S&S of Germany (don't want to butcher spelling)
Pang&Tong (I agreed they got screwed at the Olympics) or
Petrova&Tikhonov (it would be nice for them to end with a medal)
Lambiel or Shawn Sawyer
Denkova&Staviski, or Delobel&Shoenfelder
I'd like Sasha to finally win one
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Dubreuil and Lauzon
Denkova and Staviski
Drobiasko and Vanagas
1. Matt :D
1. Kerrs :P (that'll happen in...um...2009! 2010! sometime! )
2. Marie-France and Patrice
3. Tanith and Ben
1. Shen and Zhao!
2. German team whose name I cannot spell
3. Dube and Davison
In my heart, I'm actually Canadian....
(Some of these people may not be there; I'm especially not sure about Shen/Zhao and who the Japanese are going to send, but hey, it's MY dream, right?? )
It is a bit early to have a dream podium, as it is unclear which skaters participate at Worlds. I have understood that e.g. Arakawa and Plushenko may not be there? In the absence of Arakawa, my dream podiums (for ladies and men) would be:
LOL, and I also would like to see Evan on the podium!!!
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It's too soon for dream podiums until we have a better idea of who the competitors will be.
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Since this was my idea, I'll play to. Remember, since this is a dream, you can choose whoever. Here's mine:
Gold - Sasha
Silver - Emily
Bronze - Kimmie
Gold - Johnny
Silver - Evan
Bronze - Evgeny
Gold - Totmianina/ Marinin
Silver - Shen/ Xiao
Bronze - Either American pair
Gold - Tanith/ Ben
Silver - Tatiana/ Roman
Bronze - that Ukranian team
I don't think it's too early to play. This is a "dream" podium, so it has no basis in reality.
This is only a wish list, but I won't include skaters that have already announced their retirement (T&M, N&K). I am leaving the door open for Irina and Plushenko until they announce their absences from worlds.
I'd like to see Joannie doing well in her home country. I really like her skating, she does have those 'eaze' of movement and elegance on ice. And good musicality of interpretation. Loved her Olympic LP very good interpretation of a piano piece (According to my kid piano piece is very difficult to skate to. While those orchast pieces are good for skating).
I also like to see Matt Savoir doing well in this worlds, I hope a medal (may be not realistic, but I wish) for him.
Sokolova, Suguri and Meier, in any order
Ok, so even though they are not going, Evora and Ladwig!
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We know the Russian medalists are a no show. I doubt if Arakawa will have enough sleep to even think of showing up and I doubt if S/Z will show either if any of them do show up this is subject to change, but with no real need to be too realistic, I'll go with (rough order)
Petrova / Tikhonov : Underappreciated I like to see them win again
Zagorska / Siudek : Gotta root for the home team (I live in Poland)
Pang / Tong : I liked them better than Zh/Zh
Klimkin : Would be so cool
Weir : Like to see him get over his quadophobia
Savoie : Would be so cool
- alternates : Chiper, Dinev (since we're not required to be realistic)
Cohen : Good chance for her to get a gold
Suguri : A medal would make up a little for close call at olys
Liashenko : finally
- alternates: Sokolova, Rochette, Meier
1. Shizuka Arakawa. I would love to see her win again, hopefully with an even better performance than at the Olympics.
2. Sasha Cohen. Her long program is lovely; hopefully she can skate it more cleanly this time. Would be nice to see her end the year (and possibly her career) on a high note.
3. Joannie Rochette. I'd like to see Joannie skate well and get the bronze in her home country.
Reality check: I think Sasha and Shizuka are virtual locks for the podium. Joannie is more of a long shot; it depends on how she handles the pressure of being the home-town favorite. I could see Fumie Suguri, Yukari Nakano, or possibly Kimmie Meissner getting the bronze instead.
1. Johnny Weir. He's such an amazing talent, and with Plushenko out, this could be a golden opportunity to kick it up a notch and win. He has the goods; he just has to commit himself.
2. Stephane Lambiel. Would love to see him skate a clean long program for once and really do well. I like him a lot and just wish he were more consistent.
3. Matt Savoie. Would love to see Matt get the bronze and end his career on a high note. He deserves recognition for being such a great all-around skater.
Reality check: This is my dream podium . . . but based on past results, momentum, and the fact that the competition's in Canada, I think we're more likely to see a repeat of last year's podium: Lambiel, Buttle, Lysacek.
1. Shen/Zhao. I admire them so much. It would be wonderful to see them win again.
2. Savchenko/Szolkowy. They are the only pair right now (except for Shen/Zhao) who seem to have any chemistry or connection on the ice. I like their skating and their artistry.
3. Inoue/Baldwin. Again, would be nice to see them end their career on a high note. But I'd also be excited to see Pang/Tong win the bronze, as I've enjoyed their Phantom of the Opera program this year.
Reality check: In reality, if Zhang/Zhang are healthy, they will most likely win gold. Also, if Petrova/Tikhonov show up, they'll probably sneak onto the podium as well. So in reality, it's unlikely that either the Germans or Americans will get a medal. Shen/Zhao probably *will* get a medal of some color, though.
1. Belbin/Agosto. They're great skaters, fun to watch, and in my book, have the best overall package and programs aside from Navka/Kostomarov. As an American, it would be incredible to see them actually win.
2. Dubreuil/Lauzon. They are such an elegant, gorgeous team, and their long program is lovely. They deserve a long-awaited World medal. They have more than paid their dues.
3. Denkova/Staviyski. They skated well at the Olympics, and I'd like to see them on the podium again.
Reality check: With the home-ice advantage, I think it's totally possible Dubreuil/Lauzon could sneak past Tanith and Ben for the gold. Also, Delobel/Schoenfelder may well pass Denkova/Staviyski for bronze, based on results this season.