Layfan, ITA with your #3 and #6. I'd love to see Tomas come out and skate like he's capable of skating. We haven't seen that all season.
Flatt and Nagasu to do their absolute best (in an ideal situation, this would translate to medals for one or both of them )
I wouldn't mind either if one of the US men or dance teams was able to get an OGM.
That's about it for me.
1) For Johnny Weir to skate cleanly, with all his intended combination jumps. For him to peak in Vancouver and have the skate of his career. If he skates to his best ability and he is satisfied with it, then that will be a dream come true in itself. A medal is secondary, but of course I want him to have one, preferably gold or silver. I also want him to be the highest placing American man in the event.
2) For Davis & White to win America's first OGM in Ice Dance.
3) For Apolo Anton Ohno to get another gold.
Those are my top 3 wishes, of course I have others but those are the most important to me.
Thanks, and I realize that #3 and #6 could be contradictory with #2 but I've never said my hopes were rational.Layfan, ITA with your #3 and #6. I'd love to see Tomas come out and skate like he's capable of skating. We haven't seen that all season.
I'd love to see the unthinkable and have an American Men sweep of the podium
I want to see the US Pairs teams skate as well if not better than what they did in Spokane. There's no pressure to make the podium, so just go out and have fun and place well.
Tanith and Ben to find their magic again and blow away the world.
I want to see a real rivalry -on ice only- between Mao and Yuna. Bring it on girls - but I want Joannie to win!
and most of all I want to be able to enjoy the games with all of my friends on GS (old and new) so everyone PLEASE play nice!
Okay, I think I see that. Especially if I compare him to other skaters, like Weir. I mean, I can clearly tell that Weir's 3 axel is better (I looked for programs in which they both landed it of course) but I THINK I see what you are talking about. It's still tricky for me ... but fun!
BTW, I should mention that of course, I also hope that Kim Yuna has a brilliant performance because it is just so wonderful when she does. She's not perfect but who cares?
I'm looking for 'lesser' skaters to make a statement at the Games. The top skaters can battle it out for medals. (by 'lesser' I mean not too much in the limelight this season)
Men - Patrick Chan; Takahito Kozuka; Michal Brezina; Artem Borodulin;
Ladies - all of them except Mao and Yuna.
Pairs - Denny/Barrett; James/Bonheur; Evora/Ladwiq
Dance - Weaver/Poje - I love this team.
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Here, here! Great skating, fair judging & no poor sportmanship (esp. whining and complaining after the event by the skaters about their placing, CoP, etc.)My biggest hopes for the Olympics are:
No judging controversy in any discipline
Inspiring skating in all disciplines where every skater skates up to or surpasses his/her full potential, thus making the competition in every discipline really exciting and really unpredictable.
I hope the skaters who are most well-rounded technically and artistically win the medals in every discipline.
It'll also be great to see what Joannie can do under pressure in her home country. She'll be in the spotlight almost as much, if not just as much, as Yuna Kim and Mao Asada.