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    maybe he wants to pull a Sarah Meier?, but in his wife's home country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    in the coverage this weekend Terry did say that, and mentioned that SHOULD this be the final season he's only going through Europeans... why not go all the way to worlds?
    Why not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDLutz View Post
    maybe he wants to pull a Sarah Meier?, but in his wife's home country.
    That would be amazing ;-) He's said that skating in England would be as close as he'd ever get to skating in front of a 'home' crowd for a major international competition.
    But I think he's definitely retiring after this season, and it might be questionable that he goes on to worlds. But HOPEFULLY he can continue to pull out performances like he SA ones!! He's an amazing guy, not a conceited bone in his body; makes me proud to be Belgian ;-)

    Predictions for this weekend.. I don't think I'll try my hand at Men's, but here's Ladies:

    1) Elizaveta
    2) Akiko
    3) Ashley
    4) Mirai
    5) Alena
    6) Rachael

    Though I admit that it may be a little bit wishful thinking on my account to put Ashley *and* Akiko on the podium; but after SA was incredibly kind to my favourites, I think it's okay to hope :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trewyn View Post
    That would be amazing ;-) He's said that skating in England would be as close as he'd ever get to skating in front of a 'home' crowd for a major international competition.
    But I think he's definitely retiring after this season, and it might be questionable that he goes on to worlds. But HOPEFULLY he can continue to pull out performances like he SA ones!! He's an amazing guy, not a conceited bone in his body; makes me proud to be Belgian ;-)

    Predictions for this weekend.. I don't think I'll try my hand at Men's, but here's Ladies:

    1) Elizaveta
    2) Akiko
    3) Ashley
    4) Mirai
    5) Alena
    6) Rachael

    Though I admit that it may be a little bit wishful thinking on my account to put Ashley *and* Akiko on the podium; but after SA was incredibly kind to my favourites, I think it's okay to hope :-)
    Course, it's okay to hope I don't think it's that far fetched. As always, it depends on what the others do. I'd be nice to see Ashley and Akiko do well. I am very glad Akiko is still around.

    This competition is pretty exciting. Elizaveta's first senior grand prix should be great to watch. I would be surprised not to see on on the podium. Of course, she could definitely win. Good luck to her. Normally, I would say I'd be surprised not to see Rachael on the podium either but she had such a rough season last year and this year she is going through so much I really have to see her first to see what she is like. Mirai really ought to make the podium but she'll have to be better than she was at Nebelhorn. Otherwise, any of these ladies will keep her off. So, if everyone skates their best my prediction is as follows:

    Mirai
    Elizaveta
    Rachael
    Akiko

    So exciting that these vets finally are competing with one of the young Russians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksanafan View Post
    For those of you who think that Suzuki will win and beat Tuktamysheva in the process, here's a reminder of the result of the Japan Open from just a few weeks ago:-

    1. Elizaveta Tuktamysheva RUS – 118.59
    2. Joannie Rochette CAN – 112.74
    3. Akiko Suzuki JPN – 112.46
    4. Alena Leonova RUS – 108.39
    5. Alissa Czisny USA – 107.64
    6. Miki Ando JPN – 88.11

    So long as Liza does not make any major mistakes, she should win. The only potential challenge I think will come from Mirai and how well she does will depend on whether she has finally resolved her consistency problems.
    I agree. If Liza and Mirai make no big mistakes the gold is between them. However, that's always a big if. Liza seems pretty consistent but it is her first senior international competition. However, there isn't really that much pressure for her to win so she should be able to handle herself well. Mirai will be under pressure to show she is still one to be reckoned with. Both are such fun skaters to watch. Good luck to both.

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    PECHALAT / BOURZAT have withdrawn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    in the coverage this weekend Terry did say that, and mentioned that SHOULD this be the final season he's only going through Europeans... why not go all the way to worlds?
    i think he may re-consider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    PECHALAT / BOURZAT have withdrawn.
    Do you know why?

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    ^^ I have not heard anything official but Fabian was battling Bronchitis at SA and he probably has not recovered yet.

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    Poor Fabien. There is financial remification from the withdrawal too. I believe there is a penalty even for medical reason. There are so few takers for 3 GPs among the seeded skaters for good reasons.

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    Ahh that is sad. Clearly he could not suffer through another event. I hope he is better by TEB.

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    Poor Guy ! I'm not surprised though, he looked terribly ill at SA.

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    Poor Fabian and Natalie - Too late for replacement? Will R/T seize an opportunity to medal?? All NA podium?

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    As per their FB page (usually updated by Nathalie):

    We are so sorry to announce our withdraw for the "Skate Canada". Fabian is still ill and must rest, to be able to compete in "Trophee bompard" in good condition... See you soon anyway !
    This is a real financial hit - even if the ISU wises up and doesn't fine them, they lose the bonus money for doing three events and the money they'd have won at SC. I imagine Fabian must be in really bad shape, the poor guy. I hope he'll recover soon and that the rest of the season will go well for them.

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