Miki Ando is not some punk you can push down the podium just because you'd like to.
She'd put up a fight for her spots.
Her 2 programs at last year world are enough to win again.
Kostner repeated herself, flawed short, 5 triple LP. Miki also had 5 triples, but 2 were lutzes with big GOE.
I doubt some new Russian girls will threaten Kostner or Miki right now. Who are consistent among them? None. And they haven't even grown yet. Adelina can kiss her 3flutz-3loop good bye. Liza has so much trouble with ice coverage. Her PCS will not improve until she skates more than half the rink. The others are still too young. Polina K? Look at her here. Polina S? her PCS will be in the 40s.
If Kostner put out another 6 triples lutz-less LP, she would win again unless Miki steps in. No way some young Russian can come in and spoil it unless they have the skate of their life and WITH triple axel/quad something.