Miyahara, three americans, So Youn Park.
We newer underestimate american skaters, especially at home. "At home and native walls help" - tells russian prowerb.
8 hours difference of time - Ladies SP starts at 10 p.m. of Moscow time, when skaters go to bed to get up at 06 a.m. (trainings often are at wery early time). Ladies FS starts at 0 a.m. of Moscow time, when they all sleep.
It is not good - to skate at the time when you at home sleep.
So Federation does not wait good results.
USA's Angela Wang has been landing 3Lz+3T consistently in competition this summer and I expect/hope she will do well in Lake Placid. She has the highest summer competition total score of the LP competitors and of the U.S. club competitions I've been tracking in my blog:
167.36 Angela Wang 108.77 (FS) CO Champs, Jr.
148.21 Satoko Miyahara JPN 98.92 (FS) Asian Trophy, J1
144.23 Courtney Hicks 96.68 LA Open, Sr.
139.24 Kiri Baga 90.07 (FS) Skate Milwaukee, Sr.
136.62 Nicole Rajic SVK 85.72 (FS) Lake Placid FS, Sr. (she qualified for 2012 US Nationals in Junior but WD & elected to switch to SVK where he parents were born and she can speak the language)
110.90 Alaine Chartrand CAN 73.25 (FS), Minto, Jr.
103.50 Brittany Lau SIN Skate Dallas, Sr.
90.58 Corinna Lin TPE 60.52 (FS) Empire State Games, Sr.
86.78 Netta Schreiber ISR 56.63 (FS) Lake Placid FS, Novice