Actually, I don't think so. At least according to the English-language sources available, Daisuke's repeatedly reiterated his intention to stay until Sochi (yay!).
Originally Posted by Becki
Since we're freely delving into the world of fantasy, here are my dream podiums:
1. Daisuke Takahashi - Duh. Also, as I've said earlier, I want to see Pangtongfan's reaction if this actually happens.
2. Jeremy Abbott - I want him to win a world medal as befits his talents and programs
3. Yuzuru Hanyu - a world medal should be more than sufficient to whet his appetite for bigger prizes
1. Akiko Suzuki - because a world title would be the perfect fairy-tale climax/ending for her tumultuous career, as well as make up for all those years of lowballing
2. Carolina Kostner - love her programs, but don't want to see her jump content win a world title in 2012
3. Mao Asada - she can win a world title next year when she gets her 3As back
1. Savchenko/Szolkowy - because Pina is a wonderful program
2. Volosozhar/Trankov - hopefully another world silver would be incentive enough for them to ditch the Morozov choreography
3. Kavaguti/Smirnov - because Clair de Lune is a wonderful program
1. Davis/White - because I don't think anything will beat Die Fledermaus
2. Virtue/Moir - I'm not a fan of Funny Face, and their SD is looking worse with every tweak
3. Weaver/Poje - to see how Skate Canada will react to this, especially with their apparent politicking of another team. Also, Je Suis Malade is great
Hahaha! Good one!
Originally Posted by evangeline
Dream podium for me
1 Chan (duh)
2 Fernandez (my other fave skater)
3 Song (hope he can jump his way to the podium)
1 V/M (want the momentum back on their side)
3 W/P (my fave LP this year deserves to be on the podium)
Ladies and Pairs don't really care.
There is my fantasy choice and realistic.
Gold S and S from German
Silver V and T from Russia
Bronze Chinese team
Gold - Takahashi
Gold - Davis and Whie
Silver - Virtue and Moir
Bronze - P and B France
(This doesn't sound nice but P and B should take the bronze and run because you have Shibutani's, Weaver and Poje, Two or maybe three Russians and Italians all about to pass them.
GOld - Kostner
Silver - Wagner
Bronze - Asada
Gold - Kavaguti and Smirnov
Silver - V and T
Bronze S and S
Gold- Patrick Chan
Silver - Takahashi
Bronze - Gachinski
Gold Virtue and Moir
Silver Weaver and Poje
Bronze I and K Russia
Gold - Asada
Silver - Suzuki
Bronze - Czisny
Here are my realistic picks:
Gold- Volosozhar & Trankov
Silver- Savchenko & Szolkowy
Bronze- Kavaguti & Smirno
Gold- Davis & White
Silver- Virtue & Moir
Bronze- Pechelat & Bourzat
Gold- Caroline Kostner
Silver- Mao Asada
Bronze- Ashley Wagner
sentimental podium: Polina Korobeynikova
Pechalat/Bourzat ( France )
Gold- Pang & Tong
Silver- Volsozhar & Trankov
Bronze- Duhamel & Radford
Gold- Weaver & Poje
Silver- Pechalat & Bourzat
Bronze- dont care
Gold- Alissa Czisny
Silver- Ashley Wagner
Bronze- Alena Leonova
Are Pang and Tong competing? The Zhang's?
It hasnt been confirmed who China is sending. My guess is if Pang & Tong want to go they are a lock but I am not sure if they want to compete or not. I am not sure who they will choose between the Zhangs and Sui & Han if Pang & Tong choose to compete. So really any combination of 2 teams wouldnt surprise me. I dont think any have a chance at more than bronze though, and I dont pick any of them to even win the bronze.
my personal fave would be this
why just in case ( i am not in the know, but if the "older Ladies want to stop ) they can go out with their heads held high, each with a world medal.
i think they will stay, but just in case
what i would like not what i thnk will happen, i have no clue.
1. Akiko SUZUKI
2. Ashley WAGNER
3. Carolina KOSTNER
3. Daisuke TAKAHASHI
"Interesting" to see Wagner's name all of a sudden appearing in Worlds podium predictions.
At the rink. Again.
Mostly it's because she won the National title and then followed it up with her best performance of her career and beat one of the perenial favorites with a confident and masterful performance.
Originally Posted by R.D.
Jeremy (Would love to see him as World Champion as my other 2 favorites already own a World Title)
Meryl and Charlie
Tessa and Scott
Anna and Luca