View Poll Results: Will Weir ever win a World medal(any color)

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Thread: Will Weir ever win a World medal?

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    Will Weir ever win a World medal?

    For all the inflated hype Johnny Weir has 0 World medals to date. Even his less hyped American rival Evan Lysacek already has 2, and has beaten him at the last 3 Olympic and World events. With younger skaters like Lambiel, Oda, and Lysacek passing him by, and others like Joubert, Takahashi, and Buttle still going strong do you think Weir will ever win a World medal of any color, no specific color either.

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    There's only a year between Weir and the L men. That's negligible.

    I voted at least one. I wish I had confidence to vote for multiple. But what I lack in confidence, I make up for in hope. I think he's one of the greats... almost. I hope he is as serious this year as he has said he'll be.

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    I would like to put it this way: I do hope very much that Weir will win at least one World medal. One has to be realistic though and look at his competitors. Today there are several other skaters I find more likely ones to be able to win a medal in a big international competition like Worlds:

    (- Plushenko, if he is coming back after 2006-2007 season)
    - Lambiel
    - Joubert
    - Lysacek
    - Buttle

    Besides, from Japan are coming two extremely talented skaters

    - Takahashi
    - Oda

    and I really expect at least one of them to stand on Worlds podium soon.

    About Weir I have gotten the impression that for some time he has been more concentrated in becoming a household name through other forums than a skating rink. Besides, Weir talks a lot, I would prefer to see less talk and better skating results instead. Very much hoping to be wrong though, to see a less distracted Weir next season, because of course he still is one of my big favourites among male singles skaters.
    Last edited by Jaana; 08-10-2006 at 03:53 AM.

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    Johnny can win a Worlds and more. He is a very beautiful and unique skater. He's got to realize that this is a Sport and not just a glamour trip to associate with Christina Aguilera and Kathy Griffin.

    I see him as a figure skater which is what he does best, and see the tough competition he is facing - not only internationally but also in the USA.

    In the US, he not only has Lysecek, there is also the up and coming Carriere as well as Smith. Internationallly he has at least 2 top skaters each from Japan, Europe and Canada.

    Will he win a Worlds? He can! Will he? Not sure at all.

    Joe

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    Johnny is probably the most talented skater and is one of the most beautiful skaters, imo. I definately think he can win multiple World medals. He is certainly capable of being a World Champion.

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    My prediction: they will give Johnny the 2009 world championship.

    It's in the U.S. (Los Angeles), and it's the pre-Olympic worlds, where the ISU will be looking to start the hype machine pointing toward Vancouver.

    This will make it seem like the U.S. guy has a chance at the gold medal at the Olympics, against Lambiel and Joubert. (But no CCCP jackets and high heel shoes, Johnny, or you'll blow the whole deal and they'll go with Lysacek.)

    MM :frown2:

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    Mr. or Mrs. Mathman are you serious? Somebody would be given a World title just to build pre-olympic hype, and because of location?

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    No, I was just kidding. We've got Mr. Cinquanta, Mr. Pizeev and a whole raft of ISU officials safeguarding the integrity of the sport.

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    I voted once just in case something unexpected happens. But the reason I did not vote multiple medals is because Johnny (imo) seems to have trouble pulling everything together on the international stage. He's great at nationals, but he hasn't delivered the goods. But there is hope!

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    MM - didn't we (the forum) discuss the pre-Olympic Worlds and realized that the winner of such events is not usually the Oly winner.

    There are exceptions, of course. Hamil, Baiul, Flemming, Button, Jenkins. who else?

    Joe

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    Joe, that's exactly my point. They can easily afford to give Johnny the pre-Olympic worlds, and then give the Olympics to Lambiel.

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    I don´t think that because of the location the pre-Olympic gold medal would be "given" by the judges to Weir. Especially not for a skater who isn´t any multiple winner already. Irina Rodnina once said something like: "First a skater works for a reputation and after that the reputation works for the skater", LOL.

    Weir could get a bronze medal the way Lindemann did in Dortmund. On the other hand one must not forget Lysacek who today with his two Worlds bronze medals already has a higher reputation than Weir having no Worlds medals so far.
    Last edited by Jaana; 08-11-2006 at 03:05 AM.

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    I predict(with my smoking crystal ball), that he will win a medal(not Gold) at Worlds in 2007, then no World medals in 2008 or 09, and then a medal(not Gold) in 2010 at Vancouver.

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    I think if Johnny really gets serious about his skating then he will win a medal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debdelilah
    I predict(with my smoking crystal ball), that he will win a medal(not Gold) at Worlds in 2007, then no World medals in 2008 or 09, and then a medal(not Gold) in 2010 at Vancouver.
    If your crystal ball turns out exactly right I will give you kudos for it.

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