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Thread: All 6 bronze winners were first time World medalists! Which one's your favorite?

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    I am pretty darn sure P/B would've won bronze with their two performances anywhere, nose break or not. As a discipline that's less prone to mistakes than most, ice dance ranking is pretty easy to predict. P/B didn't make any mistakes nor were they visibly off. I'm not arguing the merit of their win, just that I don't think a change of venue or a lack of prior injury would've made the difference.

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    Yuzuru's performance really touched me and that doesn't happen often, so i would definitely choose him.

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    I love them all. Yuzuru is special though.

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    Yuzu!!!

    T/T are a close 2nd though.

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    I can't decide all of them are just great.

    P/B waiting for long long time to get this.

    I bet Akiko herself never think she will be at this point when she flighting with anorexia and how she was treated by press and judge.

    T/T have the most exciting moment because they skate last and we rooting so hard for them to medal as we know they deserve it so much and their reaction is just priceless.

    I'm really gald but not that excite that Yuzuru on podium as I already cry my eyes out after he finish his skate; it's this moment I will remember and I don't think I will feel this way again in a longtime.

    Therefore, I would say they all are equal may be except Akiko as I wish she win silver, but for best reaction it's T/T and Yuzuru.
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    Definently Takahashi/Tran. I did not see that happening when the competition began.

    Yuzuru also. He has got to be one of the biggest talents this sport has ever seen.

    The others were not really that surprising, I think.

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    Yuzuru Hanyu is sent from heaven. Can't wait to see him hopefully become even better.

    Akiko Suzuki didn't skate quite as astoundingly, but was very lovely and really the best of her event.

    I felt P/B did actually deserve their Bronze. It wasn't just home-town cooking (even though their scores were inflated). The level of artistry they present is superior to that of Weaver/Poje.

    T/T were a nice surprise.

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    My favourites are P/B, they have been my favourite dance team since 2010. I hope they continue until Sochi and I can see them doing that. I can see them as bronze medal contenders for the next two years and in Sochi. I think if V/M and D/W both continue, they're locks for the top two spots of the podium. Bronze will probably be a battle between P/B and W/P for the next couple of years, with the Shibutanis and maybe Cappellini/Lanotte in there if the Italians keep improving.

    Hanyu - I think he's eventually going to be a World Champion, probably not before Sochi but at some point. He's still so young. I think he will be a medal contender in Sochi though.

    Suzuki - She's older than most of the ladies but she bloomed late and I think she'll continue to the Sochi Olympics too. She hasn't been a CLEAR frontrunner in the past, although she has had some good competitions, so it's hard to say where she'll finish. Some people think she's going to retire because she won a world medal, but it seems she just loves skating so much, I can't see that happening now. I hope she is able to make it out of Japan for Sochi actually, what with Ando possibly coming back and Asada and Murakami around too but I think on a good day she's capable of beating all three.

    Takahashi/Tran - I'm not sure if I see them winning any more world medals or not. They have great programs but they are so inconsistent. It could be a case like the Shibs, falling to 6th or 7th next year. But as I said about them being on the podium this year, I'm willing to be proven wrong.

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    I think all of them! I cant decide, I think them most unexpected was Hanyu and T/T. But I m happy for many silver and golds also!

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    I'd say Hanyu. Wasn't sure up until now if I was excited about him or not, but he won me over here. He was great out there, and his reaction when he came out for the medal ceremony was priceless. Definitely looking forward to seeing more of him.

    I'm happy to see Akiko Suzuki on the world podium as well, but I'm not as excited about that because I think she coulda/shoulda been higher.

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    I just realized, the third guys on the men podium, Takahashi (1986), Chan (1990), and Hanyu (1994) are four years of age apart, respectively. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_idealist View Post
    My favourites are P/B, they have been my favourite dance team since 2010. I hope they continue until Sochi and I can see them doing that. I can see them as bronze medal contenders for the next two years and in Sochi. I think if V/M and D/W both continue, they're locks for the top two spots of the podium. Bronze will probably be a battle between P/B and W/P for the next couple of years, with the Shibutanis and maybe Cappellini/Lanotte in there if the Italians keep improving.

    Hanyu - I think he's eventually going to be a World Champion, probably not before Sochi but at some point. He's still so young. I think he will be a medal contender in Sochi though.

    Suzuki - She's older than most of the ladies but she bloomed late and I think she'll continue to the Sochi Olympics too. She hasn't been a CLEAR frontrunner in the past, although she has had some good competitions, so it's hard to say where she'll finish. Some people think she's going to retire because she won a world medal, but it seems she just loves skating so much, I can't see that happening now. I hope she is able to make it out of Japan for Sochi actually, what with Ando possibly coming back and Asada and Murakami around too but I think on a good day she's capable of beating all three.

    Takahashi/Tran - I'm not sure if I see them winning any more world medals or not. They have great programs but they are so inconsistent. It could be a case like the Shibs, falling to 6th or 7th next year. But as I said about them being on the podium this year, I'm willing to be proven wrong.


    Takahashi/Tran- They may not win anymore major medals until after the 2014 Sochi season but AFTER that point they are virtually certain to. Savchenko & Szolkowy will be gone, Kavaguti & Smirnov pair will be gone (Smirnov might compete with someone new), Pang & Tong will be gone, the Zhangs will be gone, heck some of those might be gone before then. In the event Volosozhar & Trankov win the OGM they might decide to go pro too. Even if V&T stay who would T&T have left to compete with the for silver and bronze. Duhamel & Radford? Sui & Han if she doesnt outgrow them and they havent split up/retired as a result already (more likely). The other young Chinese and other Canadians, the Americans? Barazova & Larionov and the other young Russians. They will definitely be on the podium again, even if only sometime after 2014. Yeah they could easily drop back to 6th or 7th next year but they have a long career ahead of them.


    I think the field is closing the gap on Virtue & Moir and Davis & White, and Davis & White will be challenged hard for the silver medal by several teams at the 2013 Worlds and 2014 Olympics. Pechalat & Bourzat could be contenders for that, but they will find it hard to medal at all with teams like Weaver & Poje, 1 or more Russian teams, and possibly even the late blooming Italians threatening to pass them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serious Business View Post
    I am pretty darn sure P/B would've won bronze with their two performances anywhere, nose break or not. As a discipline that's less prone to mistakes than most, ice dance ranking is pretty easy to predict. P/B didn't make any mistakes nor were they visibly off. I'm not arguing the merit of their win, just that I don't think a change of venue or a lack of prior injury would've made the difference.
    Very true. Protocal has them clearly ahead of Weaver & Poje at the moment. Location would have made no difference. W&P have to continue to work hard to convince the judges, but I think they are well on their way.

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    1. T/T
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    I am a fan of and enjoy all of the bronze medalists!

    In terms of the future and what prospects they hold, I'm most excited for Hanyu! If he ends up dominating men's skating, I will be one very happy skating fan! He moves me and he has all the qualities necessary to be a champion. He's my hero!!

    Takahashi/Tran will also be great for the future if they can keep on this path and continue to gain consistency. What talent and potential there is with them!

    Suzuki, darling, I smiled with you all through that LP; you are a beauty! You deserved silver though, sweetie! However, I should be used to the judges lowballing you in the scoring by now.

    Nathalie & Fabian, you finally did it! YES!!! CONGRATULATIONS! Wishing Nathalie peace in her recovery from the broken nose.

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