I feel like the Ladies' field was so strong from 2006-2010, while the Men's field was a bit weaker back then. Now, it's the opposite. With that being said, Kostner might still be on the podium next year if the field remains the same.
to Flattfan's comment on Kostner's skate:
did you think the 2-flip was intentional? i thought her skate wasn't quite perfect, glad as i was to see her triumph before such a supportive crowd.
Last edited by skfan; 04-01-2012 at 05:20 PM.
She meant that next year, if Kostner skated the same way she did in France, all three Russian contenders must be perfect ("not a single bobble") in order to achieve a Russian sweep at the World Championships.
Hmm...is this a Wagner thread or a Russian ladies thread?
Is there a presentation of medals for short program winners and long top 3?
Next year is going to be amazing
Ashley has the right mentality and fortitude to win...! THANK YOU for giving it your all!
i am so impressed with ashley. she went from not even being considered a threat to a big threat on the international scene. she has accomplished so much this past season and i love her attitude and drive. she has a very bright future and i'm proud of her.
Also, with finishing 4th at Worlds, the judges will take her seriously to START the 2012-13 season.
Ashley was very undermarked in her PCS for her FS... and that is a good thing, because it means at the next major competition, it is likely the Judges will compensate her for it. As long as she doesn't mess up the chance like Mirai had.
I'd really love her to do better, as one of the thoughts came to my mind when I saw her live at a skate show was why isn't she ranked higher. It would be nice to get an US lady that can beat the head game. I like her attack style and how she clearly expresses with her entire body, not just the limbs.
Love her FS program, thought it deserve to be much closer to Carolina's FS which are COP smart rather than artistically satisfying for me personally.
Last edited by OS; 04-02-2012 at 07:43 AM.