10-03-2009, 01:36 AM
2. Kim Yu-na
6/7.Caroline Zhang/Carolina Kostner.
I'm not a big Kim Yuna fan but if she skates like she can she will most likely win.
10-03-2009, 01:40 AM
Kiira Korpi could be in the top 8 or 5 if people fall.
10-06-2009, 08:25 PM
Whoever fails to make the podium here will have a very poor chance of making the final.
10-06-2009, 09:13 PM
...and she doesn't!
Originally Posted by jovani2293
I don't see her placing any higher than 6th, though, even in the best scenario.
10-06-2009, 09:19 PM
Isn't that generally the case? How common is it for someone to miss the podium at one of their Grand Prix events and still make the final?
Originally Posted by PolymerBob
10-06-2009, 10:16 PM
I don't think it's too rare, especially since skaters with a 4th/1st combination place higher than those with 3rd/2nd combinations in the tie-breaker. Last year, for example, Carolina Kostner, Brian Joubert, and Jeremy Abbott all qualified with one 4th place finish and one win.
Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue
10-07-2009, 09:25 AM
I'm so curious as to what jump contents Mao will bring to this competition. Thanks to pocky_oc and okami I saw her practice clips from the off season and the jumps look great! The recent showing at Japan Open worried me a lot so it was encouraging to see.
Not having seen any clips of a 3lz jump, I'm guessins she'll ditch it for the season? If so, what will be the most efficient jump layout do you guys think?
I'd love to see her do 3lp/3lp, 3f, 2axe. Somehow lp/lp seems more promising than f/l, rotation-wise?
I just don't like the two 3axel layout (telegraphing). With her able to do (judging from the clips mentioned above) 3t/3t, 3ft/3l/2l, 3lp/3lp, I have no idea what she'll actually do!
10-08-2009, 07:38 PM
Well, for ladies it's easy.
1)Yuna Kim (no doubt about it)
Oh, for Mao, her jumps look really shaky in recent years. Since she doesn't have solid 3-3, 3Lz,3S, it will be really tough for her to climb back up to podium. OMG! Can't wait!!!
the rest, I'm not sure. l
10-09-2009, 01:10 PM
Easy: Yuna will run away with the gold for sure. 2 and 3rd place will be 4 way battles between Asada, Nakano, Kostner and Cohen. Asada and Nakano needs to work on getting their triple fully roatated. Nakano just injure her shoulder at Japan open, so you don't know what condition is she in. Kostner. Enough said, she is so consistently inconsistent you never know what to expect from her. Cohen, who knows. Will she bring back her triple flip/flutz in or triple splat.
Men: It will be between Brian and Oda and both of them often make silly mistake.
10-09-2009, 02:51 PM
1) Yu-Na Kim
2) Mao Asada
3) Caroline Kostner
4) Yukari Nakano
5) Sasha Cohen
6) Caroline Zhang
1) Nobunari Oda
2) Brian Joubert
3) Tomas Verner
10-09-2009, 06:54 PM
For the men, I will say:
For the ladies, I will say:
10-09-2009, 08:43 PM
oh,,bad news! Sasha has withdrawn from TEB. I hope she will be in good shape for SA. well, then
for ladies, it will be
10-09-2009, 10:36 PM
icenetwork live streaming:
Do you guys think I'll be able to watch it, i live in Canada and I wasn't able last year.
10-09-2009, 10:49 PM
Keeper of the Kweens OGM.
10-09-2009, 10:56 PM
I have a feeling Carolina Kostner is going to redeem herself and do very well here. That said.
1) Yu-na Kim
2) Carolina Kostner
3) Caroline Zhang/Mao Asada
Short of injury, I don't see Yuna losing gold.