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    Ashley Wagner proves herself as a VERY good skater

    I LOVE her this year!She is so good..I wanted her to medal at this worlds

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    But she did lose a medal in the short program. Her free program would have been enough for a podium finish had she not botched her short program.

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    Hey folks. She does get a medal. A small bronze for her great LP! Yeah it's not as good as the big cheeze, but hey it's still something! Also as I noted in the Ladies thread (http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post632987), she had the most difficult program and scored the best in jumps! So lots of good stuff for her!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krislite View Post
    But she did lose a medal in the short program. Her free program would have been enough for a podium finish had she not botched her short program.
    I think the fact that she fought back in the free skate shows the determination she had, which is immensely admirable especially since we've seen so many skaters just "give up" in the free skate over the years.

    And to say she "lost a medal" isn't entirely true, depending how you look at it. As Mrs. P pointed out, she got a small bronze, doesn't really count officially, but it still counts. Also, she was eighth in the short program, and Kanako was second, so wouldn't it be more appropriate to say Kanako "lost a medal"?

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    Wagner's SP, and not being in the final FS group, put her out of GM contention. It was that simple, and it showed in the lowball PCS marks they gave her for that awesome FS. If she wants to take the next step, she's got to learn to hit that short program. That said, this is a big improvement over last year, and if she can stay healthy, she could be a future world medalist. I remember Cohen having a couple 4th place finishes at Worlds before she finally broke through to the podium, so patience and perseverance is required.

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    She will win a silver or bronze at Worlds next year. Kostner will defend her World title, but Wagner and one other skater will be on the podium with her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pangtongfan View Post
    She will win a silver or bronze at Worlds next year. Kostner will defend her World title, but Wagner and one other skater will be on the podium with her.
    Kostner got the title that she deserved, but I hope if she defends next year it is with more than 5 triples.

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    Why did they score Ash so low-1 mistake in SP. Should Ash have had bronze and not 4th?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skateluvr View Post
    Why did they score Ash so low-1 mistake in SP. Should Ash have had bronze and not 4th?
    I thought the judges gave her so-so marks..because of her placement in the short=((( it's like Volosozhar/Trankov - the judges gave them good marks but not so high so that they couldn't be passed if P/T or S/S skated well...

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    While i'm not that impressed with Wagner as a skater i have to say that over the last 4 years or so Ashley was the one US lady who didn't skate scared at Worlds and went out there and attacked her LP. A far cry from Alissa in 2009, 2012 or Mirai in 2010. I think like most americans i'm tired of seeing our ladies skate with that look of fear in their eyes. Let's hope Gracie has that same toughness to go with her jumps which are probably already the best in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pangtongfan View Post
    She will win a silver or bronze at Worlds next year. Kostner will defend her World title, but Wagner and one other skater will be on the podium with her.
    No. The Russians will sweep the podium. Leonova will win Worlds next year, with silver and bronze going to Tuktamisheva and Sotnikova.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krislite View Post
    No. The Russians will sweep the podium. Leonova will win Worlds next year, with silver and bronze going to Tuktamisheva and Sotnikova.
    Hear that, skategods?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krislite View Post
    No. The Russians will sweep the podium. Leonova will win Worlds next year, with silver and bronze going to Tuktamisheva and Sotnikova.
    If Leonova ever wins Worlds I will stop watching ladies skating. Non gold medals from her I can stomach, but her as World Champion, ugh.

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    I agree...Not a Kostner fan, and I didn't like the thought of her being world champ at all, but given a choice between her and Leonova, it's pretty easy honestly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krislite View Post
    No. The Russians will sweep the podium. Leonova will win Worlds next year, with silver and bronze going to Tuktamisheva and Sotnikova.
    I don't know about Leonova for gold, but I think a Russian sweep is possible. A lot can happen in a year though. I do believe Ashley has what it takes to be on the podium, especially if she sticks with Nicks and keeps improving her PCS.

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