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    Predictions

    Okay, I had to start a "Predictions" thread. I love to read them after the competitions are over and see how far off (or right on) we were!

    Ladies: This could be quite close. Michelle seems to be in her "zone" around January-March, and competing this early in the season has never brought out the best. I expect to see her skate a good program, but no rousing "bring down the house" performance. I'll be excited to see her new programs however it turns out. Irina usually performs very well (I think 2 of her best performances ever were 01 GWG in Sept, she was great!). Sasha is a big question mark. If she can skate cleanly it could also be her night. Even if Anne-Patrice is perfect I don't imagine the judges will be ready to give her the marks she deserves just yet.

    My pick for Gold: Sasha Cohen

    Men: WOW....nearly too close to call. I'd have to say Alexei anyday. But he's coming off of an injury and a season of sitting on the sidelines. I don't expect him to be at his best. I think Plushenko will be ready.

    My pick for Gold: Evgeny Plushenko

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    LADIES
    1.Michelle Kwan
    2.Sasha Cohen
    3.Irina Slutskaya
    4.Fumie Suguri
    5.Ann Patrice McDonough
    6.Elena Sokolova

    No one's at their best, so I'd have to say Michelle. Irina hasn't had much competing last season, so I think she'll behind Sasha. Go Fumie! Go Irina!

    MEN
    1.Evgeny Plushenko
    2.Timothy Goebel
    3.Alexei Yagudin
    4.Takeshi Honda
    5.Ryan Jahnke
    6.Michael Weiss

    Evgeny will be good, and Alexei will not be at his best. Timothy will be nervous and miss some quads.

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    the top three for ladies:
    Sasha
    Michelle
    AP


    the top three for men:
    Tim
    Takeshi Honda
    Alexei

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    We don't know if the costume fits; the choreography is any good; the music fits the skater; the inconsistencies are still there; bigger and better jumps and jump combos; improvements in general. So I believe all predictions in this thread will be based on:

    either a) last year results; or b) favorites - or both.

    The Campbell's is an interesting chance to see how one can predict the rest of the season. The Campbell's is a competitive Warm-Up! It's not really a major contest.

    Joe
    Last edited by Joesitz; 08-19-2003 at 10:06 AM.

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    Originally posted by aly*cutie
    the top three for men:
    Tim
    Takeshi Honda
    Alexei
    Is that a prediction or a wish? If a prediction, why do you think Plush won't be on the podium?

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    Originally posted by windspirit
    Is that a prediction or a wish? If a prediction, why do you think Plush won't be on the podium?
    Its just a prediction, I am just thinking maybe he won't get on the podium. He's a great skater, but this is just my prediction for who I think will make it on the podium. Just an opinion.

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    Men
    1. Alexei
    2. Evgeny
    3. Tim
    4. Michael
    5. Takeshi
    6. Ryan

    Ladies
    1. Michelle
    2. Sasha
    3. Irina
    4. Elena
    5. AP
    6. Fumie

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    Originally posted by sk8ing_lady2001
    Men
    1. Alexei
    2. Evgeny
    3. Tim
    4. Michael
    5. Takeshi
    6. Ryan

    Ladies
    1. Michelle
    2. Sasha
    3. Irina
    4. Elena
    5. AP
    6. Fumie
    I agree with most of your predictions, but wouldn't count Fumie as 6th...it will be interesting to see what Elena brings to the table after her big showing at Worlds, and further will be interesting to see what Irina brings after her last season.

    I CAN'T WAIT!

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    Nansinger - I like your explanations of skaters. Predictions are much too early right now.

    Joe

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    Men:
    Plushy
    Ryan
    Yags
    Tim
    Michael
    Takeshi

    Ryan's never done a fluff comp before, and I think he's going to want to impress people and prepare for this like he would a regular competition. And since many of the other men won't be ready, he'll be able to medal. Yags will still be too hampered by the injury. The others won't be ready.



    Ladies:
    Michelle
    Irina
    AP
    Sasha
    Elena
    Fumie

    Fumie started off so weak last season, and I think the same thing will happen here. Sasha will screw up something. Elena won't be in shape yet. Michelle will be more polished than Irina.



    Other:
    Some American will be robbed, at least according to Peggy and Dick. S/D's exhibiton will suck, while B/A's will rock. Nevertheless, B/A will still not be shown. There will be very few quads from the men, and everyone will look underprepared.

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    LADIES
    1.Michelle Kwan
    2.Ann Patrice McDonough
    3.Irina Slutskaya
    4.Sasha Cohen
    5.Fumie Suguri
    6.Elena Sokolova

    For ladies, I am going to put Michelle at first. I have a lot of faith in AP for this season, and I think with her new coaches and choreography this summer, she can hit it big! I think Irina will do well, and although I love Sasha I have to place her there. I am not sure that I count Elena to place very high right now, but I will have to wait and see.

    MEN
    1.Evgeny Plushenko
    2.Timothy Goebel
    3.Alexei Yagudin
    4.Takeshi Honda
    5.Ryan Jahnke
    6.Michael Weiss

    For the men, I see Evgeny at top and Tim second. With Alexei out last season from competition, I think it might take a little bit to get the competitve juices flowing again, although I would love to see him do well. I love Ryan Jahnke too, but I think Takeshi Honda will top him, and I don't know what Michael will do right now.

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    Men-Plush Women-Michell,Sasha and Irina have the same opportunity to win.

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    Fumie will do her new Mozart program, she'll come out of the blocks in mid-season form and she'll grab the gold.

    No, I mean the silver.

    For the men, Michael Weiss will skate a clean program with a quad Lutz.

    Mathman

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    Originally posted by Mathman
    Fumie will do her new Mozart program, she'll come out of the blocks in mid-season form and she'll grab the gold.

    No, I mean the silver.

    For the men, Michael Weiss will skate a clean program with a quad Lutz.

    Mathman
    MOZART !!! am I dreaming WOW !!!!

    I think Fumie is one of the best skaters for Wofie's music.

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    I think I'm going to write my predictions when the men are warming up and the ladies are warming up(If the show it).

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