

    Proustable New Member

    I think Kexin Zhang could sneak into the GPF with some luck.
  10. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

    Wide open but I think there will be about 3 Russians, 1 or 2 Japanese (not Ando), and 1 or 2 Americans.
  11. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    I am a big Mao fan, but I left her out of this GPF because I no longer know what she is capable of. I think she has lost the 3A (I know some posters here will be happy about it, although not me), and she is not solid on her other jumps. I am wondering if her time is over at this point? I hope not, but there are other young Japanese ladies coming on the scene, and I don't see Akiko slowing down, yet (which is good).
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  12. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

    Right now it looks like 4 women for 3 spots to Worlds for Japan- Asada, Ando, Suzuki, and Murakami. It is really wide open amongst that group. Nobody knows how Ando will return but it seem she is being pushed into her comeback more than really wanting to do it. Asada is a question mark as you say. Suzuki would seem to be the #1 right now but the Japanese fed. has never been a huge fan of her and would still probably dump her in a heartbeat if Asada and Ando are both doing great. Murakami has long been touted their up and coming star but cant seem to get through a decent LP ever. Unless Murakami starts doing good LPs the other 3 will probably go to Worlds regardless how mediocre Ando and Asada might be skating. Then there are the question of the other up and comers, Imai or anyone else, but nobody stands out at the moment. They are deep but not as strong as they used to be, and this year with the younger Russians starting to be age eligible we might not see any Japanese medals for awhile.
  13. love_skate2011

    love_skate2011 Well-Known Member

    why are most people here under estimating Ando's chances for the GPF ? :eek:
    I wouldn't at all !
  14. kwanatic

    kwanatic Well-Known Member

    It's way too tough to call who will make the final before the season has even started. We don't know what kind of shape people are in or will be in, or what injuries/circumstances will come into play...
  15. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

    Definitely at least one skater each from Russia Japan and the US. Probably two each maybe. I voted for Gold but not Wagner but voted for all the Russians because I think that would be interesting with the GPF in sochi
  16. peibeck

    peibeck Simply looking

    Well she is apparently going coachless this season, and did not compete last season. There have been some comments on the board that her heart really is not in the "competitive" scene anymore. I guess we will see soon enough.

    I wish her a successful season. Between Miki, Mao and Akkiko Japanese Nationals should be very exciting.
  17. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

    Oh no! Look what that did to Patrick Chan's career!

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  18. FunnyBut

    FunnyBut Well-Known Member

    The ladies field is so much more wide open than the men. Everyone thinks Chan, Takahashi and Hanyu will make it but I cant think of one lady as a sure bet. Ando amd Asada are great champs but who knows their current level and mindset. Maybe Suzuki is about the most consistent but she's certainly no powerhouse like those men
  19. wonderlen

    wonderlen New Member

    I think the Russian babies are still a question mark... Will Tuk repeat her last year performances and even better?? What about Adelina...done with puberty?? Lipnitskya is prob the least impressive of the trio. Her jumps are so tiny and her flexibility remind me of Sasha Cohen...once u hit puberty...it can get ugly.

    Tuk is my favorite of the trio and she has the jumps to rival Yuna. If there is a world champion from the three, it will be her. But its ice so....
  20. wonderlen

    wonderlen New Member

    I hope she is playing mind game with the rest of the Ladies....show up at the series and blow everyone off. :D:D:D
    Even if she back to her 2011 form...it should be enough to get through the GP, national and world...
  21. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

    Mishin has said in the interview that Liza has injured and there's a possibility that she might skip SC. That'll change the whole picture of grand prix series and GPF.

    Hope she recovers fast and well. She's also my favorite out of all Russian new girls. Puberty seems to hit her hard :(
  22. Jammers

    Jammers Well-Known Member

    Damn that's too bad. I was looking forward to SC with Gracie. Tuk and Osmond going head to head.
  23. demetriosj

    demetriosj Well-Known Member

    Back and knee injury already at the age of 15? She'll be tossed aside and the next will step in. These triple-triples can't be good for anyone.

    Looks like the other Ladies at SC are catching a break.
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2012
  24. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    How did you come to that conclusion? Ladies have been doing 3-3s for years. Do you want them to go back to being pretty princesses on ice?
  25. AndyWarhol

    AndyWarhol Well-Known Member

    yes please!
  26. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    No wonder FS does not get any respect as a sport.
  27. Autumn_girl

    Autumn_girl Active Member

    It's elite sport that can't be good for anyone's health. Laura Lepisto had to retire because of her injuries and she was much older and started to do hard jumps later (and didn't have all the triples). When Mao, who did 3A at the age of 12 still skates.
    BTW, the final decision is not made yet
  28. demetriosj

    demetriosj Well-Known Member

    No, but it should not be swept under the carpet that some of these injuries last a lifetime. Somewhere in the threads here is an interview with Deanno Stellato, who still has hip pain years after quitting skating. She and her coach attribute the recurring hip pain to the triple-triple jumps she was executing years ago.
  29. love_skate2011

    love_skate2011 Well-Known Member

    looks like the poll was almost accurate except for Korpii :D
  30. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

    Yes, none of us correctly guessed Korpi. :)