I thought I was done with having to see Chan's sp again, getting kind of sick of it even tho it's a beautiful program.
Gold or Silver Japan:11+7+10+8+11+7=54
Gold or Silver USA: 8+5+12+7+10+12=54
This makes it look like US has a real shot at gold against Japan and everyone else is fighting for bronze.
My money's on Japan for the gold over Canada (who I think will get silver). I think Canada has more potential for first place finishes overall ( as well as what I'm guessing will be a good placement by the quickly improving Duhamel/Radford), but ladies singles will likely be a huge problem for us (though Japan has an equal downfall in the dance, singles counts for more here.) I'd guess USA for bronze (seriously lacking depth in pairs, and to some extent in ladies and mens as well), because I simply don't think the Russain team is strong enough. Unfortunately for the US and Canada, only having one entry for ice dance is gonna hurt.
Last edited by skatingfan04; 04-07-2012 at 03:01 PM.
Но ... does that suggest that Makarova chose not to have any WTT role? She is higher than Sotnikova in World Standings, and higher than Tuktamysheva and Shelepen on both lists.
ISU World Standings [2011/2012 season (100%) + 2010/2011 season (100%) + 2009/2010 season (70%)]
Rank Points Name
3 4245 Alena LEONOVA
12 2560 Ksenia MAKAROVA
14 2403 Adelina SOTNIKOVA
22 1998 Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA
28 1606 Polina SHELEPEN
38 1264 Polina AGAFONOVA
44 1121 Polina KOROBEYNIKOVA
ISU Season's World Rankings (2011/2012 season)
Rank Points Name
3 2088 Alena LEONOVA
9 1303 Adelina SOTNIKOVA
14 1121 Polina KOROBEYNIKOVA
15 1100 Julia LIPNITSKAIA
17 992 Ksenia MAKAROVA
18 983 Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA
24 860 Polina SHELEPEN
Japan sort of lucks out with this format. The focus is on singles skating which is their forte and in ice dance oddly enough they could be one spot away from say I and K or C and L realistically yet they are no where close score wise. Pretty lucky it is on ordinal points otherwise Japan might be more in trouble to say the US or Russia. Canada will be in trouble with the women and second men. USA will be okay now that they dumped Czisny. Who would have thought Czisny would place behind Lacoste at world's.
Go Team Japan! I wish Japan (Dai and Akiko) would close the season with a bang and win the World team trophy! Who knows they can also win in Sochi!