Which skaters will fill the gap after the 2010 retirements kick in?
I've been reading the predictions of various skaters' retirements after the 2010 season and sniffling in advance at the thought of many of my personal faves saying goodby to competition. Who is waiting in the wings to swoop in and rise to the top?
Sexy, smart and sterilized!
Having not read the other thread, this is just off the top of my head. In the US in ladies, I would think Alexe Gilles, Angela Maxwell and Christine Musademba (sp?). In mens, Brandon Morz, Stephen Carriere (sp?), Austin Kallakan, Keegan Messing, Daniel O'Shea and Victor Travis. In pairs, I don't see M/B retiring unless they win a medal and/or injury inteferes. I'm drawing a blank on other teams right now. In dance, I would think the Hubbels would stick around and Chock and Zurelin, Samuelson and Bates.
I'm sorry, it's early yet. I may think of more later and I just don't know other countries' skaters well enough to speculate. I could venture some guesses about Canada, but I could be totally off the mark.
"Hold an edge and look sexy!"
Flatt, Leonova, Zhang, Kozuka, Mroz, Rippon, Brezina, Grigoriev, Ten, Lutai, Amodio, possibly Chan, Verner, Abbott, Mukhortova/Trankov (who have often expressed their intent on competing to 2014), McLaughlin/Brubaker, Denney/Barrett, Iliushechkina/Maisuradze, Davis/White, Pechalat/Bourzat, Khokhlova/Novitski, Cappellini/Lanotte, Samuelson/Bates, Chock/Zuerlein, to name a few.
Last edited by museksk8r; 07-20-2009 at 01:19 PM.
Tripping on the Podium
1) Tomas Verner
Yes, he's been here for a while, but after 2010, he'll be the leading European guy.
2) Patrick Chan
No need to explain why
3) Florent Amodio
He'll be making his senior debut and has world champ potential
4) Denis Ten
He's got world champ stuff in him too
5) Takahito Kozuka
1) Laura Lepistö
2) Caroline Zhang
3) Rachel Flatt
4) Alena Leonova
1) Lubov ILIUSHECHKINA & Nodari MAISURADZE
2) Keauna MCLAUGHLIN & Rockne BRUBAKER
1) Virtue & Moir
2) Davis & White
3) Cappellini & Lanotte
4) Rubleva & Shefer