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    Podium Predictions

    here are the entry lists for boys, girls, pairs and ice dance teams

    http://www.isuresults.com/events/fsevent00011323.htm

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    No prediction, but best of luck to Orford/Williams , Aldridge /Eaton , Papadakis/Cizeron..my official ice dance adoptees this year.

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    Ita!!

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    Girls:
    1-Julia
    2-Adelina
    3 - Polina (if she doesn't bomb the program)
    4 - Gracie (she may be the 3d if Polina is meh)

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    Quote Originally Posted by colleen o'neill View Post
    No prediction, but best of luck to Orford/Williams , Aldridge /Eaton , Papadakis/Cizeron..my official ice dance adoptees this year.
    me too, this was probably a bad idea making this thread
    I dont want to make my predictions too as I don't want to jinx anybody.

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    No predictions, just thoughts

    Junior Men
    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.

    Junior Ladies
    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.

    Junior Pairs
    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).

    Junior Dance
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    No predictions, just thoughts

    Junior Men
    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.

    Junior Ladies
    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.

    Junior Pairs
    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).

    Junior Dance
    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.

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    btw, Sui/Han winning 3rd World Junior Championships in a row is that a record for junior world pairs ?

    Quote Originally Posted by DianaSelene View Post
    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.
    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
    see B/S

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    No. Junior pairs team Natalia Krestianinova and Alexei Torchinski won three years in a row (90, 91, 92).

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    "Junior Ladies
    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."

    It should be an interesting JW for Osmond. She didn't show a 3Lz at nationals at all. But word out there is she has the 3Lz now. Must not have been ready for nationals. I found an interview on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skMI9...2&feature=plcp). Nice 3 Lz.

    From what I remember, she held her own at her two previous JGP events, but didn't do too well with triple jumps. Seems she has progressed alot over this year.

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    1-3 is gonna be tough with ladies especially if lipnitskaya, sotnikova, and gold all skate 2 clean programs. if thats the case then i think sotnikova will have it, but then 2-3 would be extremely close. if gracie gets rewarded the GOE's she can earn on her jumps she might grab silver, but then again has almost no international experience, whereas julia has the advantage right there and has also been skating very well all season, but the same with gold. i don't want to make any calls right now because i just don't know. IMO all three of them have as good a chance for gold. i just hope there's not a splat fest with any of the 3.

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    enlight, re your comment on Han Yan in your blog, he is not an inconsistent skater. He was sick at JGPF with a bad flu, having already lost substantial weight, and underperformed. He was coughing badly on the podium even. Of the bunch here, he is the most complete package and also seems to be the strongest mentally.

    I see a Hanyan/Hanyu ( at how similar their names are) rivalry in the next few years.

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    My predictions

    Men
    1. Yan Han
    2. Jason Brown
    3. Denis Ten
    4. Joshua Farris
    5. Ryuju Hino

    Ladies
    1. Julia Lipnitskaia
    2. Gracie Gold
    3. Adelina Sotnikova
    4. Polina Shelepen
    5. Christina Gao

    Pairs
    1. Sui/Han
    2. Bobak/Beharry
    3. Davankova/Deputat
    4. Petaikina/Kurduykov
    5. Yu/Jin

    Ice Dance
    1. Sinitsina/Zhiganshin
    2. Stepanova/Bukin
    3. Yanovskaia/Mozgov
    4. Aldridge/Eaton
    5. Orford/Williams

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    My predictions

    Men
    1. Yan Han
    2. Joshua Farris
    3. Denis Ten
    4. Jason Brown
    5. Zhan Bush
    6. Artur Dmietriev, Jr.

    Ladies
    1. Julia Lipnitskaia
    2. Polina Shelepen
    3. Gracie Gold
    4. Adelina Sotnikova
    5. Christina Gao
    6. Risa Shoji

    Pairs
    1. Sui/Han
    2. Bobak/Beharry
    3. Yu/Jin
    4. Davankova/Deputat
    5. Denney/Frazier
    6. Duarte/Grafton


    Ice Dance
    1. Sinitsina/Zhiganshin
    2. Stepanova/Bukin
    3. Aldridge/Eaton
    4. Yanovskaia/Mozgov
    5. Orford/Williams
    6. Bonacorsi/Mager

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