This thread is predicting the hopefuls for 2014. I wonder how those same posters whose predictions for 2010 see where they went wrong? That it is still in the hopeful stage and not in any prediction stage except for country favorites. Have they forgotten that two USA skaters finished top Ten, and do they imagine that Kiri Baga is through?
Then why is it that some of the greatest female jumpers in the history of the sport, Midori, Tonya, and Irina were hardly small and thin?Originally Posted by Lilith11
Yeah... I read something in an article that's like, slimmer hips help skaters "cut" through the air during jumps or something? Thus, due to the increased focus on technical details, the ideal build is small(less weight) and slim.
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I think in 2006 I woulda said to watch Kimmie Meissner, Emily Hughes (who both did quite well for some time) as well as Yu-Na Kim and Mao Asada. Maybe I'd throw in Caroline Zhang, maybe.
I think if anyone is going to be a podium threat; it should be Mirai because I feel she already has gone through her puberty woes and should be going up barring any injury. She also has a great coach and team. The junior ladies may be good now but haven't been tested by puberty to know for sure. On top of that, Mirai has a natural elegance and refinement to her skating. She has never displayed that awkwardness seen in juniors even when she was 14. If she can get her downgrade issue down, she will be a force to reckon with.