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here are the entry lists for boys, girls, pairs and ice dance teams
Constable , Costume Police
No prediction, but best of luck to Orford/Williams , Aldridge /Eaton , Papadakis/Cizeron..my official ice dance adoptees this year.
Wicked Yankee Girl
3 - Polina (if she doesn't bomb the program)
4 - Gracie (she may be the 3d if Polina is meh)
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me too, this was probably a bad idea making this thread
Originally Posted by colleen o'neill
I dont want to make my predictions too as I don't want to jinx anybody.
No predictions, just thoughts
This definitely feels like a four-into-three type situation with Tanaka (silver medalist last year), Yan, Farris and Brown duking it out for three spots. Of the four, Yan is my favourite, but I really want Farris to have a strong championship after missing out last season due to the unfortunate Nationals skate. I'm curious about Dolensky and Firius. The latter ages out this year, so I hope for a solid top-ten placement. Nguyen's here for the experience (as are most, admittedly) but it'll be interesting to see where he ranks as well.
Another four-into-three, with Julia, Adelina, Polina and Gracie going for it. If you asked me to guess, I'd go Julia-Gracie-Adelina, but I wouldn't be surprised if Adelina regrouped and won gold again. Shoji, Lam, Li, and Gao are all spot stealers and could get a medal with sterling skates and some misfortune to others. For Osmond, placing in the 4-6 member nations is an achievement as it allows Canada to send a junior skater to every JGP event - but even with the relative dominance of a few nations, we could see spoilers in Joshi Helgesson and Juulia Turkkila. Should all the mentioned skaters place above her, Canada loses out.
Another corronation for Sui/Han, and yes, it's ridiculous. After that, it's a gong show. Danankova/Deputat had a sterling Nationals, Yu/Jin have some high base value elements, Simpson/Blackmer have the JGP bronze (and two surprisingly good programs) and Bobak/Beharry have the silver (ditto).
Another corronation, this time for Sinitsina/Zhinganshin (after which, lets hope they follow their new-to-senior training mates and ditch Kustarova). A Russian sweep is probable, but lets hope that Stepanova/Bukin make it interesting and come close to gold, because I like them more. Ditto colleen's wish
Monko/Khaliavin finally got smart and left Kustarova for Zhulin. S/Z should do the same if they want to succeed. I cannot stand her. Why does she have so many pairs? There are other coaches in Russia.
Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue
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btw, Sui/Han winning 3rd World Junior Championships in a row is that a record for junior world pairs ?
what is weird about Kustarova is, her ice dance are actually successful at juniors level, Bobrova/Soloviev, Monko/Khaliavin, Sinitsina/Zhiganshin and yes even Yanovskaia/Mozgov are hers lol, but for some reason once they transition to seniors they get stagnant and never improve other than the ugly postures
Originally Posted by DianaSelene