Katrina Hacker's Last Hurrah!
Well, pending nothing crazy happens to our ladies line-up for Worlds, this is Hacker's last competition. This is actually going to interesting for her, as I'm curious to see if she can walk away with a medal (or even the whole title!)
But I do wanna point out, congrats on her and her coaching team, to concentrate on skating skills and quality skating. Her international placements have been very commendable considering her limitation on the jumping department, similar to Lepisto of Finland.
She is such a "Solid", package skater, and I think she can go out with a bang, especially if the favorites falter. I'm glad she gets to compete at one last major international competition, especially since she graciously relinquish her World Team Spot last year.
Well she did say she would be doing collegiate skating in the future so she is not completely done.
I have to wonder if she does well at Junior Worlds, if she would consider deferring Princeton another year.
I do think that she definitely has a shot for a medal. She is usually a very consistent and steady skater.
Here's the leading contenders, imo:
Diane Smiett (Can)
Svetlana Issakova (Estonia)
Elena Gedevanishvali (Georgia)
Sara Hecken (Germany)
Stefania Berton (Italy)
Alena Leonova (Russia)
Sonia LaFuente (Spain)
Joshi Helgesson (Sweden)
Please list names if you think they will have a chance on the Podium
I did not list ladis from Finland and Japan because I do not know them.
Question: What are Hacker's chances for a medal?
She's already deferred for one year, so I don't believe that's an option. She's a great young lady, I wish her a lot of luck and really do hope we get to see her at collegiates.
Originally Posted by shopgirl543
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