1) Mao Asada
2) Mirai Nagasu
3) Miki Ando
1) Daisuke Takahashi
2) Patrick Chan
3) Brian Joubert
(Yes, the same..)
1) Savchenko & Szolkowy
2) Pang & Tong
3) Kavaguti & Smirnov
1) Davis & White (V&M retire)
2) Faiella & Scali
3) Pechalat & Bourzat
if pang and tong are staying, i think they will be on top of the podium again.
What if Patrick Chan actually does learn a quad and skated clean-He could beat Takahashi-I thought Chan would win this year but he was mucho sloppy on jumps while Takahashi was not.
On the Ice
Aggressively wishful thinking.
Originally Posted by aftertherain
I think if Patrick Chan does a clean quad and Daisuke Takahashi doesn't, Patrick Chan will win, but if both do clean quads, Takahashi will still win. Patrick's transitions, spins, artistry etc. are good but Takahashi is still slightly above, imo.
Originally Posted by gmyers
I wish Chan the best with the quad but I think he's going to have trouble with it. Jumping is not his real strength at all.
it's olympic season :D
I'm going to take a stab at the top 6 for both men and ladies.
5. Ando (if she doesn't retire)
Because of China's sports system, the government supports all athletes. Therefore, the bureaucracy requires Pang and Tong to stay. In China's major media, Pang and Tong confirmed that they will stay, though Pang has problem with her leg muscle. According to her, the muscle of her landing leg frequently got numb as stone when under stress. Tong had to help her massage before the World to make sure she could go.
Originally Posted by CPWest
Yao Bin, the coach, definitely required his pupils to stay in this sport right after Pang and Tong got their Olympic silver.
However, the pairs remains unclear for the 2011. It really depends on each pair's condition.
Lot of hype for Murakami. She's adorable but I'm not convinced she'll do so well in the senior ranks as early as next year, normally it takes a while to build up PCS and reputation. She has a lot of potential for sure but is still very immature, she looks like she's 10 years old and that most likely means low PCS at senior competitions. We'll have to see how she handles puberty.
Originally Posted by bethissoawesome