Former figure skater and HUGE figure skating fan.
Ladies Free Skate
Here is the starting order for the ladies free skate:
Warm-Up Group 1
1 Lauren KO PHI
2 Melinda WANG TPE
3 Lejeanne MARAIS RSA
4 Crystal KIANG TPE
5 Ana Cecilia CANTU MEX
Warm-Up Group 2
6 Anastasia GIMAZETDINOVA UZB
7 Cheltzie LEE AUS
8 Yan LIU CHN
9 Na-Young KIM KOR
10 Chae-Hwa KIM KOR
Warm-Up Group 3
11 Amelie LACOSTE CAN
12 Diane SZMIETT CAN
13 Myriane SAMSON CAN
14 Min-Jung KWAK KOR
15 Alexe GILLES USA
Warm-Up Group 4
16 Akiko SUZUKI JPN
17 Amanda DOBBS USA
18 Mao ASADA JPN
19 Haruka IMAI JPN
20 Caroline ZHANG USA
Poor Caroline has to skate last. :(
Also feeling a bit sorry for Amanda Dobbs who has to skate after Akiko.
Last edited by Moxie; 01-27-2010 at 04:27 PM.
Reason: oops, didn't mean to quote the big honkin' list
My phone autocorrects "Yuna" to "Tuna" (Sorry!)
I hope Caroline and Mao medal though 'cause of their lackluster seasons...
Originally Posted by Moxie
1. Mao Asada
2. Akiko Suzuki
I have a feeling that Amanda Dobbs is going to medal here... just a hunch. I really don't expect Caroline to ace the FS... I could wish for that but she still won't.
I still expect Mao to win this as FS is her strong suite but a consistent Suzuki could top a erratic Mao here. Hope Mao will have a good FS.
I love Amanda, but unfortunately, she has only 3T, 3S and 3Lo, so her TES is bound to lag behind the other top ladies. Amanda must skate squeaky clean and the other top ladies must make multiple mistakes for her to make the podium.
Hoping for the best but am prepared to be disappointed.
Beliver in Sasha's Perfect Program
I will predit the elephant in the room: Akiko beats Mao narrowly with a clean freeskate. Mao falls on a triple Axel and gets some downgrades.