Quote Originally Posted by PolymerBob View Post
Caroline will need to finish as top U.S. lady here ( which she has done twice ) to regain some credibility. I figure most ISU judges haven't seen a 3loop/3loop in over a decade, so she might just squeek into the final freeskate group. That will provide a slight psychological boost with the judges over the lower ladies.
I don't think so necessarily! If Caroline has a decent skate and Ashely and Agnes also have decent skates and finish above Caroline it's not something to be ashamed of. I am sure she will be disappointed but all three ladies are talented and if they skate decently they will not have lost credibility, win or lose, IMO. Of course, if all three American ladies skate well it's hard not to see at least one of them on the podium, given their competition here.