Last edited by Geesesk8; 12-02-2007 at 08:01 AM.
Wow Caroline Zhang really needs to send a thank you note to Ashley Wagner. If Wagner hadn't beaten Meier in Paris, Meier would have been in the GPF over Zhang.. Because Meier's total point scores is just about 1 point higher than Zhang's... EEK. (I'm not going to say that Meier deserves to be there though because Zhang did have a harder technical caller in Skate America.
Still poor Joannie 29 points ahead of the Caro's, and 17 points ahead of Meissner, and still not in the GPF..
Interestingly enough looking at the scores, Yu-na Kim finished with 20 more points than Mao... And Mao had only 15 more points than Nakano... I'm interested to see if Mao's upgraded her jump content.
It seems like in pairs S&S and Z&Z will be fighting for the gold, and everyone else for bronze.
Interesting that Mukhortova and Trankov had the third highest point total, but didn't qualify. Oh well, that's the luck of the draw...
Virtue and Moir (CAN) and Belbin and Agosto (USA) should challenge for the title since their is no Compulsory Dance in this competition to hold them back
As far as the GP final goes I think it is something like this:
Pairs- Zhang/Zhang vs Savchenko/Szowkoly for the gold. The rest fight for bronze with Pang/Tong the favorites at this point. Pang/Tong are inconsistent enough any of the other 3 pairs have a shot at the bronze though.
Men- Takahashi the favorite. Lambiel, Weir, Lysacek all capable of challenging. Chan the X factor. Van Der Perren the last place finisher.
Dance- Barbie and Caveman the favorites, will win barring a major screwup. Belbin/Agosto and Virtue/Moir the favorites for the other 2 medals. The French with a tough time to medal without the CD to help them out, will need alot of work on the TES of their OD and FD before then in order to medal. The #2 Russians and #2 French battling for 5th.
Ladies- Kim the favorite, Asada the closest challenger. Nakano and Meissner contenders as well. Zhang and Kostner battle for 5th.
Last edited by slutskayafan21; 12-01-2007 at 10:25 PM.
I'm sure I'm in the majority but I would rather have seen Sara Meier in the Final that Caroline Zhang...too bad.
you just have to skate better than the field you're up against...
As for Rochette, she would have made the final had she skated clean SPs in both events vs. Nakano. Nakano was only the #6 seed and on paper, Joannie should have been able to beat her, even with a 3A.
Just like the Olympics. If you win, they are not going to take your gold medal away because you didn't score enough points or because you got lucky and faced a weak field.
I am little surprised by those who think it only right that Caroline made it to the GPF and right that Joannie didn't! Just because Caroline had easier assignements does not mean she deserved to be there more then Joannie. Joannie just had harder comps. I seem to remember some of the same people last year complaiming because Kimmie missed the final but Julia made it with poor scores.