G: Yu Na Kim
S: Miki Ando
B: Johannie Rocchette
G: Daisuke Takahashi
S: Brian Joubert
B: Eugeny Plushenko
Go YU-NA!! MAO! MIKI! JOANNIE! MIRAI! LAURA!!
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If Miki and Akiko are both clean I highly doubt Akiko will beat her, not because she isn't good enough but because her PCS are always so low. Joannie also has high bomb potential, and if Carolina were to have an on night, she could easily be on the podium. Even Lepisto, if she could land, say 5 triples in the FS, her scores would be HUGE, considering the scores she's been getting for FS with 1, 2 and 3 triples recently.
I know, it seems crzay, but in he womens' event the favourite's haven't won in ages.
God this is tough. The most obvious contenders are European, but lets be honest, there's little chance that an Olympic podium will be 100% European.
The thing is, I honestly don't have a clue who will win gold (I don't even have a guttsy feeling). Brian will medal, I don't know what colour though. A North American skater will probably be on there, most likely Evan. I put Plush randomly on there - like I said I haven't got a clue who's gonna win. I think he should get bronze though, so he can have one of each!
This is the toughest
1) Dom/Shabs (awful, I know. They're not worth all that, and many other skaters are far mush better, but seeing their scores so far...)
To be honest any of the 5 could be in any position.
1.) D/W OR V/M
2.) D/W OR V/M
B/A have a good shot, but North America has virtually no chance in sweeping dance, the judges simply won't allow it, so they'll have to hope for mistakes from the top two.
3.) K/S, P/T OR Z/Z
3.) Could be any of the other top 10 contenders. Men's field is deep.
Kim -odds on favorite for quite some time
Asada -can beat Kim with clean skates (all 3As must be ratified)
Ando -lower tech, needs to go clean with Kim/Asada/Kostner/Rochette errors
Kostner -lower tech, needs to go clean with Kim/Asada/Ando/Rochette errors
Rochette -lower tech, needs to go clean with Kim/Asada/Ando/Kostner errors
Other possible medalists, provided clean skates with errors from at least three of the above:
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Big sigh for the dance. D & S been poor all year but it doesn't matter. It will be a travesty but the OGM for Dance will go to the Russians. Love watching Dance but don't know how the dancers put up with this.
1. Joannie Rochette
2. Yu-Na Kim
3. Mao Asada
1. Evgeny Plushenko
2. Patrick Chan
3. An American, I would really love if it were Abbott, but I have a feeling it will be Lysacek.
1. Xue Shen/Hongbo Zhao
2. Yuko Kavaguti/Alexander Smirnov (I would love if it was Mukhortova/Trankov, but not going to happen).
3. Aliona Savchenko/Robin Szolkowy
1. Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (I will cry if these two don't win!!!)
2. Meryl Davis/Charlie White
3. Isabelle Delobel/Olivier Schoenfelder
I'm going to do the top 10 because there are so many good skaters
1.) Yuna Kim
2.) Miki Ando
3.) Joannie Rochette
4.) Mao Asada
5.) Akiko Suzuki
6.) Rachael Flatt
7.) Carolina Kostner
8.) Mirai Nagasu
9.) Laura Lepisto
10.) Alena Leonova
2-4, 5-7, 8-10 can be in whatever order
1.) Brian Joubert
3.) Tomas Verner
4.) Evan Lysacek
5.) Nobunari Oda
6.) Jeremy Abbott
7.) Stephane Lambiel
8.) Patrick Chan
9.) Daisuke Takahashi
10.) Michael Brezina
for the men it's really anyone's game, there are just so many really good male skaters I have no idea who will win
Since I stated both my nightmare and dream picks, here's what I think will happen in Vancouver.
I really could care less. As long as S/Z wins it, I'll be happy!
8. Joubert (and will have a epic rant after that )
This is deep! I have Verner somewhere between 16-20 (pending epic meltdown) and van der Perren barely making the Final 24.
I really want a NA Sweep but most likely Dom/Shab will ruin it. As a matter of fact, 3-6 can go either way.
I think Yu-Na and Mao will be close (cracking 200), but Mao will have one of her 3As downgraded which will make the difference. 3-5 can go either way but JoRo will have the hometown advantage. And please no epic meltdown of Hubert proportions! I have a feeling it will be Cynthia having that sad moment.
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1. Xue Shen/Hongbo Zhao
2. Aliona Savchenko/Robin Szolkowy
3.Yuko Kavaguti/Alexander Smirnov
I have to decide whether to list those skaters from my country or those skaters whom I hope will podium or those whom I consider realistically
I'll decide on realistically and in accordance with the judges which I have no control over:
Plushenko; Lambiel; Takahashi
Yuna; Mao, Rochette
S/Z; S/S; P/T
D/S; B/A; V/M
My country results from above
Russia - 10
China - 6
Korea - 5
Japan - 4
US - 3
Germany - 3
Canada - 2
3. Kavaguti Smirnov