2009 World Championships in LA
I've seen a couple of posts here and there regarding who should qualify for the upcoming World Championships in LA. Now that GPF is over, we seem to have a better view. Which skater do you think should qualify from each country for the Worlds?
I am personally fond of the current Men's field: USA, Canada, Japan, France, Russia, etc.
USA (3): Jeremy Abbott, Johnny Weir, Evan Lysacek
Canada (3): Patrick Chan, Shawn Sawyer, ?
Japan (3?): Kozuka Takahiko, Noburi Oda, ?
France (2): Brian Jubert, Yannick Pnsero or Florent Amodio
Russia (?): Evgeni Plushenko(?)
Please, help me filling in the blanks[?]. You are also invited to discuss your own World picks, not only for the men but any discipline that you are interested in.
Off the ice
You forgot Alban Preaubert for France; his results have been better than Ponsero's so far, and certainly better than Amodio's. A shame France doesn't get three spots, which they likely would have retained had Alban not had to withdraw at 2008 Worlds.
Also I'm not seeing a Plushy comeback, so I'd say Voronov for Russia, and who knows who else for the second spot - maybe Borodulin (sp.?).
Sweden's got two spots, which should be Berntsson and Schultheiss - both are great fun to watch .
The third Japanese guy could be Mura.
What about Fedor Andreev? Will Canada send a team based on results of thier Nats or 4CC?
Fedor IS going to worlds, but he will make a quick stop at 4CC to pick up the gold medal and head to LA>
Originally Posted by Joesitz
Addicted to handsome, artistic male skaters ;-)