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  • Lambiel

    67 24.54%
  • Oda or Takahashi

    33 12.09%
  • Joubert or Buttle

    71 26.01%
  • Lysacek or Weir

    47 17.22%
  • Kim

    70 25.64%
  • Asada

    101 37.00%
  • Meissner

    32 11.72%
  • Pang and Tong

    22 8.06%
  • Zhang and Zhang

    29 10.62%
  • Shen and Zhou or Petrova and Tikhonov

    106 38.83%
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Thread: This years World Champions will be?

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    This years World Champions will be?

    If you were to predict right now who will end this year as World Champions. I included the top choices in mens, womens, and pairs. I dont care about dance much so I left it out. Pick only 1 per category-mens, womens, and pairs?

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    2006 Potential World Champions
    Men: Evan Lysacek (because Lambiel's knees can only hold up for so long, and Weir changes his programs and jump lay-outs as he feels, but Nobunari Oda is a strong gold medal contender if not as artistically/PCS strong)

    Ladies: Mao Asada (if she falters, then YuNa Kim)

    Dance: Belbin and Agosto (if they get the love from European judges that they deserve)

    Pairs: any of the top 3 Chinese pairs can and will win

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    Well, I´m a big fan of Lambiel, Lysacek, Weir, Takahashi, Oda and Buttle´s skating, so it is rather hard to select which one of them I would prefer to win. I have a feeling though that Lysacek might come real strong this season. Lambiel has suffered from injuries and I´m afraid that this season Weir will be even more distracted by lots of matters which are not connected with the practicing of his skating.

    From ladies I would be really glad to see either Asada or Kim on top of the Worlds podium. Ditto about Shen & Zhao.

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    Men : Joubert will be hard to beat in TES and Buttle should rule the PCS, if Lambiel continues to have problems with his knees.

    Ladies : Personally I prefer Kim's style, but Asada should have the competetive edge. It's in Tokyo, after all.

    Pairs : Even though I have a soft spot for S&Z, there's no denial that the Zhangs are technically the best.

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    Toss up between Mao and Miki on their home turf.

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    Now that I look at this poll again it looks stupid how I put the joint names together to make room. I probably should have narrowed the men to 4-Lambiel, Joubert, Lysacek, and Oda, the 4 with the best chance; and done the same 3 women, and just not included Petrova/Tikhonov as one of the pairs since I suspect all 9 votes for Petrova/Tikhonov/Shen/Zhou are for Shen/Zhou.

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    ladies: mao....(amazing)
    mens: joubert
    pairs: can't spell their name but the germans.....(scholkowy?)..i think they have potential
    and of course.....DANCE:
    ISABELLE DELOBEL AND OLIVIER SCHOENFELDER!!!!!

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    I hope Stephane.

    I'm not too bothered about the rest, although of course I'd like to see S&J Kerr doing well.

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    It is interesting I tacked Shen/Zhou and Petrova/Tikhonov together figuring individualy they would get the least votes. How wrong I was. It seems alot are confident in Shen/Zhou returning to their old form this year. Will be interesting to see. I would love Pang/Tong to win again, but would be happy for Shen/Zhou too. Would not be so happy for the Zhangs but if they deserve it I wont complain.
    Petrova/Tikhonov and Savchenko/Szowkolsky will have their hands full breaking up a podium sweep. Do Inoue/Baldwin Jr. or Marcoux/Buntin have a "competition of their lives" in store? To sneak onto the podium next year with Shen/Zhou's return, that is what it will take for one of them probably.

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    are we not expecting sasha cohen not to compete at worlds?

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    I think Sasha has been treated as a 'has been'.

    But from reports she intends to skate US Nats which is the qualifying contest to get to Worlds. Hard to think she won't make it.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyoo View Post
    are we not expecting sasha cohen not to compete at worlds?

    I dont know if she is going to be there or not but I dont take her seriously as a potential winner this year.

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    I think it will be Joubert (he wants it bad; has the talent) and Asada (unless Kimmie breaks through artistically and can keep doing 7 Triple programs consistently).

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    I hope for lambiel, if he just could get is axel right... But I looking forward to Takahashi. He will rule fs.
    the womens compitition i am not intrested in. Just as long as meissner don't get old of that gold again.
    And it is time: Belbin/Agosto as the one and only!

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    I believe Shen/Zhao will win for pair, Yuna Kim for ladies, and Staphane for Man.

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