1. Ashley Wagner
2. Adelina Sotnikova
3. Alena Leonova
4. Christina Gao
5. Haruka Imai
6. Rachael Flatt
1. Yuzuru Hanyu
2. Jeremy Abbott
3. Michal Brezina
4. Tatsuki Machida
5. Thomas Verner
6. Armin Mahbanoozadeh
Hopefully these choices are good, although the Jaws music playing in the background suggests either they aren't or I left the TV on.....
I think people are saying Leonova was beaten by Wagner in the Free skate at worlds and lost to Sotnikova at RUssian nationals so she may come third to both of them. If it's Leonova, Wagner, Sotnikova or Sotnikova, Leonova, wagner instead of the the virtually unanimous Wagner, Stonikova, Leonova it has some merit. Though of course everyone predicting Leonova lower than she ends up in results is not new. She's been on "borrowed time" for 2 years now! LOL.
Last edited by gmyers; 10-16-2012 at 08:52 PM.
I'm predicting Ashley over Alena because Ashley looks SO READY this season. Ashley did just score 15 more points than Alena in the JO long program. I don't think it's selling Leonova short to say she'll come second to a credible Wagner.
Leonova is usually very messy (even more than Leonova IMO) regardless in her LP. Her programs often feature shaky landings, step-outs/turnouts, and the occasional wobbly spin. Even in her clean Worlds performance, everything was still very forced and tight. In my opinion, Sotnikova is miles better in every aspect except possibly selling the program.
Last edited by burntBREAD; 10-16-2012 at 10:57 PM.
Kemp/King have W/D from the event. So if you have K/K as one of your picks, you might want to change them!
Also, I noticed some of you have Dube/Wolfe in your picks. They W/D a while ago -- so again change your picks. Here's the entry list from ISU (ignore K/K, obviously).
ETA: It would help if I had the link: http://www.isuresults.com/events/cat00027929.htm
Last edited by Mrs. P; 10-17-2012 at 02:05 PM.
Thanks a lot, Mrs. P!
Okay, so here's an update on my Pairs predictions:
That really doesn't leave a lot of pairs to pick for 6th...
Here goes nothing...